The C-Class might be the highest selling Merc internationally. However, in our market, it is the E-Class that takes top honours. It continued to sell strongly, despite being replaced by the new generation model internationally. India’s wait for the new 2017 Mercedes E Class is now over as MBIL has launched the luxury sedan in our market. Interestingly, Mercedes has brought only the E LWB or the E-Class L to India, keeping in mind the fact that a very high percentage of these cars are chauffeur driven. Prices start at Rs. 56.15 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). Read on for more on the 2017 Mercedes E Class India price and other details.
2017 Mercedes E Class Price in India
|Model||Ex-Showroom Mumbai Price|
|2017 Mercedes-Benz E200 L||Rs. 56.15 lakh|
|2017 Mercedes-Benz E350d L||Rs. 69.47 lakh|
Quite obviously, the new model is more expensive than the current car. Expect a price hike of at least Rs. 5 lakh. The diesel variant of long wheelbase version costs around Rs. 80 lakhs on-road! Mercedes has ensured havy localistation to keep costs in check. The E200 Petrol LWB costs Rs. 56.15 lakh while the The full loaded E350d is priced at Rs. 69.47 lakh (ex-showroom).
2017 Mercedes E Class India Images
2017 Mercedes E Class India Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L Petrol||3.0 L Diesel|
|Power||184 hp||258 hp|
|Torque||300 Nm||620 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||9-speed Automatic||9-speed Automatic|
In India, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is on sale with a diesel and a petrol engine option. The two variants on offer are – E200 and E350d. The E200 gets a 2.0 L turbo petrol that makes 181 hp and 300 Nm. The other engine option is the familiar 3.0 L Diesel that churns out 258 hp and 620 Nm. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range.
2017 Mercedes E Class India Dimensions
|E Class||E Class L|
|Length||4923 mm||5063 mm|
|Width||1852 mm||1852 mm|
|Height||1468 mm||1468 mm|
|Wheelbase||2939 mm||3079 mm|
The E-Class L is longer than the standard car by about 140 mm. This translates to an increase in legroom by about 135 mm. India is only the second market where Merc sells the E LWB, the other being Chine. That being a left hand drive market, Mercedes has had to spend a considerable amount developing a RHD version for our market. It’ll be interesting to see how well this gamble pays off for India’s favourite luxury car brand.
2017 Mercedes E Class India Design Review
The new 2017 E-Class follows the same design language as the current S-Class and C-Class sedans. It features the current Mercedes family look complete with the slightly protruding front grille. The headlamps and tail lamps are full LED units. In a first for the Indian market, we get the long wheelbase version of the E-Class. The design is largely the same as the short wheelbase model. the only visible difference in design is between the B-pillar and the tail. In the case of the E-Class L, the window area extends behind the door. Thanks to the increased length, the rear door is different in profile as it doesn’t curve around the rear wheel arch as much.
Much of the interiors remain the same, except for the obvious increase in legroom. Like the exteriors, the dashboard design borrows quite heavily from the S Class. You get a fully digital instrument cluster along with a touchscreen system for the COMAND interface. As expected, the cabin is loaded with tech and features. The rear seat of the E-Class L is ideal for those who prefer being chauffeur driven.
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