THE new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be priced from £38,785 when it hits the road in the UK later in the year.
Estate models will cost from £40,420 with the range topping out at £52,125 for the saloon and £53,425 for the estate in high specification C 300 d AMG Line Premium Plus trim.
Every engine in the new C-Class range features a 48-volt Integrated Starter Generator mild hybrid system and the car will be on offer in C 200, C 220 d and C 300 d formats while a C 300 saloon will also be available.
The mild hybrid system features an energy recovery function and the ability to ‘glide' by switching the engine off to boost efficiency, while supplying an additional 20 hp and more torque to the car's overall output.
The C 200 features a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which generates 204 hp and 300 Nm. Depending on specification, the C 200 can deliver between 41.5 and 44.1 combined mpg and emits between 146 and 154 g/km of CO2.
Powered by a petrol 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit, the C 300 can produce up to 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque, with an additional 20 hp and 200 Nm available from the ISG. It can deliver between 40.4 and 42.2 mpg and emits between 152 and 159 g/km.
The diesel-powered C 220 d - currently the best-selling C-Class engine - uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with an output of 200 hp and 440 Nm. It can deliver between 58.9 and 61.4 mpg and emits between 120 and 127 g/km.
The top-of-the-range C 300 d has a 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which can generate 265 hp and 550 Nm, with an additional 20 hp and 200 Nm from the ISG. The C 300 d can deliver between 53.3 and 55.4 mpg and emits 133-139 g/km of CO2.
Every C-Class engine is mated to a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.