The German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz India yesterday launched the all-new 2014 Mercedes E-Class facelift with two engine variants – E200 CGI petrol and E250CDI diesel. The E250 will be sold in two trim levels – Avantgarde and Limited Edition. This has been company third launch this-year after, the new GL-Class SUV and A-Class premium hatchback. The new 2014 E-Class gets a refreshed design with this mid-life update.
Compared to the outgoing-model, The most obvious change is with the setup of the new bumper and headlamps, as the split headlamp assembly is now wrapped in a single form with LED elements for the low beam and DRLs (daytime running lamps). The front fascia of the new E-Class gets a new grille, redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lamps, making it look more aggressive than before. The rear end of the new E-Class adorns a revamped tail lamp cluster and exhaust tips.
On the inside, the cabin gets a revamped dashboard, Ash wood fittings, Napa leather upholstery, new sportier steering wheel with gear-shift paddles (standard), the air-con vents have been redesigned and the controls beneath the audio system’s head unit are new as well. The dials are new, the COMAND system gets a new screen and Merc is bringing in a satellite navigation and a DVD player as well. Safety features include Brake assist with ESP, and there’s the active bonnet. There’s the Panaroamic sunroof too.
Under the hood, the new 2014 E-Class for our market comes with two engine options – a petrol and a diesel. The E200, the petrol variant comes equipped with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine that produces 184bhp @ 5500rpm and 300Nm of top torque. The E250 CDI, the diesel model is powered by a 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder engine that churns out 204bhp @ 4200Nm and 500Nm of top torque at 1600-1800rpm. Both the engines are mated to the Mercedes’s 7G-tronic automatic transmission.
The company has removed the top-end E350 CDI model from its lineup. The car offers an excellent fuel economy of 18.6 kmpl and 22 kmpl for both petrol and diesel model, respectively. The new 2014 E-Class Energising comfort improves ride comfort everytime.
Features of new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift –
- 2000 new components and parts
- All LED headlights
- LED backlights
- Intelligent assistance system
- Active park assistance
- Intelligent lights system, changes according to the driving conditions
- Eco Start/stop
- Attention assist
- Command online navigation system
- Brake assist with ESP, and ASR
- Fuel tank capacity of 80-litres, 1100km run with petrol and 1300km run with diesel
Prices of new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
- Mercedes E-Class E200 CGI Petrol – Rs 41.50 lakh
- Mercedes E-Class E250 CDI Avantgarde Diesel – Rs 44.48 lakh
- Mercedes E-Class E250 CDI Diesel Limited Edition – Rs 49.9 lakh
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