India-bound new Mercedes E-Class LWB: first pictures surface online

    All-new E-Class LWB will come to India in the second half of next year.

    Published On May 11, 2023 04:55:00 PM


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    The first images of the sixth-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class has surfaced online in its long wheelbase (LWB) body style. This version (codenamed V214) is the one that’ll be launched in India in the second half of 2024.

    1. New E-Class LWB has a 133mm longer wheelbase 
    2. Gets a longer rear door like its predecessor
    3. Will rival the Audi A6, new BMW 5 Series LWB

    Mercedes E-Class LWB: fresh details out

    As was the case with the last-gen model, this sixth-gen E-Class for India will be sold in LWB guise only. India is the only market for the E-Class globally where the car is sold in this configuration – right-hand drive LWB. China and a few other markets get the LWB too, but with a left-hand drive layout. That being said, performance versions of the sedan, namely the AMG E 53 and AMG E 63 S, will be offered only in the standard wheelbase configuration.

    In terms of dimensions, the new E-Class LWB measures 5,092mm in length, 1,880mm in width, 1,493mm in height and has a 3,094mm-long wheelbase. In comparison to the standard E-Class, the new LWB model has a 133mm longer wheelbase, providing the rear passengers with extra legroom.

    Visually, the long-wheelbase E-Class looks identical to the standard car that was revealed last month, albeit with subtle differences. The rear door, like the outgoing E-Class LWB, is longer and the rear quarter glass is positioned behind the rear door as opposed to being integrated into the rear door with the rear window. Furthermore, being a China-spec model, the car in the images sported additional badging, like the ‘L’ after E300 to signify it’s the LWB. However, that won’t be the case in India as we’ll only be getting the LWB model.

    Other than these changes, the new E-Class LWB will get the same interior as the standard E-Class, with Superscreen available as an option. But expect Mercedes to offer optional interior colour schemes and alloys too.

    Engine options for India remain under wraps, but expect the new E-Class LWB to be offered with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engines. A petrol engine line-up will also be part of the range in India.

    Mercedes E-Class LWB: India launch timeline

    Mercedes-Benz India has confirmed that the new E-Class LWB will be launched in the second half of 2024. When it does, expect an ex-showroom price of around Rs 1 crore. The new Mercedes E-Class will face competition from the likes of the Audi A6, Volvo S90 and the BMW 5 Series, which will also arrive in LWB body style next year.

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