E-class in the extension

Beijing (China), 24 April 2016

China is different, also with regard to the wishes of car customers: so, extended versions of familiar European models are popular mainly upper middle class in the Middle Kingdom,. Therefore Mercedes shows the new E-class as a long version now on the "Auto China" in Beijing (April 29 to May 4 2016).

Mobile Office in a traffic jam

The reason for the extension is to look in the volume of traffic in Chinese metropolis. Here is one often and long in a traffic jam, which is why the Fund is like used as working, meeting and relaxation room. In the case of the Mercedes E-class in XL format, there are enough of them, because the standard version measuring 4.92 metres is stretched to 14 centimeters. 5,06 meters are the result, also the wheelbase grows of 2.94 meters, 3.08 meters. The increase almost entirely benefit the legroom for the rear passengers.

Behind the tea remains hot

At the same time opens up new equipment options for the Fund. A folding center armrest with illuminated storage compartment and USB port is standard. There is a heated armrest, a touchscreen display integrated in the armrest, or even an extended center console including Heatable Cup holders. Moreover, the rear passengers can control certain vehicle and infotainment versions.

Production in China for China

The longer wheelbase is to turn off the outside of the additional triangle Windows in the C-pillar, plus an extended roof line. Options two fronts are available with star on the bonnet or in the grille. The remaining attributes are already known from the "normal" E-class, about numerous assistance systems or the two 12.3-inch displays in the cockpit. The nine-speed automatic transmission is always standard. For China, the touchpad in the center console is important: it recognizes the myriad characters in the language. The E class long version "Beijing Benz automotive co." is produced (BBAC), a joint venture of DaimlerChrysler and BAIC. (rh)