Mercedes-Benz’ second launch for year 2015 is the C-Class diesel and the company plans to put 15 new models on sale in India. The diesel C-Class joins the petrol model which was launched less than three months back.
Mercedes-Benz has launched the diesel version of the fourth generation C-Class in India, priced at Rs. 39.90 lakhs for the Style variant and Rs. 42.90 lakhs for the Avantgarde trim (ex-showroom, Delhi). The C-Class is Mercedes’ entry-level rear-wheel drive sedan and has a lot of importance in the Indian market as it was for a long time the cheapest way to enter the prestigious three-pointed star. Taking inspiration from the flagship saloon from the Stuttgart maker, the new C-Class has a lot of S-Class in it which amplifies the appeal of the vehicle by several notches. The exterior design is very much like the S-Class while the interior too gets some bits from it.
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The 2015 Mercedes C-Class diesel is powered by a 2.1-litre engine that outputs 170 PS and 400 Nm, the claimed 0-100 km/hr time is 7.4 seconds while top speed is 233 km/hr. The petrol model which was launched in November last year uses a 2.0-litre mill, having 184 PS and 300 Nm on offer. Both the engines are paired to a 7-speed automatic gearbox with steering mounted paddle shifts, there is auto start/stop too for improved efficiency. The vehicle gets Agility Control system which lets you choose out of five modes, these alter the AC, steering and engine performance. The diesel C-Class is offered in two trims – Style and Avantgarde, the latter is fully loaded. It is offered in 5 colours.
The Mercedes C-Class gets features like panoramic sunroof, ARTICO leather upholstery, 13-speaker Burmester sound system, 8.4-inch command infotainment screen (operated via a touch pad), rearview camera with grid lines, parking sensors, three-zone climate control AC, 3D satellite navigation and a lot more. While the diesel model is brought in via the CBU route, the petrol model is now locally assembled at the automaker’s Chakan facility, priced at Rs. 40.90 lakhs.