After having a successful launch of the new long wheelbase E-Class in India, Mercedes-Benz has now launched an entry-level diesel variant of the ‘World Luxury Car of the Year’. The new Mercedes-Benz E 220 d is priced at Rs. 57.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
The E 220 d rolled-out of Mercedes-Benz India’s world-class production facility in Chakan, Pune in presence of Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Mercedes-Benz India. This launch also marks the introduction of Mercedes-Benz’s revolutionary OM 654 diesel engine in the Indian market.
On the occasion of the launch of the E 220 d, Roland Folger said, “The World Luxury Car of the Year has witnessed an overwhelming customer demand since its launch. With the launch of the much awaited new E 220 d, we are now extending the E-Class product portfolio even further and making it highly versatile. The launch of the new E 220 d also marks the India debut of Mercedes-Benz’s globally acclaimed, OM 654 diesel engine. The new E 220 d’s diesel mill promises to be more efficient, powerful, lighter and compact. With an unparalleled luxury quotient, best in class passenger comfort, highly agile driving dynamics and the lowest total cost of ownership; we have launched another winning product with the new E 220 d. We are very confident that the E 220 d will continue to remain the most sought after luxury business saloon and an important pillar of our product offensive in India.”
Powering the Mercedes-Benz E 220d variant is a 2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 194 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Mercedes claims the E 220 d can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 240 km/h.
The new four-cylinder diesel engine (OM 654) underlines the debut of a ground-breaking family of engines from Mercedes-Benz with a host of technological, safety and comfort features. Some highlights of this new engine include:
- Flat steel pistons with innovative Mercedes-Benz stepped combustion bowls and long connecting rods
- All exhaust treatment technologies configured directly on the engine
- Extensive measures for friction reduction, such as the NANOSLIDE coating of the cylinder walls
- Fourth-generation common rail injection
- Offset of the crank assembly
- Reduced displacement
- Systematic lightweight design
- Unusual combination: aluminium engine block and steel pistons
The new E 220 d is also the first passenger car with a diesel engine to use the stepped-bowl combustion process in the piston. The innovations also include the combination of an aluminium engine block and steel pistons with a further improved NANOSLIDE coating of the cylinder walls. The company has also for the first time, introduced Electronic Torqueing in the engine assembly for the E 220 d.
Piyush Arora said, “The roll-out of the E 220 d is a significant milestone for Mercedes-Benz India; as it also marks the India debut of the groundbreaking OM 654 series of Mercedes-Benz’s new generation diesel engines. This is yet another instance of our production prowess achieved over the years and also highlights an unwavering commitment to our customers. We are glad to offer world-class products for the Indian customers with significant local value addition, in the shortest possible time. The start of local production of the E 220 d will be instrumental in driving higher value and making the New E-Class the most preferred luxury sedan in India”.
Mercedes-Benz India is also offering standard service packages covering maintenance related jobs for the new long wheelbase E-Class. The standard two years packages for the E 200 start at INR 64,700, INR. 76,600 for the E 220 d and INR. 94,400 for the E 350 d. These packages are offered with unlimited mileage, a first in the luxury car segment.
Mercedes says that these service packs offer various options and flexibility and can last up to 10 years from the date of sale, for a hassle free ownership experience. The low maintenance costs of the new long wheelbase E-Class significantly reduces the total cost of ownership and sets a new benchmark in the luxury car segment in India.
New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price:
E 200: INR 56.7 Lakh
E 220 d: INR 57.14 Lakh
E 350 d: INR 70.15 Lakh
Prices are ex-showroom Pune
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