The Mercedes E-Class has undergone some minor revisions and updates for 2014 – going on sale in September.
The revisions include the introduction of a new 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, a better standard spec, more power and lower emissions.
The E 350 BlueTEC powered saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet will feature the new 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox which sees a reduction in CO2 emissions to 136 g/km a drop of 17 g/km according to NEDC figures plus there is a power gain of some 6hp – increasing the output to 258hp.
The E 220 BlueTEC also sees a reduction in CO2 levels of up to 16 g/km and a power increase of 7 hp to 177hp despite keeping the 7G-Tronic transmission. For example the E 220 BlueTEC SE Saloon now drops to 116 g/km the lowest in the E-Class range.
The E 400 AMG Sport will be renamed as the E 400 AMG Line and will see an increase in engine capacity for the Cabriolet and Coupe models. The V6 engine will taken from a 3.0-litre unit to a 3.5-litre with CO2 emissions lowering by around 17 g/km.
All new E-Class models will feature Collision Prevention Assist Plus to help reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. The autonomous braking system works at speeds of up 62 mph by monitoring the risk of a collision ahead – automatically breaking the car should the driver not respond to visual and acoustic warnings. At speeds less than 30 mph in can bring the car to complete halt.
Two new Premium and Premium plus Packages are available which offer around a 27 per cent saving over buying them separately. The £2,695 Premium Package for the Saloon model comprises Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Memory Package, Rear Split Folding Seats, and a Reversing Camera. The £3,895 Premium plus Pack adds on top the Keyless-GO Comfort Pack and a Harman Kardon sound system. They are slightly cheaper for the Estate model, which already has split folding seats and powered tailgate at £2,395 and £3,495 respectively.Published 1 August 2014