An affordable Diesel variant is now here which costs almost 12.32 Lakhs less than the top end diesel variant

Mercedes-Benz, another diesel variant to their E-Class lineup, Called the E 220 d this will be sold as an entry level diesel variant and is priced at INR. 57.14 Lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). This diesel variant is priced just above the entry-level E 200 petrol which is priced at Rs 56.14 lakh. The only diesel powered car until now in the E-Class lineup was priced at a hefty price tag of INR. 69.46 lakh thus this newly introduced entry level diesel variant will be beneficial for those who wants a diesel car within their reach.

Another good thing is that just like the E350D the E200 is also available in the long wheelbase variant of the E-Class which are sold exclusively in the markets of India and China.

The E220D, unlike its bigger brother, uses an entirely new 2.0 Litre four cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces about 194 Bhp of peak power at 3, 800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. All those power is then transmitted via the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels of the sedan. This diesel unit replaced the Luxury car makers 2.1 Litre unit internationally last year although this is a new engine has been developed to meet the Euro VI emission in other International markets, Mercedes developed it specifically to meet the BSIV norms of the Indian Government. The engine I s quite a powerful one and is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 240 Km/h mark.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Entry Level E220 d LWB Variant Interior
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If we talk about the changes, then the E200 D gets a different set of alloy wheels compared to that of the top end E350D and offcourse the badging. Apart from that the E200 D also looks pretty well equipped as well. It gets LED headlamps with daytime running lights, 17-inch 5 spoke alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof on the exterior. On the inside the E200 d obtains an ambient lighting system, three-zone auto climate control, power adjustable front seats, it even gets an adjustable rear seat as well. The dashboard gets a 12.3-inch COMAND Online infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility.

For the safety of the passengers inside the sedan gets seven airbags, ABS and stability control and a reverse camera for easy parking. However, what the E200 d misses out on is air suspension, the Burmester audio system and a 360-degree camera.

Riju Ganguly
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