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Latest on Mercedes Benz E Class: 22 July, 2015
Scheduled to be unveiled at 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been spied testing in Stuttgart, Germany. In global markets, the E-Class W213 will replace the existing W212 variant of the sedan. The new-gen E-Class will take its design inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the S-Class, which are designed on the company’s new design language. It will feature Multibeam LED headlamps with 84 individual lighting units and LED taillights with variable intensity brake and indicator units.
Mercedes Benz E Class, a Sedan has 5 versions available in India. Mercedes Benz E Class has 3 Petrol cars and 2 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Mercedes Benz E Class are Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and BMW 6 Series. Mercedes Benz E Class comes in 5 colours, namely, Dolomite Brown, Iridium Silver, Obsidian Black, Palladium Silver, Polar White.
Ever since its launch in 1947 with model 170V, the E-Class has been among the top-selling Mercedes-Benz cars globally. In India, the E-Class sedan is locally assembled at the company's production unit in Chakan, Pune. The sedan is known for its elegant styling, excellent performance and comfortable interior. The E-Class is the highest selling product in Mercedes-Benz India's portfolio, with over 30,000 units on Indian roads. It is available in three variants- E200, E250 CDI and E350 CDI.
Further to this, read Mercedes Benz E Class Road Test details by our expert.
The various fuel trims in Mercedes Benz E Class are priced differently. The Petrol trims are priced between Rs. 47,60,314/- to Rs. 1,33,03,497/-. The Diesel trims of Mercedes Benz E Class start at Rs. 48,68,240/-.
Mercedes-Benz India introduced the facelifted E-Class sedan in 2014, which came equipped with several exterior and interior changes. The vehicle gets new headlights, new grille that accommodates three-pointed star, and new bumper, which makes it look wider than before. Customers also have the option to opt for twin-slat chrome grille with the large three-pointed star in the centre. On sides, the vehicle gets revised sheet metal and multi-spoke alloy wheels. The body lines flow smoothly to the rear, while the tail-lights now get LEDs. The sleeker tail pipes get chrome treatment. The flared wheel arches of the sedan have been fitted to 18-inch alloy wheels.
The E-Class comes with a spacious, comfortable and feature-loaded cabin. The interior quality is top-notch, and the fit & finish are best-in-segment. The light shades along with the front and rear panoramic roofs make it airy. Instead of wood inserts, the new model gets silver and chrome inserts that add to its premium feel. The centre air conditioning vents are smaller in size compared to the previous model, and an analogue clock is positioned right between the vents. Its multi-information display shows important data with exciting shades. The E-Class is equipped with a plethora of comfort and convenience features including electric sunblinds, reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors, ambient lighting with 5-stage intensity control, 3-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support, programmable 3-way memory for steering and mirrors, rain sensing intermittent wipers, brake pad wear indicator, etc. It gets an advanced infotainment system with 5.8-inch screen offering navigation capabilities.
Engine & Transmission
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in 2 petrol and 2 diesel engine options. The entry-level petrol variant is powered by a 2.0-litre unit that is good for 184bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 300Nm of torque at 1200, while the AMG unit gets a 5461cc motor producing 557bhp at 5,500rpm and 720Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the sedan via a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The oil burner is a 2.2-litre turbocharged motor that produces 204bhp of power at 4,200rpm and 500Nm of torque at 1,600rom. The E 350 CDI variant gets a 3.0-litre engine that churns out a maximum power output of 265bhp at 3,800rpm and a peak torque of 620Nm at 1,600rpm. Both motors are paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to the rear wheels.
Performance & Handling
The Mercedes-Benz's diesel engine offers decent amount of power and performs brilliantly most of the times. Power delivery is very linear and there is very little turbo lag. The throttle response is pretty good, and the saloon does move quickly with silence. The NVH levels are simply excellent, which further enhances the overall driving experience. Featuring DIRECT CONTROL suspension, the Mercedes E-Class offers good handling on corners and sharp turns. The steering offers good feedback; at low speeds it is light and gets stiffer on high speeds.
The 2143 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 12 kmpl in city and 14 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 9 kmpl on urban roads and 11 kmpl and freeways, respectively.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is equipped with a range of safety and security features including Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Active Parking Assist, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), Attention Assist, Brake Assist, Adaptive Brake system with Hold function, Electronic Stability Program, Intelligent Light system, airbags for driver and front passenger, NECK-PRO head restraints for front seats, Pelvisbags for driver and front passenger, sidebags for driver and front passenger, and windowbags for driver and co-driver.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is benefitted with disc brakes at both front and rear. It also gets ADAPTIVE BRAKE that applies regularly in wet driving conditions. The ADAPTIVE BRAKE applies regularly that impulses to wipe the film of water from the brake discs and ensures that the brakes perform at their beat. Adding to it, the braking system is further assisted by ABS, EBD, Brake assist, ASR and ESP.
The E-Class saloon is bestowed with a range of comfort and convenience features. It is equipped with ultra-advanced technology and superb features that further enhances the overall car driving experience.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan rivals Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF.
Note: Specifications for E Class E63 AMG (Petrol) have been mentioned
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