Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will be presenting its new long-wheelbase (LWB) version of the E-Class at the upcoming Beijing International Auto Exhibition next week — specifically on April 25. The V213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, previously believed to be a product of the Mercedes-Maybach division, is said to be purpose-built for the Chinese market and will be produced in nation itself.

Measuring 140 mm longer than the standard W213 E-Class, the new V213 is said to offer rear passengers larger seats and footwells, as well as a host of comfort functions. Not much more has been said at this point, apart from the Benz makers claiming that “modern luxury has been stylishly reinterpreted for the Chinese market using high-class materials.”

Unlike the previous-gen E-Class LWB, which was basically a longer version of the standard model, Mercedes-Benz has significantly “reinterpreted” its successor indeed. As seen in spyshots of pre-production test mules, there are a lot of similarities between the coming E-Class LWB and the current Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The front grille, shape of the doors, and the thickness of the pillars look all too similar with Maybach’s doings.

Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will make its Asian debut at the Beijing auto show as well, just one year on from the world premiere of the GLC Coupe Concept that was shown in Shanghai. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe and the new Mercedes-Benz SLC are set to make appearances as well. The Brabus fortwo, cabrio and forfour will also make their world premieres at the show.