It was just a couple of days back when we reported that Mercedes Benz is going to launch 2014 E Class in India on 24th June 2013, and now we got the news that the same model plate is spotted doing test rounds in Pune.
Hence it can be exclaimed, were on the right track about the launch speculations and hopefully the test rounds of same had bestowed us with more confidence on it.
Debuted at 2013 Detroit Motor Show, New E Class features amalgamated headlamps, refreshed front grille, new crisps on bonnet, revised front and rear bumpers and many more cosmetic tweaks to make a different stance than the present generation. Rear too had been snipped off very precisely so that exhaust tips may fall at proper place, which will help the executive attire to grab some more attention of sports sorted class even at the first stance.
However, it will be a cosmetic change rather than a technical one so the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine producing 201bhp of power will be engulfed in the bay of E250 CDI.
Expectations also lay a more powerful version of similar diesel jag may follow its trait accompanied by a couple of petrol engines too in the same plethora. As then Indian audience is stretched vastly, so the combination of different engine will help the Germans to cover more of the aspects with a single stroke.
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Perhaps the most significant product in the lineup of Mercedes-Benz, is going under a mid-life refresh. The German auto giant is going to have a relentless task of perfecting the already ultimate cruiser.
Joining the 2014 lineup of Mercedes-Benz are the restyled C Class and S Class, and the updated version of the iconic Mercedes-Benz E Class. The German auto giant is considering to reduce the overly decorative design cues while enhancing the E Class with top-notch technology.
On the exterior, the Mercedes-Benz E Class gets a new front end with subtle four-headlight layout, refined rear fenders and heavily modified rear view. Put it this way – the 2014 E Class borrows front doors, window and roof from the current variant, with significant updates to rest of the car.
In terms of technology, the new E Class features:
– Improved night vision assistance that effectively alerts the pedestrians and crossing animals
– Dynamic light assistance that dumps the previous bi-xenon technology for the more reliable fast-moving multi-directional LED pixels.
– Intelligent lane assist that relates the lane of the car with on going traffic.
– A congestion assistant, which will follow the vehicle ahead at speed of 40 mph, and re-route itself in directional and lane changes.
– A revised magnetic ride control system that changes the suspension damping in accordance with road surface with help of stereo camera.
– Head-up display with top-notch graphics and multi-color imaging.
– Car-to-Car communication system that warns of approaching emergency vehicles or hazardous road conditions.
– E500 and E550 get a new 4.6-litre turbocharged V8 that pumps out 435 hp.
– E63 AMG gets the same 5.5-litre V8 from current phase that pumps out 537 hp.
– E350 goes up against the BMW 535i and Audi A6 with a 333 hp 3.0-litre Turbo diesel.
– E200 is powered by a Renault-based 1.6-litre inline-four motor, that is uptuned by Mercedes to give 156 hp.
– For European-bound E300, there is a new turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four replacing the current 252 hp 3.0-litre V6.
– On the cleaner end, Mercedes offers a 27 hp electric motor for the E300 BlueTec Hybrid and yet to be launched E400 Hybrid.
– Following this is a 68 hp plug in drive in 2014 and a 109 hp top-end variant in 2015.
There is a lot at stake here with the update of E Class. Will Mercedes please new customers without losing the likes of existing ones?