About Mercedes Benz C Class
The C-Class Mercedes Benz is the most accessible of all Mercedes Benzes and has been a benchmark in the entry level luxury sedans segment considering that it comes in the creamy price bracket. German car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler has completely overhauled the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with classy design and shape to gain a commanding position in the luxury sedan segment in India.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is available in petrol and diesel variants, received a fresh lease of life with updated and refreshed high-quality interiors and a distinctively styled exterior. It is available in four variants- C200 Kompressor (MT/AT), C220 CDI (MT/AT), powerful C63 AMG, and C 230.
The new C-Class has three engines: a 1.8-litre petrol, a 2.2-litre diesel with high-pressure Common Rail Diesel Injection (CRDi) and a 6.2-litre V8 petrol. All the engines are powerful for payload. The Mercedes C200 K (KOMPRESSOR) is propelled by the 1.8-litre supercharged petrol engine. This sedan benefits from a skillfully combined compressor, supercharger, intercooler, variable-adjustment camshafts, Lanchester balancer and adaptive drive dynamics. This results in 178 bhp of power at 5600 rpm and 240 Nm of torque being developed between 3500-4500 rpm.
The C220 CDI diesel variant is powered by a potent 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 170 bhp of power at 3700 rpm and 410 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The high pressure CRD assembly pumps out enough power for an extra kick to push past other cars on highways. The C200 K can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 8.6 seconds whereas the C220 can make the same in about 8.5 seconds. The C63 AMG petrol variant is powered by a powerful 6.2-litre V8 engine that generates an awesome 457 bhp of power at 6800 rpm and peak torque of 600 Nm at 5000 rpm. The C63 AMG can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds. The C230 is powered by a 2.5-litre V6 engine with an output of 204 bhp @6100 rpm and peak torque of 245 Nm@2900-5500 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with the 1.8-litre and 2.2-litre engines. A faster shifting 5-speed automatic transmission with touch shift is optional. The 6.2-litre engine on the AMG is coupled to a 7G-Tronic 7-speed Speedshift automatic transmission. The 2.5-litre engine offers a 7G-Tronic automatic gear box. It's capable of adapting to individual driving styles. The direct controlled suspension is tuned to be slightly stiffer to suit Indian highways. It could have been slightly softer for low speed driving. The C-class responds to inputs like a sports car does. The steering with safety steering column is very well weighted and accurate, and the car is perfectly stable at high speeds.