The best part about it is obviously the feeling you have once you climb inside. It's all in the little details, which kind of make it as understated as any Mercedes-Benz should be. Despite not being filled with gadgets, at least at first glance, the C 200 CGI managed to surprise us by providing a simple yet hard to attain thing: well being of its passengers. Whether doing errands in the city, driving to a business trip at highway speeds or even "kicking it" on some serpentine mountain road, you feel just a tad bit more relaxed driving a C-Klasse than other cars in its segment.
The worst bit about the C 200 CGI we drove has got to be its color. Seriously now, white only works for a very few number of cars, and most of them used to run in a certain "Group B" rally championship in the 1980s. Plus, white and chrome don't really mix except for some hip-hop videos, so it kind of made our test car look a bit too "gangsta" for our taste.
As far as the "ugly part", there is nothing like a part-artificial leather part cloth Mercedes-Benz upholstery to spice up your day. Especially when you know how smooth and elegant-looking the "Designo" optional type of leather and/or Alcantara upholstery is. Still, the "ARTICO" artificial leather was better than a full-cloth seat.Continue reading