Mercedes-Benz India, on Wednesday, launched a special edition of its top-selling sedan E-Class. Called the Mercedes-Benz 'Edition E', the special edition marks the 20th anniversary of the E-Class in the country. The country's top-selling luxury sedan - Mercedes-Benz E-Class - was also the first luxury car to be 'Made in India'. Available in 3 variants - E200, E250 and E350 CDI, the Mercedes-Benz Edition E is priced between Rs 48.6 lakh - Rs 60.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Though the Mercedes-Benz Edition E looks more or less similar to the regular E-Class, it gets slightly redesigned headlamps and grille. Besides that, it also gets Edition E badging, nad Garmin's navigation system. Since it's just a limited edition, it continues to feature the same engine options - 2.0-litre petrol, 2.2-litre diesel and a 3.0-litre diesel - that power the regular model. All the engines come mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “It is a moment of immense pride for us that the E-Class which is the highest selling luxury sedan in India, completes 20 glorious years of production in India. The E-Class which was the first luxury sedan to be produced by Mercedes-Benz for the Indian market, also kick started our journey in India. 20 years of E-Class in India, also reiterates the influence of brand Mercedes-Benz on customers and its contribution towards the evolution of luxury motoring in India.We are commemorating this stupendous production accomplishment with the launch of a special ‘Edition E’. The launch of the ‘Edition E’ strongly underlines our strategy of periodically refreshing our existing best-selling products, enabling to win customer confidence and offer them value driven products.”
Roland Folger further said, “With the introduction of the ‘Edition E’, we are also launching an exciting brand campaign called ‘Wish upon a Star’. ‘Wish upon a Star’ campaign commemorates 20 years of the E-Class’legacy in India and brings to fore the fact that, the E-Class has been the heart and soul of motoring enthusiasts across the country over the years. In these 20 years we have delivered 32,000 E-Classes to our customers that have dominated the mid-size luxury segment in India. Every new generation of the E-Class has redefined the segment and created a new benchmark.”
Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “20 years of unhindered production of the E-Class, strongly underscores the high level of refinement and implementation of advanced technology and flexible processes in our production facility.
Mercedes-Benz Edition E Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
E200 petrol - Rs 48.6 lakh
E250 diesel - Rs 50.7 lakh
E350 diesel - Rs 60.61 lakh
Mercedes-Benz Edition E Specifications
2.0-litre petrol - 184bhp and 300Nm
2.5-litre diesel - 240bhp and 500Nm
3.0-litre diesel - 265bhp and 620Nm
Transmission - 7-speed automatic