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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs 40 Lakh

Rahul Nagaraj

Mercedes-Benz India has launched the 2018 C-Class facelift in India. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift comes with a starting price of Rs 40 lakh, ex-showroom (India).

The new facelift C-Class comes with minor exterior updates, along with a number of additional features on the interiors as well. One of the standout features on the 2018 C-Class is the new diamond-studded front grille. This offers a more premium and upmarket presence to the new car.

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift comes in three variants: C220d prime, C220d progressive and the C300d AMG line. With the C220d Progressive costing Rs 44.25 lakh and the top-end C300d AMG line being priced at Rs 48.50 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (India).

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift also comes with new LED headlamp units and redesigned front bumpers. The car also features an updated design to its 17-inch alloys, while also providing an optional 18-inch one's as well. The rear of the car too comes with mild updates in the form of a newly designed rear bumper and refreshed LED tail lamps.

The C300d, on the other hand, also inherits the sporty character of the AMG line exteriors. It also comes with specific adjustments to the front and rear aprons, along with the Multibeam LED headlamps as standard.

Mercedes-Benz has equipped the new C-Class with the updated and more powerful BS-VI compliant diesel engine. The C-Class facelift comes powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, in-line turbocharged power unit.

The engine further comes in two states of tune: the C200d which produces 194bhp and 400Nm of torque. The second is the C300d with the larger twin-turbo unit churning out 254bhp and 500Nm of torque. All three variants of the new C-Class further come mated to a 9G-Tronic transmission.

Michael Jopp, VP, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India stated, "Introduction of fascinating products and their continuous honing has been key to our success and with the launch of the new C-Class, Mercedes-Benz yet again set a very high benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. This model update is the biggest in the history of the C-Class."

He further added, "The new C-Class is loaded with a variety of technologies and features that enhance driving pleasure and offer unmatched luxury. We are confident that these enhancements will add a dash of athleticism and uniqueness to one of the most popular models in Mercedes-Benz's rich product portfolio."

Standard features on the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift include a new 12.3-inch colour instrument cluster with three-way customisable options: classic, Sport and Progressive.

It also includes 10.25-inch display at the centre console, dual zone climate control, active park assist, panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features on the new C-Class: seven airbags, attention assist and adaptive braking.

Thoughts On The New 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift

Mercedes-Benz has launched the facelift version of the C-Class in India. The German carmaker has set a benchmark in the segment by introducing a BS-VI compliant engine for the first time in the C-Class sedan. In India, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 Jaguar XE and the Volvo S60.

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