Fifth-gen C-Class will be offered with a new 1.5-litre petrol and a pair of 2.0-litre diesel engines
Mercedes has unveiled the new C-Class in India ahead of its launch on May 10, 2022. Now in its fifth generation, the new C-Class debuted early last year growing in size over its predecessor and packing in even more tech. Bookings for the new C-Class are already underway with Mercedes recently commencing local assembly of the model at its plant at Chakan outside Pune.
The C-Class continues with Mercedes’ family design language now seen on the new S-Class and the facelifted E-Class before it. The cabin design too is heavily inspired by the new S with the portrait style central touchscreen, high set central air-con vents and the free-standing digital instrument cluster. The new C-Class sits on a 25 mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor with Mercedes saying it has freed up 21mm of additional space with the cabin. The C-Class will be available with three interior colour options – Macchiato beige, Sienna Brown and Black paired with either open-pore wood trim with aluminium inserts or a metal weave trim depending on the variant.
However, it’s the tech that will catch buyers’ eyes. The C-Class gets a 11.9-inch central touchscreen running Mercedes’s latest MBUX system replete with connected tech and voice assistant. As on the S-Class, the unit offers a degree of customisability. The system even comes with a biometric scanner with users able to save their individual profiles on board with a simple fingerprint scan. This ranges from personalised access to data to setting up a personalised listening experience from the car’s speakers on the C 300d. The C 300d also gets Mercedes Digital Lights headlamps also featured in the new S-Class.