2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift India Launch Highlights: First BS-VI compliant C-Class priced at Rs 40 lakh

Highlights from 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift India launch: Mercedes-Benz India has launched the first ever BS-VI compliant sedan in its segment with the launch of Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It takes on the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE.

By: | Updated: September 20, 2018 2:34:23 pm

The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class which is compliant with BS-VI emission norms has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Going aggressive into the festive season, luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched the standard version of its C-Class today in three variants and also confirmed it will launch the entire C-Class family including the Mercedes-Benz C-Cabriolet and the new Mercedes-AMG C43. The new version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets some major exterior and interior upgrades and also gets a powerful diesel engine.

Globally, the new C-Class is offered with 13 engine options across 51 variants. It represents the largest family in the car line-up of Mercedes-Benz. C-Class is now in its fifth year of production and has been a successful model for Mercedes-Benz India. It is assembled at the company's plant in Chakan. The electronic architecture on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift is all-new and it now also gets an optional fully digital instrument display along with modern multimedia systems.

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    14:33 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Technical specifications of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift


    Performance Data

    C 300d AMG Line

    C 220d Progressive & Prime

    Cylinder arrangement/number

    4/in line

    4/in line


    1950 cc

    1950 cc


    180 kW (245 hp) at 4200 rpm

    143 kW (194 hp) at 3800 rpm

    Peak Torque

    500 Nm at 1600 – 2400 rpm

    400 Nm at 1600 – 2800 rpm

    Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

    5.9 s

    7.9 s

    Top Speed

    250 km/h

    232 km/h






    13:52 (IST)20 Sep 2018
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    That's all folks from the India launch of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift. Hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. See you at the launch of another vehicle launch as we bring you instant updates on the same. Till then, goodbye, drive/ride safe!

    13:51 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift aesthetics

    The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift gets revised tail lamps that look more appealing than the that of the outgoing model. The tail lamp shown in the image is that of the C220d model.

    13:44 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift interiors

    The cabin of the new Mercedes Benz C-Class facelift looks a  lot more premium than the outgoing model. The car gets a floating touchscreen infotainment system at the center that is one of the prime highlights. The steering wheel also looks sporty and has mounted controls that enhance the convenience.

    13:28 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Upcoming Mercedes-Benz cars in India

    In the next 2 months, Mercedes-Benz India will launch the new G-Wagon in India and also the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-terrain sedan. The C-Class was the 8th new launch by the company in India in 2018 which also includes the CLA Urban Edition. 

    13:15 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rivals: Battles against BMW 3 Series

    The newly launched Mercedes-Benz C-Class is priced aggressively and takes on the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE.  New features, BS-VI compliant powerful engine will make the battle in this luxury space very interesting. 

    13:03 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched in India

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300D will debut in India later in 2019. The company has launched it in three variants Prime, Progressive and AMG Line. C300 d is also the quicked diesel sedan in India. 

    12:58 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class price in India:

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched in India at Rs 40 lakh, Rs 44 lakh for the progressive variant and the AMG Line costs Rs 48 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

    12:55 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class unveiled in India: Image

    12:53 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Made-In-India engine on the new C-Class

    The 2018 C-Class C300 variant gets a diesel engine that is compliant to the BS-VI emission norms. It by far the most powerful locally assembled engine by Mercedes-Benz India. The car goes on sale today.

    12:51 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class interiors

    Interiors of the C-Class has been improved significantly. It gets ambient lighting with up to 64 colours. The infotainment system supports both Apple Car Play and Android Auto along with voice control. 

    12:49 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engine details: 194 Hp, 400 Nm of torque

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets the first BS-VI compliant engine and the company claims it to be the most refined engine in its line up. It churns out 194 hp and 400 Nm of torque. It is known as the OM 654 engine and can accelerate from 0-100 in less than 7 seconds. 

    12:46 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Headlamps gets 48 LEDs

    The new headlamp cluster on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets 48 LEDs in each headlight with a 650 ft throw capability. 

    12:43 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    First BS-VI compliant sedan in the Segment: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the first in the segment to be compliant to the upcoming BS-VI norms. It is also the most powerful locally made C-Class with the C300D with 245 hp on the diesel engine with AMG trim

    12:40 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz India poised for higher growth in India

    Mercedes-Benz has already sold over 8,061 vehicles in India this year at a higher growth of 12.2% against the same period last year confirms the company. The new C-Class  sold in India in the seventh new launch this year and Mercedes-Benz is calling it as the baby S-Class

    12:36 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class launch event begins

    The most awaited launch by Mercedes-Benz begins. The company has already launched  7 new cars and SUVs in the Indian market including the all-new S-Class. 

    12:33 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    The new C-Class India launch: Mercedes-Benz does it in style

    We have reached the launch location. Mercedes-Benz India is now minutes away from the launch of the new 2018 C-Class facelift. 

    12:30 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift interiors and infotainment system

    The new C-Class gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will support Apple Car Play, Android Auto and in-built navigation. It will also support Mercedes-Benz Apps.

    12:20 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    New Driver Assistance Systems on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    The new C-Class features the latest driving assistance systems, offering the driver cooperative support and providing for a higher standard of active safety than its predecessor. The C‑Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. However, not all these features will work here in India due to lack unavailability of Radar frequency for commercial purposes. 

    12:04 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engine details: Petrol & Diesel

    The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will also get a more powerful engine option. India will get the C200 and the C250 variants which will get the new 1.5L petrol engine and the 2L diesel engine option. We also expect the company to launch the powerful version of C 300 variant which gets a 2L motor that makes 258 bhp of power and 370 Nm of torque. The C-Class C300 d will get a 245 bhp motor.

    11:59 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: What's new in the cabin
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class interiors

    The new facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class get the control and display from the current generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It gets the option of a fully digital display that gets three individual display styles. It gets touch-sensitive controls mounted on the steering wheel. The new infotainment system can be controlled using the touchpad that gets a haptic feedback controller and also supports voice control.

    11:51 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Big Day for Mercedes-Benz India: India launch of new C-Class

    Mercedes-Benz India's Tweet: 

    "The day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Stay tuned to witness the launch of the most dynamic C-Class of all time today at 12:30 pm. #NewCClass #NeverStopImproving" 

    11:45 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz is number 1 in India: Sold over 11,000 units in 2017

    Mercedes-Benz India sold a total of 11,869 units in 2017 as against 9800 units sold by BMW India and 7876 units sold by Audi in India. The launch of the new E-Class along with strong demand for SUVs like Mercedes-Benz GLC helped the company to be the market leader in the country.

    11:30 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Top selling car for the company for the 4th year
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class rolling out of company's Bremen plant

    Globally, the outgoing model of Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the company's top-selling model for the fourth year in a row. In India, while E-Class is company's top-selling model, C-Class is one the top-selling car in its segment. The sales of Mercedes-Benz C-Class worldwide clocked a sales of over 4.15 lakh units which includes the sedan and the estate models in 2017.

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class family is on sale in India and includes the Cabriolet, coupe and the AMG version.

    11:24 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Fifth year of production

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class is also celebrating the fifth year of its production and this 2018 facelift version was first showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The design of the exterior and interior benefits from a stylish makeover. The sedan gets a fresh and younger appearance which is defined particularly by the new design of its headlamps and tail lights.

    11:19 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift: Inspiration from E-Class features from S-Class
    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift in India will be available in both petrol and diesel engine variants and the prices are likely to start at Rs 45 lakh (Ex-showroom). Expect the premium quotient on the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class to be a notch above the outgoing model Expect it to take its inspiration from the current generation E-Class and also get many features which are available on the S-Class luxury Sedan.

    11:12 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class India launch - One of the lasts for Roland Folger
    Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India

    Today's launch of new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be one of the last press conferences by Roland Folger, MD &CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. He will be replaced by Martin Schwenk as the new MD & CEO who comes to India after serving as the CFO of Mercedes-Benz operations in China. Roland Folger will now be in charge of the Thai and Vietnamese markets as the new Managing Director.

    11:02 (IST)20 Sep 2018
    Mercedes-Benz India has been aggressive so far in 2018!

    2018 has been an aggressive year for Mercedes-Benz India and the company has already launched many new cars already. The company also showcased the Mercedes-Benz EQ electric SUV concept at the Auto Expo 2018 along with Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain. The company launched the all-new BS-VI emission compliant Mercedes-Benz S-Class in India and launched the new CLA Urban Edition earlier this month. Going into the festive season we will see the launch of the new G-Wagon soon.


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