Mercedes Benz India confirms three more launches for 2014
Mercedes-Benz India is continuing their aggressive move of launching new car every month. Apart from the GLA compact SUV and CLA 45 AMG which have already been confirmed for launch this year, MB India has now added three more cars for launch – special edition of A Class and B Class and 2014 E-Class Cabriolet.
Mercedes Benz A and B Class hatchbacks Edition 1 is being launched to commemorate the first year anniversaries of these hatchbacks which are based on an MFA platform. Both these cars are the most affordable cars that the company sells in India.
Edition 1 variants will be seen with a host of new equipment on board which will include body decals and new badging, black coloured wing mirror housing and panoramic sunroof. The A and B Class Edition 1 will also get elevated ground clearance due to a raised suspension, new alloy wheel designs and electrically adjustable front passenger seat with memory function. Central arm rests at the rear, reverse camera and rear seat entertainment package for the B Class will also be evident.
No changes to engine specifications as the two Editions 1 models continue to be powered by a 2.2 liter diesel engine offering 107 bhp power appealing to a younger and sportier section of buyers.
Launch of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet is also on the cards but only expected in India by end of the year. To be priced at around INR 80 lakhs, this luxury open top car will be seen with well appointed interiors and exteriors and with an E400 nomenclature yet unseen on any model in India.
It will receive a 3.0 liter V6 engine offering 333 PS power at 5,500 rpm and 480 Nm torque at 1,400 to 4,000 rpm mated to a 7G-Tronic 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. Power of this engine will accelerate the new Mercedes Benz E Class cabriolet from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.3 second to reach a top speed of 250 kmph (electronically limited). The epitome of power, performance, and passion, the new Mercedes Benz E Class cabriolet will compete against the BMW 6 Series cabriolet on its launch in India.