Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has ordered 55 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans to ferry visiting foreign dignitaries comprising Head of States, Presidents, Prime Ministers and top diplomats. The German luxury automaker would lease 55 units of range-topping E250 CDI sedans to the Ministry of External Affairs. All these sedans would be used during the upcoming India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS).
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, "Mercedes-Benz has always been the preferred luxury brand for Head of States across the globe including India, and we are extremely proud of this fact. The impeccable sense of prestige, luxury, safety and comfort offered by a Mercedes-Benz is rarely matched and makes us the obvious choice for such exclusive clientele. The mandate from the Ministry of External Affairs opting for the E-Class luxury sedan is a reiteration of the inherent strength of our product and of the unsurpassable brand equity that Mercedes-Benz commands in the Indian luxury car market." Just so you know, Mercedes-Benz India launched the 2016 E-Class on June 24, 2015 in the country and the E250 CDI is priced at Rs. 50.70 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).
Mercedes-Benz E-Class holds the dual distinction of being the highest selling luxury sedan in India and also the highest selling product in Mercedes-Benz India’s portfolio in India, with over 30,000 units on Indian roads. The E-Class sedan comprises of several top-notch comfort features like THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system, Ambient lighting with 5 stage intensity control, electric sunblinds, separate air vents for rear passengers, NECK-PRO, and Rear crash structure with deformation zones. Powering the E250 CDI sedan is the 2.2L, 4-cylinder motor which chruns out out 201bhp of top power and 500Nm of peak torque. The sedan does a 0-100kmph sprint under 8 seconds, while clocking an electronically limited top speed of 242kmph.