In the luxury car market, Mercedes Benz C-Class is doing impressive business in terms of sales. At present, it is being sold in three variants, of which, Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 200 CGI is the only petrol trim. Like other variants of this model series, it is also incorporated with a number of innovative features that gives the occupants a luxury feel while traveling. Its large wheelbase of 2840mm makes it one of the spacious saloons in its segment. Not only this, this vehicle is offered with ample leg space, head and shoulder room, which is a big plus point. It is fitted with a 2.0-litre in-line petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1991cc. It has the capacity of generating a peak power of 181.03bhp in combination with a maximum torque output of 300Nm. With the help of a 7G Tronic Plus transmission gear box, which helps in attaining a top speed of 235 Kmph and takes about 7.3 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph. The internal cabin is equipped with a lot of comfort and safety aspects. The list includes Audio 20 CD system, electrically adjustable front seats and THERMATIC climate control unit. It also has an advanced 'Touchpad' featuring multi-touch sensor system, which enables the driver to control several functions of this saloon with simple gestures. It has all the passive and active safety features, which safeguards all the occupants in case of any collision. On the other hand, this luxury saloon is available with an unmatched three year warranty period without any limitation to its mileage.
This variant has a lustrous structure along with expressive lines and trendy cosmetics all round that gives it a captivating look on the road. For tempting the car enthusiasts, its front facade is fitted with a signature diamond radiator grille that has a thick horizontally positioned louver. Furthermore, it is embedded with a chrome plated company's badge. Surrounding this is the large headlight cluster that is powered by trendy LED headlamps and day time running lights. Below this, there is a body colored bumper that is embodied with a pair of air ducts and a large air dam. The large windscreen is integrated with a set of rain sensing wipers. The sleek side profile features character lines and chrome plated door handles. Its beautifully carved wheel arches are equipped with a sturdy set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which are further covered with high performance tubeless radials. The body colored external wing mirrors are painted in body color, whereas the door sills and B pillars are treated in high gloss black. The ORVMs are electrically foldable and comes with memory function as well. It also gets chrome plated waistline molding that further enhances its majestic stance. Coming to the rear profile, it has a stunning taillight cluster, which is powered by LED brake lights and turn indicators. The rear bumper has a muscular design and is incorporated with chrome plated exhaust pipe along with a black colored lower cladding.
Its spacious internal cabin is incorporated with a lot of sophisticated features and has a splendid design, which is neatly done up with an eye soothing color scheme. The company has used high quality scratch resistant material for giving it an aristocratic finish inside. The dashboard has a neatly sculptured design and is embodied with signature chrome tipped AC vents. The cockpit is bestowed with a beautiful center fascia featuring advanced equipments like an AC unit, an infotainment system, and several illuminated control functions. Another signature aspect is its three spoke steering wheel that is wrapped with premium leather upholstery. At the same time, it is also mounted with multi-functional switches. All the seats inside are quite luxurious, as they are ergonomically designed, which can provide excellent support all the way from thighs to head. Both its front seats are electrically adjustable wherein the driver’s seat has three programmable memory setting. Its rear cabin is fitted with bench seat featuring 40:20:40 split folding facility that helps to improve the storage capacity of the car. There are several utility based features provided inside the cabin like cup holders, storage units, inside rear view mirror, accessory power sockets, map pockets and many other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, this variant is fitted with a powerful 2.0-litre In-line petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1991cc. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using a double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This power plant is incorporated with an advanced direct injection fuel supply system, which enhances the fuel economy. It allows the vehicle to generate a maximum mileage of 14.7 Kmpl on the bigger roads. At the same time, it can produce about 10 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions. This mill is coupled with a 7G TRONIC Plus automatic transmission gear box, which offers excellent ride comfort, driving enjoyment and efficiency. It enables the saloon to zoom towards a breathtaking top speed of 235 Kmph approximately and can break the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 7.3 seconds from a standstill. This petrol mill has the capacity of churning out a maximum power of 181.03bhp at 5500rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 300Nm in the range of 1200 to 1400rpm.
Braking and Handling:
Like any other model from their stable, this saloon is also bestowed with a proficient braking mechanism with internally vented disc brakes. These are further integrated with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which improves the braking mechanism. Not only this, the company has also given it electronic stability program, which collaborates with ABS and ASR (anti slip regulation) to keep the vehicle stable. On the other hand, it is integrated with an AGILITY control suspension featuring adaptive damping system, which adjusts the suspension precisely according to the road condition. It is incorporated with an advanced electric power assisted steering system, which offers excellent response and reduces the efforts required by the driver. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 11.2 meters.
The automaker is offering variant with several advanced features that certainly provide a fatigue free driving experience. The cabin is incorporated a THERMOTRONIC 3-zone automatic climate control unit including separate air vents for rear passengers, which helps to keep the entire ambiance pleasant irrespective of temperature outside. It is also incorporated with an advanced instrument cluster featuring a color display. It provides informatics like outside temperature display, trip computer, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, distance traveled, vehicle speed, gearshift position, tachometer, driver’s seat belt warning and a few other notification lamps for keeping the driver updated. This variant has an advanced music system that supports a DVD player, FM Radio, 10 GB storage for audio and video files, 200 gigabytes hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity and touch sensitive telephone keypad in center console. Apart from these, the company has bestowed it with park guidance system, which has PARKTRONIC along with night view assist plus and pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT navigation system.
It has seven airbags along with extended adaptivity and automatic deactivation function for front passenger. The PRE-SAFE system is able to recognize critical driving situation in advance and as a precaution it can activate safety systems. It also has NECK-PRO head restraints, 'ASSYST ' service interval indicator, brake pad wear indicator, crash responsive pedal unit, electronic stability program, curve dynamic assist, fluid level indicator, ISOFIX child seat attachments and tyre pressure monitoring system.
1. Reliable engine performance with exceptional acceleration and pick-up.
2. Lustrous bodyline is an advantage.
1. Command Online system can be added.
2. Lower ground clearance is a big drawback.
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