Mercedes-Benz C-Class has finally been launched in India. Dubbed as the baby S-Class, the new compact luxury sedan will be offered in three trims with a single petrol variant and two diesel variants. Mercedes-Benz C-Class also gets a 48V Integrated Starter Generator technology that essentially makes it a mild-hybrid.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class’ price starts at Rs. 55 lakh (ex-showroom) for the C200 petrol variant. The diesel-powered variants are priced at Rs. 56 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs. 61 lakh (ex-showroom) for the C220d and C300d trims, respectively. It will compete with the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4, the Jaguar XE, and the Volvo S60.
Dubbed the baby S-Class, the new C-Class is two sizes smaller than the flagship Mercedes-Benz sedan but is longer and wider by 65mm and 10mm, respectively, than the car it replaces. The new C-Class gets two variants — standard and AMG line — with the former getting 17-inch alloy wheels and the latter sitting on 18-inch AMG alloy wheels. The AMG line is limited to the C300d trim.
On the inside, the baby S-Class theme is more prominent due the 11.9-inch, portrait-orientation infotainment display that is powered by the MBUX system. The instrument cluster is now a 12.3-inch digital cockpit and the new C-Class also gets the Car-to-X system, first introduced on the S-Class.
Under the hood, the new C-Class gets a choice of one petrol engine and two diesel engines. The C200 gets a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that produces 204hp and 300Nm of torque. The C220d get a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that churns out 200hp and 440Nm of torque, while the C300d uses the same engine as the C220d but makes 265bhp and 550Nm of torque. All three engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox with the power going to the rear wheels.
As an additional boost, all three trims get a 48V Integrated Starter Generator technology that provides an additional 20hp and 200Nm of torque. This mild-hybrid technology is also said to boost fuel efficiency figures for all three trims of the C-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered in six colours. The C200 and C220d get Cavansite Blue, High-tech Silver, Mojave Silver, Obsidian Black, Opalite White, and Selenite Grey. Whereas, the C300d is only available in Cavansite Blue, Obsidian Black, and Opalite White colours.
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