Why Mercedes-Benz C-Class often referred to as the “mini S-Class” ?

Mercedes-Benz C-Class has always been the company’s bread and butter in India. Despite the fact that the new C-Class made its global debut last year, in February 2021, the launch in India was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a global shortage of semiconductor chips. However, the car is now ready for the Indian market. The carmaker has also opened bookings for the new C-Class at Rs 50,000, with the price to be announced on May 10, 2022.

The “Mini S-Class” :

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You’ve probably heard that the C-Class is a miniature version of the S-Class, right? Despite the fact that both cars are quite different in terms of engine, comfort, and, of course, price, there are some points that Mercedes can use to promote the C-Class as a baby version of the S-CLASS.

  • The new W206 C-Class is similar to the S-Class, owing to shorter overhangs and light shapes that are similar.
  • The new C-Class features the brand’s latest proprietary second-generation Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX 2.0) infotainment system, which is currently available only in the latest S-Class model. The second-generation MBUX infotainment system features a similar large 11.9-inch touchscreen display, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
  • The new C-Class has new rear LED lights, and its exterior surfacing is far smoother than that of the S-Class. The front grille design, on the other hand, is determined by the trim level. However, its exterior is not significantly different from the S-Class.

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Regardless of the similarities mentioned above One thing that isn’t mentioned much is the interior space, which the S-Class has plenty of. The new C-Class wheelbase has been increased by 25mm to 2,856mm, and the overall length has been increased by 65mm, providing a more spacious cabin than before.

2022 C-Class in India: Variants and Engine options

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2022 will be offered in three trim levels – C200, C220d, and C300d – and will most likely be powered by 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines mated to a nine-speed automated transmission.

2022 C-Class in India: Launch date

The new C-Class will go on sale on May 10. An exclusive booking window for Mercedes-Benz existing customers is open from April 13 to 30, and booking for other prospective buyers will begin on May 1, according to the company. The booking fee for the new C-Class is Rs 50,000, with bookings for the C200 and C300d variants opening first, followed by the C220d variant, it added.



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