Mercedes-Benz expands E-Class offerings

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Words: Nile Bijoux
15 Oct 2018

New AMG models, new engines, and a host of extra features are inbound for the updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class range.

All models now get Merc’s Driver Assistance Package Plus, which includes an improved version of Traffic Sign Assist. A new-generation steering wheel with touch controls is also standard across the range.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist is now present on E 200 and E 220 d models, while the wellness-focused ‘Energising Comfort Control’ function that made its debut earlier this year on the range-topping Mercedes-Benz S-Class is added to the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupé/Cabriolet models, and optional on a number of other variants.

Also new and available for a limited time is a Sport Edition package for the E 200 and 220 d models. For an additional $10,500 it includes a panoramic sunroof, head-up display, Burmester sounds, AMG body styling, 20-inch AMG alloys, leather upholstery, heated front seats and metallic paint.

There’s a new turbocharged inline six-pot diesel for the E 350 d Saloon, which lifts power to 210kW, while the E 450 4Matic Saloon, Coupe and Cabriolet all get an output bump to 270kW and 500Nm (up 25kW and 20Nm).

Finally, joining the E-Class family is the performance-focused Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ range. Comprising Saloon, Coupe and Cabriolet variants, the E 53 uses a 3.0-litre, inline six-cylinder petrol engine. To this is added an electrically driven turbo combined with an EQ Boost starter-generator to send 320kW and 520Nm to the road via a nine-speed automatic transmission and a variable 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. A switchable AMG Performance exhaust is also standard for these variants, as are 20-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels.

Other standard equipment across the AMG E 53 range includes a Burmester surround sound system, nappa leather upholstery, sports seats and AMG exterior styling, including a spoiler lip on the boot lid. A panoramic glass sunroof is fitted to Saloon and Coupé variants, while the Cabriolet receives an acoustic soft-top, Aircap automatic draught stopper and Airscarf neck-level heating for the front seats.

The least expensive E-Class is the E 200 Saloon, which starts at $100,600. It’ll set you back at least $175,500 to join the AMG club, however. All models are available now.

Saloon range

Mercedes-Benz E 200 Saloon $100,600

Mercedes-Benz E 220 d Saloon $104,600

Mercedes-Benz E 350 e Saloon $144,200

Mercedes-Benz E 350 d Saloon $148,600

Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Saloon $157,200

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Saloon $175,500

Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ Saloon $200,600

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Saloon $230,300

Coupé range

Mercedes-Benz E 200 Coupé $103,700

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupé $123,900

Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Coupé $156,700

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé $180,200

Cabriolet range

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cabriolet $134,600

Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Cabriolet $164,300

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet $187,500

 

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