The iconic luxury car maker Mercedes Benz has again made it to the headlines by releasing a brand new variants in its popular C-Class model lineup. Among those, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 220 CDI Style is the base diesel trim and it is equipped with a 2.2-litre engine under the hood. Like its petrol counterpart, this trim is also based on an advanced modular rear-wheel drive architecture for enhanced performance and efficiency. Currently, the manufacturer has introduced this latest variant as a completely built-in unit (CBU) and later, its CKD version is slated for a roll-out. This saloon has a coupe like exterior structure owing to its slopping roof-line and expressively designed tailgate. Its exteriors are beautifully decorated with a lot of chrome accents, which further enhances is classy appeal. Not just from outside, this saloon also look stylish from its inside, as many of its cosmetics are made of leather and scratch resistant materials. Furthermore, there are a lot of wood accents on its dashboard and door panels, that emphasizes its regal stance. Its cabin is fitted with an array of advanced features like COMAND Online system, THERMATIC automatic climate control system and electrically adjustable front seats. As far as safety aspects are concerned, it is bestowed with advanced PRE-SAFE aspects including active and passive safety features, which provides unparalleled protection to the occupants.
The external appearance of this saloon remains entirely similar to its existing variant, as its facelift was launched just few months ago. However, its extensive chrome accents complimented by trademark features makes it look distinct in its segment. Its front facade has a signature radiator grille featuring a pair of horizontally positioned louvers. They are embodied with the iconic company's logo. This grille is surrounded by a beautifully sculptured clear-lens headlight cluster that are powered by bi-xenon lamps and LED daytime running lights. The front bumper has a sporty structure featuring a pair of air ducts embodying metallic strips. Furthermore, it is also fitted with a protective lower cladding that safeguards the vehicle from minor damages. Its side profile looks quite sleek featuring expressive lines on its doors. Its side molding along with the window sills are garnished in chrome, whereas the wing mirrors and handles are done up in body color. Its neatly carved fenders are fitted with sturdy set of alloy wheels that further enhances its modernistic stance. The most attractive aspect of this vehicle is its rear, where it has beautifully sculptured taillight cluster with interesting LED lighting pattern. In the center, its back door looks massive with a slightly curved design, which gives it a glimpse of a coupe.
Coming to the interiors, this Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 220 CDI Style trim has an eye-soothing dual tone color scheme, which is underlined by a lot of metallic accents. At the same time, its door panels along with dashboard have been decorated with wood inserts, which augments its regal stance. All the seats inside are ergonomically designed and are integrated with side bolsters along with adjustable head restraints. They are further covered with premium Nappa leather upholstery that certainly gives a luxuriant look to the cabin. Its dashboard houses a twin-tube design instrument cluster featuring two analogue meters and a multi-information screen, which provides all the essential information to the driver. The most attractive aspect of the cabin is its center and floor console, which are done up with high-gloss finish and equipped with several advanced switches. On the other hand, its cabin is blessed with a few utility aspects including accessory power sockets, glove box, digital clock and drink holders.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this latest trim is the advanced 2.2-litre diesel engine that is based on a DOHC valve configuration. It comprises of 4-cylinders, which displaces 2143cc. It is also integrated with a common rail direct fuel injection technology that helps to enhances its fuel efficiency. This turbocharged diesel mill can unleash a maximum power of 167.5bhp between 3000 to 4200rpm in combination with a pounding torque of 400Nm at 1400 to 2800rpm. Transmission work is handled by the seven speed automatic gearbox that sends out torque output to the rear wheels. The manufacturer claims that the vehicle can give away an impressive mileage of approximately 23.7 Kmpl. On the other hand, it is said to have a top speed of 230 Kmph and its acceleration from 0 to 100 Kmph mark is just under 8 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
Both the front and rear wheels are fitted with internally vented disc brakes featuring highly efficient brake calipers. This mechanism gets the further assistance from the ABS and EBD that eventually risk of skidding on slippery roads. At the same time, it also has electronic stability program that help to enhance its stability by improving its traction. The manufacturer has blessed this saloon with an Agility Control Suspension system featuring selective passive damping function that optimizes the damping effect and provides unmatched drive comfort.
This Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 200 CDI Style introduced trim gets all the advanced comfort features, which helps to offer a fatigue-free traveling experience. The list includes an illuminated glove compartment, three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, electrically adjustable front seats, two cup holders and an advanced instrument cluster with 13.97cm TFT display. In addition to these, it has features like 230 V power socket, 4-way lumber support for front seats, adaptive headlamp assist, THERMATIC climate control unit, cruise control function with Speedtronic variable speed limiter and electrically adjustable outside mirrors. Furthermore, it has windscreen wipers with rain sensors, reversing camera, Keyless Go starting function and power windows with one touch operation.
This variant is bestowed with a lengthy list of protective features, which provides maximized safety to the occupants inside. Those includes six airbags, adaptive brakes with hill start assist, automatic front passenger airbag deactivation, ABS with EBD, 'ASSYST' service interval reminder and brake pad wear indicator. Furthermore, it also has features like electronic stability program featuring curve dynamic assist, ISOFIX child seat mounting and tyre pressure monitoring system.
1. Safety and comfort features are at par with other competitors.
2. Breathtaking performance and impressive fuel economy.
1. Price range can be reduced.
2. AMG styling kit can be given as a standard feature.