Mercedes-Benz C 200 Progressive launched; INR 43.46 lakh
Mercedes-Benz India introduces a new variant of the recently-updated C-class sedan. Dubbed as the C 200 Progressive, the new variant is priced at INR 43.46 lakh and comes with a new petrol engine and mild-hybrid tech.
The C-class had launched recently with just a single diesel engine available in two states of tune. Now, Mercedes-Benz has added a new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine to the lineup with a 48V mild-hybrid system. The EQ Boost function can add up to 14hp of power and 160Nm of torque during acceleration, while battery energy is recuperated via the belt-driven starter-generator. The engine that produces 184hp at 5,800-6,100rpm 280Nm at 3,000-4,000rpm is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheels.
The petrol C-class is currently available in only one variant – the Progressive. This mid-spec trim gets all the features seen on the C 220d Progressive like LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a 10.25-inch screen for the COMAND infotainment system, park assist and ambient lighting in 64 colours.