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The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been lined up for launch in May, and bookings are already open for interested buyers, for Rs 50,000.


The new C-Class (W206) takes a lot of design cues from the flagship S-Class, and has similarly shaped lights and angles on its body. Other design updates include tweaked character lines, a more cab-rearward profile and some power bumps on the bonnet. This is a longer car (65mm more than the older model), and its wheelbase has also gone up by 25mm, so expect more room in the cabin.

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Inside, the S-Class’ design flourishes are all over, prominently the vertical, 10.25-inch tablet-style touchscreen infotainment unit, using a 2nd-gen MBUX system; it’s angled towards the driver. The digital story continues with either a 10.25-inch or a 12.3-inch instrument screen (you can option either); touch-sensitive pads on the steering wheel let you control most functions on the infotainment system.

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Likely variants will include the C200 with a 2-litre turbo-petrol, the C220d with a 2-litre diesel (194 bhp) and the C300d with the same 2-litre diesel making 245 bhp. Most likely, they will all come with a 9-speed automatic gearbox as standard. We’re going to be driving the new C-Class on the 5th of next month, so look out for our first impressions.