Mercedes-Benz India introduces the ‘World Car of the Year’ in its latest guise, the C 250 d; commences local production

 Mercedes-Benz India introduces the ‘World Car of the Year’ in its latest guise, the C 250 d; commences local production

The C 250 d is the fastest and most powerful sedan in its segment

  • The C 250 d is equipped with the revolutionary 9G-TRONIC transmission; sets the benchmark in the segment
  • The C 250 d features an all LED Intelligent Light System as standard
  • Garmin® MAP PILOT fitted as standard, is displayed via a 7” multimedia screen in the C 250 d
  • Segment benchmark: Ambient lighting, 17” 5-twin spoke alloy wheels, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
  • Scintillating performance: 2143 cc diesel engine, 150 kW (204 hp) power, 500 Nm of torque, 0-100 kmph in 6.6 seconds
  • The emissions levels of the C 250 d are well below the regulatory limits; 30% below the stipulated NOX limits and 60% below the stipulated particulate matter limit | The C 250 d boasts an outstanding fuel economy of 19.71 km/l
  • Local production of the C 250 d will cater to the increasing demand of the C-Class and reduce the waiting period considerably
  • The Mercedes-Benz C 250 d is priced at Rs.44.36 lakhs (Ex-showroom Pune)

The country’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, today redefined the mid-size luxury sedan segment in India, by introducing the all new C 250 d. The C-Class which is offered in C 200 and C 220 d variants, remain one of Mercedes-Benz’s highest selling models and a key product in its unmatched offerings in India.

With the introduction of the new C 250 d, ‘The World Car of the Year’ Mercedes- Benz now presents the fastest and the most powerful car in its segment. The launch of the C 250 d is also significant, as for the first time Mercedes-Benz introduces its revolutionary 9G-TRONIC transmission in the C- Class. The C 250 d was launched by Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India.

Roland Folger

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “The all new C-Class completely redefined the mid-size luxury sedan segment in India and created for itself a new territory of supremacy. The inherent success of this ‘World Car of the Year’ is evident from the fact that, the C-Class remains an unrivalled product in its segment, emerging as the highest sold model in our portfolio in 2015. With the introduction of the technologically advanced new C 250 d, we further bolster our position and are confident of continuing its unmatched success in India. Apart from featuring the 9G-TRONIC transmission for the first time in the C-Class, the C 250 d also features the Garmin® MAP PILOT, ambient lighting, all LED Intelligent Light System and PARKTRONIC amongst other advancements; making the C 250 d a luxury sedan with a unique blend of power, style, comfort and safety.”

“We always presented the best of our products and services to our elite patrons in the shortest possible lead time. The overwhelming response for the new C-Class drove us to commence the local manufacturing of the C 250 d simultaneously with its introduction in India. This key step is not merely a reflection of our localisation strategy, but also underscores our unsurpassed commitment of driving value for our customers. We are confident that the local production of the C 250 d, will create high customer interest with additional value proposition and increased availability” Mr. Folger further elaborated.

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Luxury meets unrivalled performance

The new C 250 d is a blend of sophisticated luxury and sportiness. This luxury sedan sports class-leading driving performance, state-of-the-art technology and outstanding build quality. The C 250 d is the right car for those ardent car enthusiasts who appreciate performance without compromising on luxurious appointments.

Power packed performance: The new C 250 d’s 4-cylinder diesel engine is the most powerful and fastest in the segment. The engine features an ECO start/stop function which drives efficiency. The engine produces 150 kW at 3800 rpm with a maximum torque of 500 Nm between 1600-1800 rpm, which is the highest in the segment.

Technical Specifications Mercedes-Benz C 250 d
Arrangement/no. of cylinders In line 4-cylinder
Total displacement (cc) 2,143
Power kW (hp) @ rpm 150 (204) @ 3800
Torque (Nm) @ rpm 500 @ 1600-1800
Acceleration (km/h) (s) 6.6
Top speed km/h (electronically limited) 247

Intelligent assistance systems: The Mercedes-Benz C 250 d is equipped with the latest technical innovations that make it an illustration to reckon with. As a part of the Intelligent Drive system, the following assistance systems considerably enhance comfort and safety for users:

LED Intelligent Light System | Reversing camera with 180° view | Attention Assist | Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC | Garmin® MAP PILOT

LED Intelligent Light System (ILS): The ILS automatically adjusts the headlamps based on weather, lighting and driving conditions for ideal visibility in every situation. Variable low beam for country roads and motorways is supported with an active light function for significantly better illumination on bends. Luminosity of the brake lights varies according to the light conditions so as to avoid dazzling other road users.

Garmin® MAP PILOT: Navigation software and map data in the C 250 d, is set on a SD memory card and displays instructions in the instrument cluster for the driver. The spoken instructions are issued through the built-in loudspeakers.

Unparalleled safety features: In addition to the standard safety features such as ABS, BAS, ESP, ASR, Hill Start Assist, etc., the C 250 d remains the leader in terms of measures designed to guard against any danger and initiate protective measures. ATTENTION ASSIST warns the driver when it detects typical signs of drowsiness in steering behaviour. PRE-SAFE® system comes with belt tensioners for driver and front passenger seats, closing function for side windows and panoramic sliding sunroof and positioning of front passenger.

17 inch stylish alloys: The C 250 d features the stylish 43.2 cm (R17) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in Vanadium Silver finish.

Ambient Lighting: The C 250 d now features ambient lighting as a standard feature. With three different colours and five dimming levels, it creates a unique sense of well-being in the interior.

Three ambient lighting colours:

  • Solar (amber)
  • Polar (ice blue)
  • Neutral (white)