Mercedes-Benz has launched a special edition of the C-Class in India, called the C-Class Edition C. The celebration edition marks the worldwide sales of 10 million units of the C-Class which was first launched in 1993. The Mercedes C-Class Edition C gets AMG body styling inspired from the C63 AMG. The car gets a high-gloss finish for the radiator grille and black high sheen 2-tone finish on the 17-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels. The headlights gets a dark tint and Edition C badges are placed on either side near the front wheel.
On the inside, the Mercedes C-Class Edition C gets sport seats, electric sunroof, integrated navigation system, contrast stitching, ambient lighting and split folding rear seats. The celebration edition is offered in only diesel guise, aka the C220 CDI trim. The 2.2-litre motor produces 170 HP of power and 400 Nm of torque, taking the C-Class from 0-100 km/hr in just 8.1 seconds while top speed is 231 km/hr. The engine uses ECO START STOP to reduce fuel consumption. The Edition C is priced at Rs. 39.16 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and is limited to only 500 units.
There are no mechanical changes to the C-Class which is near the end of its lifecycle. While the C-Class rivals the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series, the baby Benz simply can’t match the latter two which are more modern in several ways. The 3-Series is easily the pick of the class and Mercedes has already revealed pictures and details of the next generation C-Class which will be launched in India next year. With the arrival of the CLA in the company’s portfolio, the new C-Class will move slightly up in price and positioning.