2019 is turning out to be a good year for Bollywood car purchases. First, Sidharth Malhotra got himself a new Range Rover, followed by Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and then Sanjay Dutt. Now, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has got a new set of wheels recently. She bought a Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan in a shade of blue. To let you know, Vidya and her hubby already own several Mercedes vehicles including an E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sold in India starts from Rs. 59.12 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)for the base variant while the top end variant costs Rs. 73.21 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The picture above shows Vidya standing with her parents after taking the delivery of the car. As she already owns a Mercedes-Benz E-Class as well as a GLC SUV, this could probably be a gift for her parents. However, it could also be a replacement of her older generation E-class Vidya’s GLC SUV is also finished in the same paint shade. Though the exact variant of the car is not yet known, it is likely that she would have bought the top end variant of the E-Class along with many customizations options which would have increased the cost
In the Mercedes-Benz lineup here, the E-Class sits between the C-Class and the S-Class sedan. A station wagon based on it or more of a crossover station wagon is also on sale and is known as the E-Class All-Terrain. The E-Class is known for being very comfortable and strikes a perfect balance between a fully stretched sedan (S-Class) and a short luxury sedan (C-Class). It is also one of the best selling Mercedes vehicles in India at its price range. The E-Class rivals the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and the Jaguar XF among others in its segment. Most of the people who buy an E-Class do it for the rear seat comfort it provides apart from the road presence as it is a Mercedes.
As for the engine and transmission, Mercedes offers the E-Class with various options to choose from including diesel and petrol. Topping them all, however, is the maniac AMG variant, which is priced at Rs. 1.50 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi). The E63 AMG we are talking about is powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that puts out a monstrous 612 Bhp of power along with an earth-shattering 850 Nm of torque. Other lesser engines in the lineup include a 2-litre petrol engine, a 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 3.0-litre diesel engine. The E350d gets the turbo-diesel engine that generates a maximum of 258 BHP and 620 Nm of maximum torque. The 2.0-litre petrol engine develops a maximum of 238 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. Both the variants are equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission.