German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz might appear to be struggling to keep up with its major competitors BMW and Audi in India but just one look at its car and you will understand the story is different. If you have a look at Mercedes-Benz's entry level C-Class sedan, you will understand the attention to detail and quality that the carmaker has provided to its cheapest car in India.
Drivespark had an opportunity to test drive the C 250 CDI Bluemotion premium sedan and we would like to share our experience with our viewers. It was a pleasant surprise indeed when Drivespark was informed about the opportunity to drive the Mercedes C-Class. The team was looking forward to see the car in the metal and when it arrived at our office, nobody was disappointed.
The three pointed star bang in the middle of the grille gives the C-class an aggressive look. To add to this, the roof is completely panoramic. The LED running lights under the headlights are another highlight of the Merc's frontal design.
The C-Class' rear design is quite classical with straight lines around the brake lights. The short rear overhang meant the car is short enough to manoeuvre around tight corners. The alloy wheels also add to the looks of the C-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class might be an entry level model, but enter the cabin and you will understand how good a car it is. The cream leather seats, the top quality plastics used on the dash board, the buttons and even the stitching on the leather shouts top quality. The adjustable seats are so comfortable that nobody in the team wanted to get out of them.
Coming to comfort, the C-Class has adjustable front seats that can be moved front and back effortlessly just by the press of a button. The driver can also adjust the steering wheel so that it is at the most comfortable height and distance. One feature that we liked the most is that you can save three different seat and steering settings and you can switch to either of them just by pressing a button on the door.
Our only complaint about the Mercedes C-Class is that our test car did not come with a satnav or GPS system. Click on next to see how the C-Class performed on the track.