Mercedes-Benz launches first ever ‘Made in India’ long wheel base new E-Class


Suyash Sethiya | Mar 15, 2017 17:37

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AR Rajan, Market CEO, Central Provinces, and Sachin Lambe, Assistant General Manager unveiling the new E-Class at Auto Hangar, MIDC in Nagpur. (Photo By: Suyash Sethiya)

India’s largest luxury car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz launched the first ever right hand drive and long wheel base version of the new E- Class luxury business sedan at Auto Hanger recently. AR Rajan, Market CEO, Central Provinces, and Sachin Lambe, Assistant General Manager unveiled the new E-Class at Auto Hangar, MIDC in Nagpur.

The all-new E-Class consists of E 350d and features a 2987 cc V6 diesel engine. It churns out 190 kW (258 hp) and 620 Nm of torque available at as low as 1600 rpm with a pickup strength of 0 -100 km per hour in 6.6 seconds.

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The new E-Class at Auto Hangar, MIDC in Nagpur. (Photo By: Suyash Sethiya)

The new features, which the posh sedan can boast about includes air body control, chauffeur package, 37 degree recliner rear seats, 9g-tronic transmission, burmester, surround sound system, parking pilot, a wide high-resolution and bright display with a next-generation 12.3-inch screen as standard and 64 colour ambient lighting to name a few.

It also offers unsurpassable cost of ownership starting at Rs. 64,700 for two years along with 45 service packages and unlimited mileage. Also, the “My Mercedes My Service” program offers customers a lower cost of ownership and lower maintenance cost along with a hassle free ‘Online Service’ appointment booking. 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, Nagpur)

“It took us 48 months for the redesigning of the E-Class. The long wheelbase version of the new E-Class will be made in India for India. This is Mercedes-Benz’s first India specific car as India is the only country to launch the RHD version of the ‘long wheel base’ new E-Class,” said AR Rajan, Market CEO, Central Provinces.

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The new E-Class at Auto Hangar, MIDC in Nagpur. (Photo By: Suyash Sethiya)

The technical specifications for Mercedes-Benz E 350 d and Mercedes-Benz E 200 are as follows:

Arrangement/no. of cylinders

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: V6

Mercedes-Benz E 200: In-line/4

Number of valves per cylinder

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: 4

Mercedes-Benz E 200: 4

Total displacement (cc)

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: 2987

Mercedes-Benz E 200: 1991

Power kW (hp) @ rpm

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: 190 (258) @ 3400

Mercedes-Benz E 200: 135 (184) @ 5500

Torque (Nm @ rpm)

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: 620 @ 1600-2400

Mercedes-Benz E 200: 300 @ 1200-4000

Acceleration (km/h) (s)

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: 6.6

Mercedes-Benz E 200: 8.5

Top speed (Km/h)

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d: 250

Mercedes-Benz E 200: 240

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