Merc launches E250 CDI Classic

12th May 2010 7:00 am

Mercedes-Benz launches a stripped down version of the E-class, the E250 CDI Classic.

Mercedes Benz India has launched a stripped down version of its E-class saloon, the E-250 CDI Classic. The launch comes on the heels of the company unveiling its Executive Edition – another stripped down version – of the C-class a fortnight ago. The E-250 CDI Classic will retail at Rs 46.18 lakh, on-road Mumbai.

Since the Classic is slated to be the base diesel, a lot of features are given a miss. Unlike the higher trim variant, the Classic has no sliding sunroof, bi-Xenon headlamps, LED driving lamps and daytime running headlamps.

On the inside, the Classic gets Eucalyptus wood trim, grey colour interiors and traditional gear lever instead of gear selector stalk for its 5-speed auto ‘box. Like the Elegance, paddle shifters are also missing. It continues to be powered by a four-in line, 2143cc engine churning out 201bhp and 51kgm of torque. The tyres are 16 inch and come with a more somber looking 9 spoke alloy wheels.

These are small concessions to make as the Classic is 2.33lakh cheaper than the E250 CDI Elegance, making it a better value for money proposition.

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