Mercedes-Benz India today launched E350CDI in India at 57.42 lakh (ex showroom Pune). Mercedes-Benz India has begun the Year of Excellence with a strong, almost 27% in the first quarter of 2014.
Externally, new E 350 CDI is similar to that of existing E class in Indian market, its bigger 3liter heart separates it apart from the rest. E class is the most successful and largest selling luxury sedan in Mercedes-Benz India’s portfolio with more than 25,000 units sold tlill now. The new E-350 CDI will be locally assembled at Mercedes-Benz Chakan plant, Pune. Available only in Avantgrade trip the E350 CDI completes the E-Class family in India. The car will attarct those customers who find the E200 and E220 less punchy.
Vehicle will carry all the existing features on current E class, where as new features like 360-degree camera, panaromic sunroof, Harman Kardon sound system, high gloss black ash wood trim, COMAND Online will be standard.
Intelligent assistance System comprises Eco start-stop function, the intelligent lighting systems featuring variable light distribution with cornering function will also come as standard in E350 CDI.
Exterior : New front-end design remains same with Mercedes-Benz’s all new design philosophy that was introduced with the face lifted E class. New E-350 gets new set of 17-inch multi spoke alloy wheels; alloy design is similar as seen on S-class.
Interior: New E-350 CDi features all new “High gloss black ash wood trim” on the dashboard and on doors. The COMAND online is multimedia system with high-resolution display with TFT technology and 17.8 cm screen, offers mobile Internet use as well as an effective and convenient navigation function and weather data for any route worldwide. Infotainment system includes AUDIO20 with ergonomic central controller, 6 CD changer, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Mercedes-Benz has offered E 350 CDI with a V6 motor of 2987 CC churning out 195 kW @ 3800 RPM and best in class torque of 620 NM @ 1600-2400. E-350 CDI attains speed of 0-100 km/h in a mere 6.6 sec. The engine is mated to 7G-TRONIC plus automatic transmission.