Mercedes-Benz India has announced the launch of a new variant of the E-Class sedan on February 24. The Edition E is being built to commemorate twenty years of the German manufacturer’s official presence in India.
Mercedes-Benz started assembling the Mercedes E-Class in partnership with Tata Motors back in 1996. Since then, the E-Class has been the highest selling luxury sedan in the country and the car still remains a hot favourite in spite of stiff competition from fellow Germans – Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series in the recent years.
Mercedes has been on a product offensive in India after they launched 15 new cars in the calendar year 2015 and will continue the onslaught in 2016. The Edition E may get a few more bells and whistles as compared to the existing car, the details of which will be out at the launch.
As of now, the Mercedes E-Class is available with four engine options, the E200 with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, the E250 CDI with the 2143cc turbo-diesel, the E350 CDI with a turbocharged V6 oil-burner and the mighty E63 AMG with a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol mill. The new generation of the E-Class has been unveiled last week in Detroit and is expected to replace the current E-Class by the end of this year.