Chinese car buyers are fans of long-wheelbase sedans with plenty of legroom, and the latest to join the club is the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, nicknamed the “L”, which appears in a series of pictures ahead of its imminent launch. . The new model is an extended version of the next-generation E-Class, which debuted in Europe last month. Badges aside, the front and rear ends are identical to the regular model.
The 2024 model of the Mercedes E-Class L appeared to buyers
What’s different is the profile, with the E-Class L’s tall rear doors and Maybach-style side windows separated by the heavier C-pillars. The largest are taken from the standard E-Class. The next-generation E-Class is actually a significantly improved version of its predecessor, which explains the similarity in numbers despite the slightly larger footprint. Similarly, the chrome-plated grille of the new E-Class L looks almost identical to the old long-wheelbase model first introduced in 2016 and lifted in 2020.
Documents from China’s Ministry of Industry and Technology show that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L is 5,092 mm (200.4 inches) long, 1,493 mm (58.8 inches) wide and 1,880 mm (74 inches) tall. If these are correct, the model is 143 mm (5.6 inches) longer than the standard E-Class. Despite its generous footprint, the E-Class L is shorter than the current flagship S-Class and avoids unnecessary internal competition.
The China-exclusive Mercedes-Benz E-Class L is offered with two powertrain options. Both have a 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, but the E270L produces 201 hp (150kW / 204 PS), while the E300L produces 255 hp (190kW / 258 PS). We also know the top speed of the models, which are 233 km / h (145 mph) and 245 km / h (152 mph) respectively.
The official launch of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class L is likely to take place in China in the next few months. Like its predecessor, the new model will be produced locally by Beijing Benz, a joint venture between BAIC and Mercedes.