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.
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