Mercedes-Benz has officially launched its first ever right hand drive (RHD) long wheelbase (LWB) version of the new E-Class luxury business sedan in India. Available in two trims: E 200 and E 350 d, priced at Rs. 56.15 lakh and Rs. 69.47 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Measuring 140 mm (5.5 inches) longer than the standard E-Class, the new L213 is said to offer rear passengers larger seats and footwells, as well as a host of comfort functions. You also get electric sun-blinds. Its exterior and interior borrow heavy inspiration from the flagship S-Class, featuring a cleaner, more contemporary design.
The E-Class LWB is primarily aimed at customers who like being chauffeur driven. The rear seats come with electric recline and headrest adjustment with memory, a separate zone for the climate control, a 13-speaker 590W Burmester sound system and a panoramic sunroof. Safety features include 7 airbags, adaptive assist, attention assist, ABS with ESP, EBD and automatic parking pilot with 360-degree camera.
Other noteworthy features on offer with the new E-Class LWB include 3-zone automatic climate control, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 64 ambient light colour options, panoramic sunroof and touch sensitive buttons for the steering wheel. Infotainment duties are handled by a high-resolution 12.3-inch Mercedes’ COMAND online infotainment system.
The new E-Class LWB is available with two engine options. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine produces 184 horses and 300 Nm while the 3.0-litre V6 unit churns-out 255 horses and 620 Nm. Both these engines are mated to Mercedes’ 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox. The diesel trim also gets Air Suspension with Adaptive Damping.
As of now, there are no direct rivals for the E-Class LWB in India. The luxury sedan will be competing against the Volvo S90, Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Jaguar XF.
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