2017 Mercedes E Class (L213) launched in India at INR 56.15 Lakhs
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Top-of-the-line Mercedes E 350d priced at INR 69.47 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Mercedes Benz India has finally announced the prices of the first RHD Mercedes E Class long wheelbase (L213). The base E 200 petrol is priced at INR 56.15 Lakhs, while the top-end E 350d diesel will retail at INR 69.47 Lakhs (both ex-showroom Mumbai, pre octroi).
It may be nearly six lakhs more expensive than its predecessor, but what the new E Class brings to the table aims to justify the dearer price tag. It’s only available in long wheelbase, measuring over 5 meters long, thus offering 134mm of legroom for rear seat occupants. The rear seats come with electric recline and headrest adjustment with memory, a separate zone for the climate control, a 13-speaker 590W Burmester sound system and a panoramic sunroof.
The exterior and interior borrow heavy inspiration from the Mercedes S Class, featuring a cleaner, more contemporary design. Some of the highlight features in the top-end E 350d include LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillamps with Stardust effect, a high-resolution 12.3-inch Mercedes’ COMAND online infotainment system, mini touchpads on the steering wheel, AIR BODY air suspension system, tri-zone climate control and ARTICO leather upholstery.
The E 200 petrol packs a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol developing 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque, while the E350 d diesel is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel developing 258 hp and 620 Nm of torque. A 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission is standard in both model, which shuffles power to the rear wheels.