Mercedes-Benz India and Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India jointly displayed the new C-Class sedan at the CeBIT Bangalore in the country. This is for the first time that the International computer and IT expo is organized in the country, which shows the importance of IT in product development, infotainment and connectivity application. This unique forum exhibits the role of IT in the automobile engineering today, and its growing importance in the future.
Speaking at 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.”
Set to go on sale on November 25, 2014, the new C-Class will be offered in two variants- the C200 petrol and the C220 CDI diesel. The C200 will get the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that is good for 208bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. Its oil burner is the 2.2-litre unit that is capable of producing 168bhp and 400Nm of torque. Both engines will be coupled to a 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic gearbox.