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New Mercedes E-Class India launch Soon !!

The Mercedes C-Class is undoubtedly a top selling Merc  internationally. However, in India, its the E-Class that makes it to the top on the sales charts. Even now when it has been replaced by the new generation model internationally, it continues to sell strongly in India. MBIL plans to bring the Merc E Class to Indian market by April 2017 which will put an end to India’s wait for the luxury sedan . Mercedes will bring in the E class to India, keeping in mind largely these cars are chauffeur driven. The prices could start at around Rs. 60 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Read further for more details about the Mercedes E-Class launch in India and it details.

Mercedes E Class India

Mercedes E CLass
Mercedes E CLass

2017 Mercedes E Class India- Launch

ModelExpected Launch
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class LBy March '2017

Of late, Mercedes has already started testing the new E in India. It has been seen a couple of times in the long wheelbase guise.  The India launch of the new E-Class is expected to take place by March’ 2017.

Mercedes E Class 2017 India

On the basis of some reliable sources, Mercedes-Benz will be launching only the long wheelbase version of the E-Class in India. This would certainly mean that the new E class will be slightly more expensive than its rivals. However,  it will suit the needs of most Indian buyers who prefer their luxury cars to be chauffeur driven.

2017 Mercedes E Class India- Price

ModelExpected Price
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 LRs. 60 lakh
2017 Mercedes-Benz E350d LRs. 70 lakh

Its quite obvious that the new model Mercedes E Class will be more expensive than the current car. It is expected that there would be a price hike of at least Rs. 5 lakh. The long wheelbase version will touch almost a whopping  Rs. 80 lakhs on road! However, proper localization levels can make the cost cut down to around Rs. 60-70 lakh.

Mercedes E Class India 2017

2017 Mercedes E Class India- Images

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2017 Mercedes E Class India – Specifications

Engine Type2.0 L Petrol3.0 L Diesel
Transmission9-speed Automatic9-speed Automatic
Power241 bhp258 bhp
Torque370 Nm620 Nm

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is most likely to come with a diesel and a petrol engine option in India. The petrol engine would be a 2.0 L turbo which would pump out  241 PS of max power and 370 Nm of peak torque. The other engine option – the 3.0 L Diesel would churn out 258 PS of max power and 620 Nm. Both the engines would come mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Mercedes E Class India-  Dimensions

E ClassE Class L
Length4923 mm5063 mm
Width1852 mm1852 mm
Height1468 mm1468 mm
Wheelbase2939 mm3079 mm

The E-Class L is comparatively longer than the standard one by about 140 mm. This results in an increase in legroom by almost 135 mm. As of now, Mercedes sells the E LWB in only the Chinese market which is a left hand drive market. Mercedes had to put in considerable amount of time and effort in developing a right hand drive version for India.

2017 Mercedes E Class India- Design

Exteriors-

The new 2017 E-Class would have the same design concept as the current S-Class and C-Class sedans. It features the same look as the Mercedes family with the slightly protruding front grille. The headlamps and tail lamps would come as full LED units. India will get the long wheelbase version of the E-Class, which will be a first in India. Though the design would be primarily the same as the short wheelbase model, there would be a  visible difference in design in between the B-pillar and the tail. For the E-Class L, the window area would extend behind the door. Due to the increased length, the rear door is different in profile. It doesn’t curve around the rear wheel arch as much.

2017 Mercedes E Class India

Interiors-

Apart from the increase in legroom, the interiors remain pretty much the same. The dashboard design is inspired from the S Class. There would be a fully digital instrument cluster along with a touchscreen system for the COMAND interface. As expected from Mercedes, the cabin would be loaded with technology and features. The rear seat of the E-Class L would be an ideal one for those who prefer being driven by a chauffeur.

2017 Mercedes E Class India
2017 Mercedes E Class India Interiors

Hope you liked this article on the Mercedes E Class India 2017 Launch. Keep visiting indiaautoz for more such articles on developments in the Indian Auto Industry.

Also read- 2017 BMW 5 Series India Launch

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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