New Mercedes-Benz E-Class to set new benchmarks in premium sedan segment

Thursday 27 June 2013, 11:35 AM by

Mercedes-Benz, the well appreciated German auto maker, has finally launched the facelift model of E-Class sedan in the Indian auto market amid great buzz. The model has been offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, in order to meet the requirements of a large society. The petrol guise of new E-Class is offered with a price tag of Rs. 41.5 lakh, whereas its diesel model is tagged with Rs. 44.48 lakh. Along with these variants, the company has also introduced 100 units of a limited edition model in the E-Class series, which has been priced at Rs. 49.9 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).

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New Mercedes-Benz E-Class to set new benchmarks in premium sedan segment

Speaking on the launch ceremony, the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Mercedes-Benz India, Eberhard Kern was quoted as saying, “The new E-Class with its blend of stunning new design idiom, pioneering Intelligence Assistance Systems, exemplary safety and comfort features, luxurious appointments and best in class modern range of infotainment systems, creates a whole new benchmark in the luxury full-size segment. With more than 2000 parts and components used, the new E-Class undoubtedly is the ‘Best E-Class ever’ and reiterates Mercedes-Benz’s prowess as the pioneers of technical innovations towards safety, design, performance and comfort. Its new emotive design reinforced with the Intelligence Assistance Systems, reaffirms the E-Class’ position as the most sought after luxury sedan in its segment. The new E-Class is a completely high-tech package–and a very attractively packaged one at that.”

The E 250 CDI diesel is incorporated with a V4 engine, having a displacement of 2143 cc. This drivetrain produces a maximum power of 201 bhp, with a peak torque of 500 Nm. Equipped with a performance oriented engine, E 250 CDI diesel smoothly sprints from 0-100 kmph in 7.5 seconds. Besides, the E 200 CGI petrol powertrain has a displacement of 1991 cc and it generates a highest power of 135 bhp with a maximum torque of 300 Nm. With this output, the model easily glides from initial to 100 kmph in 7.9 seconds.

Industry experts are of a view that E-Class has been one of the significant models for the auto maker as the brand with three pointed star has already delivered its 23,000 units in India, since its launch in 1995. The recently launched model has been designed with over 2,000 components and parts, entailing innovative technologies internally as well as externally. In order to face off the competition from indigenous auto makers, Audi and BMW, Mercedes-Benz already launched its A-Class premium hatchback and has now come up with its much appreciated E-Class sedan.

One of the key highlights of the new model is 'intelligent assist system', which houses features like 'Eco start stop' for enhanced mileage, 'intelligent lighting' for perfect light distribution and 'attention assist', which continuously warns the driver about drowsiness and inattentiveness.

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