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New Mercedes-Benz CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR Sport Review

The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR Sport is the most desirable version of this stunning two-door coupe.

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 05, 2011
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The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR Sport is the most desirable version of this stunning two-door coupe. More good news is that this prestigious lifestyle statement is surprisingly affordable, as it only costs £22,385 - £23,560. That's pretty tempting, so let's grab our chequebooks and explore this curvaceous coupe.

As well as supermodel good looks, the Mercedes-Benz CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR Sport has engaging handling. This means it confidently charges from corner to corner and the excellent suspension minimises body roll. These characteristics complement the precise steering that provides thrill seeking motorists with valuable feedback. The ride is also appealingly smooth, so the CLC can be both a sporty plaything and a comfortable cruiser.

Now, prestigious sports cars can cost more to run than a banking sector recovery plan, but the CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR six-speed manual is fairly frugal. The 1.8-litre 180bhp engine, as well as propelling motorists to 62mph in 8.6 seconds, averages 36.7mpg. This increases to 44.8mpg on the extra-urban cycle. The paddle-shift automatic version only averages 33.6mpg, but this is still reasonable considering the CLC's red-blooded nature.

Further Mercedes-Benz CLC plus points include its spacious cabin and the respectable 310-litre boot. This increases to 1,100-litres when the rear man-made lather seats are folded flat. Occupants also benefit from the reassuring electronic stability programme, tyre pressure loss warning system, climate control, cruise control, numerous air-bags, and rear parking sensors.

The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 200 KOMPRESSOR Sport is a remarkably stylish and desirable lifestyle statement. Whereas the range as a whole is excellent, this top of the range version feels very special indeed. The CLC makes every journey feel like a special occasion, and it is still practical enough to use everyday. Excellent work MB.

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By Stephen Turvil
Jan 05, 2011