Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen’s coffin went in this special car, crowds gathered to see

The coffin of the late British Queen Elizabeth II was carried in a Mercedes-Benz E Class built by coachbuilder Binge. It is a five-door car and the Queen’s body was taken from Balmoral in Scotland to Edinburgh. According to reports, the Mercedes E-Class car used to carry the coffin is based on the Binz H4. According to the Scottish version of royal norms, the coffin was placed in an oak casket behind the Mercedes, draped with a garland of seasonal flowers. Let us know a little more about this car.

10 things to know about the Mercedes-Benz E Class carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

  1. The Mercedes-Benz E Class carrying the Queen's coffin has been made by Germany's Binz International company.
  2. This Mercedes-Benz E Class model comes with a longer wheelbase and rear deck.
  3. The overall length of the Mercedes E Class is 5,999 mm, which is 1,104 mm longer than the S212 E Class.
  4. With a longer wheelbase, it has ample space for both the front and rear seat riders.
  5. Apart from this, 2,800 mm of casket deck space is also available in the car.
  6. The rear windows are 750 mm high, while the overall height of the car is 1,920. This car is 446 mm higher than the factory wagon.
  7. The Binz company that modified this car has been working with Mercedes-Benz since 1950.
  8. Binge began working directly with Mercedes-Benz and created an ambulance version of the W120 Ponton sedan.
  9. Binz is a well-known coachbuilder and is known for making ambulances or horse carriages carrying bodies.
  10. The Binge has retained the airmatic air suspension. Its cars are available either with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine or as the E300e petrol-electric plug-in hybrid.

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