2015 Mercedes C220 CDI with 60% localization launched at INR 37.9 lakhs – IAB Report

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The C Class range is now assembled in India.

Mercedes-Benz India today started local assembly of the new 2015 C Class diesel, the C220 CDI. The new C Class diesel was launched in India in February this year, but it was imported through the CBU route. With this, the new C Class range (C200 petrol and C220 CDI diesel) is now assembled at the Pune plant.

2015 Mercedes C220 CDI India local assembly
The C220 CDI is offered in two variants in India.

As part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, localization level on the new C220 CDI stands at 60 percent, the highest seen on a German luxury car (select models of BMW India feature localization content of up to 50 percent).

Prices of the new C220 CDI have correspondingly reduced by INR 2 lakhs. The locally-assembled C220 CDI is now priced at INR 37.9 lakhs for the ‘Style’ and INR 39.9 lakhs for the ‘Avantgarde’ trim, ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

It is powered by the 2,143 cc four-cylinder diesel engine which is capable of 167.6 hp between 3,000-4,200 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,400-2,800 rpm, matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

2015 Mercedes C Class Diesel launch dashboard
The C Class diesel is powered by a 2,143 cc diesel engine.

Also read: India-bound Mercedes GLC SUV’s exterior and interior rendered

The rear-wheel driven sedan accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and hits a top-speed of 233 km/h. The C220 CDI has a manufacturer claimed efficiency of 19.27 km/l.

2015 Mercedes C Class C220 CDI – Image Gallery

Mercedes C220 CDI Local Assembly – Press Release

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