Mercedes E-Class Gets New Longer Wheelbase in China
The 140 mm longer E-Class, that offers 14 cm more legroom, will be built and sold exclusively in China, and the company says the lineup will be completed by other variants, including the E400 L Hybrid, which was also displayed in Shanghai.
Future customers will be able to choose between the Sedan and the Sports Sedan exterior trims, that basically come with different frond and rear ends. While the Sedan with offer the usual E-Class front fascia, the Sport Sedan will boast the tri-star on the front grille and some AMG body updates, such as rear aprons, side skirts and wheels.
Going under the hood, the E-Class L will hit the market with three engine options: the 204 HP four-cylinder (E260 BlueEfficiency), the 245 HP six-cylinder (E300) and the 333 HP six-cylinder (E400), all of them featuring automatic transmissions as standard.
As far as safety features are concerned, the E-Class L will greet its customers with an array of innovations, including the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist, Bas Plus brake assist with Junction Assist, Pre-Safe Brake, Pre-Safe Plus and Active Lane Keeping Assist.
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