If you have been to India, you will certainly know that big is often considered better. When it comes to cars, the same philosophy holds true. That’s the reason why the Renault Duster took the market by storm when it was launched last month. After China, the Indian car market is said to have the most potential. Naturally car makers are rushing to India, launching all they could to satisfy the growing need of personal transport. But what happens if you want something more than whats on offer?
Enter the E-Class Limousine. No, this is no official E-Class limo, but an after market job. The owner wanted more space and got the car lengthened by around four feet. The 6-seater E-Class has a 3.0L, V6 diesel engine. No other changes have been made except the increase in length and addition of more creature comforts for rear seat occupants. Given the state of Indian roads, maneuvering such a vehicle in traffic is truly a challenge.
This particular aftermarket job on the E-Class cost the owner around $40,000. The owner could definitely opt for the S-Class if he wanted the best in comfort from the Mercedes stable. I think it looks out of proportion.
Faisal Ali Khan is the owner/operator of MotorBeam.com, a website covering the auto industry of India.