Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2018 C-Class in India just a short while back at a glittering event in the capital with prices starting at Rs. 40 Lakh.
The C-Class is the biggest seller in its segment and the 2018 version gets a lot of updates that include a new diamond studded grille that comes flanked by new LED headlamp units, all new bumper design, redesigned 17-inch alloys also with the option to upsize to 18-inch ones, rear bumper also gets a all new design along with redesigned LED tail lamps.
On the inside the changes include a 12.3 inch colour instrument cluster display with Classic, Sport and Progressive customised displays, all new 10.25 inch display on the center console, dual zone climate control, active park assist, panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features include seven airbags, attention assist and adaptive braking features loaded to it.
The biggest update is on the engine with the introduction of new BS-VI compliant engines. The C Class 220d comes powered with the 4 cylinder EU6 1950cc diesel engine with 194hp of power at 3800rpm and 400nm of torque. this engine can do a zero to 100kmph is 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 232kmph and will be available on the Progressive and Prime trims. The C Class C300d AMG Line comes powered by the EU6 1950cc 4 cylinder engine with 245hp of power and 500nm of torque, this version can do a 0 to 100kmph dash in 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 250kmph. Both the engine variants come with the latest generation 9GTRONIC transmission.
The C220d Prime is priced at Rs. 40 Lakh while the C220d Progressive comes in at Rs. 44.25 Lakh. The top of the line C300d AMG Line is priced at Rs. 48.50 Lakh. All prices Ex Showroom India.
Mr. Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Mercedes-Benz India said, “Introduction of fascinating products and their continuous honing has been key to our success and with the launch of the new C-Class, Mercedes-Benz yet again set a very high benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. This model update is the biggest in the history of the C-Class. In total, we have changed some 6,500 components, more than half the number of components in an average C-Class sedan. The C-Class we launched today is the sportiest and most dynamic of all time and it perfectly underlines its positioning of ‘Never Stop Improving’. The new C-Class is loaded with a variety of technologies and features that enhance driving pleasure, and offer unmatched luxury. We are confident that these enhancements will add a dash of athleticism and uniqueness to one of the most popular models in Mercedes-Benz’s rich product portfolio.”
He further added, “Selling over 30,500 units since its inception in India, the C-Class has been one of the best-selling luxury sedans for the Indian market and remains a key contributor to our continued success in the market. With a young and attractive product portfolio, a qualitative network that is expanding and remains a benchmark of luxury experience, a delightful customer service and carefully curated innovative brand outreach programmes; we are glad to be the most preferred choice for a luxury car buyer today.We are glad that our customer centric strategy for India is on the right track and paying results.”
|Performance Data||C 300d AMG Line||C 220d Progressive & Prime|
|Cylinder arrangement/number||4/in line||4/in line|
|Displacement||1950 cc||1950 cc|
|Power||180 kW (245 hp) at 4200 rpm||143 kW (194 hp) at 3800 rpm|
|Peak Torque||500 Nm at 1600 – 2400 rpm||400 Nm at 1600 – 2800 rpm|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||5.9 s||6.9 s|
|Top Speed||250 km/h||232 km/h|
2018 Mercedes C Class Launch