The 2016 Beijing Motor Show, or Auto China as they call it, saw the debut of an elongated version of the world’s most important executive sedan. The sedan in question is the Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase which comes boasting an extra 134 mm of rear leg room.
The Chinese market has always been keen on long wheel base vehicles, not because they actually need the extra room, but rather because of image. It’s a twisted variant of the ‘bigger is better’ school of thought they are fond of over there. So the new Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase is expect to go down really well in that market as it is a full 5 meters long – 140mm longer than the standard version.
The 2017 Mercedes E-Class Long Wheelbase will launch in china in two saloon and sports saloon, with the main difference being in the shape of the front grille. Standard is the smooth 9G-TRONIC and all the other comfort and safety features the normal E-Class can be specified with, but the LWB comes with a 64-color LED interior ambient lighting system and a special folding centre armrest for the rear seats.
Among the main highlights of this folding armrest there are illuminated stowage compartment, USB ports, integral touchscreen, Wireless charging of the mobile phone, heated pad, and extended cup holders with temperature control on request, so you can make a cup of tea back there.