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Mercedes Launches C300 AMG at 69 Lakhs: New King of C-Class

Mercedes has launched the C300 AMG line in India. Along with that, they have also added some features to the C-class lineup and the GLC. The C300 has been priced at Rs 69 Lakh. It will replace the outgoing C 300d AMG line and take the top spot in the C badged range. This range starts at 61.85 lakhs, while the GLC gets a price tag of Rs 75.90 Lakh (ex-showroom). This comes very shortly after Mercedes launched the AMG S63 and GLS 300 in India. Here is all that Mercedes revealed. 

All about C 300 AMG Line

The C 300 AMG line gets sportier on the outside because of its new bumpers on the front and rear. This continues in the interior with AMG bits and a ‘Night Package’ that makes the interior black. You can also opt for Manufaktur colour options like Patagonia Red Bright and Sodalite Blue. It has features like a Burmester 3D surround sound system, blind spot assist, digital lights, augmented reality navigation and a keyless-go comfort package.

Under the hood is a 2L, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 254 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. This is assisted by an integrated starter generator that gives an additional push of 22 bhp and 250 Nm. There is also an overboost function that gets 27 hp of power for a short span of 30 seconds. This can be used multiple times until a temperature limit is not crossed.

In real life, these performance figures lead to a stop at a 100km/h acceleration time of 6 seconds and a 250 kmph top speed. A 9-speed automatic gearbox handles the transmission duties. 

C-Class and GLC Updates

The C-Class range has been enhanced with a host of new features. The base C 200 petrol and C 220d diesel now come with heated and ventilated front seats, 360-degree cameras, six USB type-C fast charging ports, adaptive high beam assist, and a digital key with a sharing function through the Mercedes ME App. 

The C 300 adds features like a Burmester 3D sound system, Mercedes’ Digital Lights headlamp tech, an augmented reality display for the navigation system, remote boot operation, blind spot assist, and a keyless go package that lets you enter just with the key in your pocket. 

The GLC, on the other hand, gets minor feature upgrades like front ventilated seats, which are now standard, and some more airbags. The new number now stands at 9, with new side airbags for more safety. 

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TopGear Magazine July 2024