PRICES for the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate will start from just under £38,000 and, although the company has already opened the order books, only a limited range is available for the time being.
The initial offerings are the four-cylinder diesel powered E 220 d SE at £37,935 and the £40,430 E 220 d AMG Line. The six-cylinder E 350 d and petrol 3.0-litre V6 Mercedes-AMG E 43 will join the range later this year with prices due to be revealed in October.
The E 220 d features Mercedes-Benz's all-new four-cylinder two-litre turbo-charged engine, which produces 194 hp and 400 Nm. A 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox comes as standard. It offers a combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg and CO levels from just 109 g/km, and can power the car to 62 mph from standstill in just 7.7 seconds.
As standard, SE models come with a Garmin navigation system, Agility Control suspension; Easy-Pack automatic powered tail gate, Parking Pilot including Parktronic and reversing camera, chrome roof rails, 64-colour selectable LED interior lighting, Keyless-Go starting function, heated front seats, DAB radio and 17-inch alloys with a five-spoke design.
For an extra £2,495, AMG Line adds AMG exterior styling with 19-inch alloy wheels in titanium grey, upper dashboard finished in Artico leather, black ash wood trim, brushed stainless steel AMG sports pedals with black rubber studs and a three-spoke AMG steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather.
Various trim, convenience, safety and driver assistance packages will be available at extra cost.