Mercedes C-Class offering some of the best saving on saloons this April
(PRWEB UK) 20 April 2013
AutoeBid has taken the time to benchmark the best new saloons and compare the differences to make it that much easier for a new car buyer to decide on the best new car as well as obtain the best new car deals in the UK this April.
Mazda6 – Save £3,254
Mazda has decided to shun the use of hybrid and electric technology in its cars and instead focus on maximizing the efficiency of its petrol and diesel engines. So far this approach has paid dividends, and the Mazda is better to drive and cheaper to run than many of its more established rivals.
Despite its generous size, the 6 feels light on its feet and the two diesel engines – 150PS and 175PS – give it surprising pace and power. A decent amount of equipment as standard and very low carbon dioxide emissions also make a strong case for the 6, which starts at £19,595.
Ford Mondeo – Save £4,374
Whilst family Ford’s have always been ubiquitous, they haven’t always been good to drive. The fourth generation Mondeo has been around for six years now, but continuous upgrades to the powertrain and interior keep it near or at the top of the class.
The most popular model is the 1.6 TDCi 115, which offers smooth driving experience as well achieving excellent fuel economy.
Mercedes C-Class – Save £5,225
Mercedes’ junior saloon is a desirable entry-level model in almost every respect, with a well-proportioned design and an equally good ride on UK roads. Unlike the previous generation car, the current C-Class is also built to last.
Mercedes can’t quite match BMW’s astonishing fuel economy and emissions figures, but the 201bhp 4-cylinder diesel is a bit of gem. Combined fuel economy of 58.9mpg and 117g/km CO2 means that there’s almost no compromise. The most obvious reason for choosing the C-Class, however, is that it is a proper Mercedes, with quality materials on the interior and offers a premium experience all round.
BMW 3 Series – Save £3,545
When the F30 3-Series went on sale last year, rivals were waking up in cold sweats; the BMW is all but faultless. A large selection of powerful but efficient engines with all levels of trim means that there are several sweet spots in the range. AutoeBid’s favourite is the 320d Efficient Dynamics, which delivers 161bhp yet has the lowest CO2 emissions in its class.
BMW’s new integrated headlight and grille design gives the latest 3-Series a much more aggressive stance that it’s predecessor, too wheel-arch filling alloys and daytime LEDs completing the package.
Audi A4 – Save £4,451
Like the Mercedes C-Class, the A4 is good, with it’s own unique advantages such as Audi’s all-wheel drive Quattro system, but overall it can’t match the BMW 3-Series across the board.
What you get with the A4, however, is a genuine slice of the Audi experience, with sports-oriented but understated looks, a planted and safe ride and interior quality that probably just shades its rivals. The A4 is a brilliant car to live with. There’s even a new TDIe model that returns an average fuel economy of 65.7mpg. If performance is a priority, then the 328bhp S4 is the pinnacle of the range, as the monstrous RS4 is in Avant-form only.