Hyderabad, 12 February 2015: With an endeavor to provide the best and most the comprehensive products in India, Mercedes-Benz today launched the New C-Class in its much awaited diesel variant. Mercedes-Benz also commenced the local production of the new C-Class petrol at its plant in Chakan. The new C 220 CDI Avantgarde and the new C 200 Avantgarde (CKD) was launched by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Yashwant Jhabakh, Chairman, Adishwar Auto in Hyderabad.. The new C-Class diesel will now be available in the C 220 CDI STYLE and C 220 CDI AVANTGARDE, while the locally manufactured C-Class petrol will be available in the C 200 AVANTGARDE variant, at dealerships across India. The diesel variants of the new C-Class will be available as completely built units only.
The new C-Class has created a new benchmark in its segment with its modern, aesthetic design, high-class interiors and cutting-edge technology. Its features include exemplary safety and high efficiency, while boasting of sporty and agile handling. These class leading features have also made the car a favorite with the critics and jury members of the prestigious automotive awards in India this year.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “With the launch of the C 220 CDI we now present the complete portfolio of the new generation C-Class to our customers in southern Indian markets. The commencement of the local production of the new C 200 AVANTGARDE petrol within three months of its India debut, reiterates our commitment of providing our customers fascinating products which are made in India.”
The new C-Class’ 4-cylinder diesel engine is the most fuel efficient in the segment with a fuel efficiency of 19.27 km per litre. Together with a large fuel tank capacity of 66 litres it gives the customers freedom to explore places around them without worrying about frequent trips to the fuel station. The engine also boasts of ECO start/stop function which helps in saving fuel and reducing emissions. The engine produces 125 kW at 3000-4200 rpm with a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1400-2800 rpm, which is highest in the segment. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 233 kmph.
The new C 220 CDI STYLE diesel is priced at Rs. 40.61 lakhs, and the new C 220 CDI AVANTGARDE diesel is priced at Rs. 43.66 lakhs (prices ex-showroom Hyderabad). The new C 200 AVANTGARDE petrol (CKD) is priced at Rs. 41.63 lakhs (prices ex-showroom Hyderabad).