Mercedes Benz being recognized for its grandeur and high performance sedans, was time honoured in the year 1929. With its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany the unrivalled automaker have been presenting to the world with nonpareil sedans, coupes and SUV's blistering its competitors. To carry forward this torch of aristocracy and the image of market pioneers the German carmaker manoeuvred through the Detroit Auto Show in 2012 with the all new Mercedes Benz C class, initially introduced in 1993. The car was highly mutated in design and performance factor as in comparison with its predecessors.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Mercedes Benz C class with its flamboyant designs have a potent powerplant, the ultimate driving experience of the C Class comes in two trim levels moniker as C 200 and C 250. The rumbling pistons beneath the bonnet are ignited and blasted by the 4-cylinder motors with engine displacement of 1991 cc allowing to whisk out a maximum power range of 247 hp to 283 hp at 5500 rpm. The power train of the car applies a peak torque ranging from 300 Nm to 350 Nm (between 1200 rpm to 4000 rpm) coupled with 7G-TRONIC Plus transmission allows the C Class catapulting at an acceleration of 100 kmph in just 6.6 seconds. The C class continues to explore the speedometer until it ends at a top speed of 250 kmph. The car uses efficient use of kinetic energy with reduction in fuel consumption making the car to deliver a applaud-able mileage of 18 kmpl to 20 kmpl.
Mercedes Benz never disappoints on the exteriors, slightly longer and wider stance than the predecessors the all new C-Class Saloon has grown appreciably. The Merc has played variedly between edges, lines and convex concave surfaces crafting a perfect silhouette to glaze upon. The front section of the C class is embedded with classic 3D radiator grille with the iconic Mercedes-Benz central star, the large breather and sharply crafted headlamps protrudes a classic new face of the Saloon. The dynamic body lines flowing to the rear blended with the wind cutter enhances the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The credentials of this perfect vehicle goes to the metal shelving with judicious dimensions of 4686mm X 1810mm X 1442mm (LXWXH). This German Motor is anchored by the standard 16-inch alloys wrapped over in rubbers of size 205/60 R16.
The Visual treat of the exteriors is continually catered inside the cabin with refined styling and high quality materials. The Merc authentic colour scheme blended with intelligent details create an aura of comfort and quality assurance. The finely stitched leather upholstered seats of the car comes with electronically adjustable comfort parameters allowing the driver an essence of comfort while driving. The redefined central console intuitively designed offers clarity quality with its practicality. The unique interior lighting of Mercedes-Benz proffers an ambiance tantamount to a lounge with a sense of well being. Apart from it the Burmester surround sound system of the car comes with 13 high-performance loud speakers makes it a auditorium in the cabin. The boot lid is designed meticulously to provide a favourable boot space of 480-litres to settle your luggages.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Mercedes Benz C Class can be cruised to top speeds without the fear of safety as the car features efficient disc brakes at the front coupled with anti-lock braking system. The indigenous AIRMATIC agility package of the C Class comes with varied damper control having the ability to alter the ride according to the road conditions. The C Class features high tech safety features like the collision prevention assist plus system, Active Blind Spot Assist system, and 8 way airbags to provide active safety on every turn.
The all new Mercedes Benz C Class is an ideal blend of performance and comfort. The C Class proffers great aesthetics and fuel economy as compared to its rivals. It may well be the one of the best drives in the entry level luxury segment.