Mercedes-Benz unveiled the refreshed new C-Class at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. And now, the German luxury auto major is already all braced up to launch the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the Indian car market. The new 2018 C-Class is the model’s mid-life facelift and it is readying up to hit the domestic car market of India on 20th of September, 2018.
Like all facelift models, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class definitely gets cosmetic updates, but those have been kept very subtle. The refreshed C-Class thus, looks its usual self excepting revised bumpers and new alloys. The facelift model also gets two varieties of all-LED headlamps, while new LED pattern has been endowed on its tail lights.
The cabin of the refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts of a 12.3 inch digital instrument console, a 10.25 inch display integrated COMAND infotainment system and a new steering wheel along with dual touchpad control functionality that is found on the new E-class and theS-class facelift.
However, the real update on the C-Class facelift comes under its hood, which makes it a comprehensive facelift. Mercedes-Benz has endowed new as well as revised engines on the C-Class luxury saloon range. The C 200 will get powered by a new 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine instead of the current 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol mill. However, it is important to mention that the downsized engine is not less powerful, as it is capable of churning out a max power output of 184 hp just like the bigger 2.0 litre unit, while offering a tad less (20 Nm) torque at 280 Nm as compared against the current mill.
On the other hand, the diesel avatar of the refreshed saloon, the C 220d will pack in a new 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder motor that was first introduced under the hood of the E 220d. It will also be available in two states of tune as in the case of the outgoing model. On the C 220d the engine will be offering the same 194 hp along with 400 Nm as in the E 220d. The twin turbocharged C 250d will be replaced by a C 300d model with a twin turbocharged version of the 2.0 litre OM654 that will be offering around 245 hp of power. The diesel engines will both be BS-VI compliant, as Mercedes is ensuring all its new models adhere to the new emission norms well ahead of time.
Moreover, all the variants of the new refreshed C-Class will be replacing the ongoing 7G-Tronic transmission with the new 9 speed, 9G-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox.
The refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class luxury sedan is expected to get dearer by around 1-2 lakhs as compared to the outgoing model due to all the updates. The C-Class facelift is certainly going to attract more buyers in India and boostthe company’s sales.The C-Class facelift is only one of the several new launches scheduled by Mercedes-Benz as part of its continued aggressive launch strategy for the Indian car market in order to reinforce its leading position in the country.