Continuing its prowess of manufacturing world-class products in India, Mercedes- Benz India today rolled-out the all new C 220 CDI from its state-of-art manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. The local production of the new C 220 CDI commences within three months of the car’s India debut. The new C 220 CDI was rolled-out of the assembly line.
The new locally produced C 220 CDI will now be available in all Mercedes-Benz dealerships across India. The new C-Class which created a new benchmark with its modern and aesthetic design, luxurious interiors and cutting-edge technology, won the coveted ‘World Car of the Year’ award, even after bagging many prestigious awards from different Indian automotive media in 2014. Its features include exemplary safety and high efficiency, while boasting of sporty and agile handling. Spear heading the spirit of ‘Make in India’ zealously Mercedes-Benz India has now enhanced the localized content in the new C 220 CDI to 60%. The local production of the all new C 220 CDI underlines Mercedes-Benz’s continuous efforts in creating excellence in manufacturing from India and support the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.
The new C-Class’ 4-cylinder diesel engine is the most fuel efficient in the segment with a fuel efficiency of 19.27 km per litre. Together with a large fuel tank capacity of 66 litres it gives the customers freedom to explore places around them without worrying about frequent trips to the fuel station. The engine also boasts of the ECO start/stop function which helps in saving fuel and reducing emissions. The engine produces 125 kW at 3000-4200 rpm with a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1400-2800 rpm, which is highest in the segment. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 233 kmph.
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