Mercedes-Benz is among the most coveted automotive brand in India. The famous three-pointed star manufacturer makes some of the finest cars around and they are the dream vehicles of many. some people even work their whole life for buying one and then there are others who never make it that big. The biggest happiness in life for such people then is being gifted a Mercedes-Benz car by their own sons. Words can’t describe the feeling when one drives a car which he has been looking forward to the most part of his life and is gifted the same by his own son. The video below by VNR Bhavanam showcases a similar situation for a father, who gets emotional and proud and the same time after his son gifts him a car.
As seen in the video, the son gifts his father a white Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. He brings out his parents to an open place and then a Mercedes comes out of nowhere amid colour smoke bombs and fireworks. His father is taken aback by this along with his mother, who both are smiling with happiness along with having tears in their eyes from such a marvellous gift from none other than their own son. All of them then sit down and drive away to a place where they further celebrate the occasion with other family members.
Gifting a car at a young age to the parents is the dream of many Indian children but this guy here went a step further and bought a Mercedes for his father. What else could a father want in his life but see his son growing up to be successful enough so as to be able to gift a Mercedes car to them. After the collective family celebration and cake cutting, the father takes out the car for a spin and couldn’t help but smile during the whole experience.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the second most affordable saloon and the 5 most affordable car in the company’s lineup in India. Models preceding it in price are the A-Class (hatchback), B-Class (hatchback), CLA (saloon) and the GLA (compact crossover SUV). Talking about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the sedan rivals the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and the Jaguar XE among others in its segment. Being a Mercedes, it is a pretty loaded car and comes with features like a panoramic sliding sunroof, twin-5-spoke alloy wheels, LED lamps on both ends, 64 colour ambient light package, and a 10.25-inch media display screen with new generation telematics. The system also gets the NGT 5.5 smartphone integration system
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with two diesel engine options and one petrol engine option. The diesel engines are both 2-litre units but in a different state of tunes. In the higher tune, the engine puts out 241 Bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. In the lower state of tune, the engine churns out 192 Bhp and 400 Nm torque. The petrol unit, on the other hand, is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder mill that produces a maximum power of 181 Bhp at 5,800-6,100 rpm and develops 280 Nm of peak torque at 3,000-4,000 rpm. The petrol engine comes paired with what Mercedes calls the ‘EQ Boost’. It is a mild-hybrid system that comes with a 48-volt electric motor and offers an additional 16 bhp and 160 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by the tried and tested 9G Tronic automatic unit on all variants.
The base model of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 220d Prime has a sticker price of Rs. 40 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the top of the line 300d AMG Line variant retails for Rs. 48.50 lakhs. However, what matters here is not the price but the invaluable emotions that come attached to the car. The happiness and the feeling of pride are visible on the father’s face at the end of the video, which dwarves all other things in the world.