Mercedes-Benz India, giving a thumbs up to PM Narendra Modi's 'Make-in-India' campaign, has rolled out the all new C 220 CDI from its state-of-art manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. Just so you know, the 2015 C-Class diesel was launched in February in the country with two variants Style and Avantgarde being priced at Rs 39.90 Lakhs and Rs 42.90 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). But the local production of C220 CDI has brought the price of Style and Avantgarde variants down to Rs 37.90 Lakhs and Rs 39.90 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi), respectively.
The new C 220 CDI was rolled-out of the assembly line by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India. The new locally produced C 220 CDI will now be available in all Mercedes-Benz dealerships across India. The new C-Class also won the coveted ‘World Car of the Year’ award. Spearheading the spirit of ‘Make in India’ zealously Mercedes-Benz India has now enhanced the localization content in the new C 220 CDI to 60%. For those asking, Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI comes with 7 airbags, PRE-SAFE, Attention assist, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Hill start assist, ESP, ASR, BAS, ABS, etc. as standard safety feature.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “We are delighted that the ‘World Car of the Year’, the new C-Class, will now be ‘Made in India’ at our world class production facility here in Pune. Unparalleled quality has been Mercedes-Benz’s key competitive strength and underlines our prowess in automotive manufacturing across the globe. We are glad to commence the local production of the C 220 CDI and are confident that we will be able to cater to the increasing demand of this world winner for our discerning customers. The local production of the new C 220 CDI will continue the sedan’s success story in the Indian market."
The new C-Class’ 4-cylinder diesel engine is the most fuel efficient in the segment with a fuel efficiency of 19.27kmpl. The engine boasts of the ECO start/stop function which helps in saving fuel and reducing emissions. The engine produces 168bhp of maximum power at 3000-4200 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1400-2800 rpm, which is highest in the segment. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 233 kmph. At a touch of the Drive Mode Selector (AGILITY SELECT), drivers can choose between Comfort, Economy, Sport, Sport+ or Individual driving modes.