New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sets A New Benchmark In Luxury

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India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today, redefined the luxury executive sedan segment with the launch of the first ever right hand drive (RHD) long wheelbase (LWB) version of the new E-Class luxury business sedan. From its launch, this intelligent business sedan will be ‘Made in India, for India’. With over 13 million units sold globally, the E-Class sedan and Estate are the best-selling vehicles for Mercedes-Benz. The new E-Class with its high quality appointments is an illustration of excellent craftsmanship and reflects modern luxury synonymous with Mercedes-Benz. The new E-Class sedan in its 10th generation, is a comprehensive luxury business sedan that intelligently blends driving performance with unmatched luxury and comfort, boasting of the ‘most spacious’ rear cabin in the segment. The new LWB E-Class was launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.

Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “The new E-Class with its rich history spanning over 2 decades with around 34,000 units on Indian roads, remains a very important product in our portfolio, playing a vital role in the product strategy of Mercedes-Benz India. Majority of our E-Class customers in India are chauffeur driven, and hence it was a natural decision for us to introduce the long wheelbase new E-Class in India and create a new benchmark in the luxury executive segment. India becomes the only country in the world to offer the right hand drive long wheelbase version of the new E-Class, and it took almost 48 months to develop this masterpiece from scratch. As a part of offering the ‘Best Customer Experience’ to our customers, we are glad to introduce to them their favourite luxury business sedan, which will be made in India, for India, from the day of its launch.”

Markus Schaefer, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain Management elaborated, “With the start of production of the new long-wheelbase E-Class, we are continuously expanding our portfolio of ‘Made in India’ products, offering our Indian customers numerous technical innovations of the most intelligent executive sedan. Building nine different

model derivatives for local demand in top quality, Pune has become one of our most flexible plants and an absolutely integral part in the global and efficient production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. This is a great success story made possible by the hard work and dedication of both the management and the workforce in Pune.”

Mr. Folger further added, “The new long wheelbase E-Class is truly a ‘Masterpiece of Intelligence’ with its various path breaking innovations. The new E-Class is delightful to drive and fulfills the desire for individuals seeking driving performance, while ensuring it presents the most luxurious rear cabin experience, comprising unparalleled luxury appointments, for those preferring to be chauffeur driven. What makes the new E-Class an even more intriguing value proposition for the customer, is the highly competitive service packages that start at just INR 64,700 and sets an industry benchmark for lowest cost of ownership in the segment. We are very confident that the new long wheelbase E-Class will continue the success story of the business sedan in India.”

Key Product highlights:

Long wheelbase:

The long-wheelbase version of the new E-Class sedan built in India, for India, introduces numerous technical innovations of the most intelligent luxury executive sedan, and also offers an even more spacious rear compartment with a first-class character. It exceeds the E-Class sedan sold in the world where both the wheelbase (3079 millimetres) and the length (5063 millimetres) are increased by 140 millimetres. The rear compartment of the luxury sedan offers an extra 134 millimetres of legroom for the occupants.

Sublime exterior and design elements:

  • LED headlamps and tail lamps | Panoramic Sunroof | 17” Light Alloy Wheels
  • Rear design highlights: Chrome trim | Rear bumper inserts black diffuser- look finish | Full LED tail lights | Two fixed tailpipe trim elements integrated into bumper | Illumination Specific to E-Class | Single-piece design | Crystal look during illumination

Emotive interior highlights:

  • Ambient lighting: 64 colours and five dimming levels for the desired lighting mood
  • World first: Touch-sensitive touch controls on the steering wheel
  • Electric sunblind for rear windows | First: 37 degree recliner rear seats

Unmatched driving dynamics:

  • Air Body Control – First time for the E-Class in India (E 350 d)
  • 9-G TRONIC: 9-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • DYNAMIC SELECT Drive (E, C, S, S+, I) – influences the response of the engine, the ESP® and shift characteristics of transmissiono Suspension (C, S, S+) with Air body control
  • Steering (C, S, S+) – In “S” and “S+” a more direct steering ratio noticeably increases the vehicle’s agility

Cutting edge infotainment system:

  • Burmester® surround sound system with 13 high-performance speakers (E 350 d)
  • COMAND online as standard
  • Touchpad: Intuitive operation by finger gesture
  • World first: Touch-sensitive touch controls on the steering wheel
  • First time in the E-Class – A high-resolution and bright display with a next- generation 12.3-inch screen
  • Smartphone Integration Package compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto

Unparalleled comfort &convenience:

  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control
  • Memory package – Front & rear seats (E 350 d)
  • First time in E-Class: Memory rear seats with comfort headrest

Benchmarking safety and assistance systems:

  • ESP®
  • LED High-Performance Headlamps
  • First Time: Parking Pilot with Active Parking Assist PARKTRONIC and visual aids (360° camera for E 350 d)
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Dual front airbags, Front side airbags, Curtain airbags, knee bag for driver (7 overall)

Technical specifications:

New E-Class specs E 350 d E 200
Arrangement/no. of cylinders V6 In-line/4
Number of valves per cylinder 4 4
Total displacement (cc) 2987 1991
Power kW(hp) @ rpm 190 (258) @ 3400 135 (184) @ 5500
Torque (Nm @ rpm) 620 @ 1600-2400 300 @ 1200-4000
Acceleration (km/h) (s) 6.6 8.5
Top speed (Km/h) 250 240

The Mercedes-Benz E 200 is priced at INR 56.15 lakhs and the E 350 d is priced at INR 69.47 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)