Mercedes-Benz has launched the fifth-generation C-Class in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 55 lakh. The new-generation C-Class sedan gets exterior and interior design similar to the flagship S-Class sedan. Plus, for the first time, it gets mild-hybrid powertrain options across the range.
- It has grown in size and has a longer wheelbase than before.
- Mercedes-Benz offers it with both petrol and diesel engines.
- Each powertrain gets mild hybrid tech for improved fuel economy.
- Features on board include a 11.9-inch touchscreen and a digital driver’s display.
Mercedes-Benz started series production of the fifth-gen C-Class in India in April and revealed the India-spec sedan in early May. It has now launched the new C-Class and is offering it in three trims: C200, C220d, and C300d.
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Here’s a look at its variant-wise pricing:
|C200||Rs 55 lakh|
|C220d||Rs 56 lakh|
|C300d||Rs 61 lakh|
It gets sharper LED headlights with LED DRLs, a traditional Mercedes-Benz-like grille, and two-piece LED taillights. It now has smooth and cleaner curves and creases and rides on 5-spoke alloy wheels.
The fifth-gen has grown in size compared to its previous iteration and is now 65mm longer, 10mm wider, and has a 25mm longer wheelbase as well. It even has an improved ground clearance of 7mm.
The new C-Class has multiple S-Class references inside its cabin as well including the similarly styled centre console and the vertically placed 11.9-inch touchscreen system with the latest MBUX software. That said, the hyperscreen is exclusive to the more premium sedan.
Mercedes-Benz has equipped the new C-Class with a digital driver’s display, ambient lighting, a large sunroof, and a Burmester sound system. The sedan also comes with some basic Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) features.
is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The variant-wise powertrain combo is as follows:
|Engine||1.5-litre Turbo-petrol||2-litre Diesel||2-litre Diesel|
|Mild-hybrid boost||Up to 20PS and 200Nm||Up to 20PS and 200Nm||Up to 20PS and 200Nm|
|Transmission||9-speed AT||9-speed AT||9-speed AT|