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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class launch on Might 10; bookings open | Autocar India

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The W206 C-Class will get S-Class-like styling and inside; and will likely be loaded with options and tech.

In January 2022, we had completely reported that Mercedes-Benz will likely be launching the brand new C-Class in India someday in Might. Now, we are able to verify that Mercedes-Benz will announce costs for the brand new C-Class on Might 10, 2022. The carmaker has additionally opened bookings for the new C-Class at Rs 50,000 for present Mercedes-Benz clients for now.

  • W206 Mercedes C-Class made its international debut in early-2021
  • Impressed by the brand new Mercedes S-Class inside out
  • To come back with a number of engine choices  

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class: recent styling on the skin

The following-gen W206 C-Class resembles the S-Class, primarily due to the shorter overhangs, a extra angular entrance finish and related form for the lights.

The exterior proportions of the C-Class stay acquainted, nevertheless it has acquired design updates all spherical, such because the distinguished ‘energy bulges’ on the hood in addition to the revised glasshouse that has been moved barely backwards to offer the impression of a cab-rearwards design. Creases and character traces have been saved to a minimal in an effort to focus on the shoulder line, in line with Mercedes.

The wheelbase of the brand new sedan has been elevated by 25mm, to 2,856mm, and the general size is up by 65mm. The added size will, in fact, open up extra room within the cabin.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class: utterly overhauled inside

The affect of the newest S-Class is seen on the brand new C-Class, primarily within the shift from a horizontal, ‘free-flowing’ infotainment show to a portrait-oriented, tablet-style touchscreen. It makes use of Mercedes’ second-generation MBUX infotainment system.

The display measures 10.25-inch as normal. It’s angled barely in the direction of the driving force for ease of use and visibility on the transfer. A high-definition LCD digital instrument show, which seems to drift above the dashboard, might be laid out in 10.25-inch or 12.3-inch sizes. The dashbaord in any other case has a really clear and minimalist look. 

The brand new C-Class will get jet engine-inspired air conditioning vents, and the gear shifter and rotary dial have been eliminated. Most infotainment features are actually operated by way of touch-sensitive pads on the steering wheel. We may have extra particulars on the tools record nearer to launch. 

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class: engines for India

The brand new C-Class in India will likely be bought as a C200 petrol, a C300d diesel and a C220d diesel.  We count on the brand new C-Class C200 to return with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol good for 197hp, the C300d diesel with a 245hp 2.0-litre engine and the C220d with a 2.0-litre 194hp engine, that may be a part of somewhat later.  All of the powertrains are anticipated to be paired to a 9-speed automated gearbox as normal.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class: launch and rivals

Notably, the new C-Class property has already been spied in India, nevertheless it’s the sedan that may make it to our shores. On its arrival, the brand new C-Class will tackle the likes of the Audi A4, BMW 3-Sequence, Volvo S60 and Jaguar XE.

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