Mercedes unveils 5th Gen C-Class

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India on Wednesday, 4th May, unveiled its 5thgen C-Class sedan, to be launched in the country on May 10. The model comes in three variants of C200, C220d and AMG line C300d. All the variants come with 48V mild hybrid Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) Technology.

The C200 gets a 1.5 litre petrol engine generating 204 PS power and 300 Nm torque. The C220d gets a 2.0 litre diesel engine producing 200 PS maximum power and 440 Nm peak torque. The C300d gets a 2.0 litre diesel engine, and it can do 0-100 kmph in 5.7 seconds.

The carmaker’s C200 and C220d get a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.9 kmpl and 23 kmpl respectively. The C300d gets ARAI fuel efficiency of 20.37 kmpl.

Some of the features on the C-Class include latest gen MBUX NTG 7.0, biometric authentication via fingerprint and voice, over-the-air updates, car-to-x communication, amongst others. The cabin design of the C-Class is inspired by the S-Class. The C300d is offered in three exterior colours options and the C200 and C220d get three more colors.

Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes Benz India, said, “Currently, we have an order bank of over 5,000 car bookings. The waiting period ranges from 2- 12 months.”

“We see a clear move of Indian consumers towards the higher-end products of the luxury cars. The super luxury car market in the country is maturing. Over the years, the average buyer of a luxury car has reduced to 35 years now. About 48% of C-Class buyers are new buyers, while 52% are existing Mercedes Benz customers,” he said.

Schwenk added that 2022 will be the best year ever for Mercedes-Benz in India. Mercedes-Benz rolled out its first C-Class W-203 in India in 2001. Since then, it has sold 37,000 units of the model in the country.