The fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been released in India, with a starting price of Rs 55 lakh. The appearance and interior design of the new-generation C-Class sedan are comparable to that of the flagship S-Class sedan. It also gets mild-hybrid engine options across the board for the first time.
*The new Mercedes-Benz C-class starts at Rs 55 lakh.
*The C200 petrol has a 1.5-liter engine that produces 204hp.
*The C300d has a 265hp 2.0-liter diesel engine that costs Rs 61 lakh.
Details on the design and variations:
Shorter overhangs, a more angular front end, and revised headlamp and tail lamp designs distinguish the new W206 C-Class from its stablemates, the A-Class, E-Class, and S-Class. In terms of specifications, the new C-Class sports a 25mm longer wheelbase (2,865mm) and a 65mm longer overall length. The automobile is also 10mm wider.
While the C-external Class’s proportions remain the same, Mercedes has given it an entirely new exterior and interior design. The hood features pronounced ‘power bulges,’ a reworked glasshouse that has been relocated slightly back to give it a cab-rearwards look, and creases and character lines have been reduced to a minimum, primarily to highlight the prominent shoulder line.
Features and interior:
The C-Class is largely influenced by the S-Class on the inside, as evidenced by the portrait-oriented, tablet-style 11.9-inch centre touchscreen. It is equipped with Mercedes’ second-generation MBUX infotainment software, which includes linked car technology and a voice assistant. To access customised data and media, it also has biometric authentication through fingerprint or voice.
For ease of usage and visibility, while driving, the screen is tilted slightly towards the driver. A redesigned multi-spoke steering wheel and a high-definition floating LCD digital instrument display are similarly comparable to those found on the new S-Class.
The air vents on the C-class are inspired by jet engines, and the gear shifter and rotary dial have been deleted, giving the centre console a very basic and clean look. Touch-sensitive pads on the steering wheel now control the majority of infotainment functions.
Dual-zone climate control, dual-pane sunroof, wireless charging, powered front seats and steering adjust, and Mercedes’ Digital Lights headlights are among the 2017 C-notable Class’s features (C300d).
The inside of the C-Class will be available in three colours: Macchiato Beige, Sienna Brown, and Black, with open-pore wood trim with aluminium inserts or metal weave, trim depending on the model.
Two diesel and one petrol engine options are available in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Mercedes-Benz offers two diesel and one petrol engine options in the new C-Class. The new 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in the entry-level C200 petrol model produces 204hp and 300Nm. This engine replaces the previous model’s 2.0-liter engine.
The C-Class diesel lineup in India begins with the C220d, which costs Rs 56 lakh and features a 200hp, 440Nm diesel engine. The top-spec C300d has the same engine, but it produces 265 horsepower and 440 Nm and costs Rs 61 lakh.
The Avantgarde line will be available on the C200 and C220d models of the new C-Class, while the AMG line will be offered on the C300d. The latter features AMG-spec bumpers, a sharper grille, and a unique alloy wheel design.
Salatine Grey, Mojave Silver, High-tech Silver, Manufaktur Opalite White, Cavansite Blue, and Obsidian Black are the six exterior colour options for the C200 and C220d. The C300d, on the other hand, will only be available in the latter three.
All three engines come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission, as well as a 48V mild-hybrid system with an integrated starter generator (ISG) that adds 20 horsepower and up to 200 Nm of torque. Mercedes-Benz India claims that the C200 gets 16.9 kmpl and the C220d gets 23 kmpl, making the latter the most fuel-efficient Mercedes in India. In terms of performance, the C200 and C220d models claim a 0-100kph sprint time of 7.3 seconds, while the C300d claims a time of 5.7 seconds.