As all of us are abreacted with the new C-Class that is already launched in India, but it was only the petrol variant. Now, the carmaker has planned to roll out the diesel trim in this country. Reportedly, scheduled the launch on February 11, 2015, it seems the chunk of sales for the C-Class sedan is bound to be stormed by the buyers and admirers after the launch of this model.
In the recent past, CLA made way to us, a new entry-level sedan with coupe like lines and frameless doors, for the price something near to Rs 31.5 lakh. But now it’s the chance of C-Class CDI to make to India for the 2015 avatar. Obviously, from the buyer’s perspective this is turning out to be a late roll-out for the C model. Ironically, as per the marketing personnel on-board of Mercedes it could a strategic move to captivate more of the segment from such slotting of the roll-outs.
However, it would be the ‘220 CDI’ trim rolling down the floor, apparently with a 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder diesel worth of producing 170bhp, where there lays several chance of getting a slight bump in the power output.
During the early days of launch, likely to C-Class petrol version, it too will be imported in this country as a CBU (completely built-up units), followed by the local production at Chakan (Pune) facility over the coming days.
As phrased, only top-end trim could be available for the 220CDI in the CBU period. It means, ambient lighting inside the cabin with three colours, COMAND infotainment, satellite navigation, a panoramic sunroof, push-start button, and a blasting Burmester audio system with 13-speakers. The array would also include auto climate control with three zones, rear view camera, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Connecting down the dots of such features provided, it happens the new C-Class could now be a well-dwelled luxury sedan and not just an entry-level Mercedes. Hopefully, a premium positioning could be the reason why the diesel launch is delayed this long after the petrol.
For the perspective buyers, let’s inform in advance, the price may be tipped somewhere above Rs 50 lakh, approximately Rs 1 lakh more than the petrol trim of C200. Hence, the price may happen to be a bit obsessive on the size, but after the local production it is certainly expected to drop down over a handsome vertical limit.