2016 Beijing Auto Show will host the premiere of the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Exclusive spy pictures show the model being prepared for its Chinese debut.
Design-wise, the Chinese bound Mercedes E-Class long-wheelbase is set apart from its regular sibling by the longer rear doors, similar in style to those of the future Mercedes-Maybach E-Class, already spied testing.
The interior is also said to be identical to the one already seen on the regular wheelbase model, complete with the dual screen binacles with 12.3-inch in diagonal.
The future E-Class LWB will benefit from a 140 mm increase in wheelbase lenght. That amounts to 5.5 inch for our American readers. Total lenght was also augmented by another 142 mm or 5.6 inch, translating into an overall length of 199.3 in (5,062 mm), with its wheelbase expanding from 115.3 in (2,939 mm) to 128.8 in (3,068 mm).
Rear seat passengers should get most of the advantages brought by these modifications. First and foremost, they should apreciate the extra legroom, while enjoying the same luxury amenities found on the regular E-Class.
If you already fancy the prospect of enjoying the extra legroom offered by the Mercedes E-Class long-wheelbase, don’t get too ramped up. The LWB model will be available exclusively in China while its assembly will be taken care of by the Beijing-Benz local joint-venture.