Local assembly of Mercedes C Class petrol (C200) commences in India – IAB Report

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Price for the locally assembled C Class remains at INR 40.9 Lakhs.

Along with the launch of the Mercedes C-Class Diesel (C220 CDI), the company announced that the local assembly of the C200 Petrol has commenced, three months after its launch in November 2014.

2015 Mercedes C Class petrol CKD assembly
Assembly of the new C-Class begins three months after it was launched.

The company did not reveal its sales target, and said the number of CKD kits assembled will be dependent on the market demand in India. Other CKD models at the plant are the GL-Class, S-Class, E-Class, and the M-Class.

The car’s powered by the same 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is under the hood of the CBU model, which produces 181 hp and a peak torque of 300 Nm, paired to a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels, and enables the car to hit 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed 235 km/h.

2015 Mercedes C Class petrol CKD front three quarter
It’s powered by the same 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine that is under the hood of the CBU model, which produces 181 hp and a peak torque of 300 Nm.

Visual changes in the locally assembled C Class are the new 5-twin spoke alloy rim design and a high-gloss brown burr walnut wood trim. Otherwise, it is still available in a single trim which crams all the optional equipment from the spec sheet: LED Headlamps and DRLs with adaptive beams, panoramic sunroof, a Drive mode selector with 5 different response modes, gear paddles on the multifunctional steering, 3-color ambient lighting, Keyless entry and start, and Attention Assist.

2015 Mercedes C Class petrol CKD dashboard
The only visual changes in the locally assembled C Class are the new 5-twin spoke alloy rim design and a high-gloss brown burr walnut wood trim.

Also Read: Mercedes C Class diesel (C220 CDI) launched in India at INR 39.9 Lakhs

Prices for the CKD Mercedes C Class starts at INR 40.9 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), which is identical to the pricing of the CBU model. It sells alongside the diesel C Class (C220 CDI), which starts at INR 39.9 Lakhs.

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