The updated C-Class will come with a new 1.5-litre petrol motor, while the diesel will be plonked with the same 2.0-litre mill as the E-Class
Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, Mercedes-Benz has officially announced they will bring the refreshed C-Class range to India in October. The new for 2018 C-Class will have minor cosmetic changes on the outside as well as the inside along with a few updates to the features. The C-Class will continue to be offered in the sedan and convertible form, but this time around, there will also be a coupe on offer albeit just in the AMG trim.
Mercedes-Benz will bring in the C-Class sedan in three trims – the C200 petrol, C220 diesel, and the C300 diesel. The Stuttgart-based luxury car maker will replace the old 2.0-litre petrol motor with a new 1.5-litre mill. Thankfully, the final power figures will remain more or less unchanged at 181bhp. Torque output has gone down by 20Nm to 280Nm. While the current-gen C-Class diesel has been plonked with the old 2.1-litre motor, this refreshed model will get the same 2.0-litre engine from the E-Class. This engine is good for 192bhp and 400Nm. There will also be more powerful diesel motor on offer in the C300d variant. While there are just three engine options in the sedan, the convertible will come with the same 2.0-litre petrol mill from the outgoing model. At about 255bhp, it makes about 13 more horses in this updated model.
The AMG models have been updated too. Just like before, Mercedes-AMG will bring in the C63 S as the top-of-the-line trim with a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 producing 510 horses. To bridge the gap between the standard C-Class sedan and the C63 S, Mercedes-AMG will also bring in the C43. This variant will come with a 390bhp 3.0-litre V6 heart – nearly 23 horses more than the model it replaces. Peak torque is rated at 520Nm.
While Mercedes is sure to bring the standard C-Class, the convertible and the AMG C43 sedan to India, the company is still in discussions about the launch of the AMG C43 Coupe. We will be bringing you detailed reviews of some of these cars soon, stay tuned.