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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Mercedes-Benz C-Class safety is excellent. The firm is a pioneer in this area and the C-Class features a number of innovations that are also available on the larger E-Class and S-Class models, including seven airbags as standard and the option of the company's PRE-SAFE system which prepares the car for a crash by linking up the brake assist and electronic stability programme and tensions the seatbelts, adjusts the driver's seat position and closes the sunroof.

No surprise therefore that the C-Class gained a maximum five star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

For a saloon, practicality is pretty good. The large boot (which is bigger than the BMW 3-Series and Lexus IS) is more than capable of carrying a couple of suitcases and is fairly close to the ground, which makes loading easy. Inside the cabin, there are a number of storage areas, such as the roomy air-conditioned glovebox, door bins and an armrest that doubles as a cubbyhole.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (07-14).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

AMG Sport equipment

AMG Sport standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

AMG Sport Edition equipment

AMG Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

AMG Sport Plus equipment

AMG Sport Plus standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport Plus optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
Elegance optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Elegance Edition 125 equipment

Elegance Edition 125 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Elegance Edition 125 optional equipment
None available

Executive SE equipment

Executive SE standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
Executive SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

SE Edition 125 equipment

SE Edition 125 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE Edition 125 optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Sport Edition 125 equipment

Sport Edition 125 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Edition 125 optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (07-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.