Mercedes-Benz has introduced the latest-generation E-Class Long Wheelbase (LWB) in China, delivering increased legroom and enhanced luxury in this popular premium sedan. The 2024 E-Class LWB will be available for purchase in China in the coming months and is scheduled to join the Mercedes-Benz India lineup in late 2024.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB measures 5,092mm in length, 1,880mm in width, and 1,493mm in height, with a generous wheelbase of 3,094mm. It is 18mm longer and 20mm wider than its predecessor, with the most significant portion of the 18mm length increase attributable to the 15mm larger wheelbase.
The LWB body type, similar to the one unveiled in China, will also be made available to the Indian market, as it was with the previous-generation E-Class LWB. The extended wheelbase enhances rear legroom and knee space, while the cabin retains the same interior design and equipment as the standard model.
It also features air suspension and a rear-wheel steering system capable of turning the rear wheels up to 4.5 degrees.
Inside, the E-Class LWB closely mirrors the regular E-Class. The car showcased in China is offered in various configurations, each with unique feature sets, including power-reclining rear seats with an ottoman function. Some configurations come equipped with the “Superscreen,” a standard feature.
The Mercedes Superscreen configuration combines three integrated displays behind a single glass panel on the dashboard. The driver is presented with instrumentation on a 12.2-inch screen, while a 14.4-inch central infotainment display serves as the primary unit. A third screen is visible to the front passenger.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L is reported to be available with a 4-cylinder powertrain in two variations: the E270L with 201hp and the more potent E300L with 255hp. The lineup is expected to expand with additional options in the future.
Sales of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB are set to commence in China in the coming months. Closer to home, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just unveiled the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, which is the latest addition to Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s luxury all-electric EQ portfolio.
Let’s not forget that BMW Malaysia took the leap and introduced the G28 BMW 330Li M Sport for the Malaysian market. Would Mercedes-Benz Malaysia take a card out of BMW’s strategy and offer something similar in Malaysia?