The Indian market will, for the first time, get the stretched version of the luxury saloon. At 5,063mm in length, the new E-Class LWB becomes the longest sedan in its segment after the Jaguar XF. And with a wheelbase of 3,079mm, it is also one of the most spacious for rear passengers, where most of the target buyers are usually seated. In terms of exterior and interior appearance, the E-class borrows design traits from the current S-Class and the C-Class sedans.
Mercedes-Benz will be offering the E-Class with a petrol and a diesel engine option. The two variants on offer will be – E200 and E350d. There will be a 2.0-litre turbo petrol producing 181bhp and 300Nm, while the oil-burner gets the 3.0-litre diesel churning out 254bhp and 620Nm. Both engines come mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Mercedes-Benz has always set the bar higher with each product they launch. The new E-Class is no different. In fact, this time, the stretched version of the E-Class will come as a delight for prospective buyers as most of them prefer the rear seat comfort, while their driver takes the steering wheel. Prices will be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned.