The long-wheelbase variant of the Mercedes E-Class has been spotted. The car is expected to make its way to Indian shores by the middle of the year.
The first images of the new Mercedes-Benz E-class LWB facelift have surfaced online. The car will be available in two versions- a standard-wheelbase (SWB) model, which will not be available in India, and the long-wheelbase (LWB) version of the car, which is exclusive to the Indian and Chinese auto markets.
Mercedes-Benz E-class LWB (facelift) spotted
The facelifted E-Class sports pretty significant cosmetic changes over the outgoing model. The headlamp design is completely different, as is the front bumper. Even the front grille is all-new, featuring slimmer horizontal slats. The bonnet is adorned with the brand’s three-point star, which feels more like a hood ornament than a badge. As for the side profile, it is now curvier than before, with a new design for the alloy wheels. At the rear, the taillamps are now sleeker, wraparound units, and the tailgate is redesigned as well.
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The new E-class will feature an all-digital instrument cluster
The interior of the 2020 E-Class also sports some changes. There is a new steering wheel, a fully digital instrument console, and an infotainment system, both with touchscreen units. The system can be had with either two 10.25-inch screens or two 12.3-inch screens, and features the latest MBUX UI. The interior theme will be dual-tone, with three colour options- magma grey/macchiato beige, magma grey/neva grey, and black/nut brown.
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The facelifted version is sleeker- and sportier-looking
The current Mercedes E-Class has four engine options available. First is a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 petrol with 197 PS and 300 Nm on tap. The second option is a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 diesel, capable of generating 194 PS and 400 Nm. The third one is a 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 diesel, that produces 257 PS and 620 Nm. Lastly, we have a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol, which makes 609 PS and 850 Nm of peak power and maximum torque, respectively, available in the E-Class AMG.