The fourth-gen Mercedes Benz C-Class received a mid-cycle update (facelift) earlier this year. It’s being said that the updated model is India-bound and will launch in October this year. As has always been the case with mid-cycle facelifts, the updated C-Class gets a refreshed exterior styling and a few interior updates. It also gets some changes under the skin. That said, details of the India-spec model aren’t available at the moment.
The C200 engine variant won’t be powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that powers the current car. Instead, it will get a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. In spite of a lower displacement, the engine will produce a maximum power of 184 bhp, which is exactly what the bigger motor outputs. The new engine will offer 280 Nm of peak torque, which is 20 Nm shy of the previous engine’s maximum torque output.
Powering the diesel engine variant will be an all-new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that was first seen on the E220d. However, for the updated C-Class, this engine will be available in two power tunes. For the Mercedes C220d, the engine will output 194 hp and 400 Nm. The current C250d will make way for C300d, which will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the all-new 2.0-litre diesel motor. For the C300d, the engine will likely output 245 bhp. Also, all the variants of the refreshed C-Class will come with a 9G-Tronic transmission.
The refreshed Mercedes C-Class features an updated front-end that carries Multibeam LED headlamps and a new front bumper. At the rear, the car gets an updated set of LED tail lamps. The AMG Line will offer a diamond radiator grille, a sporty AMG-spec front bumper, and a new rear diffuser. On the inside, the car will offer a 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument console. The car will also offer a new 10.25-inch central display for the COMAND infotainment system. Other than this, the refreshed C-Class will have a new multi-function steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons.
Source – Autocar India