Mercedes-Benz launches made-in-India BS VI LWB E-Class

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 May 2019


Luxury car market leader Mercedes-Benz India today launched the first ever BS VI Long Wheelbase (LWB) E-Class sedan in four variants – E200 Expression (Rs 57.50 lakh), E200 Exclusive (Rs 61.50 lakh), E220d Expression (Rs 58.50 lakh) and E220d Exclusive (Rs 62.50 lakh).

The new E-Class in its 10th generation is a comprehensive luxury business sedan that intelligently blends driving performance with unmatched luxury and comfort, boasting of the ‘most spacious’ rear cabin in the segment.

The New LWB E-Class  features two state-of-the-art BS 6 compliant petrol and diesel engines and also new interior appointments and feature additions. These include an intuitive rear touchpad, Burmester high-end surround sound system, widescreen digital cockpit (12.3 inch) and a rear wireless charger.

While the E220d is powered by the BS VI OM 654, 1950cc, in-line 4 diesel engine that develops 194hp and 400 Nm of torque and goes from 0 -100kph in 7.3 seconds, the E200 features the BS 6 M 264, 1991cc, 197hp, 320 Nm engine that helps the car go from 0 -100kph in 8 seconds.       

Martin Schwenk: "The New BS VI E-Class will fulfill the desire for individuals seeking driving performance, while ensuring it presents the most luxurious rear cabin experience, comprising unparalleled luxury appointments, for those preferring to be chauffeur-driven."

Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, commented, “The new E-Class with its rich history spanning over 2 decades and more than 41,000 units on Indian roads, is one of the main pillars of our product offensive. The Long Wheelbase E-Class is the most adored business sedan that has carved a niche of its own in a rather prestigious segment. As per our brand motto for this year, ‘Best Never Rest’, we are glad to augment this ‘Masterpiece of Intelligence’ even further by offering two brand new BS 6 engines along with a list of feature rich enhancements for our discerning customers.”  

Schwenk further elaborated, “Mercedes-Benz India rolled out India’s first ‘Made in India, for India’ BS VI vehicle in January 2018. Since then, we have been steadily transitioning our portfolio into BS VI and the introduction of the BS VI Long Wheelbase E-Class reiterates our commitment towards the new emission norms from April 2020. The New BS VI E-Class will fulfill the desire for individuals seeking driving performance, while ensuring it presents the most luxurious rear cabin experience, comprising unparalleled luxury appointments, for those preferring to be chauffeur-driven. The new BS VI  Long Wheelbase E-Class offers a very intriguing value proposition for the customer with a competitive total cost of ownership that starts at just Rs 67,800! We are very confident that the new long wheelbase BS VI E-Class will continue its success story and remain a growth driver for Mercedes-Benz in India.” 

Since 1995, there are over 41,000 E-Class’ on Indian roads, making it India’s highest selling luxury executive sedan. The LWB E-Class remains the most popular luxury sedan for Mercedes-Benz India and it is the carmaker’s first India-specific car. In fact, India is the only country to have launched the RHD version of the ‘long wheelbase’ new E-Class.
 

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