Mercedes-Benz India has silently launched the all-new C Class 250 d at a sticker price of Rs. 44.36 Lakhs (Ex-showroom, Pune) in the country. The C 250 d was awarded as the ‘World Car of the Year’ and it the fastest and most powerful sedan in its segment. Till now, the C Class was offered in two variants: C 200 and C 220 d. The C 250 d was launched by Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “The all new C-Class completely redefined the mid-size luxury sedan segment in India and created for itself a new territory of supremacy. The inherent success of this ‘World Car of the Year’ is evident from the fact that, the C-Class remains an unrivalled product in its segment, emerging as the highest sold model in our portfolio in 2015. With the introduction of the technologically advanced new C 250 d, we further bolster our position and are confident of continuing its unmatched success in India. Apart from featuring the 9G-TRONIC transmission for the first time in the C-Class, the C 250 d also features the Garmin® MAP PILOT, ambient lighting, all LED Intelligent Light System and PARKTRONIC amongst other advancements; making the C 250 d a luxury sedan with a unique blend of power, style, comfort and safety.”
“We always presented the best of our products and services to our elite patrons in the shortest possible lead time. The overwhelming response for the new C-Class drove us to commence the local manufacturing of the C 250 d simultaneously with its introduction in India. This key step is not merely a reflection of our localisation strategy, but also underscores our unsurpassed commitment of driving value for our customers. We are confident that the local production of the C 250 d, will create high customer interest with additional value proposition and increased availability” Mr. Folger further elaborated. Undoubtedly, the sedan carries some of the most exquisite features such as LED Intelligent Light System, panoramic sliding sunroof, Reversing camera with 180° view, Attention Assist, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, Garmin MAP PILOT etc. to name a few.
Mercedes Benz C 250 d rides on the stylish 43.2 cm (R17) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in Vanadium Silver finish. Inside the cabin, it features ambient lighting as a standard feature with three different colours and five dimming levels. The three colours are Solar (amber), Polar (ice blue), and Neutral (white). As for safety features, it gets ABS, BAS, ESP, ASR, Hill Start Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, and PRE-SAFE system as standard. Under the hood, the sedan has a 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel engine with ECO start/stop function, which belts out 204bhp at 3800rpm and 500Nm between 1600rpm and 1800rpm. It is linked to the new 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, which propels it to touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 6.6 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 247kmph.