Mercedes C 220 CDI Edition C review, test drive1 min read . Updated: 14 Nov 2013, 11:25 AM IST The car you see in these photographs is the Mercedes-Benz Edition C, basically a limited edition run of the C-class launched to celebrate the sale of 10 million units of the car around the world.
The car you see in these photographs is the Mercedes-Benz Edition C, basically a limited edition run of the C-class launched to celebrate the sale of 10 million units of the car around the world.
The brand has sold more than 2.3 million units of the current fourth-generation model series alone since it was unveiled globally in 2007.
The Edition C is essentially a C220 CDI with some special features exclusive to this car. We got our hands on it for a quick drive.
There are no mechanical changes and power comes from a 2143cc turbo-diesel engine good for 167bhp mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Out on the street, the C-class has more than enough punch to satisfy. The delivery of torque and power is strong and the C rushes forward with good energy. And flat-out acceleration, despite this C having 34 horses less than the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI, is strong and you can expect the 220 CDI to be only around a second or so off the more powerful 250 in a drag race. Even the power delivery is smooth and linear. It feels a tad more refined than the C250 CDI as well. The rest of the car remains the same and you get fantastic build quality, all of Merc's safety systems and a very supple ride.
The special features in the Mercedes-Benz Edition C are an AMG styling kit, smoked headlamps and new alloy wheels. The grille also gets a unique design and there are Edition C badges on the sides. The interiors get special Alacantra and leather finish with blue contrast stitching on the seats. The dash gets silver inserts instead of wood. Priced at ₹39.16 lakh, the Edition C is rather expensive, when you compare it to its more modern rivals from BMW and Audi.
The Mercedes C 220 CDI Edition C will have a limited production run of 500 units.