Mercedes-Benz India has lastly given a a lot wanted mid-life replace to the C-Class and has launched the 2018 mannequin at Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom India). The sedan has bought its first replace in 4 years and this sees the 2018 C-Classcome with some superior know-how and gizmos that helps it stand tall in comparison with the competitors. Being an entry degree sedan, the C-Class has at all times been the bread and butter for Mercedes-Benz not solely in India but in addition globally. Again in 1993, the W202 C-Class was the product that launched the posh automotive patrons to the Mercedes-Benz household and since then has been the bestseller for the corporate worldwide. Although in India that place has been taken by the lengthy wheelbase E-Class now, the C-Class being the second nonetheless has its eminence within the line-up. Mercedes says that the rising quantity of the E-Class is results of an upgradation of present luxurious automotive house owners, whereas the C-Class stays the product that will get the Stuttgart carmaker new clients. Right here we inform you what the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class is all about.
Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2018 C-Class in India initially solely with the BSVI grievance OM 654 diesel engine. Diesel variants contribute to 70 per cent of C-Class gross sales and Mercedes desires to make an announcement that they’ll construct clear diesel engines. The OM 654 which is the workhorse for the C-Class is a 2-litre, four-cylinder, diesel motor that made its debut within the E220d in 2017 and later in 2018 was re-engineered to be fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter and Selective Catalyst Discount that makes use of the AdBlue answer to satisfy the BSVI requirements though it operating on BSIV grade gas.
Mercedes has launched the C-Class in three variants- C 220d Prime at Rs 40 lakh, C 220d Progressive at Rs 42.25 lakh and C 300d AMG-Line at Rs 48.50 lakh (all costs ex-showroom, India). The C 220d iteration is powered by the two.Zero-litre, four-cylinder, diesel engine that places out 194bhp of max output at 3800rpm and 400Nm of peak torque at 2800rpm and is mated to a 9 G-Tronic gearbox. This engine and gearbox mixture can propel the automotive to 100kph in 7.9 seconds and has a max-speed of 232kph.
The highest-of-the-line C 300d AMG-Line makes use of the twin-turbocharged model of the identical 2.Zero-litre, four-cylinder motor that churns out 245bhp of max output at 4200rpm and 500Nm of peak torque at 2400rpm and can be mated to the identical 9 G-Tronic gearbox. The AMG-Line being a notch excessive in efficiency can do a Zero-100kph stint in 5.9 seconds and might take an electronically restricted excessive velocity of 250kph. Simply to say, the C 300D is the AMG-Line and never a full-fledged efficiency oriented AMG, so it’s sportier than the common C-Class however would not have the true intrinsic traits of an AMG.
Being a facelift the alteration completed to the seems to be are usually not main, however sufficient for a facelift to differentiate it from its predecessor. The substantial modifications made to the face are reworked grille and bumper profile that within the C 220d are impressed from the E-Class whereas the C 300d borrows the diamond-stud grille from the A-Class hatchback that provides a sporty enchantment to its face. Complementing the character of the AMG-Line can be the minutely tweaked bonnet and a tremendous chrome strip operating its width on the strategy angle. Furthermore, the C 220d will get a brand new alien like headlamps whereas Multi-Beam items with cubic structure having a spread of 650 metres are on the C 300Dd
Modifications on the perimeters and rear are mere with simply revised wing mirrors detailing, new design for the alloy wheels and new LED tail-lamp sample. Furthermore, the C 300d AMG-Line will get 18-inch alloy wheels completed in gun metallic black which are shod in low-profile tyres and 17-inchers are seen on the c 220d.
The cabin of the C-Class has at all times been a delight for its phase and for good Mercedes has reasonably revised sure components. The dashboard and the central console of the C-Class have been tweaked and it now will get a special grain-wood end on the upholstery. Atop the central console, the 7-inch infotainment system has been changed by a 10.23-inch unit that’s now outfitted with Apple Automobile Play, Android Auto, Mercedes advance telematics tracker and Mercedes COMMAND connectivity.
Moreover, the C 220d could be had in two inside theme choices which is an all-black inside theme or off-white inside theme, whereas the C 300d AMG-Line comes customary with the dual-tone Black and Tan color theme that retains its sporty enchantment intact even on the within. Additionally, options like panoramic sunroof and powered seat adjusts with reminiscence perform are customary on the automotive which supplies it an edge over the competitors. Sadly although, the India-spec C-Class facelift misses on the 12.5-inch digital instrument cluster which is seen of the European-spec mannequin, the inclusion would have given it further factors to be neck-to-neck with the tech-loaded Audi A4.
Though the automotive has been launched as a diesel solely variant initially, Mercedes has informed us that the petrol is coming to India within the subsequent quarter of this yr. The portfolio might be then accomplished with the addition of the C300 Cabriolet and the C43 AMG that is already on sale within the European market. Nonetheless, Mercedes has not given a phrase on the Coupe physique sort and says it is nonetheless evaluating its prospects for the Indian market.