One of the most awaited luxury saloon car, Mercedes Benz E Class facelift version has finally arrived in the Indian automobile market. Mercedes Benz India has launched the facelifted version of this luxury saloon in both petrol and diesel engine options. This version of the saloon car comes with some major cosmetic updates that makes it look trendy and fascinating. Mercedes Benz is the brand that signifies elegance, style and luxurious design, which is now improved in terms of its exteriors and interiors as well. The facelifted version of the Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI is known for effortless power and performance. Now this luxury saloon Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI Avantgarde comes with a lot of improvements, especially in terms of its exteriors with a newly styled radiator grille, a radiant and large head lamp cluster and so on. In terms of interiors, its cabin space has been improved to provide better seating space with redefined luxury to the passengers inside. With so much of improvement, the facelifted version of the Mercedes Benz E Class will certainly create a niche in the heart of luxury saloon buyers. This new premium saloon will be competing with the likes of Audi and BMW in the luxury saloons segment. The company has launched this facelift version in overall three variants, which also includes the Limited Edition version. The Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE is the diesel version in this facelift series, which is powered by a in-line 4-cylinder based, 2143cc engine.
The exterior design of this amazing luxury saloon is quite impressive compared to its previous model. The cosmetic updates given to this saloon compliments its sophisticated body design, while its premium sportiness meets the refinements. This Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE trim gets a redesigned front radiator grille along with newly designed head lamps and a sporty new bumper as well. To begin with the front facade, it has got an AVANTAGARDE design 2-louvre radiator grille with centrally positioned star (company logo). The design of the head lamps have been completely revamped and now it is offered with two-headlights design instead of four-headlights setup. This 2013 version of Mercedes Benz E Class is perhaps the first in its series to host LED running lights in the headlights. These LED strips give away far more aggressive look to the front facade. At the bottom, the bumper gets a re-treatment, which now looks more sharper and sportier than the previous model. Its bumper also features larger air ducts for air intake and a chin spoiler for added attraction. The side profile gets an extremely sleek body design along with a new style door handles, body colored external rear view mirrors with turn indicators. Its wheel arches have been fitted with a brand new 17-inch based 5-spoke alloy wheels , whose design and style seem to be borrowed from the Mercedes A Class hatchback. At the rear, this saloon gets a new design tail lamp cluster that functions with LED fiber-optic technology. The company has also made few changes to the design of its bumper with redesigned diffuser and twin chrome tipped exhausts.
After you step into the new 2013 Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE variant, it will tell you the rich inside story. This facelifted saloon retains the same interior design as its previous model. The inner cabin section is already the most stylish and plush compared to any other saloon of its class. The interior cabin section is spacious as usual and it can accommodate five passengers with ease. Its interior cabin received premium leather upholstery, while its three spoke multifunction steering wheel compliments it plush interiors. There are several interior functions you can notice in this facelifted version of the Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE that includes Direct-Steer system, attention assist, Pre-Safe system, and a lot more. This car also got ECO Start/stop function, ECO display for monitoring driving-style efficiency, and a lot more . The occupants inside this new saloon will certainly experience the redefined luxury and comforts.
Engine and Performance :
The German auto maker, Mercedes Benz has not changed much regarding the technicalities of the Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE. This facelifted version comes with the same 2.1-litre, which used to perform duties in the outgoing model. This facelifted version sports a 4-cylinder, in-line, 2.1-litre diesel engine that has the capacity to displace at 2143cc . This engine can churn out a maximum of 204bhp at 4200rpm and yields a mammoth 500Nm of torque output at 1600-1800rpm. Its engine is further equipped with 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic transmission gearbox that enables this facelifted version to deliver exceptional performance, while returning a mileage of 22 Kmpl, which is impressive. The company has not just designed a high performance engine for this luxury saloon but it also focused on building the most fuel efficient engines of its class.
Braking and Handling :
The facelifted version of the Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE comes with a superior braking and handling mechanism. The company has incorporated Adaptive Braking System to this saloon that increases the pressure and brings the brake linings into contact with the brake discs that enables it to bite immediately and with full force when brakes are applied. This saloon comes with several safety aspects in the form of Pre-Safe, Pro-Safe, Post-Safe and Passive-Safe functions that lifts the braking and handling mechanism to the next level. It also comes with perform safe aspects such as ABS/ASR and BAS that functions along with ESP and Adaptive braking mechanism. On the other hand, this saloon comes with superior Direct Control suspension system as standard that functions along with selective damping system , which indeed improves the agility and driving comforts.
Safety Features :
This facelifted saloon comes with some wonderful concept safety and integral safety function that keeps the occupants safe in all situations. The list of its concept safety aspects include air bags, reverse belt tensioner, adaptive braking system, anti lock braking system with electronic stability program, ASR, BAS and lots of other advanced features . Its integral concept safety aspects include attention assist system, innovative and efficient LED headlights and several advanced features that enhances the safe driving experience.
Comfort Features :
There are some unbelievable comfort and convenience features incorporated inside the new Mercedes Benz E Class E250 CDI AVANTGARDE. The company's engineers have designed some of the wonderful comfort features that would let the occupants inside to experience the lavish luxury on the go. It comfort and convenience aspects include an advance air conditioner with climate control system, which keeps the interiors pleasant. The list of its comfort aspects include analogue clock, active park assist system, memory seats, sophisticated infotainment system with ergonomic central controller, 14.7cm TFT color display, 6 DVD changer, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Pros : Sophisticated features, extremely good looking.
Cons : Price can be more competitive, same old interior cabin.