Mercedes-Benz India to unveil B-Class Diesel and Facelifted E-Class soon

Saturday 08 June 2013, 11:05 AM by

Recently, the Indian subsidiary of the German car maker, Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of new models in the domestic car market. In May 2013, the car maker introduced its GL-Class and A-Class models, and now, the three pointed star is gearing up to launch the diesel variant of its B-Class and the facelifted version of the E-Class. Post launch of A-Class, the car maker was focussing upon introducing the B-Class model, which will come equipped with the same powertrain as that of the A-Class. It is speculated that the refreshed variant of E-Class will also make it appearance by the end of June 2013.

Mercedes-Benz India to unveil B-Class Diesel and Facelifted E-Class soon | CarTrade.com
Mercedes-Benz India to unveil B-Class Diesel and Facelifted E-Class soon

However, going by the inclination of the car maker, it seems that the B-Class would have to wait for sometime as Mercedes-Benz India is favouring the E-Class. The car maker sold 800 units of the outgoing E-class during the last quarter. Buoyed by these sales figures, the car maker is hoping to boost sales by introducing the facelifted version of the luxury saloon. Quite recently, the arch reveal of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, introduced the limited edition variant of its A6 saloon with several upmarket features.

Mercedes-Benz India to unveil B-Class Diesel and Facelifted E-Class soon

The outgoing E-Class is the upper level saloon in the luxury car segment with a price tag ranging between Rs. 40 lakh and Rs. 60 lakh. With both petrol and diesel offerings, the E-Class line-up include E250 and E350 models. The car boasts of several top-notch features, such as attention assist, drowsiness detection system, park-tronic with advanced parking guidance and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Safety features in these saloons from Mercedes-Benz include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), electro hydraulic braking system with hold function, Acceleration Skid Control (ASR) and adaptive high beam assist. There are other features as well like tyre pressure loss warning system and rain sensing variable intermittent wipers.

This luxury saloon is pleasing on its exterior as it is on the exterior and complements the style and luxury of the E-Class. The dashboard looks classy and has easy to access controls and knobs for convenience. There are integrated audio controls on the stylish steering of the E-Class for added convenience. However, industry experts are of a view that the facelifted variant of E-Class will continue to compete with the regular contenders in the luxury segment like Audi Q5, Nissan 370Z and BMW Z4.

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