2022 Mercedes Benz C Class Launched In India From 55 Lakh

Hybrid powertrains become the soul of W206 C Class

Mercedes Benz has launched the 2022 C Class in the country with the ex-showroom prices starting from Rs 55 lakh. 2022 Mercedes Benz C Class (W206) is available in 3 variants here- C200, C220d, and C300d. The new generation stands out for using hybrid engines across the range. The new C Class portfolio draws its juice from one petrol and 2 diesel engines. Mercedes had started taking bookings exclusively from existing Mercedes owners earlier this month and claims to have received overwhelming responses from the same.

Mercedes Benz calls the new C Class a ‘Baby S Class’ and the vehicle does absolute justice to this with its design and cabin experience. Underpinned by the MRA2 platform, the new C is significantly larger than its predecessor. The length, width, and wheelbase (up by 25mm) have all gone up. The new C gets shorter overhangs, sleeker headlamps and tail lamps, a refreshed shoulder line, and reworked surfaces. The compact sedan is now available in 6 colorways- Salatine Grey, Mojave Silver, High-tech Silver, Cavansite Blue, Obsidian Black, and Manufaktur Opalite White. The last 3 shades are available just on the range-topping C300d.

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The cabin has been extensively reworked on the W206. There are 3 different interior colorways to choose from- Macchiato Beige, Sienna Brown, and Black. Some extent of personalization is available on the trims too. The overall design and layout would resemble those of the larger S Class. There are a lot of new features like a huge 11.9-inch vertically-placed touchscreen infotainment system (that takes a major share of the central real estate) with a second-generation MBUX infotainment engine, connected car tech, voice assistance, an improved steering wheel with touch-based controls, dual-pane sunroof with touch slider operation, dual-zone climate control, digital cockpit, powered front seats, wireless charger, etc. The comfort and space at the rear have also had huge leaps up.

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Displacement1496 cc1993 cc1993 cc
Engine4 cylinder turbo petrol with 48V ISG4 cylinder diesel with 48V ISG4 cylinder diesel with 48V ISG
Power204 hp (+15 hp from ISG)200 hp (+15 hp from ISG)265 hp (+15 hp from ISG)
Torque300 Nm (200Nm from ISG)400 Nm (200Nm from ISG)550 Nm (200Nm from ISG)
Transmission9 G Tronic9 G Tronic9 G Tronic
0-100 kph Acceleration7.3 seconds7.3 seconds5.7 seconds
Top Speed246 kph245 kph250 kph
2022 Mercedes Benz C Class specifications


On the mechanical front, the second-generation MRA platform comes with the same suspension setup as the previous-gen- one that consists of double wishbones at the front, and an independent multi-link setup at the rear. The spring, damping, and anti-roll settings for these have, however, been reworked to ensure more comfort and better handling.

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In the first instance in its history, the W206 has got hybrid engines on all its variants. The base-spec C200 gets a smaller 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine coupled with a 48V mild-hybrid technology and an integrated starter generator motor. The C220d, entry- point of the diesel lineup, gets a 2.0L four-cylinder hybrid diesel churning out 204hp and 300 Nm. The range-topping C300d gets the same engine in a higher state of tune wherein the output figures are 265hp and 550Nm. Up to 20hp and 200Nm would also come from the hybrid setup. The 9-speed G Tronic automatic remains the sole gearbox on offer. With these drivetrains, the petrol-powered C200 and base diesel- C220d can both do the 0-100kph sprint in just 7.3 seconds. The top-of-the-line C300d however, is much faster, doing the same in just 5.7 seconds.

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2022 Mercedes Benz C Class Price In India

VariantEx-sh Price
C20055 lakh
C220d56 lakh
C300d61 lakh
2022 Mercedes Benz C Class price in India and variants