Enjoyed our video review of the Proton Iriz? Well, we now elevate things a few notches, into compact exec territory. The second video in our brand new series, brought to you by 4G LTE PortaWiFi by Celcom, sees yours truly slink into the driver’s seat of the new W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, push the starter button and flick the gear selector stalk into Drive.

The RM286k C 200 Avantgarde is our specimen for the day – the entry-level C-Class’ 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo feeds 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque to the back wheels via a seven-speed 7G-Tronic Plus auto. Sounds great, but what’s everything like in practice, allied to that 15 mm-lower Agility Control suspension? Answers to this and more in the video, including our musings from that expansive back seat.

Most importantly, does the new C-Class have enough talent to worry the long-reigning ruler of compact execs that is the BMW 3 Series, and enough qualities to entice the cash out of your stash?

Do also check out our walk-around video of the C-Class, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more!