Mercedes Benz is keen on launching new products for the Indian market, of which two major ones include the new C-Class and GLA-Class. Both models will be launched by the end of this year and the GLA is ready for the launch during festive season. The automaker will be introducing this new sedan with C220 CDI and C200 CGI options. The C220 CDI has arrived at Automotive Research Authority of India for homologation purpose. To avoid the same powertrain sharing between the C- and the E-Class, the C250 CDI will not be made available immediately. Is this the reason why even the current C-Class no longer has C250 CDI in its engine offering?
Yes, you heard it right! The 2.2 liter 4-cylinder diesel powerplant will feature SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology for particularly environment-friendly driving and make sure that C-Class models with diesel powertrains attain efficiency Class A at least and in most cases even efficiency Class A+.Low drag is crucial to achieving outstanding efficiency. From a speed of just under 70 km/h, aerodynamic drag exceeds the sum total of all other driving resistance factors. As such, drag constitutes a major parameter in efforts to reduce fuel consumption.
The automaker achieves this feat of lightweight construction by various measures, including the use of unusually high proportion of aluminum and new structural design for a mass-produced range. The share of aluminum has risen unlike the successful predecessor from under 10% to nearly 50%. Standard on C-Class is a steel suspension. Three Direct Control suspensions with selective damping system are available in conjunction with this suspension, viz a sports suspension lowered by 15mm, a comfortable Avantgarde suspension with sportier character and comfort suspension.
All Mercedes Benz C-Class models will be equipped with electromechanical Direct Steer system. This fuses road-speed-dependant power assistance from the speed sensitive power steering system with a steering ratio that valves according to given steering angle. Existing and new assistance systems with an array of improved functions from the E- and S-Class are optionally available too. COMAND Online not only provides a bigger screen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution, but also a special bonded glass cover that’s familiar from consumer devices (iPad or iPhone).