Mercedes-Benz India Ltd. (MBIL) and Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI) jointly showcased the new 2015 C-Class ahead of its official launch in India on 25th November. CeBIT, the world's biggest I.T and digital solution expo was chosen for the unveiling. The new C-Class is heavily inspired from its elder sibling S-Class and this is the reason it looks more ravishing than ever before.
“Our customers expect not only appealing design, outstanding quality and superb performance from a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they also like to stay connected, entertained and informed when using their vehicles”, explained Eberhard Kern, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India. “We offer our customers an ideal in-car infotainment system and the new C-Class sets benchmark in terms of integrating next generation telematics and IT systems. We are constantly implementing the latest technologies available, up to the stage where we are a front-runner in the development of semi-autonomous and autonomous driving.”
The customers can choose between two engine options of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Petrol and Diesel. The C200 petrol will be powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine expected to produce 211PS of power and 350Nm of torque, while the C220 diesel will be powered by a 2.2 litre unit capable of producing 170PS and 400Nm of torque. The transmission duties will be done by a 7-speed automatic gearbox in both the cars.
The 2015 is expected to carry the same appeal with the long hood that blends well with the twin-slat grille, having the big three-pointed star, upfront. To make the car look younger, newer W05 version will have low stance and shorter overhangs. The 2015 C-Class will be more spacious inside too, and the cabin design will be complimented with a wooden centre console, making it more elegant.
As of now, three entities of Daimler are responsible for passenger cars in India: Mercedes-Benz India Ltd. (MBIL), which is responsible for production and sales; Daimler Financial Services operates under the brand Mercedes-Benz Financial Services for passenger cars; and the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India Private Limited (MBRDI) in Bangalore, which is the largest R&D center of Daimler outside Germany.
Once launched, the 2015 model will compete against the Audi A4 and BMW 3 series.