Mercedes-Benz revels updated C-Class further on of Geneva Debut
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updated version of its most successful sedan, the C-Class, ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The sedan displayed by the Stuttgart-based automaker is the new AMG Line which features reshaped bumpers at the front and rear along with a tweaked headlamp design and a redesigned tail lamp. Although the changes to the aesthetics are subtle, the tech updates aren’t. The new C-Class gets new, elective Multibeam LED headlights with 84 individually controlled LEDs and an ultra range high-beam mode, similar to the one on the S-Class. The cabin of the C-Class now borrows a lot more elements from the flagship sedan as well. For instance, the display controls and display features are from the S-Class. Although optional, it will now come with an all-digital instrument cluster with 3 selectable exhibit styles.
At the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce new petrol and diesel engines to its lineup along with plug-in and hybrid models for both petrol and diesel motors. The features are yet to be disclosed but they are likely to be based on Mercedes’ new EQ technology which should help increase fuel efficiency when compared to the carmaker’s current ‘e’ models. The India-spec cars, however, is expected to carry forward the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol making 184PS/300Nm. However, with India being a diesel-friendly market, we could see a new diesel engine being introduced as well. Maybe even a BSVI-compliant one. Hybrids and plug-in models are highly unlikely to make it here given the lack of incentives from the Indian government. Expect a marginal hike in prices. The current model is priced between Rs 39.9 lakh and Rs.46.8 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and goes against the Jaguar XE, BMW 3-Series, and the Audi A4.