Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (2014 -) Costs

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 26 May 2016
This is the next generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon, the firm’s popular premium executive saloon. It now shares much of its technology with the flagship Mercedes product – the S-Class.

4 out of 5

Running costs

For the lowest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon running costs you’ll be after the C220 diesel with a manual gearbox. This returns up to 70.6mpg depending upon the specification of the car, though specifying an automatic gearbox will push that down a little.

We’re expecting a more efficient C200 diesel to appear towards the end of the year, and a hybrid version is going to offer sub-100g/km CO2 emissions too along with a claimed fuel economy of over 74mpg. It won’t be as cheap to buy, though.

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* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,089 - £2,221 *


£815 - £1,107 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 127p and diesel 129p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Fixed for two years or 15,000 miles


Three years/unlimited mileage

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £490.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

At launch the lowest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon emissions come via the C220 diesel, which produces as low as 103g/km of CO2 in some specifications.

Those after the lowest possible CO2 output will want to wait for the hybrid version, which promises far lower g/km figures of 94g/km. A plug-in hybrid version is also in the pipeline, and this is set to be lower still.

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