Mercedes-Benz India has launched
the new C-Class in its diesel variant. Mercedes-Benz also commenced the local
production of the new C-Class petrol at its plant in Chakan, near Pune in the
state of Maharashtra. The petrol variant of the new C-Class was introduced last
year as a CBU in the country.
The new C 220 CDI Style diesel
is priced at Rs. 39.90 lakh, and the new C 220 CDI Avantgarde diesel is priced
at Rs. 42.90 lakh (prices ex-showroom Delhi) and available for sales in
dealerships across the country.
The new C 200 Avantgarde
petrol (CKD) is priced at Rs. 40.90 lakh (prices ex-showroom Delhi) and
available for sales in dealerships across the country.
The new C 220 CDI Avantgarde
and the new C 200 Avantgarde (CKD) was launched by Eberhard Kern, Managing
Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director,
Operations, Mercedes-Benz India at Mercedes-Benz India’s Centre of Excellence
in Pune. The diesel variants of the new C-Class will be available as completely
built units only.
The new C-Class’ 4-cylinder
diesel engine is the most fuel efficient in the segment with a fuel efficiency
of 19.27 km per litre. It has a large fuel tank capacity of 66 litres. The
engine also boasts of ECO start/stop function which helps in saving fuel and
reducing emissions. The engine produces around 168 bhp at 3000-4200 rpm with a
maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1400-2800 rpm, which is highest in the
segment. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of
At a touch of the Drive Mode
Selector, drivers can choose between Comfort, Economy, Sport, Sport+, or
Individual driving modes. Parameters such as the engine, transmission and
steering characteristics are adjusted according to the selected transmission
mode. In the ‘Sport and Sport+’ modes the driver can experience added agility
and dynamism, thanks to a more direct characteristic steering curve,
spontaneous throttle response and modified shift points, providing an exciting
and engaging driving experience.
Kern said, “With the launch of
the C 220 CDI we now present the complete portfolio of the new generation
C-Class to our Indian customers. The commencement of the local production of
the new C 200 Avantgarde petrol within three months of its India debut,
reiterates our commitment of providing our customers fascinating products which
are made in India.”
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