Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2017 E-Class in India at a starting price of Rs 56.15 lakh for the E 200 petrol. The price goes up to Rs 69.47 lakh for the E 350 d diesel (both prices ex-showroom Mumbai). The new E-Class is being introduced exclusively as a long-wheelbase model and what’s more is that India is the only country to get it with right-hand drive. 

Currently in its tenth-generation, the 2017 E-Class takes on rivals like the BMW 5 Series (soon to be replaced by a new generation itself) and the Audi A6. It also goes head-to-head against the directly imported Volvo S90 and the Jaguar XF, the production of which, was recently localised.

Apart from the extra rear legroom, the car also gets some amazing features that set it apart from its competitors. Let's check them out.

Air suspension

Air suspension is one of the most comfortable suspensions offered on cars. Instead of traditional coil springs, these cars have air springs and an on-board air compressor with sensors that adapts the suspension according to the changing road conditions. The suspension in the E-Class LWB also features a lift mode, which allows you to increase the ground clearance by 15mm. This will enable the car to cross speed breakers without getting its underbody scratched.

Electric rear seats

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Apart from the front, the rear seats on the new E-Class LWB are electrically adjustable as well. You can now recline the backrest and adjust the headrest, and the seats even have a memory feature. At the touch of a button, the front passenger seat slides ahead and frees even more room for the rear passenger.        

LED headlamps

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The E-Class LWB commands a lot of attention, and that begins right from the front. Although it has may signature Mercedes styling elements, the headlamps make it stand apart. The swept-back headlamps are full LED and also have LED daytime running lights.

Burmester audio

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

To keep you entertained on your comfortable journeys, the E-Class LWB is equipped with a 13-speaker surround sound system by Burmester. It also features the same 12.3-inch TFT screen from the S-Class and has 64-colour ambient lighting and touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel.

Safety tech

The new E-Class LWB is one of the safest cars in its segment. It has a rigid yet light body, thanks to the use of aluminium and high-strength steel. It scored a full, five-star rating in the Euro-NCAP crash test and is also equipped with all the latest safety equipment. It comes with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).