Mercedes-Benz launches the new E-Class LWB in India

Mercedes-Benz might be leading the luxury car race in India but they aren’t taking their foot off the pedal just yet. The all-new E-Class, launched in India exclusively in its Long Wheel Base (LWB) avatar, is another massive step in consolidating their position at the top.

Available in two variants – the E 200 and the E 350 d, Mercedes’ newest executive challenger retails at INR 56.15 Lakhs and 69.47 Lakhs respectively. Both the variants are assembled at Mercedes-Benz India's Pune facility.  

The E200 is powered by a 1991 cc I4 petrol engine that generates 184 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the E 350 d gets a meaty 2987 cc V6 diesel mill that generates 258 horsepower and a substantial 620 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to the 9-G TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission and a Dynamic Select Drive that changes the engine response, shift characteristics of the transmission and damper settings at the touch of a button.

As is the norm these days, the E-Class has been given the ‘family look’ and now looks like a bigger C-Class or a smaller S-Class depending on how you look at it. That said, the car’s 3079 mm wheelbase would give the S-Class a run for its money. We ain’t kidding, the new E-Class is a whopping 5063 mm long, not far off the S-Class’ 5246 mm length. The front end has that typical ‘Mercedes’ look with a pair of striking full LED headlamps flanking a large trapezoidal grille with the three-pointed star in the center. The car’s sheer length and clean profile gives it a royal look from the sides while the rear, again, is a replica of the design we all loved in the S and the C. The taillights of the E-Class, though, get unique illumination that is said to give a crystal look.

Aimed at the chauffeur-driven customers, the interiors are neatly laid out, pleasing to the eye and comes loaded with a plethora of features. To top it all, the E-Class is incredibly spacious and blows the competition away owing to its long wheelbase. Amongst the list of features on board the new E are Air Body Control, the first time in the E-Class in India, 64-colour Ambient Lighting with five dimming levels, touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel, electric sun-blind for the rear windows, rear seats that could recline 37 degrees, a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system, three-zone climate control, panoramic sliding sunroof, adjustable front and rear seats with memory function and comfort headrest and an updated COMMAND infotainment system with a 12.3-inch colour screen and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety features include seven airbags including a knee airbag for the driver, ABS, EBD, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Program, Mercedes’ PRE-SAFE suite, adaptive brake lights and Parking Pilot with Active Parking Assist and a 360 degree view surround camera.

To enhance the value proposition to the customers, Mercedes-Benz is offering service packages of various age and mileages with the new E-Class. These start at INR 64,700 for the petrol variant and INR 94,400 for the diesel variant while covering two years of maintenance-related jobs for an unlimited mileage. The packages are flexible and can even go upto ten years from the date of sale. 

With 34,000 units sold over two decades of its presence in India, the E-Class is already the best-selling and the most-popular executive luxury sedan in the country. With the launch of the all-new tenth-generation model, Mercedes-Benz has ensured the E stays at the top for years to come.

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