2016 Beijing Motor Show went LIVE today. At the show, one of the world’s most important executive sedan, 2017 Mercedes E-Class got a new variant. This was in the form of 2017 Mercedes E Class L Long Wheelbase.
Developed exclusively for China and produced by Beijing Benz Automotive Co, a joint venture between Daimler and BAIC, 2017 Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase is stretched by 140 mm as compared to the regular E Class on sale in India. 2017 Mercedes E Class L sedan has a wheelbase of 3,079mm while the overall length is stretched to 5,063mm.
Speaking about design changes, Mercedes Benz has not just extended rear doors and roofline to give it an elongated stance but has integrated a triangular window into C Pillars. This offers rear passengers added 134mm legroom while rear seats are pushed back offering better ingress and egress. 2017 Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase in China will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four gasoline engine.
Interiors are seen with a host of passenger comforts that include folding rear arm-rests, cupholders, USB port along with a touchscreen to control COMAND infotainment system.
As an option, the rear seat can be replaced with two individual seats divided by a central console fitted with temperature controls. LED and interior ambient lighting in a choice of 64 color options are on offer while safety features include active city braking, attention assist and the ability to glide the E-Class in and out of parking spots via a smartphone.