Mercedes-Benz C Class car
is offered to the Indian customers in Saloon model. Since, 1993, this compact executive car is produced. International addition of this car includes four trim levels namely Elegance, Executive, Avantgarde and AMG. This car has larger wheel base and it has stiffly designed body. From the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class, it also inherits lots of design features. The new Mercedes-Benz C Class car
has many things to offer to the Indian customers. It is loaded with agility control package with selective damping system. Neck pro and Pre-safe automatic climate control are some advanced features of this car.
One can expect superior class design, refinement and safety from the new Mercedes-Benz C Class car.
Both C Class Avantgarde and C Class Elegance
are known for style and power. In the new New Mercedes-Benz C Class cars
, there is blue efficiency, which protects the environment by low emission. The all-new CGI (Charged Gasoline Injection) engine delivers high power and torque.Mercedes-Benz C Class Launch History
The much awaited New Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan
was launched on 1st September 2011. In two variants namely C250 CDI diesel and C200 CGI petrol, the Mercedes-Benz C Class car
was launched. The petrol variant of this car was priced around Rs. 29.79 lacs but the diesel variant was priced Rs. 32.30 lacs. This car is provided to the customers in three engine options and with numerous comfort features. Panoramic sunroof, Attention assist, Parking guidance, intelligent headlight and LED daytime running lights are some of the advanced features of this car. Apart from these, Mercedes-Benz C Class
car is also loaded with Agility control Package, Selective damping system and Pre Safe and Neck Pro safety features.Mercedes-Benz C Class
has rich history. On June 1, 1993, the first W202 C-Class sedan was produced and on 2000, the second generation W203 C-Class
model was introduced. Further, in the year 2007, the third generation W204 C-Class was launched. For various coupes like the E-class Coupe and CLC Class, the C-Class platform has been used.Mercedes-Benz C Class Variants (Models)Mercedes-Benz C Class in India
is offered in 7 variants and four engine options. There are three petrol variants of this car and it also has four diesel variants. The details of the models are listed below:
Mercedes-Benz C Class Pricing
| Models || Features |
| Mercedes-Benz C 220BE CDI Executive: || This is the base variant of Mercedes-Benz C Class. The car is loaded with a four-cylinder 2143cc, 170 hp diesel engine. |
| Mercedes-Benz C 200BE CGI Elegance: || This Mercedes-Benz C Class car is equipped with 1796cc, 186 hp, 285 Nm petrol engine. It has leather upholstery, electrical lumbar adjustment, chrome ringed fog lamps, Parktronic and Audio with 6 CD changer. |
| Mercedes-Benz C 200BE CGI Executive: || This is a petrol powered car that has a 1796cc, 186 hp, 285 Nm engine. This is the basic version with less features |
| Mercedes-Benz C 200BE CGI Avantgarde: || This is a petrol powered car comes with 1796cc, 186 hp, 285 Nm engine, which delivers excellent power. |
| Mercedes-Benz C 250BE CDI Elegance: || This is the diesel variant of Mercedes-Benz C Class, which is loaded with 2143cc, 204 hp with 5-speed automatic transmission. The features of this car are similar to petrol powered C 200BE Elegance. |
| Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG: || It is the most powerful of all the C-Class cars. Loaded with 8 valve, 6208cc, 457hp, 600Nm engine, the car delivers excellent performance on road. It also has 7-speed Tronic transmission. |
| Mercedes-Benz C 250BE CDI Avantgarde: || Among the C 250BE models, this is the top end variant. This car has 17-inch 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, chrome boot lid, chrome striped body bumpers, and multi function steering. |
Price of Mercedes-Benz C Class ranges from Rs. 28 lacs to Rs. 31 lacs (ex-showroom). Mercedes-Benz C Class prices
varies in different cities of India. Exact price details can be collected from authorised dealers.Mercedes-Benz C Class Review
There is not much difference between the Old and new C-Class cars. Like many European and North American cars, the Indian C-class cars come with blue tinge in the head lamps. A string of LED replaces the fog lamps. In the interest of the pedestrian safety, the bonnet of the car has been lowered. The wing mirrors of Mercedes-Benz C Class 2011
are similar to the older model. Steering column of the car also remained unchanged. It is used to control the head lamps, indicators, wipers and cruise controls. The seats of this car including the mirrors can be adjusted electrically.
Front seats of the car are much comfortable but the boot space has not changed from the earlier model. One can vary suspension to sports or comfort according to his or her mood. There would be slight stiffness from the suspension if it is on the sports mode. For most modes, the steering wheel of Mercedes-Benz C Class
remains light but only in the sports mode it remains heavy. The forte of this car is the ride quality and it is not affected much by the speed-breakers of the city. Engine of Mercedes-Benz C Class
is equipped with new transmission unit, which has no paddle shift. On the steering column, no E-Class type gear shifter is provided. In spite of being a powerful car, the new Mercedes-Benz C Class
has good fuel efficiency. In city conditions, the engine provides 7.8 kmpl and on highways it delivers 10.2 kmpl. It has 66 litres fuel, which proves useful during long journeys. Various types of electronic aids are also available such as traction control, ESP, ABS and EBD.
Even though the car is spacious but a more legroom and headroom would have done wonders. Compared to its counterparts, Mercedes have wide dealer network. The C-class model of Mercedes ranges from Rs. 29.79 lacs and reaches up to Rs. 32.30 lacs. In this price range, Mercedes has provided some of the best features in its C Class car.Mercedes-Benz C Class Used Car MarketMercedes-Benz C Class in India
has good resale value. Earlier version of C Class cars
is easily available in the used car market. By purchasing a used Mercedes-Benz C Class,
one can expect power, style and comfort.Mercedes-Benz C Class Specifications
Available in three engine options 1796cc, 2143cc and 6208cc,
the new Mercedes-Benz C Class
delivers excellent power and torque. The overall length, height and width of this car are 4596 mm, 1447 mm and 2020 mm respectively. Gross weight of this car ranges from 2010 kg to 2170 kg and the turning diameter is 10.84 m. The front and rear headroom of this car is 984 mm and 942 mm respectively. It has front legroom of 488 mm, which provides sufficient space. The rear legroom of the car is 660 mm and the height of the driver seat is 278 mm.Mercedes-Benz C Class Exterior
Exteriors of new
Mercedes-Benz C Class
must be complemented for its excellent design and fine curves. Compared to its earlier versions, new
Mercedes-Benz C Class
is longer and wider. The car is offered to the customers in variety of finishes and paints.
To the new Mercedes-Benz C Class,
the Elegance infuses the elegant looks. Loaded dynamic characteristics, the Mercedes-Benz C Class
are surely a head turner. The Elegance and Standard models of this car comes with restyled bumpers and round fog lamps. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
has front façade, typical AMG body style and rear apron along with side skirts. It also has a new radiator grille and daytime running LED lights. Rain-sensing wiper of the car provides convenience to the driver. On the new Mercedes-Benz C Class,
a lot of chrome trim is found. Every variant of this car has alloy wheels but the 63 AMG has 18 inch 7-spoke alloy wheels. Besides daytime running LED lights, the Bi-Xenon headlights are equipped with intelligent light system.
The overall length, height and width of New Mercedes-Benz C Class
are 4596 mm, 1447 mm and 2020 mm. For all New Mercedes-Benz C Class, the turning diameter is 10.84 m. Furthermore, turning cycle of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is 11.1 m.Mercedes-Benz C Class Interior
Interior of the New Mercedes-Benz C Class
is a perfect example of quality and sophistication. The company has taken maximum initiatives to design the interiors of this car.
For better road visibility, the driver seat is raised a bit higher. The elbow and shoulder room of Mercedes-Benz C Class
is also increased for maximum comfort. In the New Mercedes-Benz C Class, the rear legroom has also been increased. Interiors of this car are designed using high quality material. Nappa leather and brushed aluminium are some of the materials used in the Mercedes-Benz C Class. The dashboard of Mercedes-Benz C Class
has complete colour display at the centre. It is more raised and horizontal than the previous version. Information regarding the communication, navigation and entertainment is provided by the display. The steering wheel of this car is designed ergonomically and it has controls mounted on it. Multimedia and cruise speed of the car can be controlled by the 12 buttons of the car.
Storage package is provided on the C 63 AMG Sport and Elegance models of New Mercedes-Benz C Class cars
. Under the front seats, there are boxes placed. Panoramic Sun-Roof is one of the characteristic features of the new C Class. The sun roof not only adds style to the Mercedes-Benz C Class
but also increases the air circulation. Right in the filed of vision, the instrument cluster is placed. The Mercedes-Benz C Class Avantgarde is offered in Black/Cognac Brown, Alpace Grey/Black shades, Black/Black, and Black/Sahara Beige. Furthermore, the Mercedes-Benz C Class Elegance is provided in Black/Black, Almond Beige and Alpaca Grey/Black colours leather. Artico man-made leather in Black/Black, Alpaca grey shades is provided in the Mercedes-Benz C Class Executive.
The New Mercedes-Benz C Class is loaded with various comfort features, which are required in a luxury car. For the left and right doors, there are sunblinds, which can be manually operated. Sunblinds are also provided for the rear windows to protect the passengers from the heat of the sun. The AC of this car is extremely effective, which provides comfort during hot weather.
A spacious car in true sense, the new Mercedes-Benz C Class
comes with rear headroom of 942 mm and front headroom of 984 mm. The front and rear leg room of the Mercedes-Benz C Class
is 488 mm and 660 mm. At 342 mm, the rear seat is placed; whereas, the height of the driver seat is 278 mm.Mercedes-Benz C Class Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
Mileage of new Mercedes-Benz C Class cars
must be appreciated. In city, the 1796 cc petrol engine of the car delivers mileage of 7.4 kmpl; whereas, it delivers mileage of 11.7 kmpl on the highways. The mileage of the diesel engine is more than the petrol car. It delivers mileage of 15.8 kmpl on the highways and 10.1 kmpl in the city.Mercedes-Benz C Class On-road Drive
Driving the new Mercedes-Benz C Class
would be a great experience as it is loaded with ABS, ASR brake drying function and Agility Control package with selective damping system. It also has Hill Start Assist, which provides assistance to the driver during hilly drive. Long runs become quite comfortable due to the Cruise Control feature. In order to keep tab of the service intervals, the new Mercedes-Benz C Class car comes with service interval indicator.
The Mercedes-Benz C Class car
has Pre Safe system, which is a latest technology. It anticipates the accident and takes safety and preventive measures before the real impact. For minimising the injury to the driver and passengers, the seatbelts of the car get tightened automatically. As part of the preventive measures, the sunroof windows of C Class car
close. Ride becomes safer and easier due to presence of 60 electronic support system. Over steer and under steer is detected by the Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).Mercedes-Benz C Class PowerNew Mercedes-Benz C Class
is available in three engine options and in both petrol and diesel options. The engine options of Mercedes-Benz C Class include 2.2–litre diesel with high–pressure Common Rail Diesel Injection (CRDi), 1.8–litre petrol and 6.2–litre V8 petrol. For payload, all engines of this car are extremely powerful. The Mercedes C200 K is equipped with 1.8–litre supercharged petrol engine, which generates power of 178 bhp at 5600 rpm. The torque churned by the engine of this car is 240 Nm at 3500–4500 rpm. By potent 2.2 litre diesel engine, the C220 CDI diesel variant of Mercedes-Benz C Class
is powered. It generates torque of 410 Nm at 2000 rpm. The power generated by the engine of Mercedes-Benz C Class 2011
is 170 bhp at 3700 rpm. C63 AMG petrol variant of 6.2–litre V8 engine generates power 457 bhp at 6800 rpm. At 5000 rpm, the engine generates torque of 600 Nm.Mercedes-Benz C Class Acceleration and Pick Up
Petrol version of the new Mercedes-Benz C Class car
can attain top speed of 230 kmph. In 8.8 seconds, the car is able to reach 100 kmph mark. Further, the diesel trim attains top speed of 228 kmph. In 8.5 seconds, the car reaches top speed of 100 kmph. The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is loaded with 6.3L naturally aspirated V8 engine due to which it can attain top speed of 250 kmph. Mercedes-Benz C Class 2011
reaches 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds.Mercedes-Benz C Class Safety and Security
Mercedes-Benz cars are known for their advanced safety features. Due to the passive safety systems of Mercedes-Benz C Class
, one can tackle any kind of difficult driving situations. The warning flashers of the car are activated when it meets an accident. It has occupant protection system, which reduces the cases of injury. Mercedes-Benz C Class
has seat belt tensioner on the outer rear seats and front seats. It also has many airbags, which proves useful during any kind of collision. The neck pro of the car comes in action, when there is rear collision. The distance between the head of the passenger and headrest is reduced by the neck pro due to which the chances of neck injury are reduced. It also has front two stage driver air bags, which minimises any kind of injury.
Apart from these, the car is loaded with Active Light, Cornering light function, Motorway, Enhanced fog lamps, Intelligent Light system with Country, and Adaptive High Beam Assist to cater to various visibility conditions. LED daytime driving lights are provided in Mercedes-Benz C Class
to ensure perpetual safety. In the driving pattern of the driver, any change is detected by the Attention Assist.Mercedes-Benz C Class Comfort and Convenience
In order to provide comfort and convenience to the passengers, the company has added many advanced features in its C Class car.
It comes with leather seats, which are extremely comfortable. The driver seats can also be adjusted as per requirement. Electrically-adjustable outside mirrors, power door locks, tiltable steering column and cube holder are some of the features which provides convenience to the passengers.Mercedes-Benz C Class Wheels
The company has provided 17-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels to Mercedes-Benz C Class
Avantgarde trim level with 225/45/ R 17 tyres. 16-inch 7-spoke light alloy wheels with 205/55/ R 16 tyres are provided to the Executive Class of Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Further, Mercedes-Benz C Class Elegance series has 205/55/ R 16 tyres and 16-inch 7-spoke light alloy wheels.Mercedes-Benz C Class Stereo and Accessories
For music lovers, Audio 20 single CD player is provided in Mercedes-Benz C Class
Executive. However, in the Avantgarde and Elegance series, Audi 20 CD player with 6-CD changer is provided. The music system also comes with USB and Aux-in connectivity. It also has handsfree function and Bluetooth connection.Mercedes-Benz C Class Dealers
Mercedes-Benz has large dealer network in the country due to which its models can be purchased conveniently. There is certain amount of price difference based on dealer margin. The company is planning to expand its dealer network further to provide better service to the customers. Dealers of Mercedes C Class in India
are listed below:
Mercedes-Benz C Class Company Quotes
| City || Dealers |
| New Delhi || Patel Auto Services Private Limited |
T & T Motors Limited
| Bangalore || Sundaram Motors |
| Hyderabad || Adishwar Auto Diagnostics Private Limited - Mahavir Motors |
| Chennai || Trans Car India Private Limited |
| Kolkata || Interkrafts |
Mercedes-Benz India Director Sales & Marketing Debashis Mitra said, “The new C-Class
, with its complete redesign both external and internal, will continue to set newer benchmarks in design, quality and luxury for the segment, with features that are stylish and luxurious like the first ever Panoramic Sunroof in this segment.”
“The C-Class is our flagship and we are the market leader in this segment. The new C-Class will further strengthen our position in the market," Mr. Debashis Mitra told reporters.
"We are mainly targeting the youths in the age group of 25-30 years for the new car and to attract them, we have added many advanced technical features in the car," Mr. Mitra further added.Mercedes-Benz C Class Competitor AnalysisMercedes-Benz C Class in India
competes with Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60 and Skoda Superb. Compared to Mercedes C Class, Audi A4 is a costlier vehicle and it has better interior and exterior design. In terms of mileage, Mercedes C Class beats BMW 3 Series. However, the pulling power of the latter is better than the former. Skoda Superb is cheaper than Mercedes C Class but the latter is more powerful than the former.Mercedes-Benz C Class Pros
There are many positive features of Mercedes-Benz C Class
for which it’s appreciated in the market. The car is known for its sleek design and trendy looks. Further, it provides maximum comfort to the passengers.Mercedes-Benz C Class ConsMercedes-Benz C Class car
does not have much short comings however, the legroom of the car could have been increased. It is also costly than many other rival cars, which affects its sales.Mercedes-Benz C Class Conclusion
With powerful engine, excellent interiors and stylist exterior, the Mercedes-Benz C Class
is one of the best cars. Servicing and maintenance of this car is costly than many of its competitors. In terms of safety, the car has received positive ranking. With price tag of around Rs. 30 lacs, the car suits the upper middle class and rich section.