The revised Mercedes Benz E-Class Saloon and Estate range is due to be launched in April 2013 with a simplified line-up. Consisting of just two trims ‘SE’ and ‘AMG Sport’, which replace the ‘SE’, ‘Avantgarde’ and ‘Sport’ models from the previous generation E-Class.
There is an increase in overall prices but the equipment levels have been improved, for example the SE model sees a price increase of £2,280, but includes £4,000 of additional standard equipment.
The revised Mercedes Benz E-Class Saloon and Estate range gains a new front end with revised headlamps which comprise all functional elements within a single headlamp lens, replacing the previous ‘twin headlight’ design. At the rear end has been given a face-lift including the lights and the rear bumper which now has a distinctive lip and a black insert with chrome trim.
Active Park Assist with Parktronic is standard across the range, which measures potential spaces to the left and right of the direction of travel from 0-20 mph. If a suitable space is detected, and reverse gear is engaged, the vehicle will be automatically steered into the parking space, with the automatic braking function active throughout. There is also an automatic exiting function to leave the space if Active Park Assist was previously used to park.
Options include: A 360° camera (£715), with four surround views that provide assistance during parking, manoeuvring and exiting parking space, LED Intelligent Light System with Active Light System, cornering light function and Adaptive High Beam Assist (£1,280), nappa leather (£1,935) and AirMATIC semi-active air suspension with self-levelling and Adaptive Damping System (£1,455).
The engine line-up includes two new 2.0-litrepetrol turbocharged units with choice of either 184hp or 211hp outputs. The other petrol engine is the mighty 5,461cc 557 hp E63 AMG unit which will propel the saloon version from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds.
There are three diesel power plants, two four-cylinder engines with either 170hp or 204hp, and a six cylinder 252hp unit.
There is a E300 diesel hybrid that combines the 204hp four-cylinder diesel engine with a 27 hp electric motor, which only outputs CO2 emissions of 109 g/km compared to 131 g/km of the diesel only model. This has a claimed combined fuel figure of 68.9 mpg to the standard diesel’s 57.7 mpg – figures quoted are for the saloon model.
|Model||Technical data||Transmission||CO2||OTR price|
|Saloon - SE|
|E 220 CDI SE||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 170 hp||Six-speed manual||125||£32,400|
|E 250 CDI SE||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||131||£36,590|
|E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||109||£39,530|
|E 200SE||Petrol – 1,991 cc, 184 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||138||£33,980|
|E 250SE||Petrol – 1991 cc, 211 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||138||£35,110|
|Saloon – AMG Sport|
|E 220 CDI AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 170 hp||Six-speed manual||130||£34,895|
|E 250 CDI AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||136||£39,085|
|E 300 BlueTEC HybridAMG Sport||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||110||£42,025|
|E 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,987 cc, 252 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||157||£40,900|
|E 200 AMG Sport||Petrol - 1,991 cc, 184 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||142||£36,490|
|E 250 AMG Sport||Petrol - 1,991 cc, 211 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||142||£37,620|
|Saloon – AMG|
|Saloon - AMG|
|E 63 AMG||Petrol - 5,461 cc, 557 hp||AMG MCT||230||£73,720|
|Model||Technical data||Transmission||CO2||OTR price|
|Estate - SE|
|E 220 CDI SE||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 170 hp||Six-speed manual||133||£34,310|
|E 250 CDI SE||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||143||£38,395|
|E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||119||£41,320|
|E250 SE||Petrol – 1991 cc, 211 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||144||£36,915|
|Estate – AMG Sport|
|E 220 CDI AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 170 hp||Six-speed manual||135||£36,805|
|E 250 CDI AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||145||£40,890|
|E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,143 cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||119||£43,815|
|E 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport||Diesel - 2,987 cc, 252 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||162||£42,690|
|E 250 AMG Sport||Petrol - 1,991 cc, 211 hp||7G-Tronic Plus||147||£39,410|
|Estate – AMG|
|E 63 AMG||Petrol - 5,461 cc, 557 hp||AMG MCT||234||£75,510|
|E 220 CDI (manual)||E 250 CDI||E 300 Blue TEC HYBRID||E 350 Blue TEC||E 200||E 250||E 63 AMG|
|0-62 mph (seconds)||8.7||7.5||7.5||6.6||7.9||7.4||4.2|
|CO2 17” wheels||125||131||109||-||138||138||-|
|CO2 18” wheels||130||136||110||157||142||142||230 on 19”|
|0-62 mph (seconds)||8.8||7.8||7.8||6.9||-||7.8||4.3|
|CO2 17” wheels||133||143||119||-||-||144||-|
|CO2 18” wheels||135||145||119||162||-||147||234 on 19"|
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