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The latest Mercedes C-Class Coupe mixes good looks with low running costs.

Can it beat the Audi A5?

If you thought premium-badged four-seater coupes cost the earth, then think again. The latest generation of stylish and upmarket models is designed to be cost-effective to run as well as impressive to look at.

Leading the charge is the Mercedes C-Class Coupe, featuring the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the forthcoming new A-Class. With 152bhp and CO2 emissions of 149g/km when fitted with a manual gearbox, the direct-injection engine is more efficient yet just as powerful as its 1.8-litre predecessor.

Adding to the car’s appeal is new AMG Sport Plus trim, which brings extra style courtesy of a neat bodykit and upgraded interior. We test it with the slick seven-speed automatic gearbox, which pushes the price up by £1,500 to £32,590.

Yet the C-Class is not the only entry-level coupe out to prove you can combine style with low running costs. The recently revised Audi A5 has plenty of head-turning ability, while its 168bhp 1.8-litre turbo engine emits just 134g/km of CO2. In desirable £30,565 S line specification, the car undercuts the manual version of the C-Class by £525.

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