Mercedes-Benz India has launched the diesel avatar of C Class- C 220 CDI today at an event in Pune, Maharashtra. Mercedes launched its petrol Avatar C 200 in November last year for Rs. 40.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Mercedes C 220 CDI is based on same MRA (Mercedes rear wheel Architecture) and taken it design cues from S class. C220 CDI will be imported as CBU route for the initial phase and will commence CKD operations on the later stage.
The beautiful sedan is priced at Rs. 39.90 lakh for the C 220 CDI style variant and Rs. 42.9 lakh for the Avant-garde version. The price range is almost similar like its petrol variant which was launched in November 2014 for Rs. 40.90 lakhs.
All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The new C Class diesel is powered by a 2.1L 2143 cc four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 168bhp power@3000-4200rpm and 400Nm torque between 1400-2800rpm. The power is transmitted to rear wheels as it is based on MRA platform via a seven speed DCT torque convertor.
C 220 CDI can accelerate 0-100 km in just 7.4 seconds with the top speed of 233 km/hr and it returns efficient mileage of 19.27 km/l.
C220 CDI is equipped with drive mode selector that includes five driving modes– Comfort, Economy, Sport, Sport+ and individual driving modes.
Space and Dimensions:
New C Class is now 95mm longer, 40mm wider than its predecessor while its height is reduced by 5mm. New C Class now stands at 4686mm in length, 1810mm wide and 1442mm tall. With the wheel base of 2840mm C220 CDI provides a decent amount of space for rear passengers and boot space capacity is now at 480 liters.
Exterior and Interior:
The new C Class borrows its design cues from S class and designed like saloon with large bonnet with short stance, twin slate grille with three-point star at the centre and new LED headlights with daytime running lights which gives front fascia an aggressive look.
Side profile of new C class is based on new design technology with electronically folded OVRM’s, 17 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels, windows with chrome line surrounding, Panoramic sliding sunroof and rear side seems to be inspired by S-class whether it’s tail lights or rear bumper with black diffuser.
New C Class Cabin is a blend of sportiness and inspired by Mercedes S Class and complimented by features like, centre console in high gloss brown wood shade, 8.4” touchscreen infotainment computer with touchpad, bluetooth support, internet feature, GARMIN pilot map satellite navigation system, a 13 speaker burmester audio system, twin tuner, rear view camera and three zone climate control.
Apart from entertainment C Class cabin is equipped with LED ambient lighting with three color options and five dimming levels according the lighting mood, Multi-utility steering wheel, ARTICO leather upholstery for cobra shaped seats with different color options, Five round metallic shade air vents looks sporty, two-way climate control system, Central console looks elegant with faux wood finish and all those gismos.
C 220 CDI is available in five gorgeous colors- Polar white, Obsidian black, iridium Silver, Citrine brown and Cavansite blue.
On Safety front it is loaded with tons of safety features like attention assist, high beam assist plus, 7 airbags, adaptive brake with hill start assist, brake dying in wet, BAS, ESP with dynamic assist, keyless go starting function, ABS, ARS, 3 point seat belts with force limiters, neck-pro head restraints, electric parking brake and reverse parking camera with assistance etc.