Mercedes-Benz C 200 Edition C on sale in Australia from $60,900

Mercedes-Benz Australia is launching a new special edition C-Class, called the Edition C, bringing added features and value to Australia’s favourite premium mid-sizer.

Based on the entry C 200, the Edition C packs in an electric sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a set of 19-inch twin five-spoke alloy wheels, and metallic paint as standard. These features are normally optional on the C 200.

Inside, passengers are treated to the standard ARTICO upholstery, along with a 7.0-inch LCD screen with Mercedes’s hand controller touchpad system on the console, equipped with sat-nav and digital radio. Other highlights include dual-zone climate control, electric front seats, piano black and brushed aluminium trimmings, and LED headlights.

Under the bonnet the C 200 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 135kW and 300Nm. This is sent through a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a claimed 7.2 seconds, with a fuel economy average of 6.5L/100km.

Despite the added features, which, if optioned separately, total around $3939, the C 200 Edition C is priced from $60,900 drive-away. This makes it the most affordable C-Class currently on the market – current retail price of regular C 200 is $61,900 (excluding on-roads). The deal applies only to orders made between April 1 and May 31, 2018.

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So far this year (through March) the local arm has sold 1597 examples of the C-Class, making it the best-selling model of the segment. Its nearest rival is the CLA-Class (941), followed by the BMW 3 Series (757).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.