Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched in India

Schenelle Dsouza
Mercedes-Benz has finally launched the new generation C-Class sedan in India today. The luxury sedan made its global debut last year in November. The India variant has been manufactured in Mercedes’ production facility in Chakan, Pune.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Touted to be the most advanced C-Class ever, the new C-Class sedan is available in three variants C200, C220d, and C300d.
Engine
The C-Class is available in petrol and diesel options. The C200 gets a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that powers 201hp of power and 300Nm of torque. The C220d and C300d both get 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel motors that produce 197hp and 440Nm, and 261hp and 550Nm of torque respectively.
The engines in all three variants are paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and 48V mild-hybrid technology with integrated starter technology that provides an additional 20hp and 200Nm of torque. The C300 has the most impressive top speed, 0-100kph in 5.7 seconds, while the C200 and C220d do the same in 7.3 seconds.
Exterior
The exterior of the C-Class remains more or less the same following the design sensibilities of the A-Cass, E-Class and S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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A new update is an extended wheelbase which is 2,865mm. This adds to the overall length of the vehicle which is now 65mm, this includes 21mm of cabin space.
Interior
While the outside remains almost similar, the interiors of the new C-Class get quite a few tweaks. A new vertical 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes the centre stage, along with a 12.3-inch floating LCD digital instrument display.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Other prominent features include Napa coated ventilated seats, multi-zone climate control, a dual-pane sunroof, a Burmester sound system, touch control on the steering wheel, wireless charging etc.
Price
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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The new C-Class is available in Macchiato Beige, Sienna Brown and Black. It can be paired with either open-pore wood trim with aluminium inserts or a metal weave trim. Depending on the variant, colour and trim options, the C-Class costs between ₹55 lakh go up to ₹61 lakh, ex-showroom.
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