Mahindra XUV700 SPIED inside out ahead of launch: To get Mercedes-Benz gearbox!

Mahindra’s next big launch for the Indian car market this year is the XUV700 luxury SUV. The Mahindra XUV700 is a rebadged Ssangyong Rexton G4, and will sit in the Toyota Fortuner segment. The XUV700 badge is tentative and Mahindra is yet to officially name the upcoming SUV, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. New spyshots show a range of features, interiors and exteriors of the India-spec Mahindra XUV700. As seen in the spyshots, the Mahindra XUV700 will feature luxurious interiors, probably the best-ever…

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-class facelift review, test drive

What is it? It’s been four whole years since this generation of C-class has been around, but it doesn’t feel that long, since the car, for the most part, has aged so well. Sure, newer rivals have taken the game forward, particularly in the technology and infotainment departments, but it’s the classic design and solid luxury values that have kept the C desirable. An update, however, is rarely a bad thing, and that’s what we will be getting, in India, in October 2018. We’ve been driving the mid-cycle refresh of…

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Mercedes-Benz E220d vs Audi A6 35 TDI

Mercedes-Benz introduced the new E-Class in India with the E350d trim. Now the entry-level diesel variant is added to the E-Class line-up in the E220d guise. The long-wheel base executive sedan is available with a frugal diesel motor and a price tag of Rs 57.14 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). However, instead of the Three-pointed Star, you can get yourself an Audi A6 35 TDI and save a few lakhs. Here is how they fare against each other. Engine and Gearbox Firstly, both the cars employ a 2.0-litre oil burner. The Merc…

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Mercedes-Benz launches the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), and it joins the ranks of the current E-Class line-up (E200 and E350d). While the E220d gets an in-line 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel mill that generates 194bhp and 400Nm of torque, transmission duties are to be fulfilled by a nine-speed automatic gearbox. With the E220d, Mercedes-Benz hopes to cater to those buyers who long to buy a diesel version of the new E-Class which offers best in class legroom thanks to its extended wheelbase The car will…

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