Mercedes-Benz New E-Class, a luxury executive sedan from the Germany auto major is launched on 4th July, 2013. The sedan comes in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant will initially cost Rs. 43.65 lakh (ex-showroom Pune) and the diesel variant Rs. 40.73 lakh. The new car is 11 mm longer and comes with a redesigned bonnet, front and rear bumpers, trunk and a sporty exterior.
Mercedes-Benz India, managing director and chief executive Eberhard Kern said: "The E-Class has been the most successful vehicle for Mercedes-Benz globally with over 11 million units sold. In India too, the E-Class has been the most sold luxury sedan. Since its introduction here, we have sold more than 23,000 units of the E-Class, which is by far the highest for any single model for Merc sold in the country."
Both the diesel and the petrol variants are produced at the Chakan assembly line. Kern said the assembly plant is one among the best facilities within the Daimler world. The paint shop in the facility is said to be a technology benchmark. The 200 CGI petrol model gives out a mileage of 13.8 kmpl. Price hike is also hinted at the launch due to depreciation rupee month after month. The company states if the rupee continues to fall further, it will shift the monetary burden on consumers to protect margins.