Mercedes-Benz India launched the 2018 C-Class sedan with three variants this Thursday. The new C-Class facelift variants have been ranged between Rs 40-48 lakh, with updated styling, new features and more powerful engine options. The updated C-Class sedan range comes in three options – C 220 d Prime, C 220 d Progressive, and C 300 d AMG Line, which are priced at Rs 40 lakh, Rs 44.25 lakh and Rs 48.50 lakh. The variant models see major changes in terms of design and technology. It has a new 12.3-inch digital instrument display over the standard cluster. The steering wheel boasts of touch control buttons as opposed to clickers, just like in S-Class and E-Class models. With 241 hp and a new 9-speed, the turbocharged C 300 4MATIC rushes to 100 in just 5.9 seconds. Its direct injection and multi-spark ignition can self-tune in milliseconds, to create more performance from less fuel. The C 220 d and the C 300 d AMG Line will have a new four-cylinder OM 654 diesel powertrain, Michael Jopp, vice-president for sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz India told, The C 220 d will be available from today while the C 300 d will be available from the December quarter. From Active Distance Assist Distronic cruise control to Active Parking Assist, the C-Class has many advanced options. With the new hands-free access, one can open the trunk with a convenient foot motion under the bumper. Another feature to look out for is Keyless-Go, which lets the user unlock the doors with just a touch. Big changes in terms of technology on the C-Class is a new 12.3-inch digital instrument display over the standard cluster. The steering wheel too gets touch control buttons as opposed to clickers, a feature that has trickled down through the Mercedes family, with the feature usually making its presence felt in the S-Class or the E-Class. C-Class also gets advanced driver assistance features like Active Lane Change Assist and Active Emergency Stop Assist as functions of Active Steering Assist. With 241 hp and a new 9-speed, the turbocharged C 300 4MATIC rushes to 100 in just 5.9 seconds. Its Direct Injection and multi-spark ignition can self-tune in milliseconds, to create more performance from less fuel. Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said,
"The new 2018 update for the new C-Class in the biggest one till date with 6500 new parts. Furthermore, the brand added that it has sold 8061 cars in India in the year 2018. Since 1982, the C-Class has found a total of 95 lakh buyers."The C-Class models for 2018 now come with more powerful engines, particularly the C 200 and the C 250. The C 200 will be powered by an all-new 1.5-litre motor, while the C 250 will get a more powerful 2.0-litre diesel motor. A C 300 engine will carry a 2-litre motor with greater peak power at 258 bhp and peak torque of 370 Nm. Its diesel counterpart, the C 300 d, on the other hand, gets an updated 245 bhp 2-litre diesel engine, which is the most powerful engine to be locally assembled by Mercedes-Benz India till date.