New 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class launches at Rs. 41.5 lakh
Mercedes-Benz India has launched the all-new 2014 E-Class in India at Rs. 41.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This has been the company’s third successive launch for the buyers, it already launched the new GL-Class SUV and A-Class premium hatchback. While the E200 CGI variant of the E-Class is tagged at Rs. 41.5 lakh, the E250 CDI is priced at Rs. 44.8 lakh. The company has also launched a limited launch edition E250 CDI for Rs. 49.90 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The new E-Class is basically a mid-life facelift, it comes largely with the cosmetic upgrades. The car looks similar to that of the vehicle unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. The most evident change is the setup of the new bumper and headlamps, as the split headlamp assembly is now wrapped in a single form with LED elements for the low beam and DRLs (daytime running lamps). The front fascia of the new E-Class gets a new grille, redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lamps, making it look more aggressive than before. The rear end of the new E-Class adorns a revamped tail lamp cluster and exhaust tips.
On the inside, the new E-Class gets some design upgrades, and adorns a revamped dashboard, new multi-function steering wheel with gear-shift paddles (standard), redesigned aircon vents and control knobs. The command system has a new screen and gets a satellite navigation and a DVD player as well. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets two engine options – a petrol and a diesel. The E200, the petrol variant comes equipped with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine that produces 184bhp @ 5500rpm and 300Nm of top torque. The E250 CDI, the diesel model is powered by a 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder engine that churns out 204bhp @ 4200Nm and 500Nm of top torque at 1600-1800rpm. Both the engines are mated to the Mercedes’s 7G-tronic automatic transmission. The company has removed the top end E350 CDI model from its lineup. The car offers an excellent fuel economy of 18.6kmpl and 22kmpl for both petrol and diesel model, respectively.
Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented on the launch of the new E-Class, “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”.
List of Features in all-new 2014 E-Class
2000 new components and parts
All LED headlights
Intelligent assistance system
Active park assistance
Intelligent lights system, changes according to the driving conditions
Command online navigation system
Brake assist with ESP, and ASR
3 ambient lightning system- Open Pore ash wood trim, Napa leather upholstery, Panoramic sunroof
Fuel tank capacity of 80-litres, 1100km run with petrol and 1300km run with diesel