Exclusively available in LWB, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been priced starting at Rs. 56.15 lakh.
Last year, Mercedes-Benz launched 13 new models in India. This year the three-pointed star wants to continue the momentum and has taken the first step in that direction with the launch of the new-generation E-Class. Mercedes has launched the E-Class with the option of a petrol engine in the E200 Avantgarde and a diesel model has also been launched in E350d Exclusive spec. Both models come with the company's new 9G Tronic automatic transmission.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class E200 Avantgarde has been priced at Rs. 56.15 lakh while the E350d Exclusive model carries a price tag of Rs. 69.47 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Now, this isn’t like any of the E-Classes India has seen in the past – it is a right-hand drive long-wheelbase, currently exclusive to India. Being an LWB, it is not only the longest car in its class but is also wider and taller than its rivals. In this new-generation model it is clear that the focus is on the passengers at the back. The additional space on offer, the creature comforts like electrically reclining seats, 64 colour ambient lighting, electric sun blinds, illuminated storage compartment in the centre arm rest and more, all help the new E-Class LWB up the ante. Other highlight features include, full LED headlamps, air suspension in the diesel trim, 12.3-inch infotainment system clubbed with a 13-speaker sound system by Burmester.
Under the hood, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB comes with two engine options – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that is good for 181bhp and 300Nm. The diesel on the other hand comes fitted with a 3.0-litre V6 that churns out 255bhp and 620Nm. Both these engines come mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB will compete against the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF and the Volvo S90 in India.
We have already driven the new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB, read our review here.