Diesel variants of the updated C-Class to hit the showroom floors first; all-new mild-hybrid C200 petrol model to follow in 2019.
Mercedes-Benz India has launched the facelifted version of its C-Class sedan. While we were expecting the new C200 model to make its debut as well, for now, customers will have to make do with the C220d and C300d. The more powerful C300d, which will come in as a replacement for the C250d, will reach the dealerships across the country by the final quarter of 2018. The petrol C200 is expected to make its debut sometime in 2019. For the 2019 model year, Mercedes have given the current generation of the C-Class, which is in its fifth year of production, a mid-cycle update with over 6,500 new components.
Focussing on the C220d, it will be powered by a 1,950cc BS VI-compliant diesel motor churning out close to 191bhp and 400Nm of torque. The C300d will also feature the same OM 654 series diesel motor, however, its tuning has been tweaked to produce around 242bhp and 500Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be carried out by a further refined 9G-Tronic 9-speed torque converter automatic.
Talking about the changes made to the interior, the cabin has been updated with a new 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster. For the infotainment system, it will continue with the COMMAND system that can be operated via a 10-inch screen infotainment system.
The C220d will be available in two trim options - Prime and Progressive. While the C220d Prime has been launched at an ex-showroom price of ₹ 40 lakh, the C220d Progressive will cost ₹ 44.25 lakh. The C300d will be available in a single trim option - AMG Line - and it's been priced at ₹ 48.5 lakh. (All prices mentioned are ex-showroom pan-India)
You can read our review of the new C-Class here - 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 200 Review: First Drive