The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has always churned out a healthy number for the German brand in India. And with the introduction of the all-new facelifted version of the E-Class, it seems to attract some more. The E-Class has been introduced again in the LWB format. There are five variants to choose from along with three different engine options.
Well, what’s new on this E-Class? Like the shorter wheelbase version, the new E-Class gets updated front and rear bumpers, a new radiator grille, newly designed LED headlamps and tail lights along with a new boot lid, and new alloy wheels design. Inside, the E-Class has tech and comfort working in its favour. The two huge 12.3-inch screens are neatly laid out on the dash which takes care of the instrument cluster and the infotainment display. The rear has reclining seats, and now comes equipped with the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system and MBUX Interior Assistant. Other features also include a 590W Burmester sound system, three-zone climate control, two wireless smartphone charging units, and much more. On the safety front, it gets seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, ESP, traction control, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, tyre pressure monitoring system, a 360-degree parking camera along with front and rear parking sensors.
Coming to the engine bit, not much has changed. It still offers three engine options: a 194 bhp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo petrol engine in the E 200 variant; a 191 bhp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine in the E 200 trim; and a 282 bhp, 3.0-litre, straight-six diesel engine in the top of the line E 350d variant. All the aforementioned engines are paired to a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Also, the air-suspension unit will be standard offering the E 350d variant. If you don’t mind waiting for a bit longer, then there’s a full-blown AMG variant on its way.
As far as prices are concerned, the all-new E-Class prices start from Rs 63.6 lakh, ex-showroom, for the E 200 Expression variant and goes all the way up to Rs 80.9 lakh, ex-showroom, for the E 350d variant. Next on the calendar for Mercedes is the A-Class Limousine launch. Do stay tuned for more updates on it!