Until now the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class had two engine options- the base E200 petrol and a top-end E350 diesel. In between them is a massive price gap which is where this new E220d nicely fits in between. The E220d replaces the E250d which was a popular choice with the previous E-Class. Plus unlike the V6 in the E350d the E220d uses a new 2.0 diesel with 191 bhp and 400Nm. The gearbox is a 9-speed automatic. Thus this makes it the debut of the OM 654 new gen diesel engine and at the moment the E-Class would be the one that will be having this motor. This also means the new E 220 d is highly frugal, consumes around 13% less fuel and is lighter by 17% than its global predecessor.
In terms of price the E220d comes at Rs 57.14 lakh. These prices are before GST benefits thus expect it to get even more cheaper. In terms of equipment levels the E220d is more or less similar to the E200 petrol and the flagship E350 will still have the extra features. Like other cars there is also the My Mercedes My Service program being offered with an extended warranty up to 6 years We expect this to be the best seller in the E-Class LWB range.