Mercedes-Benz E220d vs Audi A6 35 TDI

Mercedes-Benz introduced the new E-Class in India with the E350d trim. Now the entry-level diesel variant is added to the E-Class line-up in the E220d guise. The long-wheel base executive sedan is available with a frugal diesel motor and a price tag of Rs 57.14 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). However, instead of the Three-pointed Star, you can get yourself an Audi A6 35 TDI and save a few lakhs. Here is how they fare against each other. Engine and Gearbox Firstly, both the cars employ a 2.0-litre oil burner. The Merc…

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Mercedes-Benz launches the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the E220d in India at Rs 57.14 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), and it joins the ranks of the current E-Class line-up (E200 and E350d). While the E220d gets an in-line 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel mill that generates 194bhp and 400Nm of torque, transmission duties are to be fulfilled by a nine-speed automatic gearbox. With the E220d, Mercedes-Benz hopes to cater to those buyers who long to buy a diesel version of the new E-Class which offers best in class legroom thanks to its extended wheelbase The car will…

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