German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz has launched a more powerful version of the C-Class saloon. The C250d is priced at Rs.44.36 lakhs (Ex-showroom Pune) and will join the C-Class lineup that currently consists of the C200 (petrol), the C220d (diesel) and the range-topping C63 AMG. The C250d will get goodies such as LED headlamps, ambient lighting, 17” 5-twin spoke alloy wheels and Active Parking Assist as standard.
The C250d features a more powerful, 4-cylinder, 2.1-litre diesel engine that churns out 204hp and 500Nm of peak torque. Amongst the most powerful engines in its class, the saloon can clock 100kmph in just 6.6-seconds. Mercedes - Benz also pointed out that the emissions levels of the sedan are well below the regulatory limits; 30% below the stipulated NOX limits and 60% below the stipulated particulate matter limit. ARAI approved fuel economy is rated at 19.71 km/l.
The C250d will be produced at the automaker’s facility in Chakan, Pune. Mr.Roland Folger, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “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 localization 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.”