Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been awarded with an environment certificate from the South German Technical Inspection Authority. The recognition has been awarded for the reduction in CO2 emissions by the car. The carmaker recently launched ‘Edition E’ for the E-Series. These cars have a special ‘E Edition’ badge accompanied with an illuminated front insignia, new look fibre-optic tail lights, black hub caps, electric panoramic sunroof and PRE-SAFE closing function so as to stand out in a crowd of other E-Class sedans. The E 200 Edition E runs on a 2.0-litre petrol mill producing a power of 184hp with 300 Nm torque. It delivers a mileage of 12 kmpl.
It was around 2 decades ago Mercedes-Benz started the local assembly with its E-Class W124. Over 2.7 million units of this car produced globally before we got the E-Class W210 in 2002. The E-Class W210 was also the first car globally to get the guard edition. In fact the company has sold over 32,000 units of the E-Class since the beginning of its production in India in 1995. The E-Class 211 rolled out in 2009. Today the car remains the highest selling luxury sedan in India.
Coming to the car itself, the new Mercedes-Benz Edition E is essentially the same recent edition of the E-Class with some additional features and of course, the 'Edition E' badging. The front end has been slightly tweaked and now features restyled headlamps and grille pattern. Some of the new features that we will find the in the new Edition E include - Edition E badging on both the sides, navigation system from Garmin is now standard and rear seat entertainment unit.
Under the hood the Edition E is same old E-Class and continues to offer the same engine options as the current standard E-Class. The E200 gets the 2.0-litre in-line petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 184bhp and develops a peak torque of 300 Nm. The E250 and E350 are powered by a 2.2-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engines that makes 240bhp and 500 Nm of torque and 265bhp and 620 Nm of torque respectively. All three variants come mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels [self drive benz e class hire bangalore].
A new limited edition dubbed ‘Edition E’ has been added to the line-up to mark two decades of E-Class in Indian market. The limited edition E Class is available in one petrol and two diesel variants. Powering the petrol variant is a 2.0 litre, four pot mill generating 181bhp. Diesel variants are available in two engine choices, a 2.1 litre 201bhp powertrain and a 3.0 litre V6 mill. Moreover, Edition E comes with a host of additional features on the outside as well as inside over the regular model. E-Class Exteriors
The long and visibly sumptuous saloon gets boastful dimensions; needless to say Mercedes Benz India has garnished it well with the chic styling. The low slung hood in front is long, wide and features prominent lines. Nose features signature dual slat chrome radiator grille centred by star-shaped logo and chrome surrounding. Flanking the radiator grille are sharp pulled-back head lights that educe agility. The lower side of bumper gets large air intakes with a backdrop of matrix grille and sporty side skirts. Sides are ornate with massive tyres placed under the wheel arches. Multiple creases on each flank enhance the overall appearance and window frame gets a thin chrome surround. Rear is designed in line with the front; it gets captivating tail lamps, dual stainless steel finished tail pipes, thin chrome garnish on boot lid and a large slanting wind screen.
Cabin is classed up by a number of elements especially the premium quality of materials draped inside. A large touch-screen is placed on the top of the central console followed by ac vents and innumerable buttons. Instrument cluster is large allowing clear visibility and leather wrapped steering wheel comes with mounted controls. Driver’s side window too gets a number of buttons. A lavish glove-box is provided on the co-passenger side. The posh seats are covered with leather upholstery. Boot capacity measuring 540 litres offers generous space for storing luggage.
E-Class Engine Specifications & Transmission
Engine set up comprises of three powertrains displacing 1991cc, 2143cc and 2987cc. The 1991cc, in-line, four cylinder petrol engine engenders maximum power of 135 kW at 5500rpm along with 300 Nm between 1200rpm to 4000rpm. While the lower displacing diesel engine propagates 150 kW at 4200rpm along with 500Nm between 1600rpm to 1800rpm. And the 2987cc, V6 engine is capable of developing top power of 195 kW at 3800rpm along with peak torque of 620Nm between 1600rpm to 2400rpm. A 7G TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with ECO start/stop is mated to all three engines.
The saloon features myriad of equipment inside/out. Starting with the exteriors, up front full LED head lamps with adaptive high beam assist are equipped. The large sun roof atop is one of the exquisite features aboard. Rear gets exhaust system with two squared integrated tailpipes. The saloon gets plethora of fitments inside the cabin such as premium ARTICO man made upholstery that matches well the posh wooden trim. Ambient lighting with 5 stage intensity control educes elegance inside. Sun visors feature illuminated mirrors and for rear doors electric sun blind are equipped. Rear compartment comes with a centre arm rest with integrated dual cup holders and storage box. Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter, DIRECT CONTROL steering with speed sensitivity, digital display of speedometer/outside temperature and gear mode selection, trip computer in multifunction display, direct select shift paddles etc are some of the other crucial features packed inside.
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