The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was first launched in 1982, then officially named the Mercedes-Benz 190. The car was the smallest sedan in the Mercedes-Benz range, but had all the qualities that were expected of a car from the company’s stable. The C-Class moniker was first used in 1993, it is still the smallest sedan produced by Mercedes-Benz and is still a luxury statement for many around the world, including here in India. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has sold over 1 Crore units since its launch in 1982, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C celebrates this fact.
“To celebrate the success story of the C-Class which sold more than 10 million units globally, we are excited to present the ‘Edition C’ for our Indian customers. ‘Edition C’ with its dynamic and sporty exterior, specially designed luxurious interiors, innovative engineering and impressive efficiency is an inspiring car and will continue to set newer benchmarks in design, quality and luxury for the segment.” said Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India at the launch of the new car.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C is priced at Rs. 39.16 Lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai
First things first, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C is a limited edition car, only 500 units of which will be made.
In terms of exterior styling, you get AMG bodykit as standard. This kit adds new bumpers, the avantgarde grille which receives a darker tint, bootlip spoiler and 2-tone 5-spoke alloy wheels. You get the obligatory ‘Edition C’ badges around the car, in places like the front fender, and on the bootlid. Other things on the outside that make the car special include dark-tinted headlamps and chrome tipped tailpipes.
The inside of the Edition C is special, with two-tone contrast stitching on the predominantly black interior. The upholstery is special, Mercedes calls it ARTICO/DINAMICA microfibre upholstery and this upholstery is complimented by brushed aluminium trim. You get the avantgarde parts here, which includes illuminated side sills, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and sports pedals.
Exclusive equipment on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C includes:
- An electric sunroof, which is not panoramic as found on the Avantgarde trim
- Single tone ambient lighting
- 1:3 rear folding seats
All other equipment is as standard across the C-Class range.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C is only available with the 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder diesel motor, which produces 170 BHP @ 3000-4200 rpm and 400 Nm @ 1400-2800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.