German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has commenced the production of the new-generation C-Class at the Pune plant in Maharashtra. The carmaker is all geared up to launch the new sedan in India on 10 May, 2022. That said, this BMW 3 Series rival will be available in a choice of three trims – C200, C220d, and C300d.
The fifth-generation C-Class gets a completely overhauled exterior, whereas its design is inspired by the latest-gen S-Class. It has also grown in dimensions, especially an additional 25mm wheelbase than its predecessor.
Inside, the sedan features a newly designed interior. More importantly, it comes with the S-Class style split-screen setup, comprising a 12.3-inch driver display and 11.9-inch central information display with a fingerprint reader. Additionally, Mercedes has given a new steering wheel, new three-central air vents above the infotainment screen, while it has removed the rotary dial, trackpad and other switches from the centre console.
Mercedes will offer three variants of the C-Class in the country, thus it is safe to say that the sedan will come with three distinctive petrol and diesel engine options; all mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.