Mercedes-Benz is all set to launch the E-Class long wheelbase version or the E-Class L in India today. This will be the first long wheelbase car in its segment that competes with the BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6. Global unveil of the E-Class L (codenamed V213) took place at the recently concluded Auto China 2016 and it was expected to be introduced in India by March 2017. However, the German carmaker is ahead of its schedule and launching the new E-Class L in the country today. Unlike the standard E-Class, the long wheelbase version will have controls for the rear sunblind, the window blinds and the sunroof which can be operated by the second-row passenger. The launch ceremony will commence by 12:30 pm and we keep you updated on the price, features, engine options and other details
The new Mercedes E Class is priced from Rs 56.15 lakh
Variant-wise pricing is
E 200 : Rs 56.16 lakh
E 350d: Rs 69.47 lakh
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi
12:58 PM: STAR EASE service packages start at Rs 64,700 for two years for the petrol variants and Rs 94,800 for two years for the diesel variants, both for unlimited kilometres
12:51 PM: The touchpad controller on the centre console also comes with handwriting recognition and chauffeur package will be available on all trims
12:47 PM: The E-Class L has LED high-performance headlamps do not require any replacement through the lifetime of the vehicle. The E-Class L will be available in E200 and E350d variants.
12:45 PM: Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India: The E-Class L is massive, more than five metres in length. India is a chauffeur driven country. The long wheelbase version was a no brainer.
12:35 PM: Safety package on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will include 7 airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as well as other safety aspects in its segment
12:30 PM: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will come with 17 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels
12:18 PM: The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will be offered with ambient lighting which has 64 different colour combinations. For added comfort, the new luxury sedan will have a three-zone climate control.
12:08 PM: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will be offered with a 12.3 inch infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the infotainment system is not a touchscreen and has to be used through the controls on the centre console. The audio system is a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system.
Video: Mercedes-Benz E-Class | Spacious Design | 2017 Official Youtube Channel
11: 59 AM: The new Mercedes- Benz E-Class L will be offered with the company's 'Air Body Control' or Air Suspension
Video: Mercedes-Benz E-Class | AIR BODY CONTROL | 2017
11:50 AM: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L measures 5,063 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width, 1,494 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 3,079 mm which is 205 mm more than the outgoing model.
11:41 AM: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will be powered by a 2,987 cc, V6 diesel engine that generates 258 hp of power at 3,400 rpm and 620 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm to 2,400 rpm. This engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission
11:32 AM: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will feature different driving modes, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. In Individual driving mode, the driver can set preferences for the engine response, suspension stiffness or softness and gear change response