The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has set the record for the best endurance timing achieved by a production car at the Buddh International Circuit.
The 24-hour endurance record which culminated in nearly 2,200 km of driving is the first by any production car in India and has rightfully made its way into India Book of Records.
As per the made in India initiative, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class luxury sedan has been completely manufactured in India. The record was achieved in partnership with Overdrive who conceived and executed the plan to put the C-class in the record books.
“The driving team might have worked hard to create this incredible distance and endurance record, but the C-Class, it must be said, made it look easy” said Shubhabrata Marmar, editor at Overdrive.
Mercedes-Benz had said last year that in five years, the C-Class is its most successful model series with over 415,000 sedan and estate models sold.
The C-class replaces the old 2.0-litre inline four with a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder that uses the same block. The smaller engine uses EQ Boost, the Bosch 48v system that allows the smaller engine to improve the economy while keeping peak power at 184PS. Peak torque is slightly lower at 280Nm (over a wider rev range, mind) but the EQ Boost system, a mild hybrid in effect, adds back 160Nm and 14 PS.