The new Class C will be launched in India on May 10 and will be available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines.
Mercedes-Benz India CEO Martin Schwenk and members of the production team with the new C class.
Mercedes has announced the launch of a new Class C luxury sedan from its plant in Chakan, Maharashtra. A new C class is set launched in India on 10 May with bookings now open to all existing Mercedes customers. The carmaker said it will start accepting orders from new customers starting May 1.
Unveiled early last year for the global market, the new class C follows the design language of the Mercedes family placed between the E-class and smaller Mercedes sedans such as the class A and CLA Limousines (in the international market). The new C is larger than its predecessor with a wheelbase of 25mm freeing up more space for passengers.
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The cabin design, meanwhile, takes its influence from the new S-class with a fully-loaded model for India expected to get a large 11.9-inch center touch screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The lower variant is expected to use a smaller 10.25 -inch instrument display and a 9.5 -inch touchscreen.
While further details are awaited, the Mercedes India website revealed that the new C class will come with the firm’s MBUX system and Mercedes Digital Lights. In addition, part of the package will be powered by a front seat with a memory function.
According to Mercedes ’website, the C-class will get three engine options-petrol C 200 and diesel C 220d and C 300d. All three variants are expected to use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a petrol unit also expected to feature lightweight hybrid technology. Like its predecessor, both units will be matched with an automatic gearbox as standard.
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