New Delhi: German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz India launched its 5th generation C-Class sedan on Tuesday, with prices starting at INR 55 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Available in three variants of C200, C220d in ‘Avantgarde’ trim and C300d in ‘AMG’ line, prices can go up to INR 61 lakh. All variants come with 48V mild hybrid Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) technology.
The C200 gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine generating 204 hp and 300 Nm of torque. The C220d gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine generating 200 hp and 440 Nm of torque. C300d gets a 2.0 liter diesel engine and can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.
The automaker’s C200 and C220d score a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.9 kmpl and 23 kmpl respectively. The C300d achieves an ARAI fuel efficiency rating of 20.37 kmpl.
Some of the C-Class features include the latest generation MBUX NTG 7.0, biometric fingerprint and voice authentication, over-the-air updates, car-to-x communication, among others.
The C-Class’ cabin design is inspired by the S-Class and the automaker calls the model the “Baby S-Class”. The C200 and C220d are available in six colors while the C300d is offered in three colors.
Mercedes-Benz launched its first C-Class W-203 in India in 2001. Since then, it has sold 37,000 units of the model in the country.
The company sold 4,022 vehicles in the January to March 2022 quarter, marking a 26% growth in sales compared to the corresponding quarter of 2021. Currently, it claims to have an order book of over 5,000 car reservations with a waiting period on its cars ranging from 2 to 12 months.