Mercedes Benz India is one of the most reputed car companies in the Indian car market. This luxury car maker is the ancillary of the Germany based multinational car maker, Daimler AG. Mercedes Benz India was established in year 1994 and since then the company has been selling some of the most sleek and urbane sedans and other vehicles in the Indian automobile market. Their fleet has some of the most popular luxury sedans, which have been top sellers for several years now. The company has several models of sedans as well as SUVs prevalent in the country’s car market and they have been always striving constantly to deliver better and more superior vehicles for the Indian buyers. To carry forward their legacy, Mercedes Benz India has recently launched a sports edition variant for their charming Mercedes Benz New C Class C 220 CDI Sport Edition , which has enigmatic exteriors and luxuriant interiors. This Mercedes Benz C Class India is one of the most stylish and up market luxury sedan in its segment and the company is hoping that it will generate impressive sales. This Mercedes Benz C Class Sports Edition has been fitted with a powerful and fuel efficient 2.2 litre diesel power train, which is mated with a advanced and very efficient 7G-Tronic, seven speed automatic transmission gear box. Some of the most remarkable features, which are added to this Mercedes Benz C Class 2012 sports variant are Artico upholstery with a Black piano lacquer trim, electric seats, Thermatic automatic climate control, a superior and highly advanced Audio 20 that has a single CD player along with a USB port, Aux in and Bluetooth connectivity as well to pair mobile phones. Apart from these irresistible comfort features, the company has also integrated this all new Mercedes Benz C Class Sports Edition with some of the most dynamic and highly developed safety features such as PRE–SAFE, NECK Pro , Tyre pressure loss warning system, a class leading 6 Airbags, an ABS (Antilock Braking System) along with the advanced (ESP) Electronic Stability Program, an ASR (Acceleration SkidControl) and Brake Assist as well. All these impressive and essential safety and comfort features put together makes this latest Mercedes Benz C Class India a very stylish and enticing option for the Indian customers. The company is offering this new Mercedes Benz C Class India in quite a few exterior paint options, which are lively and lustrous. There is a non metallic calcite white along with a magnificent obsidian black in metallic finish, a subtle metallic cuprite brown and then there is an elegant palladium silver along with a graceful iridium silver metallic finish as well.
This Mercedes Benz New C Class C 220 CDI Sport Editionhas quite a few striking exterior features, which will certainly astound the customers. The frontage has a sleek and neatly done up front radiator grille with quite a lot of chrome finish on it. This astutely designed grille has three thick horizontal stripes of chrome that also has the signature tri star emblem of the company embedded in it. The front wind screen is made of toughened glass and has been equipped with an advanced pair of intermittent wipers. This latest Mercedes Benz C Class 2012 sports edition also has the highly acclaimed AMG body styling. This premium styling has been done up on the front and rear apron along with the side sill panels to give this luxury sedan a distinct look in comparison to the regular variants. The head lamp cluster is quite large and very luminous as it has been fitted with bright halogen lamps and also has the intelligent light system for enhanced visibility to the driver in the night. The front body colored bumper has been integrated with a pair of round shaped radiant fog lamps, which further improves the improved visibility of the driver. Between these fog lamps is a wide perforated air dam, which helps in cooling down the engine and is colored in matte black. The side profile is smooth and lustrous with body colored external rear view mirrors, which have the side turn blinkers integrated in them that add to the beauty of this luxury sedan. The precisely carved out wheel arches have been fitted with an exclusive set of 17 inch five twin spoke light alloy wheels, which have been covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres of size 255/45 R17 that have a superior road grip . The roof has been painted in black color that enhances the sporty look of this Mercedes Benz C Class Sports Edition. The rear end has a brilliant tail lamp cluster, while this sedan also has a curvy and sleek boot lid with the badging.
The overall dimensions of this luxuriant new Mercedes Benz C Class 2012 are quite spacious. The total length of this premium sedan is 4591mm along with an overall width of 2020mm, which also includes the protruding external wing mirrors as well. The overall height of this Mercedes Benz C Class Sports Edition is about 1447mm and it also has a roomy and lavish wheel base of 2760mm, which is quite large. The luggage compartment can take in approximately 475 kgs of baggage inside it, while the minimum turning radius of this of this lengthy premium sedan is close to 10.84 meters. The kerb weight of this Mercedes Benz New C Class C 220 CDI Sport Editionis said to be about 1610 kgs.
The company has done up the insides of this wonderful luxury sedan very tastefully and has also integrated quite a number of luxuriant features to add to its opulence. The seating arrangement is extremely comfortable with well cushioned seats. These seats are covered with high quality Artico upholstery along with a black piano lacquer trim that adds to the lavishness of the interiors. The entire dashboard, door panels and carpets match the selected interior color perfectly. Apart from this, the interior surfaces are very smooth and top quality materials have been used in the interiors of this premium sedan. There are quite a few storage spaces to keep lots of varied things such as bottle holders, cup holders, a large glove box and other pockets as well. The steering wheel is covered in premium leather and so is the gear lever along with the hand brake, which adds to the classy look of the insides. The controls on the central console are neatly arranged and are very user friendly and easy to handle. The sun visors have a vanity mirror, while the internal rear view mirror has a day and night function as well. The instrument cluster is dynamic with three round dials that have various controls and readings to help the driver. On the other hand, the central console has a multi information display, an integrated music system and below this are the other air conditioner unit controls along with other buttons.
Engine and Performance
This all new Mercedes Benz New C Class C 220 CDI Sport Editionhas been fitted with a 2.2 litre diesel power train, which has 4 in-line cylinders . This dynamic and performance packed drive train can displace about 2143cc and the company has also equipped this powerful engine with an Eco start stop ignition system, which will further help this premium sedan to save fuel and increase the mileage as well. This power packed diesel drive train has the capacity to generate a peak power output of 170 Bhp at 3000 to 4200 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 400 Nm at 1400 to 2800 Rpm. This highly developed diesel engine has been cleverly mated with a highly developed 7G Tronic seven speed automatic gear box transmission . This impressive power plant is quite apt for the Indian road conditions and will certainly excel on it.
Braking and Handling
The braking system of this enigmatic Mercedes Benz New C Class C 220 CDI Sport Editionis very proficient and keeps the driver in complete control of the sedan. The front wheels of this luxurious sedan are fitted with disc brakes for superior braking and the company has also equipped this Mercedes Benz C Class 2012 with the advanced antilock braking system as well. This ABS also has brake assist along with electronic brake force distribution mechanism as well for better and enhanced braking on any terrain and even on slippery roads. The suspension system on the other hand is the highly developed agility control package, which automatically adjusts the dampers at each wheel to a customized setting according to the situation and the road condition. In this way it helps in giving a very comfortable and jerk free driving experience to all the passengers even on poor road surfaces. The selective damping system that has a softer shock absorber assists in and extremely smooth ride in the normal mode, while for the dynamic driving mode the complete damping force is used to stabilize the vehicle and this helps the driver is handling the premium sedan very effortlessly.
This all new Mercedes Benz New C Class C 220 CDI Sport Editionhas been integrated with some of the most highly advanced and very essential safety features. These safety features enhance the value of this premium sedan and helps in keeping the vehicle as well as all the occupants safe and sound. The list of these safety functions include an intelligent head light system (intelligent illumination) that helps in adapting the headlamp range and distribution according to the various road conditions and driving situations. Apart from this the cornering lights as well as the active light system makes sure all the curves and bends on the roads are illuminated for safer driving. Then there is the adaptive high beam assist that helps in dimming the light which is coming from the approaching cars for the driver to drive more peacefully. The company has also equipped this Mercedes Benz C Class India with a supplemental restraint system (SRS), which has quite a number of various safety aspects and protective functions. This innovative SRS function helps in deployment of the airbags selectively according to the need and it also deploys the NECK PRO system. Apart from these, it also tensions all the seat belts and also switches off the engine as well as the heating. This system also helps in unlocking the doors and lowers the windows by about 50 mm, so that there is air circulation inside, activates hazard warning lamps, it also helps in triggering the pyro-fuse in the fuse box and helps in activating the crash responsive emergency lighting as well. This Mercedes Benz C Class 2012 has also been integrated with an attention assist system, which has a few functions that keeps the driver alert by the help of various sensors. This premium sedan also has a Pre Safe system, an acceleration skid control, six airbags (front and side) that are deployed in two stages in the occurrence of a accident, neck pro head restraints and also other advanced assistance as well. The list seems to be endless, but the company has made this premium sedan into one of the safest and most secure vehicles to travel in.
There are lots of comfort and convenience features that are integrated in this charming premium sedan. It has a highly developed and most advanced music system, which is called as the Audio 20 CD that provides entertainment and has input options such as a USB port, Aux-in in the central console. This music system also has a Bluetooth interface with a hands free feature as well. It also has a TFT display, a radio with tuner and also a media interface as well. Then there is a powerful and efficient Thermatic automatic climate control, which controls the temperature as well as the ventilation automatically. It also has an air filter and an air recirculation system as well to enhance the comfort level. This sedan also has a cooled glove box, a power steering with mounted audio and phone buttons, cruise control, a tyre pressure warning system and many more such features, which will amaze the customers.
Fully loaded with exceptional safety and comfort features, powerful diesel engine, striking exteriors.
Mileage can be improved, pricing can be more competitive.