Shanghai: Mercedes-Benz E-Class L image

Mercedes-Benz has recently pulled the wraps off the E-Class L, during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, in a premiere.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L is actually the long wheelbase version of the facelifted model which will go on sale only across the Chinese auto market. The model in question has a total length of 5,019 mm and its wheelbase has been expanded by 140 mm to a total of 3,014 mm. This is translated into 140 mm more legroom for the rear passengers.

The German based automaker says that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will become available to its future customers with two front fascias, the Sedan, which has a traditional radiator grille, and the Sport Sedan, with a sportier front end and the big star positioned centrally on the grille, and with AMG front apron, side skirts, rear apron and wheels.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class L will go on sale as the E260 L BlueEFFICIENCY, which has a four-cylinder direct injected engine with 204 HP (150 kW), the E300 L, with a six-cylinder unit producing 245 HP (180 kW) and a top of the line E400 L, which is good for 333 HP (245 kW) coming from six cylinders. All versions will get an automatic transmission as standard. The E400 L Hybrid will join the lineup soon. Additional details on the model are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its launch.