The 2018 Mercedes C-Class (facelift), which was unveiled in February 2018, has been launched in India in a price range of INR 40.00 lakhs - 48.50 lakhs. As per the manufacturer, some 6,500 components of the refreshed model are new. The biggest highlight, however, is the introduction of the BSVI-compliant version of the OM 654 diesel engine in the C 220 d and the C 300 d AMG Line.
Changes to the exterior are far from radical, but the host of minor updates work together to inject freshness into the almost 5-years old design. The headlamps and the taillamps gain new LED fixtures while the bumpers get a slight nip and tuck. The design of the alloy wheels is new, too. Furthermore, the C-Class is now available with a new exterior paint option - Mojave Silver.
On the inside, the steering wheel is new and carries a dual touchpad control system. The cabin also receives a new 10.25-inch high-resolution screen for the COMAND infotainment system. Furthermore, the interior features a smartphone integration package, ambient lighting with 64 colours, and open-pore walnut wood trim.
Under the hood, the 2018 Mercedes C-Class (facelift) sports a BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that will be shared with the E-class All-Terrain. For the C220 d range, the new motor outputs a maximum power of 194 hp and a peak torque of 400 Nm. For the C300 d AMG Line, it produces 245 hp and 500 Nm. The motor comes mated to a 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
Speaking at the launch of the 2018 Mercedes C-Class (facelift), Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Mercedes-Benz India said,
Introduction of fascinating products and their continuous honing has been key to our success and with the launch of the new C-Class, Mercedes-Benz yet again set a very high benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. This model update is the biggest in the history of the C-Class.
2018 Mercedes C-Class (facelift) Prices
- C 220 d Prime - INR 40.00 lakhs
- C 220 d Progressive - INR 44.25 Lakhs
- C 300 d AMG Line - INR 48.50 Lakhs
All prices are ex-showroom, pan-India