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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class launch highlights: The Baby S takes fresh new aim

  • The latest Mercedes C-Class pricing goes up to 61 lakh and the sedan now has its eyes peeled to renew rivalry against BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.
By : Shubhodeep Chakravarty
| Updated on: 10 May 2022, 01:01 PM
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a more premium cabin and a 48V hybrid engine system for enhanced drive experience. C-Class pricing will determine how well it is able to take on rivals.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a more premium cabin and a 48V hybrid engine system for enhanced drive experience. C-Class pricing will determine how well it is able to take on rivals.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a more premium cabin and a 48V hybrid engine system for enhanced drive experience. C-Class pricing will determine how well it is able to take on rivals.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a more premium cabin and a 48V hybrid engine system for enhanced drive experience. C-Class pricing will determine how well it is able to take on rivals.

Mercedes-Benz India has launched the 2022 C-Class in the market today at a starting price of 55 lakh (ex showroom). Touted as the Baby S in a bid to underline its comfort levels and technological prowess that is on the lines of the flagship S-Class sedan, the new C-Class could well be the best-selling Mercedes sedan in the country. The company says that the model has been a particular hit among first-time luxury car buyers in the country in the past and that there is no reason why the trend won't continue. All eyes though would be on how the C-Class is priced. Here are the highlights from the launch event. ...read less
Mercedes-Benz India has launched the 2022 C-Class in the market today at a starting price of 55 lakh (ex showroom). Touted as the Baby S in a bid to underline its comfort levels and technological prowess that is on the lines of the flagship S-Class sedan, the new C-Class could well be the best-selling Mercedes sedan in the ...read more
10 May 2022, 01:01 PM IST

That's all from the launch event of the 2022 C-Class

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10 May 2022, 01:00 PM IST

A look at the pricing of C-Class vs 3 Series vs A4

The BMW 3 Series starts at 46.84 lakh for the 330i Sport and goes up to 65.88 lakh for the range-topping M340i XDrive. The 320d Luxury Edition with its diesel engine is priced at 50.87 lakh.

The more premium BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine starts at 54.48 lakh for the 330i Luxury Line with the 2.0-litre petrol motor while the range-topping 330 Li M Sport First Edition is priced at 56.87 lakh.

The Audi A4 is the most affordable of the three options here. It starts at 40.49 lakh for the A4 Premium and goes up to 48.99 lakh for the Technology variant. Do note that all prices mentioned above are ex-showroom and subject to change.

10 May 2022, 12:55 PM IST

Launch alert

The new C-Class from Mercedes has a starting price of 55 lakh for the C 200 and it goes up to 61 lakh (ex showroom prices) for the range-topping C 300d with AMG line styling.

Here is the full price list of the 2022 C-Class sedan from Mercedes.
Here is the full price list of the 2022 C-Class sedan from Mercedes.
Here is the full price list of the 2022 C-Class sedan from Mercedes.
Here is the full price list of the 2022 C-Class sedan from Mercedes.
10 May 2022, 12:43 PM IST

Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO at Mercedes-Benz India says…

"Cars have evolved over the years and in the luxury space, high-tech features have become a key differentiation point." 

10 May 2022, 12:41 PM IST

Mercedes C-Class launch event gets underway

The Germans are continuing to highlight comfort that the new C-Class offers but having driven the sedan recently, we feel that its true strengths lies in the ultra premium cabin and the whole lot of technology on offer.

10 May 2022, 12:20 PM IST

How will Mercedes likely price the new C-Class

There's a whole lot that is new, a whole lot that's great in the new C-Class. But expect Mercedes to command a premium price. We think the new C-Class is likely to start at around 60 lakh (ex showroom).

10 May 2022, 11:14 AM IST

Engine specs

The C 200 has a petrol motor at its heart which produces 204 hp and offers 300 Nm of torque. The figures go up to 170 hp and up to 500 Nm with the 48V battery.

The C 220d has a diesel engine which produces 200 p and offers 400 Nm of torque. With battery power, these figures rise to around 220 hp and 600 Nm.

If diesel is your choice, the C 300d could well stand out and that's not just because of its styling. The motor offers 265 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The figures rise with the 48V battery. As such, it can fire to 100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds.

10 May 2022, 10:45 AM IST

Mercedes C-Class first-drive review:

10 May 2022, 10:10 AM IST

2022 C-Class dimensions

The latest C-Class has gone up in length by 65 mm to 4,751 mm. Its wheelbase too has seen a 25 mm increase to 2,865 mm while the car is 1,820 mm wide.

The new C-Class has a slightly higher ground clearance but still sits quite low to the surface.
The new C-Class has a slightly higher ground clearance but still sits quite low to the surface.
The new C-Class has a slightly higher ground clearance but still sits quite low to the surface.
The new C-Class has a slightly higher ground clearance but still sits quite low to the surface.
10 May 2022, 09:46 AM IST

C-Class in three variants

The Mercedes C-Class is being made available in three variants - C 200, C 220d and C 300d.

10 May 2022, 09:20 AM IST

Did you know?

The average age of a C-Class buyer in India is now at 35 years.And Mercedes is looking to impress the younger lot with a plethora of in-car features.

A look at the cabin of the new C-Class C 200.
A look at the cabin of the new C-Class C 200.
A look at the cabin of the new C-Class C 200.
A look at the cabin of the new C-Class C 200.
10 May 2022, 09:01 AM IST

C for Cool. C for Comfort. C for C-Class

Mercedes is betting big on the updated looks of the C-Class, plus the comfort quotient in the cabin to appeal to prospective buyers. There is a massive in-car tech update as well.

10 May 2022, 08:57 AM IST

Why is the C-Class so special?

For long, the C-Class has been the window into the world of luxury, Mercedes style. While the A-Class Limousine launched early 2021 is now the entry-level sedan model from the company, it is still the C-Class that forms the more solid baseline for the Mercedes sedan lineup.

A look at the 2022 C-Class in 200 variant.
A look at the 2022 C-Class in 200 variant.
A look at the 2022 C-Class in 200 variant.
A look at the 2022 C-Class in 200 variant.
10 May 2022, 08:53 AM IST

Sedans vs SUVs

Mercedes is continuing to bet big on its sedan models. And there is good reason for it. The company says 48% of all its India sales comes through sedans with models like the C-Class, E-Class and even the S-Class faring well.

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