This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L for China
Published on February 17, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The first Spy Shots showing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L completely naked in China. The E-Class L is the China-only long-wheelbase version of the 2017 E-Class. It will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year.
E300L badge top-left.
The wheelbase of the E-Class L is extended by an impressive 14 centimeters, total length increased by 14.2 centimeters. That adds up to: 5065/1860/1467, and wheelbase is 3079. New news on the engines: the E-Class L will initially only be available with a 2.0 turbo. In E300L form it will deliver 245hp, and in E200L form 184hp. Transmission is a nine-speed automatic.
The E-Class L will be manufactured in China by the long-running Beijing-Benz joint venture. Price will range from 400.000 to 600.000 yuan.
The Beijing-Benz badge is oddly located on the bottom of the boot lid, instead of on the far right of the top. Very strange. The badge isn’t even straight, it is moving along with the rounded edge. Thick chrome bar between lights almost touches the star.
The steering wheel seems different from the European version. The E-Class L also gets a few extra luxury goodies including a ’64 color ambient lighting’ system in the ceiling, an NFC enabled smartphone integration system, and a Burmester 23-speaker 3D-surround sound system.
We expect to see much more E-Class L very soon…