First drive: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz, c class, uk, saloon
Mercedes-Benz, c class, uk, saloon

Mercedes' C-Class has always forged its own path in the compact premium saloon market, eschewing the sporting overtones of the BMW 3-Series for a rather more decadent, overtly luxurious feel. However, with its rivals now becoming more rounded and accomplished than ever before, Mercedes has upped the ante with the all-new version, taking inspiration from its all-conquering S-Class flagship to create a junior exec's car with all the style and much of the technology of the CEO's chauffeur driven wheels. Is it the car to make you stand out in the company car park? AOL Cars spent the day with one in the middle management stomping ground of Milton Keynes to find out.