2014 Mercedes Benz C-Class revealed

Mercedes Benz has officially revealed the 2014 Mercedes Benz C-class. The car features H7 halogen headlamps as standard fitment, but the new C-Class can also be specified with LED fitment.

On the inside it features  the new climate control system works with the GPS unit to switch between recirculation and fresh-intake modes and features a new AIR-BALANCE tech that ionizes the air inside the cabin while also adding a hint of fragrance.  The centre console features a touchpad for phone controls and it also features handwriting recognition. . There’s a head-up display like in the BMWs.

Safety features include Attention Assist, Adaptive Brake Assist, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Brake Assist System Plus, Enhanced Active Lane-Keeping Assist, Active Park Assist, a 360-degree camera and Traffic Sign Assist with Wrong-Way Alert.  There are new types of airbags too – pelvis airbag for the front seats, a new window airbag, new side airbags for the outer rear seats and a knee airbag for the driver.

The C-class will be launched in three engine option one diesel and two petrol. The diesel option comes in the form of the C220 BlueTEC which is powered by a 2.2 litre that churns out 170Bhp and 400Nm of torque, while company claiming a fuel economy of 25kmpl. The petrol line-up includes a C180 which is powered by a 1.6 litre engine that churns out 156Bhp and 250Nm of torque, while claiming a fuel economy of 20kmpl. C200 is powered by a 2.0 litre that churns out 184Bhp and 300Nm of torque, claiming  a fuel economy of 18.86kmpl.

These are also the engines that are likely to come to India when the C-class goes on sale in our country by mid-2014.