Mercedes C300d AMG Line Review
Car Tested: Mercedes C300d AMG Line; Road Test No. 1083; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 57,97,893/-
The C300d is a perfect blend of performance, dynamics and luxury
Asia is one of the fastest growing car luxury car markets in the world. However, like the rest of the world, Asian luxury car buyers prefer premium compact SUVs. That said, the classic sedan silhouette still remains very popular. To count on that popularity, Mercedes-Benz has given the C-Class a shot of botox along with new engines and more equipment. Can this be enough to take on the current crop of cars in the segment and those coming in the near future like the BMW 3-series and Volvo S60? Stay tuned.
Motor Quest: The Mercedes Benz C-Class was introduced in Asia in its second generation avatar in 2002. Since then the car has proved to be the de-facto choice for many luxury buyers. Over the years the car has proved itself to be an extremely capable all-rounder. In its fourth generation, the C-Class is one of Mercedes’ best-selling cars and retains a strong fan following in Asia.
Exteriors – The Mercedes C300d is available with the sporty AMG Line treatment. You get what you expect like aggressive bumpers, side skirts and larger 18-inch wheels. The AMG Line also gives you higher spec ‘Multi-Beam’ LED headlights which look different than the other versions of the C-Class. Another great addition is the classy looking ‘diamond’ grille that is available with the C300d
The AMG Line trim brings various cosmetic changes to the C-Class which makes it look sporty and swanky
The styling hasn’t changed by a huge margin and that is only a good thing. The C-Class always looked elegant and polished, just how a Mercedes ought to. The new C300d takes that theme forward while adding a touch of sportiness. On the side the character lines are prominent and this gunmetal colour gives the car enough bling value. The back is characterised by nicely designed bumpers with (fake) visible exhausts and the S-Class inspired ‘C’ shaped LED taillights. The front seems to be changed more than any other profile of the car and it gives the C300d a nice and confident stance.
Like all AMGs or AMG inspired models, the design of the C300d looks wonderfully constrained. It does not look too plain nor does it shout power. As always Mercedes seems to have found the right balance between the two.