Yeah, compared to the restrained exterior styling, it looks like the designers were given full freedom when it came to designing the interior. Since we only get one variant, Mercedes has made sure it gets you all the bells and whistles it could offer for close to Rs 85 lakh ex-showroom. It features regular shows that cover business, lifestyle, living, music and culture for the internet generation. The 18-inch alloys complete the posh look of the coupe. But the feature list leaves us wanting. We found the barrage of information this provides a bit overwhelming at first but the learning curve is not too steep. It keeps the engine in the powerband at all times and is almost imperceptible in its functioning.
The roof arcs down into the boot lid which gives the coupé look to this flowing shape. Under the hood is their new 1950cc diesel motor, one that we have seen in the E-Class All-Terrain and updated C-Class as well. The metallic, wooden and leather finishes along the inside feel realistic, and the 64-colour ambient lighting amps up the cosiness considerably. Driver armrest, rear passenger seats bench, dual tone interiors, rear armrest with cup holders. You may even like them enough to think of them as more than just machines. Legroom, however, is surprisingly decent and the scooped-out front seatbacks, which release an extra few inches of space, do help. Mercedes-Benz India will keep striving to push the boundaries in the luxury car segment by driving innovation not only in our versatile line-up, but also in our customer service offerings and the overall vehicle ownership.
It is available across the country for Rs 84. In order to save weight, major bits of the outer shell like the bonnet, wheel arches and boot lid are made predominantly from aluminium. The 64 colour ambient lighting creates a very chic space inside at night, we especially liked how the turbine-style vents turn red or blue depending on the climate control setting. Further, the headlamps follow the road and adjust their beam accordingly, even partially switching off high-beam when there's oncoming traffic. While lower-spec trims will be rear-wheel-driven, Mercedes will offer its 4Matic four-wheel drive system on the higher spec ones. The vehicle also offers Smartphone Integration, which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 64 colours ambient lighting along with illuminated air vents further highlight the interiors and promote a sense of well-being while driving. The entire information about the car is displayed on two 12. The air suspension smothers broken tarmac like a bigger limo and the relatively tall 45-section tyres do their bit in rounding off sharp edges too. They can also individually turn themselves off so as to not dazzle oncoming traffic. Instrumentation Digital instrument cluster, electronic 2-trip trip meter, average fuel consumption. The seat was disappointing though. A lovely touch to this car is the turbine-styled air vents, which light up in red or blue when you raise or lower the climate control temperature In an Indian context, where luxury cars account for just a little over one per cent of the overall market, the teeny four-door coupé segment is a niche within a niche.
Everything that looks like metal, wood or leather feels like metal, wood or leather. How is it on the move? What doesn't leave us wanting is safety, as expected in a Mercedes. We found Comfort and Sport the best. In an Indian context, where luxury cars account for just a little over one percent of the overall market, the teeny four-door coupé segment is a niche within a niche. This model has always had a curvy shape with the roof arcing down into the boot lid, and the latest generation looks smoother than ever with a more flowing design and fewer edges. The turbine-shaped air-conditioning vents also change colour between red and blue as per the two-zone climate control setting.
The four-door coupe can fit itself in parking spots semi-autonomously. What the inside story like? The side profile's biggest attraction is the sloped roof. We are glad that our customer centric strategy for India is on the right track and is witnessing a positive sentiment. In Sport+, while throttle response is super-quick and the steering gets sharper, the ride quality gets a bit too stiff for our liking. If you like this article then share it with your friends and family. The system only thuds over very sharp bumps or over mid-corner imperfections in very fast sections. Electrically adjustable with memory functioned driver and front passenger seat adjustment.
Interiors, features and safety The interior borrows much from the E-Class, so it's inviting and of very high quality. With a deep understanding of the Indian automobile market, accurate vehicle data and extensive repository of verified car owner feedback, Wheelmonk. The small two-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine may seem inadequate in a car at this price point but it was a pleasant surprise. Eco is too conservative and Sport+ is a bit too sharp for this car in our conditions. We have an exciting line-up for 2019 as well and our product innovations will continue in the coming months. If you want something that looks like an art installation in the business district, on the high street at night and in the driveway of your ten-room villa, all the while being your weekend getaway car or your daily commuter, it'll do it. So is it worth paying more for what is essentially an E-class with a more stylish set of clothes? There is only two-zone climate control, a manual tailgate and no request button on the front doors.
And even from the front angle. It gets the long bonnet and short rear overhang design theme spot on. And for the first time in its history, it is only available with a diesel motor in India, known as the 300d. It does offer drive modes that alter engine performance and suspension settings. The wheelbase is also 61mm longer at 4,988mm.
Push it and its responsive, oodles of torque make highway dashes effortless. But there really is nothing else like this in our market right now. Average speed, distance to empty, analog clock, low fuel level warning, door ajar warning. The 9-speed automatic gearbox shifts seamlessly through gears to give the driver a smooth and jerk-free drive. The 18 inch silver alloys on this car had a very simple design, we would pick the other matte black option that Mercedes provides. And despite its smaller cubic capacity or the lack of cylinders, performance is noteworthy. So, is it worth paying more for what is essentially an E-class with a more stylish set of clothes? Brakes Front and rear brakes are disc brakes, power assisted electric steering, alloy wheels.
The sports sedan is back with all new features and is set to pose as a fierce competitor in its segment. Seats Leather seat upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped gear knob. As a bonus, it's very fuel efficient. But this is not a car you want to fling around or drive with your foot to the floorboard. TheBigScope has numerous venue livestream partners, works with a number of stellar brands and is available on most platforms and devices.