2015 Mercedes C220 CDI to launch on February 11 in India – IAB Report

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015 - 2:48pm IST

Initially will be imported via the CBU route, later followed by local assembly

Mercedes-Benz India is all set to launch the diesel version of the 2015 C-Class sedan on February 11, 2015.

2015 Mercedes C Class launch
Mercedes-Benz had already launched the petrol-powered C-Class in India, which are currently sold as CBUs.

In November 2014, Mercedes-Benz launched the petrol-powered C-Class in India, which is currently sold as a CBU in the country. With the diesel C220 CDI variant, Mercedes will be looking to attract more customers towards the new C-Class, which tries to package even more luxury and design than its predecessor.

As reported earlier, the new C Class diesel will be imported to the country via the CBU route, with local assembly set to commence at a later date. International demand for the new C Class has been better-than-expected, and hence the local arm has to resort to the CBU route before it can start assembling the car at its Chakan plant.

2015 Mercedes C Class side launch
Power for the C220 CDI will be sourced from a 2.2-liter diesel engine producing 170 bhp and 400 Nm.

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Power for the C220 CDI will be sourced from a 2.2-liter diesel engine producing 170 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 7G-TRONIC gearbox that will drive the rear wheels only, helping it sprint from 0-100 kph in about 7.4 seconds, before hitting a top-speed of 233 kmh.

The new C Class petrol is priced at INR 40.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The diesel is expected to be priced around this figure owing to its CBU status.

Competitors: BMW 320d, Audi A4 2.0 TDI, Volvo S60 D4
Expected Price: Around INR 40 lakhs
Launch date: Feb 11

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3 thoughts on “2015 Mercedes C220 CDI to launch on February 11 in India – IAB Report

  1. K Singh says:

    When exactly is the CKD production expected to commence? Is it worth waiting for the CKD vehicle? What will be the expected price difference in the CKD vehicle?

    1. Hello Mr. Singh, we don’t have the exact details yet, but once we get them, we will share.

  2. Gaurav says:

    Too expensive for its class.


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