Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years of the production of the E-Class in India

L-R_Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India and Roland Folger, Managing Director with the Edition E class CEOMercedes-Benz India

• Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years of the production of the E-Class in India; the longest tenure of local manufacturing for any luxury car model in the country

• The E-Class remains the highest selling luxury sedan in India

• Mercedes-Benz has sold over 32,000 units of the ‘E-Class’ since the beginning of its production in India in 1995

• The new ‘Edition E’ maintains the Avantgarde styling blended with intelligent technology and elegant interiors that accentuates the suave styling of the E-Class

• Mercedes-Benz launches one-of-its kind ‘Wish Upon a Star’ campaign, that might just lead to one’s wish about the E-Class being heard and fulfilled 

• The E 200 ‘Edition E’ is priced at Rs. 48.60 lakhs, the E 250 CDI ‘Edition E’ at Rs. 50.76 lakhs and the E 350 CDI ‘Edition E’ at Rs 60.61 lakhs (All prices are ex-showroom Pune)

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years of the E-Class in India; drives in the ‘Edition E’ to commemorate the first ever ‘Made in India’ luxury sedan
The E-Class also carries the accomplishment of being the highest selling luxury sedan in the country, with more than 32,000 units on Indian roads. The ‘Edition E’ blends the characteristic sporty design, unmatched comfort and luxury with exemplary safety features.The luxury sedan was launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India at the company’s Chakan plant.
Roland Folger further elaborated, “With the introduction of the ‘Edition E’, we are also launching an exciting brand campaign called ‘Wish upon a Star’. ‘Wish upon a Star’ campaign commemorates 20 years of the E-Class’legacy in India and brings to fore the fact that, the E-Class has been the heart and soul of motoring enthusiasts across the country over the years. In these 20 years we have delivered 32,000 E-Classes to our customers that have dominated the mid-size luxury segment in India. Every new generation of the E-Class has redefined the segment and created a new benchmark.”

Technical SpecificationsE 200E 250 CDIE 350 CDI
Arrangement/no. of cylindersIn-line / 4In-line / 4V6
Total displacement (cc)199121432987
Power kW(hp) @ rpm135 (184) @ 5500150 (204) @ 4200195(265) @3800
Torque (Nm) @ rpm300 @ 1200 - 4000500 @ 1600 – 1800620 @ 1600 –2400
Acceleration (km/h) (s)
Top speed233km/h242km/h250 km/h

Adaptive airbags, NECK-PRO head restraintsPRE-SAFE® system 
It recognizes critical driving situations and initiates preventive occupant protection measures. The reversible belt tensioners for driver and front passenger seats are activated when a high collision impact/accident is detected. The NECK-PRO head restraints for the driver and front passengercan be activated in a rear impact; a spring mechanism moves the head restraints to reduce strain on the spine. 
Adaptive brake lights
‘Adaptive brake lights’ is a unique safety feature that flashes red warning signal from the tail lamps when emergency braking is recognized. 
Intelligent Light System:
The powerful LED headlamps feature the Intelligent Light System that intelligently adapts light distribution as per the driving situation. The adaptive systems illuminate the road ahead without dazzling other road users. 
• SD card navigation
• MB Apps
• Sporty brake pedals 
• THERMOTRONIC Automatic Air Conditioning
• Memory seats with 3 settings
• Active Park Assist with camera
• High resolution color media display (20.3 cm) 
• ‘Edition E’ badge 
• Illuminated Star 
• Black hub caps
• New look fibre-topic tail lights
• Electronic Panoramic sunroof (with PRE-SAFE closing function) 
Additional equipment for E 350 CDI
Active Parking Assistwith 360 degree camera
The E 350 CDI “Edition E” comes with a parking package with 360-degree camera. The 360° camera projects the surroundings with a maximum of two views in the display. The screen features a bird’s eye view on the left of the screen and a detailed view on the right of the screen. 
Harman Kardon surround sound system 
The Harman Kardon surround sound system includes a 9 channel DSP amplifier and 2-channel booster with an output of 610 watts combined with 14 speakers designed with Dolby Digital 5.1

Rear Seat Entertainment System
The Rear Seat Entertainment System in the E 350 CDI ‘Edition E’ensures complete entertainment for the occupants. It amplifies the luxurious ambience of the vehicle and ensures a pleasurable drive experience.
‘Wish Upon a Star’ Campaign:
Mercedes-Benz India also launched an intriguing brand campaign, ‘Wish upon a star’ on the occasion of 20 years of the E-Class in India.The campaign is engineered to spread the fascination associated with the E-Class among the loyal patrons, the potential customers and also brand enthusiast, using the holistic digital and print media platforms. The ‘Wish upon a Star’ campaign would lead the audience to express their wishes around the E-Class, through a digital application, a dedicated microsite and even at specially created wishing booths across the dealerships. The most heartfelt, the most unique and the most creative wishes may just be heard by Mercedes-Benz India and fulfilled with gratifications.
Safety & Assistance Systems 
Other standard features (E 200, E 250 CDI and E 350 CDI)