New cars 2011: February's hottest motors

Sporty Merc C-Class saloon take on all corners

 

Feast your eyes on the new-generation C-Class from Mercedes Benz; it looks like an absolute monster. The four-door saloon and five-door estate goes on sale in March and takes on the ubiquitous BMW 3-series and Audi A4. It’ll be available in the UK in either SE, Elegance or Sport specification, depending on your tastes.

The entry-level C180 SE saloon boasts a 1.8-litre 115kw BlueEFFICIENCY engine which helps you get more miles to the gallon. If you’re in the upper tax bracket, the top spec C250 CDI estate comes with a 150 kw 2.14-litre BlueEFFICIENCY engine. A more powerful AMG version will be available sometime later this year as a saloon, estate and coupe, should speed be your thing. You’ll also be able to slot your mobile into the dash to access the internet and online features.

Price: From £25,515

Due: Out March

www.mercedes-benz.co.uk

Mercedes Benz C-Class details:

1/ Engine

Two petrol engines and three diesels are available, from a 1.8-litre, 156 horsepower four-cylinder petrol to a 2.14-litre diesel with 204bhp

2/ Interior

The dash has an integrated screen, allowing internet access via your mobile. Satnav is optional

3/ Safety

There’s a pedestrian-friendly Active Bonnet, Active Lane Keeping Assist, the drowsiness detecting Attention Assist, among ten new safety assistance features

This month's killer cars

1/ Vauxhall VXR8

Hits a limited 155mph thanks to an old-school 6.2-litre V8 with 425bhp. LED lights as standard

Price: £49,500

www.vauxhall.co.uk I Vauxhall VXR8 picture

2/ BMW 1-series M coupe

Does 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds thanks to an in-line, six-cylinder engine with twin turbos and direct injection.

Price: £40,000

www.bmw.co.uk I BMW 1-series M coupe picture

3/ Mini Paceman

Three-door concept version of the Countryman, powered by a 1.6-litre, 211bhp, 16-valve engine.

Price: £TBC

www.mini.co.uk I Mini Paceman picture

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