Mercedes-Benz India will launch facelifted C-Class in India on September 20, 2018. The updated model was revealed publicly at the Geneva Motor show earlier this year. On the cosmetic front, the premium sedan retains most of the styling elements from the pre-facelift version save for a bunch of changes such as tweaked bumpers and redesigned alloy wheels. The all-LED headlamps will be offered in two variations, also the tail-lamps at the back will sport a new LED pattern.
The insides of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class could come layered with a 12.3-inch digital instrument console and a 10.25-inch high-resolution screen for the COMAND infotainment system. There will be a restyled steering wheel that will come with a dual touchpad control system that is currently seen in E-Class and S-Class facelift. While the sedan does not receive major visual changes, it receives prominent tweaks on the mechanical front. That said, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift will get updated engines.
Expect the range to start from C 200 that will come equipped with the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. This means, the current 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit will be dumped. Interestingly, the new and smaller 1.5-litre petrol engine will continue to offer similar power as the 2.0-litre engine (182 bhp). Diesel version will use the all-new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine which made its debut on the E-220d. The diesel unit will be available in two states of tune. While the C 220d is expected to offer same 192 bhp and 400 Nm as E 220d, the twin-turbo C 250d will be replaced by a C 300d, which is primarily a twin-turbo version of the 2.0-litre OM654. In terms of power, it will make 245 bhp.
Both the diesel units will be tuned to comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms. As for the transmission, the new 9-speed, 9G-Tronic auto unit will be standard across line-up, which will replace the current 7F-Tronic unit. While the changes on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will primarily be mechanical, the updated model is expected to undergo slight price bump, more details on which will be revealed at the official launch.