Luxury carmaker Mercedes has launched a C-class Grand Edition, to commemorate the 50,000th car produced from its Chakan facility. Merc's entry-level saloon here is set to be replaced soon by the next-generation car which was revealed at the 2014 Detroit motor show.
The C Grand Edition gets an AMG styling kit on the outside with front and rear aprons, side sills, 17-inch alloys with AMG hub caps and chrome tailpipes. The 'Grand Edition' badging appears on the wings. On the inside, it comes with a new brushed aluminium trim and in terms of features, the multi-function colour display now gets satellite navigation, and there's a new panoramic sunroof, in addition to the kit on the standard car.
Neither the petrol nor the diesel Grand Edition see any changes mechanically and the 167bhp 2,143cc turbo-diesel engine and the 186bhp, 1,796cc four-cylinder motor have been retained.
The Grand Edition is available on the C-class 220 CDI, priced at Rs. 39.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), and the Blue Efficiency C 200 for Rs. 36.81 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Pune).