Mercedes-Benz introduced the long wheelbase version of its updated E-Class model at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. Many share the opinion that to succeed in China, a luxury automaker’s lineup has to have one or two long wheelbase models. Mercedes’ E-Class long wheelbase is particularly created to suit the needs of the luxury market in China.
In the rear, it offers more than 5.5 inches more legroom. For more convenience, adjustments can be made to the front passenger seat electrically from the rear.
Mercedes-Benz will offer two different front ends on the E-Class long wheelbase model in response to the increasing styling changes in China. Those who choose the Sedan will get a classic, three-dimensional sedan radiator grille in three-louvre appearance.
On its hood is the Mercedes star. Meanwhile, those who pick out the Sport Sedan will get a sporty front end with a centrally positioned star to add to its unique, dynamic appearance. For the Chinese market, the long wheelbase E-Class will be available as the E 260 L (204 hp), E 300 L (245 hp), and E 400 L (333 hp).