By Mike Torpey on 2014-08-01 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Benz boasts power
and efficiency boost
MORE power, lower emissions, extra kit and a new 9G-Tronic gearbox are all part of the plan for the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class line-up, which starts from £32,750.
Developed in-house, the 9G-Tronic gearbox will be twinned with the E 350 BlueTEC engine in saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet models from next month.
The pairing brings a reduction of up to 17g/km of CO2 emissions, which now start from 136g/km for the coupe, while power has also been increased to a total of 258bhp, up 6bhp.
At the same time the E 220 BlueTEC will see an increase in power to 177bhp with an emissions cut of up to 16g/km whilse still being paired with the 7G-Tronic transmission.
The boys at Benz say that the E 220 BlueTEC SE saloon now boasts the lowest CO2 emissions of the range at 116g/km.
The E 400 AMG Sport model will from September be known as the E 400 AMG Line and the capacity of the V6 engine will increase to 3,498cc for both the coupe and cabrio, again with lower emissions of up to 17g/km.
Collision Prevention Assist Plus will also be fitted as standard to every E-Class, to reduce the impact of rear-end collisions and a Premium and Premium Plus package will also be available offering the value of up to 27 per cent over purchasing each item separately.
The package for the saloon includes a panoramic glass sunroof, memory package, rear split/folding seats and a reversing camera for £2,695 while the Premium Plus Package adds Keyless-GO comfort pack and a Harman Kardon sound system for £3,895.
Costs for the estate are £2,395 and £3,495 for the packages, as they already have the split/folding seats and powered tailgate as standard.
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