Younger executive buyers will love the stylish, uncluttered look of the 2007 C Class. The used Mercedes Benz C Class is supremely elegant and clearly in a style war with the BMW 3 Series. It's great to drive, sleep-inducingly comfortable and built to last - a premium-quality saloon with an image other manufacturers can only dream of. Power-wise, even the entry-level C180 and C200 Kompressors will take you to 62mph in 9.9 and 8.8 seconds respectively. Up the range, the C350 reaches 62mph in 6.4 seconds and cruises well. The C320 is the best diesel, returning 38mpg and 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.
Practicality is excellent: the boot is larger than offerings from BMW and Lexus, the cabin is loaded with storage areas, and rear passengers get their own temperature controls. Equipment on the entry-level SE includes alloys, leather steering wheel and gearshift, part-electric front seats, Bluetooth connectivity and hill-start assist. Other models get automatic wipers, adaptive brake lights and wood trim. The C Class is also awash with pioneering safety features.