German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is set to bring the E220d variant of its E-Class sedan in India. The company has announced that the new E220d trim will be launched in the country on June 2.
Mercedes-Benz's E-Class LWB (Long Wheel Base) went on sales in India earlier this year and is currently being sold in E200 and E350d variants. The upcoming E220d will be positioned between E200 and E350d.
Mercedes-Benz E220d will be the new entry-level variant of the E-Class sedan and is expected to be priced at round Rs. 60 lakh. The current diesel engine option in E-Class, E350d, was introduced at Rs. 69.47. E200 was launched with a price tag of Rs. 56.15 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Mumbai).
Powering the new E220d will be a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which is expected to churn out 191bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque, mated to 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The current diesel engine version the E350d is powered by a V6 2987cc motor churning out 258hp of power at 3,400rpm and 620Nm of torque at 1,600-2,400rpm. It comes mated to 9G-tronic automatic transmission.
In terms of styling and features, while Mercedes-Benz E220d will share the design with the current models in the market, the upcoming model will not get some of the features offered in E350d like Burmester sound system and 360-degree camera for easy parking.
The new E220d will replace the E250d variant of the last generation E-Class.