Mercedes-Benz India will now make its 2015 C220 CDI saloon at the Chakan plant in Pune. After its India debut in February of this year, the new C-Class was only available as a CBU. This meant that the new car’s sticker price saw a steep climb from the last one’s. However, under the ‘Make in India’ campaign, Mercedes-Benz India has hoped in to join this feasibility bandwagon. The carmaker has even stepped up their localisation by up to 60%, much higher than what the Bavarians are managing.
Local assembly means the 2015 C220 CDI sees a price cut of INR 2 lakh.
The C220 CDI ‘Style’ is now available at INR 37.90 lakh and the ‘Avantgarde’ variant wears a price tag of INR 39.90 lakh, all are ex-showroom, New Delhi prices. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI is powered by a 2143cc 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 168bhp at just 3000 rpm, while the 400 Nm of twist is served up from just 1400 rpm.
The cabin of the new C-Class is a classy and sophisticated place to be in.
The 2015 C220 CDI also scores 19.27 km/l rating from ARAI, this being helped by several improvements that have taken place over the years. Also, the economy is helped further by the new start-stop system. As for the transmission, it’s a new 7G-TRONIC PLUS setup and the power is sent to the rear wheels. This saloon can hit a top whack of 233 km/h and can sprint to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds.
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