German luxury auto major Mercedes-Benz had unveiled the updated C-Class model at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. Now, the refreshed Mercedes-Benz C-Class is already confirmed to be preparing to launch in the car market of India around October this year.
The current generation Mercedes C-Class has received its mid-cycle facelift in the recent update. The luxury car’s updates include cosmetic tweaks, technical upgrades as well as introduction of new engines, making it a comprehensive facelift. It is also important to mention that apart from launching the updated new C-Class in India, Mercedes-Benz will also be introducing the Coupe and AMG versions of the car. It is also confirmed that the refreshed Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet will also be hitting the car market of India by late 2018.
The refreshed new Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet was introduced at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The C300 Cabriolet gets the engine as well as technical upgrades as that of the C-Class sedan model. The updated drop-top version of the C-Class will be boasting of new LED headlights as part of its standard package along with optional Multibeam LED lamps, redesigned bumper and newly designed alloy wheels.
On the inside, the C300 Cabriolet facelift receives a 10.25 inch display integrated infotainment system along with updated COMAND system, a new multi-function steering wheel which comes with touch-sensitive buttons to control an array of features.
Mercedes-Benz has also endowed a host of driver assistance systems on the new updated C-Class that will be carried over to the C300 Cabriolet as well. These added diver assistance systems include radar and camera systems enabled features such as the Active Lane Change Assist and Evasive Steering Assist. There is also the Active Distance Assist Distronic which automatically adjusts the car’s speed level before a sharp turn or roundabout. The Mercedes-Benz Dynamic Body Control suspension system is also likely to make it to the India-spec updated C-Class lineup.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet gets powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder petrol mill that now offers 14 horsepower more than the preceding model, taking the power figure to 252 bhp, while offering a top torque of 370 Nm. The C300 facelift also boasts of the company’s 4MATIC AWD system as an option, while rear-wheel drive system comes as standard along with a 9 speed automatic transmission. To make things a bit more interesting on the already fascinating C-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz has now endowed remote controlled roof opening and closing feature.
Apart from the C300 Cabriolet facelift, the new updated 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range will come with many versions such as the C Coupe which will come with several engine choices. There will be C43 and C63 AMG versions and the of course the C300 and C200 versions. Moreover, the C-Class sedan facelift will also come with a new top-end C300d diesel version that will be replacing the ongoing C250d. The standard C-Class facelift range will be locally assembled at the Mercedes-Benz India’s Chakan facility, but the Coupe and Convertible models will be fully imported.