Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off of its latest-gen E-Class LWB facelift with the prices beginning from INR 63.6L. The best-selling sedan for the German marque now has five variants and three engine options to choose from –
- E200 Expression (P) – INR 63.6L
- E200d Expression (D) – INR 64.8L
- E200 Exclusive (P) – INR 67.2L
- E200d Exclusive (D) – INR 68.3L
- E350d AMG-line (D) – INR 80.9L
On the outside, the new E-Class gets a set of new headlights, a front bumper, a wider three-slat chrome grille, and chrome inserts for the fog lamps. At the back, a new bumper design and slim, horizontal taillights, mirroring the S-Class, complete the look.
On the top-spec E350d AMG-line trim, you get ‘special’ AMG 18-inch alloys, side skirts, and a sportier front and rear bumper along with a beige-tropez blue interior upholstery. Paint-scheme available are Polar White, Obsidian Black, High-Tech Silver, and Mojave Silver. Additionally, Selenite Grey and Designo Hyacinth Red are also available, but only for a limited time.
On the inside, Mercedes has taken the comfort level a step further as you now get two 12.3-inch screens (in the top-spec) – one for the instrument cluster, the other for the infotainment system. A new steering wheel with capacitive touch controls is also on the list.
The place wherein you’re highly likely to be found most of the time, Mercedes has decided to offer a new touchscreen in the rear-center armrest along with a couple of USB ports.
As for the long list of features, in the E350d guise, you are offered with the latest version of MBUX, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Mercedes’ Meconnect with Alexa and Google home, a 590W Burmester sound system, reclining rear seats (a feature the E-Class is proudly known for). In addition to all of this, a three-zone automatic climate control, two wireless phone chargers, a panoramic sunroof, full leather upholstery, air suspension, soft-close doors, and LED headlamps and tail-lamps are also up for grabs.
To make the all-new 2021 E-Class LWB safer than ever, Mercedes has given it seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, TC, ESP, TPMS, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree parking camera.
The list of engines remains the same as its predecessor – a 197hp, 2.0L, 4-cyl, turbo-petrol in the E200, a 194hp, 2.0L, 4-cyl, diesel in the E200d, and a straight-six, 3.0L, diesel motor in the top-of-the-line E350d producing 286hp. All three motors are married to a 9-speed torque converter as standard.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB will battle the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Jaguar XF, and the Volvo S90.