Mercedes-Benz India and Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI) jointly showcased at the CeBIT Bangalore the latest products within the Mercedes-Benz passenger car range available in India. With the growing importance of IT in product development, infotainment- and connectivity applications, CeBIT offers a unique forum to exhibit how much IT has become the backbone of automobile engineering today – and its ever growing importance in the future.
To begin with, Mercedes-Benz India will sell only two variants in India – the C200 petrol and the C220 CDI diesel. The C200 will be powered by a 1991cc four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 208 bhp of power and 350 Nm of torque. The C220 CDI will receive a 2143cc in-line four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 167.6 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. Both motors will be paired to a 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic gearbox. The launch edition models of both the vehicles are expected to come as CBU. The following models are expected to come via the CKD route. The new C-Class will make its India debut on November 25, 2014.
Speaking about the event, Eberhard Kern, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India said, “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. 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.”
Manu Saale, MD and CEO of MBRDI added, “We are very proud to be an important contributor within the global RD and IT network at Mercedes-Benz. MBRDI has grown from strength to strength and with over 2,000 associates, we contribute to our global vehicle development with our vast experience. This includes working on Design, Simulations, E&E, Testing, IT applications development and IT services and as such we play an important part to assure top customer satisfaction globally – and as well here in India.”
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