German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz has finally launched the much-awaited 2015 C-Class sedan in the Indian car market at Rs. 40.9 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Initially, the C-Class is offered in petrol version only, while the diesel variant is likely to come by early next year. It comes as a CBU (Completely Built-up Unit); however, the local assembly for the sedan will commence next year. Under the hood is the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 181bhp and a peak torque of 300Nm. Like the previous model, the new C200 engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
Based on the MRA (Mercedes Rear Wheel Drive Architecture) platform, the new C-Class is 95mm longer, 40mm wider and has an 80mm longer wheelbase than the previous model. It is lighter by 100kg, which makes it fuel efficient and responsive. It accelerates to 100kmph from zero in just 7.3 seconds, and returns an excellent fuel economy of 14.74kmpl.
Its flared wheel arches have been fitted to newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels. The new C-Class gets LED intelligent lighting system, an 8.4-inch infotainment system, 13-speaker Burmester audio system, panoramic sunroof and others.