The Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, has begun production of the automaker’s newest mid-size business saloon.
The new generation of E-Class mid-size premium sedan marks an important step in Mercedes’ goal of conquering the luxury crown of global auto sales. The model has a unique tradition in the company’s history, as it is its best-selling car ever, with over 13 million Saloons and Estates versions delivered. The three pointed start German brand has announced that the first new E-Class began its journey to the top of the segment, as the first model rolled off the production line in Daimler’s Sindelfingen plant in Germany. The plant marked the event for its core product with an impressive parade of each of the nine predecessor models. The series has started with the 170 V model, the “original E-Class” being the first post-war car from Mercedes-Benz.
Automaker’s Sindelfingen plant is Daimler AG’s oldest established vehicle factory, and within the Mercedes-Benz Cars production network it is one of the most important ones for the upper range and luxury-class models. It employs a workforce of over 25,000 and produces the E-Class (Saloon and Estate), the CLS and the CLS Shooting Brake, the S-Class (Saloon, Coupe and Cabriolet), the Mercedes-Maybach and the Mercedes-AMG GT. Around 200 vehicles a day are delivered at the Mercedes-Benz customer center in Sindelfingen.
The first deliveries of the new saloon are expected to take place in April, with a starting price of 45,303 euros in Europe for the entry E 200 gasoline version, a four-cylinder developing 184 hp and mated to the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.