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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

The newest entry level premium Cabriolet Joins the Mercedes lineup

Mercedes recently added a new cabriolet to their lineup which actually joins the other open top offering including the flagship S-Class cabriolet, the SLC and the SL class. The specialty of these cabriolets lays in their elegant styling and offcourse their classic fabric soft top. The C-Class cabriolet which actually is the entry level premium cabriolet offering from Mercedes actually promises to offer an amazing open top driving experience throughout the year as well.

The new C-Class Cabriolet is the new entry level model which brings out the German auto makers design philosophy, sensual purity as well as their new definition of contemporary luxury. It may look close to their recently launched C-Class Coupe but you can expect the soft top to add a new refinement level inside the cabin once you actually close it, but you can actually also open the soft top to actually take the fun of open air driving.

Under the hood the C-Class Cabriolet also gets plenty of drivetrains option as well, these drivetrain options includes a total of six petrol engines and two diesel engines. All the drivetrains also comes equipped with ECO start/stop function along with 4MATIC range as well which actually makes driving fun be it any season and also any terrain. The drivetrains are further paired to new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Apart from all that the new C-Class Cabriolet also gets a stiff yet lightweight construction which involves high proportion of aluminum. It even gets an optional AIRMATIC air suspension which was first introduced on the new flagship S-Class.

Mercedes Benz recently showcased their new C-Class Cabriolet at the 2016 Geneva Motor show and we are providing you all the information which is available about this car at this moment.

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EXTERIOR

As we already mentioned above the C-Class aCabriolet without its roof looks identical to the C-Class Coupe in many ways. What is even more interesting is also the fact that both the Coupe and the Cabriolet even has identical dimension as well. Towards the front the newest member of the C family features a diamond radiator grille, the stylish headlamps gets high performance LED units which definitely will provide enough illumination which will make the night drives safe. Just behind the front headlamps you will find the long bonnet and a high beltline. The soft top takes exactly 20 seconds to open and close and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. Towards the rear the C-Class Cabriolet also gets about 360 Litres of boot space and 285 Litres of space with the boot open which may not be much compared to that of the sedan. The C-Class Cabriolet also gets an impressive 17 inch wheel as well as standard. The rear profile of the car is then complemented by the stylish looking taillamps. Due to their clever design the new C-Class Cabrioelt gets a cd value of 0.28.

DIMENSION

Wheelbase 2840 mm
Length 4686
Width 1810
Height 1409
Front headroom 981
Rear headroom 917

INTERIOR

The interiors of the new C-Class Cabrolet definitely draw all its inspirations from the C-Class saloon; there is no doubt in the fact that t6he Cabriolets interior promise to offer all the high grade materials. The seats in particular get wrapped in leather which actually reflects all the heat. This leather wrapping all the good parts is actually available in five colour shades. The sports seats in particular gets an added muscular side bolster along with integrated head restraints. To enjoy the open air driving across all season one can actually also opt for an optional AIRSCARF neck-level heating.

Towards the rear the Cabriolet gets individual seats while the backrests offers a thorough loading feature, it even can be split in 50:50 ratio which actually takes the Cabriolet a step closer to calling it a practical car.

DRIVETRAIN

As we have already mentioned above the C-Class Cabriolet is actually available with 6 petrol and 2 diesel drivetrains. The petrol drivetrain range starts from 1.6 Litre, four cylinder unit which is capable of producing about 156 Hp of peak power while the top end 3.0 Litre six cylinder engine which is available under the hood of the hood of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet is actually capable of producing an equally impressive 367 Hp of peak power.

The diesel drivetrain on the other hand consists of actually two engines, the C220d is capable of producing about 170 Hp of peak power while the same engine available under the hood of the C250 d is actually capable of producing about 204 Hp of peak power and an impressive 500 Nm of torque. The 4MATIC is actually available for the C 220 d.

The above mentioned drivetrains comes paired to a new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

Cylinders/ arrangement Displacement (cc) Output (kW/hp) Nm Fuel cons. (l)* CO2 emis. (g/km)* 0-100 km/h (s) Vmax(km/h)
C 220 d (4MATIC) 4/in-line 2143 125/170 400 4.5 (5.0) 116(130) 8.3(8.1) 231(225)
C 250 d 4/in-line 2143 150/204 500 4.6 121 7.2 243
C 180 4/in-line 1595 115/156 250 6.0 135 8.9 222
C 200 (4MATIC) 4/in-line 1991 135/184 300 6.0(7.1) 136(163) 8.2(8.0) 235(227)
C 250 4/in-line 1991 155/211 350 6.2 140 6.9 244
C 300 4/in-line 1991 180/245 370 6.7 151 6.4 250
C 400 4MATIC 6/V 2996 245/333 480 8.0 181 5.2 250
C 43 4MATIC 6/V 2996 270/367 520 8.3 190 4.8 250

PRICE

The prices for the C-Class Cabriolet have not been announced yet but we can certainly assure you that it will definitely make its way into the Indian market.

CONCLUSION

There is no doubt in the fact that the C-Class Cabriolet definitely gives those people who actually does not actually wants to spend all their money getting the flagship S-Class Cabriolet. The C-Class promises enough luxury inside while all the engines definitely looks powerful as well. This new C-Class will rival the likes of the BMW 4 Series convertible, the Audi S5 and the A5 Cabriolet while it will take on the likes of the A3 Cabriolet which has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now.

We will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available along with certain launch dates.

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Press Release

The new C-Class Cabriolet: Unlimited opening times

Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz is launching into the open-air season with the first cabriolet based on the C-Class, thereby rounding off its range of cabriolets with a classic fabric soft top. The new cabriolet’s design interprets modern luxury with a youthful touch. Featuring plenty of high-quality details, its distinctive character is most apparent when the top is down. The cabriolet is optionally available with the AIRCAP automatic draught stop system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating – for exceptional comfort during open-top driving 365 days a year. Efficient, powerful engines delivering between 115 and 270 kW (156 to 367 hp) and a suspension designed for dynamics (with optional AIRMATIC air suspension) ensure sportily agile handling. The new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is available for all engine variants. Also on board: proven assistance systems and state-of-the-art infotainment. The new C-Class Cabriolet launches in summer 2016.
"Our new C-Class Cabriolet is the entry into the world of premium cabriolets from Mercedes-Benz. Sporty and youthful in character and styling, it offers unadulterated open-air driving pleasure all year round," says Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Sporty and youthful

As the new entry-level model into the cabriolet world of Mercedes-Benz, the C‑Class Cabriolet is also a consistent embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy: sensual purity as the definition of contemporary luxury. It exhibits an independence of character with a visibly sporty expression and youthfully fresh appeal.
With its top up, the profile of the new two-door cabriolet resembles that of the C‑Class Coupé with virtually identical basic dimensions: with a striking front end featuring a diamond radiator grille, LED High Performance headlamps, long bonnet and high beltline. Its tightly stretched soft top with glass window transitions harmoniously into the distinctly styled rear end, which has a highly sporty look with its wide shoulders and flat LED tail lights. With a capacity of 360 litres (285 litres with the roof open), the boot is capable of holding an exceptional amount of luggage for a cabriolet, thus offering high everyday practicality.

At the sides, an elongated dropping line extending over the rear wheel arch lends an emphasis typical of Mercedes-Benz design. Thanks to its 15 millimetre lower suspension as standard compared with the Saloon, the vehicle already gives a sporty impression with its 17-inch standard tyres, underlining the sporty character of the Cabriolet, which excels aerodynamically with a cd value of 0.28.
AMG version with distinct looks

The same dropping line is taken up by the new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet which, however, has an even sportier look with its distinct AMG design and specific light-alloy wheels. It thus underscores the progressive nature and performance of the brand.

Exterior and interior from the same mould

With the roof open, the meticulously coordinated harmony between exterior and interior design becomes apparent. High-grade details include chrome trim on A‑pillar and windscreen as well as a beltline moulding, which extends as far as the soft-top compartment, which it borders with a broad chrome trim.

Premium-class fabric soft top

The fully automatic classic cabriolet fabric soft top comes in black in the basic variant or is optionally available with a multi-layer acoustic soft top in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black. It significantly reduces the wind/driving noise. This is made noticeable in the form of improved speech intelligibility, including at high speeds, and better insulation from disruptive ambient noise. The acoustic soft top thus offers optimal climate comfort and quiet-running characteristics.

Based on the S-Class Cabriolet, the soft top also meets high quality standards in terms of durability and function. It can be opened and closed in less than 20 seconds up to a speed of 50 km/h. After opening, it folds down quietly and carefully and is stored in the soft-top compartment in the boot. In terms of its shape and colour, the cover of the soft-top compartment is an integral part of the interior and is made of the same material as the beltline.

Interior – modernity and lifestyle

The occupants enjoy an ambience that, while based on the interior of the C-Class Saloon, offers a fresh interpretation with typical cabriolet features. Especially high-grade materials and build quality give the interior a modern feel of sportiness and lifestyle. The equipment includes heat-reflecting leather in a total of five colour shades (optional) as well as a curved switch in matt silver chrome in the centre console for opening and closing the fully automatic cabriolet soft top. Based on the Coupé, the sport seats feature an integral look with muscular side bolsters and organically integrated head restraints as well as optional AIRSCARF neck-level heating. Automatic belt extenders as standard help the occupants with buckling up.
The rear seats are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer a through-loading feature, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down.
AMG with special details

The interior of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet reinforces the consistently dynamic bias of the performance brand with numerous specially designed details. Ideal for a committed driving style, the multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather features a flattened bottom section and red contrasting topstitching, and sits perfectly in the hand.
Individual highlights

The Cabriolet already comes as standard with a high equipment specification, which is augmented by a wide range of individualisation options (some examples: 13 upholstery variants, such as designo Bengal red / black, seven trim variants, four soft-top colours, twelve paint finishes – including a matt finish, leather-covered instrument panel). The roof liner of the soft top is available in black, porcelain and crystal grey. Numerous trim elements in sporty aluminium, carbon fibre or glass fibre are complemented by authentic open-pore wood species in shades of brown and black.

The AMG Line is available as an alternative to underline the dynamism of the Cabriolet. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills with AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. In the interior, the AMG Line comes with sporty, exclusive highlights, including a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section as well as AMG sports pedals.

At the market launch an Edition 1 will be available for a limited time. With a host of perfectly coordinated equipment lines, it combines sportiness with lifestyle, thus perfectly fitting with the sporty-modern look of the new cabriolet.
Summer is included

Customers opting for a cabriolet like to drive as often as possible with the top down. The fact that, also in the C-Class Cabriolet – as in the E- and S-Class Cabriolets – the occupants can enjoy maximum open-air comfort is made possible by AIRCAP and AIRSCARF, which make the joys of fresh air pleasant even at low temperatures.
Inconspicuously integrated into the roof frame, the electric AIRCAP draught stop system was specially developed for Mercedes-Benz cabriolets and is coupled to an electric draught stop behind the rear seats, which reduces the interior turbulence also for the rear passengers at the press of a button. AIRCAP is part of the Cabriolet Comfort package, which also includes AIRSCARF neck-level heating for the driver and front passenger. The combination of these two systems extends the open-top season to the entire year.

Alternatively, there is also the option of a retrofitted manual folding draught stop behind the front seats. This noticeably stops draughts in the front seats.
Suspension: sportily agile and comfortable

The suspension offers a high level of comfort with low road roar and tyre vibration characteristics while ensuring agile driving dynamics – the basis for driving enjoyment. The suspension on the Cabriolet, which is 15 millimetres lower in comparison with the Saloon, comes as standard with steel springs with a selective damping system. An optional sports suspension with firmer springing and damping, including the Sports Direct-Steer system, makes for even more agile handling.
Riding on air

The Cabriolet is optionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension. Its electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping on the front and rear axles ensures low road roar and tyre vibration characteristics in every situation.

DYNAMIC SELECT – standard with AIRMATIC and optionally available with a steel suspension – allows the driver to choose their desired setting: sporty, comfortable or fuel-efficient. To this end, the driver can select one of five transmission modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT switch: "ECO", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport Plus" and "Individual". Selecting "Individual" allows the driver to customise the vehicle settings to suit their personal preferences.

Dynamic: 4 and 6-cylinder engines and, for the first time, 4MATIC
Powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function and an extensive 4MATIC range make for sporty performance and driving pleasure all year round. All are compliant with the Euro 6 emissions standard.

Six petrol engines are available for the Cabriolet. The range of outputs extends from the 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit in the C 180 rated at 115 kW (156 hp) to the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine in the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet (270 kW/367 hp). The C 200 is optionally available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

The diesel models are powered by a four-cylinder engine delivering 125 kW (170 hp) in the C 220 d or 150 kW (204 hp) in the C 250 d and are equipped with eco-friendly SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust aftertreatment. 4MATIC is available for the C 220 d.
The new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission can be ordered for all engine variants.

Light and safe bodyshell

In a cabriolet, the lack of a roof often results in reduced body stiffness. This fact was taken into consideration by the designers in developing the C-Class Saloon. This allowed them to adapt the bodyshell at the front end and on the floor to meet the particular needs of the Cabriolet. Consequently, this model, too, features an exemplary stiff design of the kind required for high driving dynamics.
The Coupé’s intelligent lightweight construction with a high proportion of aluminium was retained - among others, the wings, bonnet and boot lid are made of light alloy. The Cabriolet not only meets all current national and international laws, but also all rating requirements as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in a real-world accident.

Safe semi-autonomous driving to reduce stress

There are many safety and assistance systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept to choose from. ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, is included as standard. Further standard equipment includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. In addition to a visual proximity warning and an additional audible collision warning, it includes Adaptive Brake Assist, which can help prevent collisions by boosting the brake pressure to suit the situation. When a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stationary vehicles or, in the best-case scenario, even avoiding a collision altogether. At speeds of up to 50 km/h, the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles and is thus able to help prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.
The optionally available Driving Assistance package includes additional assistance systems that have been significantly extended in terms of their functions. As part of the Intelligent Drive concept, these merge data from various sensor technologies, such as radar sensors and stereo camera, and thus make for significantly enhanced safety and comfort. These functions include for example DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot or the PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection plus the Brake Assist BAS PLUS, which also offers situation-adaptive brake boosting if there is a risk of collision from crossing traffic. A further function of the Driving Assistance package is Active Lane Keeping Assist, which is capable of preventing unintentional lane departure by means of one-sided, lane-correcting application of the brakes. The system intervenes if the driver crosses a solid lane marking and can assist even in the case of discontinuous lane markings if there is a risk of collision with a vehicle in the adjacent lane.
The multiplicity of assistance systems also includes a Parking Assist for semi-automated parking; a 360° camera for assistance during parking and manoeuvring; a camera and navigation-based Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function as well as Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which allows continuous high beam by selectively blanking out other vehicles from the high-beam light cone.
Safe protection
In an accident, optimal protection is afforded by the high structural safety of the body as well as by the restraint systems, especially the comprehensive complement of airbags. These include:
adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger
a kneebag on the driver’s side
thorax/pelvis bags for driver and front passenger
windowbags integrated in the top edges of the front door panels
The roll-over protection system is specific to the Cabriolet. It consists of two cartridges that are fully retracted behind the rear seats and therefore invisible. If a roll-over is imminent, these cartridges are pyrotechnically fired, whereupon they shoot out to provide a survival space together with the A-pillar.

Sensitive climate control for open-air driving

Specially developed for cabriolets, the climate control system responds to whether the vehicle is being driven with the roof up or down. With the roof closed, the system performs in the same way as in the Coupé. With the soft top down, the climate control system adapts by, for example, blowing warmer air onto the driver’s hands on the steering wheel and deactivating the air recirculation function. The special adjustments for open-top driving make allowance for whether cooling or heating is required and respond sensitively to the transition zones in between.

Vibrant infotainment experience

Intuitive operation with animations and visual effects is offered by the infotainment system. Frontbass ensures a listening experience almost on a par with a concert hall – especially if the optionally available Burmester® sound system has been specified. The Frontbass system uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers.
The navigation system, which supplies the driver with precise traffic information in real time (Live Traffic Information), processes its contents interactively. Its features include an animated compass and a "Drive Show" with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations on an airliner.
Extensive networking even in the basic version
A Bluetooth®-compatible mobile phone with data option is all it takes to give the Audio 20 system internet capability. This allows internet surfing without restriction when the vehicle is stationary. Mercedes-Benz apps can be used while driving. Audio and video playback is possible from various sources.
The alternatively available COMAND Online system provides not only a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, but it also optionally allows digital TV/radio reception, for example, while offering fast hard-drive navigation, integral WiFi hotspot functionality and LINGUATRONIC voice control as well as many other features.
The basic Audio 20 system as well as Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online all offer basic telephony as standard, which links up a mobile phone to the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface.

Mercedes me connect: connected with the car

Like other models, the new C-Class Cabriolet comes with an extensive range of free Standard Services and Remote Online Services as part of the "Mercedes me connect" package. Standard Services include automatic emergency call, Accident Recovery as well as breakdown assistance and after-sales service. The Remote Online services make it possible at any time and from anywhere to access vehicle information such as the status of windows and doors, mileage, tyre pressures and other diagnostic data. There is also a Vehicle Tracker function as well as remote door locking and unlocking.

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Mercedes-Benz is on a roll right now. After launching the C-Class Coupe, the company launched the performance version, the C 63 AMG Coupe. It will join the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and the Mercedes-AMG C 63 sedan in the C-Class line-up.

Both the C-Class Coupe and the C 63 AMG Coupe will be revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). The C 63 Coupe will be launched on 15th September 2015 and sales will begin in March next year.

Compared to the regular C-Class Coupe, the AMG performance version gets a aggressive body kit and muscular body, performance tuned new suspension and brakes and a 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine.

The C 63 AMG is the most successful car from AMG. Since its launch in 2011, the C 63 Coupe has steadily grown to make an impact on the car market. This time, the new C 63 Coupe looks similar to the sedan from the front but the rear is completely different. It has been taken of the C-Class Coupe which takes its design cues from the larger S-Class Coupe. The car, overall, looks similar to the larger S-Class Coupe AMG.

The new 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe is available in two variants. The normal variant and a more powerful ’S’ variant.

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Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe: Video

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe: Video

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe: Video

Mercedes-AMG has released the first official video of the C 63 AMG Coupe. The car is a performance version of Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe that was launched recently.

The C 63 AMG Coupe is powered by a twin turbo 4.0 litre V8 engine in two states of tune. The base variant has a power output of 469 hp and 650 Nm of torque. It accelerates to a 100 kmph from a standstill in 4 seconds. The more powerful ’S’ variant has a power out put of 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque. It accelerates to a 100 kmph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds. The engine is mated to AMG’s Speedshift 7-speed sports transmission and power is sent to the rear wheels. The car rides on 18 inch or 19 inch wheels.

The mechanical parts of the car are shared with the C 63 AMG sedan while the exterior resembles the C-Class Coupe that looks like a baby S-Class Coupe. The S-Class Coupe was launched in India recently whereas the C 63 AMG sedan is expected shortly. Considering that Mercedes-Benz is on an offensive in the country to capitalize on the growing luxury market, we should see the C-Class Coupe and the C 63 AMG Coupe on Indian soil soon.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

This was really unexpected from Mercedes-Benz that they will be adding a new coupe to their product portfolio this year, but now that they have, this is our duty to provide you all the details of this exciting and luxurious new generation coupe which is based on the new Mercedes C-Class also known as W205 sedan.

The new C-Class Coupe internally codenamed as C205 will be replacing the existing C-Class Coupe and it can be easily identified that it belongs from the Mercedes family even if someone hides the 3 star logo placed towards the front and rear profile. The C205 carries the same styling cues that we can also noticed in some other Mercedes Coupes, including the newly launched S-Class Coupe. All the Mercedes Coupe surely has few things in common, they get short front overhang, a long hood and steep raked windshield, while the rear may not be too attractive but it surely looks bold and perhaps even inspired from the bigger S-Class Coupe.

This all new C-Class coupe comes with an array of features both as standard and also as optional. Under the hood the Coupe is offered with 4 petrol engines initially which ranges from 1.6 Litre, four cylinder unit to the bigger 2.0 Litre unit powering the C300 trim. On the other hand there are actually two diesel engines on offer as of now. The C205 is available with rear wheel drive as standard but the C350 Variant also gets the Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system as an option.

According to the reports the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is set to be unveiled at the upcoming 2015 Frankfurt Motor show to be held in September but we have got almost all the details even before its official unveiling here.

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Mercedes C63 S Launching On September 3rd

Mercedes C63 S Launching On September 3rd

Mercedes C63 S Launching On September 3rd
Mercedes C63 S Launching On September 3rd
Mercedes C63 S Launching On September 3rd
Mercedes C63 S Launching On September 3rd

So, it’s confirmed that Mercedes Benz will be launching the all new C63 S AMG in India on September 3rd 2015. The C63 S AMG is the more powerful variant of the C-Class sedan which pumps out enough power and grunt from its V8 unit to set your heart pumping.

Mercedes-Benz surely is on a launching spree and not only they have added a couple of new products but actually also expanded their sportier AMG lineup as well. The C63 S will be the tenth model which will be included in this lineup and the eleventh model to be amongst the fifteen cars promised to be launched this year by the German premium auto manufacturer.

Under the hood the C63 S is powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which has a displacement of 3, 982 cc and produces an impressive power 510 Hp in of peak power in between 5,500-6,250 rpm and 700 Nm of torque in between 1750-4500 rpm. This engine developed at the AMG centre comes paired to AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. Performance wise this sports sedan can leave many sportscars far behind, it can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.0 seconds while the top speed is limited to about 250 km/h mark.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI Avantgarde- Driven

Mercedes-Benz entered India in 1994 and pioneered the luxury market in the country. Their attack was led by the C-Class which was launched globally in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 range. The fourth generation C-Class (W205) was released at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and is the first car to use the Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform. The car went on to win the prestigious 2015 World Car of the Year. In India, the car is being assembled at the company’s Pune plant and is available only as a sedan.

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2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

We received the C-Class bit lately as compared to other International markets, first Mercedes introduced the Petrol variants back in the year 2014 and recently we got the Diesel variants. But is that all they have to offer? Certainly not the premium German Auto manufacturer surely knows how to bring smile on the faces of their Indian fans and car enthusiasts. So according to the recent reports Mercedes and their high performance oriented division AMG has decided to bring the C 63 S which is one high performance oriented variant of the recently introduced C-Class.

So many will raise the question how does this upcoming sedan with the AMG badge differ from the standard C-Class available in the market already well! Friends this definitely has a beast of an engine under its hood which also comes mated to a completely new transmission and beside the mechanical changes it also gets the AMG DNA engulfed in every bit of it which is enough to raise your testosterone level. So in short it is a beast hidden inside the shell of a C-Class waiting to be unleashed but surely the shell also received few up gradation of its own to look bit different than the standard car.

Under the hood of the C 63 S the 4.0 Litre V8 Bit turbo unit lies which produces an impressive amount of power and mammoth amount of torque, while to keep up with all that raw power and torque amount the standard 6 seed manual and the 7G-Tronic Plus Automatic transmission has been replaced with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. Besides just being powerful this is reasonably fuel efficient at the same time and consumes about 8.2 Liters of fuel per 100 km. So just imagine a car which is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and still is one practical car which can be used daily.

The C63 S surely is one car which has many characters and it also has the good reputation in the AMG lineup of being one practical car.

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Video: Chris Harris Takes the Mercedes C63 AMG For A Spin

Video: Chris Harris Takes the Mercedes C63 AMG For A Spin

Video: Chris Harris Takes the Mercedes C63 AMG For A Spin

The C63 AMG is one important car in the AMG Lineup and it is based on the newly introduced C-Class. Chris Harris gets his hands on the twin turbocharged unit of the C63 AMG which produces a healthy amount of power and torque. Talking about powers let’s just tell you that this 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 motor is capable of churning out 510 Hp of peak power and a healthy 71.3 Kgm of torque.

This is perhaps the most successful AMG model available in the market and its predecessor surely won lot of hearts. In this video you can watch Chris Harris drives the car both on road and drifts it and slides on a track which many people loves to watch. Inside the cabin the AMG variant of the car looks pretty much identical to the standard C Class cabin and while you expect lot of carbon fibers and all these stuff inside it actually gets A Piano finished interior which looks pretty nice and sophisticated.

This car may not impress you much from the exterior because it looks rather sophisticated compared to the other AMG models but underneath the hood you get a beast of engine and when you are behind the steering wheel you got a massive power and torque to play with actually. This is definitely more advanced, organized and got lot of power on tap than the car it replaces and according to the video you can definitely see that this car is a better handler and uses lot less fuel too.

Enjoy the video and we can definitely inform you that this is coming to the Indian shores soon.

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Mercedes Benz Launches The C220 CDI In India

Mercedes Benz Launches The C220 CDI In India

Mercedes Benz Launches The C220 CDI In India

The wait is over and finally Mercedes Benz introduced the C220 CDI in India which is actually the much awaited diesel variant of the recently introduced C-Class. The diesel variant of the fourth generation C Class has been priced at Rs. 39.90 lakhs (ex showroom Delhi) for the Style variant and Rs. 42.90 lakhs for the Avantgarde trim (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Both the diesel variants of the C Class will be sold in the Indian market via the CBU route while at the same time Mercedes also announced that they have commenced the local production of the C-Class Petrol variants in India. The rear wheel drive C-Class diesel is powered by a 4 cylinder diesel motor which according to the report also happens to be the most fuel efficient engine in this segment promises to return fuel efficiency figures of 19.27 km/ litre, this engine comes equipped with an updated ECO Start/Stop system which helps in saving fuel. The 2.1 Litre, 4 Cylinder unit produces about 170 Ps of peak power in between 3000-4200 rpm and 400 Nm of torque in between 1400-2800 rpm and is mated to a 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission. The C220 CDI can reach the 0-100 km/h mark in 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 233 km/h.

If you will talk about its exterior surely the new generation C Class looks matured and it is also longer, wider and also lighter than its predecessor. The exterior sports stylish looking front grille with twin louvers. While the dynamic LED headlamps along with LED taillamps surely adds more sophistication to the sedan while at the same time being practical. Take a closer look and you will notice that the new C Class borrows some of its exterior design from the bigger S Class.

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Mercedes Benz C-Class Diesel Launching In February

Mercedes Benz C-Class Diesel Launching In February

Mercedes Benz C-Class Diesel Launching In February

Mercedes Benz will be launching the diesel variant of the C Class in India on February 11th, The C Class petrol was already sold in the market and was launched back in November, 2014 and all the units are sold in the market via the CBU route.

For all your information the C-Class sedan which will be launched here will get the 220 CDI variant which means under the hood of this upcoming diesel variant of the sedan you will be getting a 2.2 Litre, four Cylinder diesel engine which will churn out about 170 Bhp of peak power and an impressive 400 Nm of torque, expect this unit to come mated with 7G-TRONIC gearbox which will send all that power to the rear wheels. This engine will help the new C Class to reach the 0-100 Km/h mark in 7.4 seconds while it has a top speed of 233 km/h mark. This car is lighter than the previous generation car by almost 70 Kilograms and uses a lightweight construction unit and hybrid lighter shell which definitely will help improve its efficiency figures as well.

According to the report Mercedes will also introduce the top end trim with the diesel variant also just like they did with the C200 petrol variant and thus expect the interior to be loaded with some high end features that you can expect out of Mercedes Benz products, the interior will most probably get a 8.4 Inches of an infotainment display unit, it will also get a push button start and panoramic sunroof. While there is also be a high end audio system too on offer. For the safety of the drivers inside the C Class will also come equipped with rear view camera.

Expect the 220 CDI variant too to be sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and will also be priced near about 45-50 Lakhs on road. Now remember the C Class will compete directly with the BMW 3 series and the Audi A4 and soon to be launched the Jaguar XE sedan.

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New Cars Launching This February

New Cars Launching This February

New Cars Launching This February

The month of February surely is bringing with it lots of new surprises, as we are stepping into the second month of this New Year which just like the past year too has got lot of new cars and launches waiting for the Indian car enthusiasts. This February we have got some new launches from renowned auto manufacturers like Hyundai, Volkswagen and even from some premium auto manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes Benz.

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Mercedes-Benz launches the C-Class In India

Mercedes-Benz launches the C-Class In India

Mercedes-Benz launches the C-Class In India

It’s here folks! Mercedes-Benz has finally launched the new C-Class in India today. The C 200 AVANTGARDE is priced at Rs. 40.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), and like we already mentioned above it is only available as a petrol model as of now but Mercedes will also add the diesel models in the near future.

Mercedes-Benz will be importing the C-Class directly as of now while the locally built units will be introduced later in the year 2015 that is when Mercedes-Benz will also bring the diesel variants. The new W205 C-Class sits on the Mercedes’ new lightweight modular rear-drive MRA (Mercedes Rear-Drive Architecture) platform and also weighs almost 100 Kilograms less than its predecessor. However the new C Class also is 95 mm longer and 40 mm wider than the previous model while its overall height has also been reduced by 5 mm. The boot space too has been increased to accommodate more luggage.

The C Class is also called the baby S-Class and thus expect an impressive and premium cabin waiting for you inside. The cabin gets Burmester audio and a new and updated Mercedes COMAND infotainment system, we also need to mention here that the center console also has a touchpad interface while the entire dashboard and center console layout has been inspired from the bigger S-Class and the flow lines and the pure craftsmanship will surely attract your attention. The seats in particular are covered in full ARTICO leather lastly you also do get the 3 color ambient lighting system, Panoramic Sliding Sunroof and also newly added KEYLESS GO starting function inside just like the bigger S Class.

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2015 Mercedes C Class

2015 Mercedes C Class

2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class
2015 Mercedes C Class

Mercedes has unveiled the new 4th generation C class specs and details to the World. Mercedes C class debuted in the year 1993 and since then it has been one of the most important vehicle in the Mercedes lineup. The car codenamed as W205 made its official debut at the Detroit Motor show.

Mercedes has made the exterior of the new C- Class look sportier and close the bigger S-Class. The new C Class now also has an increased dimension which resulted in more interior room at the front as well as at the rear of the car. The boot space has also increased comparatively because of its increased dimension.

The new C class will be available with three engine options including one diesel and two petrol variants. The base variant also known as C180 features a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, the other engine on offer is a more powerful version which is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine. Lastly the most powerful engine of the lot on offer is the C200 BlueTEC, powered by a 2.2-liter Diesel engine. All the engines are mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission but there is also an optional 7-speed, 7G-Tronic gearbox along with Mercedes’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system too.

The new C class definitely looks exclusive and it even has a reduced overall weight and now comes even with a more fuel efficient engine. So without wasting any more time let’s find out all the other details of the new Mercedes C Class which will also make its way into our Indian market by the end of 2014.

UPDATE 25/11/14: Mercedes Benz launched the C-Class today in India priced at Rs. 40.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is only available with the C 200 AVANTGARDE trim.

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Mercedes Benz C-Class Showcased In India Before Its launch

Mercedes Benz C-Class Showcased In India Before Its launch

Mercedes Benz C-Class Showcased In India Before Its launch

We already have reported earlier that Mercedes Benz will be launching their C-Class luxury sedan In India by the end of November 2014 but before its launch it was already showcased at the CeBIT Bangalore.

This also the first time that the next generation Mercedes Benz C-Class was showcased at an International IT expo because with the development and growth of IT industry CeBIT also wanted the people to know how important IT has become even in the fields of Auto engineering and also its importance and involvement for the development in the near future. The information Technology is used to develop every infotainment and connectivity application that you notice nowadays in your automobiles.

Eberhard Kern, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India said, that the Mercedes Benz customers not only expects appealing design, outstanding quality and superb performance from a Mercedes Benz products but also prefers to stay connected, entertained as well informed at the same time. He also added that the soon to be launched C-Class sedan provides an exceptional infotainments system which will also set a benchmark because it integrates the next generation telematics and IT systems. He lastly concluded by saying that Mercedes Benz is constantly practicing and implementing the latest technologies available to the World in their present and also their future products.

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Finally! The Next Generation C-Class Launching In India This November

Finally! The Next Generation C-Class Launching In India This November

Finally! The Next Generation C-Class Launching In India This November

This car made its first appearance at the North American Auto show last year and although it is already launched in some of the other International markets but not in India yet, while other than the C-Class Merc has launched some of their other important models in India as a part of their aggressive marketing strategy.

Now finally according to some reports Mercedes will be launching the next generation C-Class on 25th November 2014 in India. The new generation C-Class is based on the lightweight modular rear-drive MRA (Mercedes Rear-drive Architecture) platform and is actually longer and wider than the previous generation sedan. The C-Class although may not be as comfortable as the more premium E or the S Class but it too promises to offer a spacious cabin wioth plenty of legroom for the rear seat passengers and all the other comforts that you would naturally expect out of a sedan of this class and caliber.

The new generation C-Class will be offered with both diesel and petrol engine options, you can expect the 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine to power the petrol variant of the upcoming car which produces about 208 bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of torque while the diesel variant of the sedan will be equipped with a 2.2 litre four cylinder diesel engine which produces about 168 bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. There will be a 7 speed duel clutch automatic gearbox on offer. In terms of looks the C-Class surely received the new styling elements that you now find in almost every other Mercedes Benz cars nowadays. It has a twin slat grille at the front with the Mercedes three pointed logo on it while the LED headlamps further add to the glamour at the front, the long front bonnet and overall low stance of the C-Class will surely attract your attention.

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The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled

The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled

The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled
The Powerful 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled

We haven’t received the new C Class in the Indian market yet and Mercedes has already unveiled the 2015 AMG C 63, which will go on sale in the International market from next year onward. But we did received couple of new and exciting AMG tuned cars worth mentioning take the new baby AMG for example yes! Mercedes launched the CLA 45 AMG in the Indian market which also happens to be the most affordable AMG car ever.

That said, the new AMG C 63 is the second car to step out from the AMG factory the first one being the AMG-GT which now has the Benz word dropped from its name. The new AMG tuned car uses the same 4.0 Liter V8- Bitturbo engine unit mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission which also powers the newly unveiled AMG GT sportscar but the engine will be available in two states of tune the 4.0 Liter V8 BitTurbo engine on the C 63 produces about 350 kW (476 hp) and 650 Nm of torque while the same engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 375 kW (510 hp) of peak power and 700 Nm of peak torque on the C 63 S variant. The top speed of the AMG C 63 has been limited to 250 km/h mark. The more powerful C 63 S accelerates from 0-100km/h mark in 4.0 seconds while the standard C 63 variant does the same in 4.1 seconds. Beside the exciting performance of the engine the new C 63 also comes equipped with independent suspension setup which gets the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension along with AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes.

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2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased

2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased

2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased
2015 Mercedes C-Class Teased

Now here’s a teaser that should get some excitement flowing. After the endless spyshots, spy videos and speculation, Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed the interior of the anticipated 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, codenamed W205. And boy does it look plush.

First off, we can clearly see some design cues from the latest crop of Mercs like the new A-Class, CLA-Class and the mighty S-Class. The center console is high up which gives a dynamic feeling to the interior. Talking about design cues, they’ve taken the design handbook of the CLA-Class for the executive car’s interior. Places like the center stack, a/c vents and the look identical to svelte CLA-Class. From the S-Class’ side, we see the Mercedes COMAND control system unit making its way into the C-Class. It will also come with handwriting recognition that should make data input easier and less distracting.

The 2015 C-Class will also come with an heads-up display, Air Balance Climate Control system for the air conditioning and an insane safety feature list that most top end Mercs come with. To aid fuel efficiency, the engineers at Mercedes have manged to shave 70Kg from the previous C-Class, which may not be ground breaking but certainly an admirable feat.

So far, Mercedes-Benz has managed to keep us interested in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class after divulging most of the specs. But, they haven’t dropped a word on its launch date nor the venue. 2014 Geneva Motor Show, perhaps? Only time can tell. For now we can tell you that this is going to be the best C-Class ever made.

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2015 Mercedes C-class

2015 Mercedes C-class

2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class
2015 Mercedes C-class

The 2012 BMW 3-series that has been recently launched in India is almost guaranteed success. The new 3-series is improved in all aspects and there is no doubting its impact in its segment. The 2012 Audi A4 is basically a facelift but changes to the exterior and interior styling and to the petrol engine have given it fresh impetus. The car that is then struggling in this segment is the Mercedes C-class as both BMW and Audi have picked up their game. The 2015 C-class has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring as part of its endurance testing programme but its India launch is at least 3 years away.

Mercedes CEO, Dr Dieter Zetsche has confirmed that Mercedes would be launching 10 completely new models by 2020 which would include the CLS Shooting Brake, a competitor to the BMW X6 and the CLA. The all new S-class is on its way and so is the E-class.

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2012 Mercedes C63 AMG

2012 Mercedes C63 AMG

2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG
2012 Mercedes C63 AMG

Mercedes doesn’t like when people refer to the C63 AMG as just another alternative to the ubiquitous BMW M3. The manufacturer sees the C63 as one of the most serious attempt yet by AMG, their performance arm. A V8, 6.3-litre naturally aspirated engine is ‘serious’ in anyone’s vocabulary. Mercedes believes that this Rocket-propelled missile is a genuine driver’s car, rather than just a powerful, faster version of the C-class. For the latest version of the C63, AMG has focused hard on getting the dynamics right while delivering huge power and has completely redesigned the steering, brakes, suspension and even the ESP to deliver a sharper experience. This current generation C63 is also reportedly the first AMG-Mercedes designed from the ground up for performance unlike its predecessors which essentially featured "bolt on" performance modifications. The C63 AMG is priced at Rs 80,93,281 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition

2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition

2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition
2012 Mercedes C-class AMG Performance Edition

If a reaction is well thought trough, it could have the desired result. The Mercedes C-class AMG performance edition is a reaction to the recently launched Audi S4. While the S4 has a bigger V6 engine which is otherwise not a part of the standard A4 range, the C-class AMG edition retains the same 2.2-litre engine which comes on the 250CDI. Mercedes has added an interior and exterior kit to the C-class and the sedan is priced at Rs34,62,609 ex-showroom Mumbai. "With the launch of the new C Class AMG, Mercedes-Benz aims to redefine the luxury entry level sedan segment. We are looking at expanding by launching new products and increasing network penetration," said Debashis Mitra, Mercedes-Benz India Director Sales & Marketing.

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Mercedes to launch frugal 1.6-litre petrol engine on the C-class

Mercedes to launch frugal 1.6-litre petrol engine on the C-class

Mercedes to launch frugal 1.6-litre petrol engine on the C-class

After introducing the 1.8-litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine on the Mercedes C-class in 2010, the manufacturer will now launch a super-frugal 1.6-litre petrol engine later this year. The 4 cylinder turbocharged engine is the same longitudinally mounted version of the M270 engine which will make its debut in the new A-class. Mercedes claims that this engine will have the fuel efficiency to rival diesel engines.

The 1.6-litre features Mercedes’ new Camtronic two-stage variable valve lift and the motor will produce around 125PS and there will also be a 155PS version. The engine will use Mercedes BlueDirect technologies in addition to piezo injectors, a multi-spark ignition and a turbo charging system that reduces turbo lag to an absolute minimum. There are also a balancer shafts, variable-rate water and oil pumps. The new set of injectors permit allow up to 5 injections for each power stroke and fuel is injected more accurately.

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2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI

2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI

2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI
2011 Mercedes C-Class 220CDI and 250CDI

It was a landmark day for Mercedes Benz when the W204-series C-class was launched in 2007. The previous generation C-class ruined Mercedes’s hard earned reputation for quality and mechanical integrity. With the new C-class then Mercedes wanted to get back on track and make up on lost ground to the BMW 3-series and the Audi A4 which both in India and internationally had taken a big leap ahead. Mercedes left no stone unturned in the development of the new C-class and created what was then the world’s most advanced digital simulation to iron out most problems before the real-world testing began. In the years since then the C-class has lived up to Mercedes’ hopes and the sedan underwent a serious facelift and re-engineering in 2011. The manufacturer launched their first direct injection 1.8-litre petrol engine which we have reviewed earlier and the C-class is also available with two diesel engines. Prices for the C220 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY start from Rs28,56,300 and for the C250 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY start from Rs33,40,500 to Rs34,54,300 ex-showroom New Delhi. While the C250 CDI is aimed at those looking for stronger performance, the C220CDI Executive Edition is the entry level variant which competes with the BMW 3-series Corporate Edition.

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2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI

2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI

2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI
2011 Mercedes Benz C200 CGI

The 2011 C-class sees Mercedes back to its absolute best. Not that the first two generations of the C-class were any bad, they just couldn’t match the BMW 3-series. The 2011 C-class promised better handling, smoother ride along and was beautifully styled. The premium luxury segment is booming at the moment and both Mercedes and BMW have introduced a cheaper variant of the C-class and 3-series to attract the young affluent professionals. In 2011 Mercedes bought in a refurbished variant of the C-class and also introduced the C200 CGI model. While the overall shape and form of the 3rd generation C-class remains more or less the same, the all new direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine technology (CGI in Mercedes language) - for the first time was been introduced by Mercedes-Benz in India. The CGI represents a step up in technology and prices start from Rs 30,27,900 to Rs 31,57,500 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo

Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo

Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo
Mercedes DTM race car on display at Expo

Mercedes Benz’s C-class based DTM race car is attracting motorsport enthusiasts by the dozen at their stall at the Auto Expo. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) or the German Touring Car Masters is a touring car racing series based in Germany with rounds held elsewhere in Europe as well. The championship started in 2000 and apart from the C-class based DTM car there is also the Audi A5 race car and the BMW M3 DTM racer.

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2012 Mercedes C Class

2012 Mercedes C Class

2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class
2012 Mercedes C Class

For making a statement and letting everyone know that you’ve made it big, there is no other car in India quite like a Mercedes. Our fascination with the three pointed star remains strong and for many buying a Merc remains their greatest symbol of success which cannot be achieved by either a Beemer or an Audi. Mercedes has been present in the Indian market for a long time but their supremacy was challenged and to a big extent broken with the entry of BMW. Content with playing the waiting game when it didn’t have any competition, Mercedes now has become proactive and creative with their marketing and that’s a reason we have now started to get upgrade to their cars coinciding with international launches. The starting price for the sedan is Rs29,74,059, while the C 63 AMG is priced at Rs. 70,51,312 ex showroom New Delhi.

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