Mercedes E Class LWB facelift unveiled in China

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Thanks to China’s love for Long Wheel-Base (LWB) Versions of German sedans, Mercedes Benz has today unveiled the Long Wheelbase (LWB) version of the latest generation of the E Class at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2013.

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Similar to the scenario that we have in India, Mercedes Benz is being outsold by other German luxury carmakers in China. Mercedes is now betting big on the E Class facelift to revive its sales performance in Chinese car market. Other than having more rear leg room, and longer rear doors, the E Class facelift LWB is bog similar to the SWB model. The E Class facelift LWB can be differentiated from the outgoing model by its single unit headlamps, no pontoon styled rear fenders and other minor changes to the fascia.

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The E Class LWB facelift will be offered in four engine variants –

E200L (184hp 1.8L turbocharged petrol engine)

E260L (204hp 1.8L turbocharged petrol engine)

E300L (231hp 3.0L V6 petrol engine)

E400L (333hp 3.5 V6 petrol engine)

The E Class LWB facelift gets a longer equipment list than the outgoing model. This list includes night vision assistance systems, DISTRONIC PLUS radar-based braking assistance program, BAS PLUS emergency brake assist, Active Blind Spot Assist system, Attention Assist system and lane departure warning system.

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