Can too many Cs make the C-Class any better than what it is – a well-rounded exec saloon? Well, according to Mercedes, the answer’s a resounding yes. With the introduction of the C-Class Edition C, the company slightly widens the model range, offering interior and exterior updates to the existing one. And of course, it comes with its own bit of exclusivity, but remains mechanically identical – available in Avantgarde variants of the C 200, C 220 d, and C 250 d.
The car’s success in the Indian market is worth noting, since, as the company’s announcement points out, there have been more than 27,500 units of the C-Class (across generations) sold here. Priced at Rs 42.54 lakh onwards, the C-Class Edition C is certainly bound to add to the sales numbers, thanks in part to the longer list of features. On the inside, it gets a Garmin Map Pilot navigation system, stainless steel pedals, and black ash wood trim for the cabin.
But it’s not just about the interior and exclusivity, with the C-Class Edition C there can be a fair bit of showing off, too. It’s got a new paint option now: Hyacinth Red; black-coloured bits: front and rear spoiler, front louvers, mirror caps, beltline, side skirts (as a part of the Night Package); gloss black alloys; logo projectors; and of course, Edition C badge.
Mercedes-Benz India’s MD and CEO, Roland Folger said, “In today’s dynamic market, constant upgrade of our products is essential for effective life cycle management, and it remains key to our product strategy. At Mercedes-Benz, it remains our endeavour to always keep the customers excited and offer them a fresh product portfolio. Be it latest introductions from our global portfolio, mid-life facelifts or upgrades of existing models, our regular product interventions keep our portfolio new and customers intrigued. The C-Class had been a spectacular success story in the Indian market and has sold over 27,500 units since its debut in India. We are confident that the ‘Edition C’ will retain its top billing and discerning customers will find a lot of value in the product”.