Mercedes-Benz Launches New C-Class in India for Rs 40 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has launched the new C-Class luxury sedan in India for a starting price of Rs 40 lakh. Along side the launch of the new C-Class the German car manufacturer has also introduced the new Bharat Stage six diesel engine for the first time on the C-Class. The C-Class line-up comprises of the C 220 d Prime that has been priced at Rs 40 lakh, the C 220d Progressive that has been priced at Rs 44.25 lakh and the C 300 d AMG Line which has been priced at Rs 48.50 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom India).

The BS VI OM 654 four cylinder diesel engine is said to deliver a higher output as well as reduced noise and vibration characteristics. The new C-Class has nearly 6,500 parts which have been replaced over its prefacelift variant and features close to a 50 % change over the initial range. On the inside, the cabin now has a new 10.5 inch media display screen and a new generation NTG 5.5 telematics setup. While the C 220 d will be available in dealerships across India, the C 300 d will be made available in Q4 of 2018.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has sold over 30,500 units since the time it has been launched in the Indian market and has been one of the best-selling models for the car maker in India. While both the C 300 d and the C 220 d have the same engine capacity, both engines are in a different state of tune and rated for different power and torque outputs. The C 300 d for the AMG line is rated for 245 hp at 4,200rpm while the four cylinder motor on the C 220d produces 194 hp at 3,800. The motor churns out 500 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm in the C 300 d and 400 Nm from 1,600 to 2,800 rpm in the C 220 d. Top speed in the C 300 d AMG Line has been published as 250 km/h while the C 220 d comes with a top speed of 232 km/h. Corresponding acceleration figures stand at 5.9 s for the AMG variant and 7.9 for the Progressive and Prime models.

 

Variant

Price ex-showroom all India

C 220d Prime

40.00 Lakhs

C 220 d Progressive

44.25 Lakhs

C 300 d AMG Line

48.50 Lakhs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift

Key Highlights

C 300d AMG Line

  • All new EU6 engine with higher power and torque
  • AMG Line exterior with 18-inch rim design
  • AMG Line interior with new generation flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Multibeam LED headlamps
  • All new telematics NTG 5.5 with 10.25-inch screen media display
  • Smartphone integration package
  • Ambient lighting with 64 colours
  • Anthracite open-pore oak wood trim elements

C 220d Progressive

  • All new EU6 engine (C 220d) with higher power and torque
  • New alloy wheel design
  • New generation steering wheel
  • All new telematics NTG 5.5 with 10.25-inch screen media display
  • Smartphone integration package
  • Ambient lighting with 64 colours
  • Brown open-pore walnut wood trim

C 220 d Prime

  • All new telematics NTG 5.5 with 10.25-inch screen media display

 

 

 

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