The looks and the performance of the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI have impressed us. While the design is still classic Mercedes, you will never get the feel that the car is not a modern one. The moment you sit inside the cabin you will know that your amidst luxury.
The leather seats, the plush interiors, the well crafted dash and doors clearly show that amount of attention given the make the C-Class a special car. The driving aspect of the C250 CDI was just a breeze. For some one who had not driven an automatic regularly, the C-Class turned out to be the easiest car to drive.
The ease to drive has been paired with exhilarating performance too. A little more pressure on the accelerator and you will not realize when you have crossed 100kmpl. The 2.5-litre diesel engine delivers the perfect amount of power.
While we were all impressed by the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI a final analysis on the car is incomplete without looking at its technical specifications as well as the cars it competes with.
Engine: 2.1-litre four cylinder
Gearbox: seven speed automatic
torque: 500Nm at 1600rpm
top speed: 280kmph
0 to 100kmph: 5.1 seconds
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class competes with its two primary rivals - the BMW 3-Series and the Audi A4. All the three cars are indeed special with each of them having an individual trait that is a signature of their car brands. While the C-Class offers luxury and subtle performance, the 3-Series is a complete driver's car that offers the thrills of driving along with pristine luxury. The Audi A4 is a potent mix of both performance and luxury.
The Mercedes-Benz C250 DCI is priced at Rs.39 lakhs. The BMW 3- Series ( 320d Corporate) is priced at Rs.37.8 lakhs while the Audi A4 (2.0 TDI) is priced at Rs.38.98.
While the test drive of the Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI can provide us a complete picture about the car, we can get to know more only after a comparative test between its two closest rivals. However, if we just have a look at just the numbers and specs, you will come to know that there is an even match. However we cannot ignore the Merc's poise and smooth performance.