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Mercedes C Class diesel sets new record at Pikes Peak

mercedes c class diesel pikes peak 2015
mercedes c class diesel pikes peak 2015

Mercedes Benz has proved that its diesel powertrain is not only fuel efficient but also powerful, as was demonstrated at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Mercedes C Class diesel (250 d in Europe and 300 d elsewhere) 4MATIC set a new record when it tackled a 19.9 km long course and completed the same in a time frame of 11 minutes 22 seconds.

mercedes c class diesel pikes peak 2015

Price of Mercedes Benz C Class starts from Rs 40 lakhs in India.

Test Driver Uwe Nittel was at the wheel when this series production diesel car created history in the thin mountain air and extreme road conditions at 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 28th June 2015. The course consisted of over 150 bends and was at an altitude of 4301 meters (14,000 feet) above sea level across which the Mercedes C 250 d 4MATIC was carefully navigated by Test driver Uwe Nittel.

The series production Mercedes C Class diesel put forth its sporty performance and clean exhaust technology, along with suspension and acceleration. As was necessary for a racing car, the interiors were cleared out and modifications included requisite safety measures such as a roll over cage, racing tank, fire extinguisher, enhanced brakes and ultra high performance tyres.

mercedes c class diesel pikes peak 2015

The Mercedes C 300 d 4MATIC after racing to the top.

Mercedes C 250 d 4MATIC is powered by a 2.1 liter four cylinder diesel engine offering 204 PS peak power and 500 Nm peak torque mated to a 7G Tronic Plus transmission and 4 MATIC all wheel drive system. This allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 240 kmph. This performance at 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb puts to rest preconceived notion about power and performance of diesel engined vehicles.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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