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E RCEDES-BENZ IN­DIA cel­e­brated 20 years of as­sem­bly of the E-Class in In­dia last month, the long­est ten­ure for any lux­ury car model here.

The first ‘Made in In­dia’ Mercedes-Benz to hit the roads was the W124 model in 1995. It was also the third car to get the E-Class name­plate. The let­ter’ E’ which stands for Ein­spritz­mo­tor (Ger­man for fuel injection en­gine) was used as a suf­fix (300E for ex­am­ple), but af­ter 1993, the company changed the nomen­cla­ture and the E-Class was born. Af­ter this came the W210 model which was launched with a four-cylin­der en­gine, in­stead of the bulky six. The third gen­er­a­tion, the W211 was launched in 2002. Come 2009, the company re­placed the W211 model with the W212 model and with it came a host of new fea­tures such as park as­sist, at­ten­tion as­sist, lane as­sist and night view as­sist. Af­ter in­vest­ing over a bil­lion, the company re­placed the W212 with the W213 which was launched this year.

To com­mem­o­rate this amaz­ing feat, Mercedes-Benz launched a new vari­ant of the E-Class chris­tened as the ‘Edi­tion E.’

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