Mercedes-Benz C-Class Could Receive A More Powerful BS6 Petrol Engine

The C 200 could sport a more powerful 2-litre turbo petrol engine to replace the older 1.5-litre one

  • The C 200 currently comes in two variants: Prime and Progressive.
  • Its 2.0-litre petrol engine will have 204PS of power, 20PS more than before.
  • Locks horns with the Jaguar XE and BMW 330i M Sport.

Mercedes-Benz India could update the C-Class with a larger 2.0-litre petrol engine as revealed in the latest brochure on the carmaker's website. The BS6-compliant engine will replace the previous BS6 1.5-litre petrol engine. Currently, the C 200 is available in two variants: Prime and Progressive. It could go on sale once the nationwide lockdown has been lifted and could demand a premium over the current model's Rs 40.90 lakh ex-showroom starting price. 

The revised company brochure reveals that the luxury sedan’s new 2-litre BS6-compliant turbo petrol engine develops 204PS -- 20PS more than the 1.5-litre 48-volt mild hybrid. We expect the new powerplant to be paired with the same 9-speed automatic transmission as before. It also has paddle shifters if you want to take matters into your own hands.

The list of features in the C 200 could remain identical to the current model. Feature highlights include a panoramic sunroof, LED High-Performance headlamps, 64-colour ambient lighting, LED tail lamps, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and active parking assist. The luxury sedan gets a trackpad on the central console to control the infotainment. For driver accessibility, touchpads have been provided on the steering wheel.

Last year, the Progressive trim saw a few additions to its list of features such as wireless charging, memory function for the driver and passenger seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and Midline sound system with 9 speakers.

Mercedes-Benz is yet to announce the prices for the updated petrol variants of the C-Class. The C 200 is currently priced at Rs 40.90 lakh for the Prime trim and Rs 46.54 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Progressive trim. The larger and more powerful could demand a small premium over these prices. Could the new engine poise the C-Class better against its rivals the Jaguar XE, BMW 330i M Sport, and the upcoming Audi A4? We can't wait to find out. 

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