2017 Mercedes Benz E-Class LWB Set To Launch On 28th February
2017 Mercedes Benz E-Class will be longer and more spacious than the current-generation model. 2016 saw 13 new launches from Mercedes-Benz in India. Now, the German carmaker is set to begin the new year with the fifth generation E-Class sedan that will go on sale on 28th February. Unlike the current model, the 2017 Mercedes E Class will sit on a long-wheelbase measuring 3,079mm. For 2017, the saloon will receive significant upgrades on both exterior and interior.
A senior executive in Mercedes-Benz India, said, “Developing the V213 for India is a big investment and hence we need good volumes to amortise the costs. We cannot afford to launch both variants (standard and LWB) as this will fragment the sales. Hence, we are putting all our efforts and focus on the V213.
Talking about the design, the 2017 Mercedes E Class LWB shares resemblance with the S-Class and the C-Class, especially its front fascia. The sedan’s new model is 5,063mm long carrying additional C-pillar in the rear window and a separate quarter glass behind the door ends. The increased length also translates into a more spacious cabin. Besides this, the sedan will also come with an option of a touchscreen tablet controller for climate control, infotainment and interior lighting functions.
There is a dual 12.3-inch LCD display for instrumentation and infotainment. The saloon also gets fine wood grain with ambient lighting and a dial-knob gear selector. Mercedes has increased the overall length (by 43mm) and wheelbase (65mm) of the new E Class. While, its width and height have been reduced by 2mm and 6mm respectively. The 2017 Mercedes E Class has also shed off 70kgs (approx.) of kerb weight.
For he global markets, the 2017 Mercedes E Class will be available with different variations of the 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines. The saloon will also get multiple V6 petrol and diesel iterations. In India, the new Mercedes E Class LWB will be initially made available in diesel iteration only. Power for the saloon comes from a 258hp, 3.0-litre V6 that has been borrowed from ‘350d’ Mercs range. Besides this, Mercedes will also introduce the 500bhp, V8 AMG performance engine at a later stage.