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Mercedes-Benz India have introduced the BS6 iteration of the more powerful diesel, the  E 350 d L, in one Elite trim level, at Rs 75.29 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mercedes E 350 d L

The Mercedes E-Class has been a bestseller for the marque in India, topping their sales charts on more than one occasion. It brings a lot of what many want to add to the prestige factor: length, space, features, style, equipment and, of course, badge value. Where the E 220 d L delivers exceptional fuel economy, those seeking a little more go can now select this six-cylinder E-Class.

Mercedes E 350 d L

The new E 350 d L drops the old 2,987-cc V6 in favour of the OM656-series in-line six-cylinder configuration, displacing 2,925 cc and making more power and more than adequate torque. This engine is already offered in the S-Class flagship saloon, the S 350 d L, as well as the iconic G-Wagen, in the G-Class’s G 350 d avatar. It gets advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) for emission control and conforms with the most stringent emission standards worldwide. The new in-line six delivers 286 hp between 3,400 and 4,600 rpm, with a maximum torque of 600 Nm peaking between 1,200 and 3,200 rpm. This should make for a much meatier feel across the rev-range of the 9G-Tronic nine-speed torque-converter automatic driving the rear wheels. For comparison, the older 3.0-litre V6 made 28 hp less, with 258 hp at 3,400 rpm, and 620 Nm – 20 Nm more – but peaked at a higher 1,600 rpm and lasted for a narrower band, tapering after 2,400 rpm.

The new Mercedes E 350 d L is available in a fully-loaded trim level, called Elite, and brings all the bells and whistles one would expect from an offering of this calibre, including premium trim accents, ambient lighting, a 360° surround camera and a sunroof.

Mercedes E 350 d L

Mercedes-Benz India’s E-Class range is priced between Rs 59.08 lakh and Rs 1.53 crore, encompassing the E-Class long-wheelbase saloon in two E 200 L four-cylinder petrol variants and two E 220 d L four-cylinder diesel variants, the E 220 d 4MATIC All-Terrain estate diesel model, and the full-blown AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ high-performance sedan with a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 making 612 hp and 850 Nm.

 

Also read: Mercedes-Benz E 220 d 4MATIC All-Terrain Road Test Review

Also read: Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Road Test Review

 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Automotive Correspondent at Car India and Bike India.
Believes that learning never stops, and that diesel plug-in hybrids are the only feasible future.
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