Mercedes-Benz Edition C: E for exclusive, C for class

Dec 28 2013, 11:31 IST
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Edition C of the C-Class essentially celebrates over 10 million cars of the C-Class family sold worldwide since its first launch in 1982. Edition C of the C-Class essentially celebrates over 10 million cars of the C-Class family sold worldwide since its first launch in 1982.
SummaryMercedes Edition C, while a lot classier than regular C-Class, doesn’t feature any performance upgrades.

instrument cluster, navigation with latest maps, etc.

Performance

The Edition C is powered by a four-cylinder 2143-cc diesel engine with 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, which enables reduced fuel consumption while delivering high output and torque. The engine has a rated power output of 125kW@3000-4200rpm and a peak torque of 400Nm@1400-2800rpm. The Edition C also uses the fuel saving Eco Start/Stop technology. Essentially, this car shares all mechanical components with the current C220 CDI that’s already on sale in India. Performance, thus, is strong, especially from 2000 rpm onwards and the power delivery is linear. The car breaks the 9 second barrier to 100 kmph and doesn’t run out of steam even at high three-figure speeds.

Practicality

Priced at R39.16 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai, the Edition C is a bit on the expensive side, especially considering the fact that, for just a few lakh rupees more, you can buy the E-Class, which is not only a size bigger but is also a huge improvement over the previous E-Class. Also, remember the fact that the Edition C doesn’t feature any performance upgrades, it simply looks different. What works for the car is that it is a limited edition version (only 500 units will be sold), so if your idea of owning a car is exclusivity, go for it.

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