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Updated: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Local Assembly Starts

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class India launch will happen on 25th June 2013, based a report by Economic Times. The news was revealed by Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz India during an interview.

The current generation of the E-Class was launched here in 2009, and was a huge change from the previous E-Class. Gone were the smooth design, round lights and pleasant-to-look-at design, it was replaced by sharp lines, bold character lines along the side of the car; overall the E-Class had got edgier. The sharp and smart design story continued inside too, the smooth flowing design of the old car had given way to angled design bits that made the interior look in sync with the times. It was a pretty good looking car inside out and continued to offer Mercedes-Benz’s legendary build-quality, ride comfort and luxury feeling.

Updated on 9th July 2013

Mercedes-Benz India has started rolling out the E-Class from their Indian assembly plant at Chakan, Pune.

“Our plant in Chakan, Pune is rated amongst the best assembly plants within the Daimler world. Similarly our paint shop is a technology benchmark and second to none. The locally produced new E-Class therefore, will deliver the highest benchmarks of quality, performance and stunning design and offer optimum value for our customers,” said Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.

Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out First Locally Assembled E-Class

On the left: Mr. Piyush Arora, Director, Technical, Mercedes-Benz India. On the right: Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India rolling out the first locally assembled E-Class from the Mercedes-Benz plant at Chakan, Pune

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Updated on 25th June, 2013

The Mercedes E-Class has finally been launched in India at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 41.50 Lakhs for the E200 CGI petrol variant. The higher trim E250 CDI Diesel is priced at Rs. 44.48 Lakhs. There is a also a limited Launch Edition of new E-Class from Mercedes Benz India which has some extra features and there will be only 100 units of it CBU imported to India. The Limited launch edition Mercedes E-Class is priced at Rs. 49.90 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.

The new 2013 E Class comes with two engine options, a 1.9 Litre petrol and a 2.1 litre Diesel. The C200 CGI is fitted with the petrol unit producing a peak power of 184 BHP of peak power and 300 Nm of torque while the diesel engine unit on the C250 CDI produces a peak power of 204 BHP and peak torque of 500 Nm. Both comes with 7 speed automatic transmission option and lot of comfort creatures and safety features.

2013 Mercedes E Class (3)

Talking about the features, the 2013 E Class offers Eco-Start Stop or Micro-Hybrid system to save on fuel, reverse camera and reverse parking assist. There is hill start assist with adaptive brake lights with hill-hold function. For safety, it has 8 airbags, ABS with Brake assist, acceleration skid control, active bonnet for pedestrian safety, adaptive high beam control and automatic headlamp direction control to name a few.

The E 250 CDI comes with leather upholstery, memory seats, large display in the central console for the infotainment system. It also features paddle shifts controls behind the steering wheel of the car for manually controlling the gear shifts if needed.

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Updated on 12th June, 2013 5:48 PM

Team-BHP has got some spy shots of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class, these were shot in Pune near the ARAI testing facility. Check the images out below:

2014 Mercedes Benz EClass Spyshot 1 2014 Mercedes Benz EClass Spyshot 4

image source: team-BHP

Updated on 12th June, 2013 5:04 PM

It has been almost four years since the current car was launched here, the design of the car is still in sync with the times and is a good performer among its rivals, but Mercedes has decided to go ahead and give it a refresh. Actually, the refresh was first shown internationally in January 2013.

What are the changes? Well, look at it for a moment:

Comparison: Left: Mercedes-Benz W213, Right: Mercedes-Benz W212

The new E-Class (on the left) loses the split headlamps that were almost a signature of the E-Class since 1995, it instead gets a one piece dual-barrel headlamp with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The grille is more upright and the bumper design gets more aggresive.

Comparison: Left: Mercedes-Benz W213, Right: Mercedes-Benz W212 side

At the side, the new E-Class gets bolder character lines which run along the door handles. It loses the kink above the rear wheel arch, which was another E-Class signature design element.

Comparison: Left: Mercedes-Benz W213, Right: Mercedes-Benz W212 rear

At the rear, the new E-Class gets new tail-lamps, which don’t look that exciting if you ask us. The bumper has been slightly revised and…. do tell us if you see any other changes.

So, it looks pretty different on the outside.

There are certain design changes on the inside too. The most notable of them being the silver or wood (depends on the variant) bar running along the dashboard that separating the upper and lower part of it. The steering wheel looks sportier, the air-con vents have been redesigned as well, the dials are new, the screen for the COMAND system is new… that’s about it in short. The E-Class could also get a parking assist system, which automatically parallel-parks when the system senses a spot big enough for the car.

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We expect that the E-Class in India could be offered with two engine options – a 2-litre, four-cylinder, 184 BHP petrol and a 2.1-litre, four-cylinder, 204 BHP diesel – both of which will be mated to Mercedes’s Merc’s 7G-tronic automatic transmission. Mercedes could also bring the new 585 BHP(!), E63 AMG, wouldn’t that be awesome?

Mercedes-Benz is gunning for the luxury segment crown that is now in the hands of Audi, it launched the G63 AMG in February 2013, the GL-Class in May 2013 and the new A-Class less than two weeks ago.  We will update you with more news as it comes in.

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source: Economic Times

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