India became the ‘first’ market in the earth to enjoy this privileged position and additional highlighted Daimler AG’s focus and obligation on the Indian market, the corporation said. Over 200 SUVs have been book. Soon, the corporation will locally produce the M-Class 350 variant which is now sold in India for over Rs.56 lakh.
Till date, 2,000 units of the M-Class have been sold in the Indian market as totally built units (CBU). About 600 units have been sold in January-December 2011 and an equivalent figures in the first nine months of 2012.
“We are looking for a huge existence in India and are fully geared up for the future,” said Ralf Mungenast, Director, International Production Services, Production Planning MB Passenger cars.
The 2.2 litre W166 engine powers the M-Class 250CDI and boasts a greatest torque of 500 Nm at 1600-1800 rpm and a rated production of 151.5 kW at 4200 rpm. The M-Class go faster from 0-100 km/h in a simple 9 seconds.
The paint shop, set up with a speculation of Rs.200 crore, is able of water-based painting using extremely complicated and environment-friendly water-based painting expertise. The paint shop of Mercedes-Benz India is fully automatic and maintains matching painting standards in line with the severe global standard of Daimler.