By Stewart Smith on 2016-10-07 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
New engines for
THREE new engines have been added to the Mercedes E-Class Estate range.
The 200 d features the latest Mercedes' 2.0-litre diesel engine with an output of 150bhp and it delivers 65.7 mpg on the combined cycle.
The 3.0-litre V6 E 350 d produces 258bhp while delivering up to 48.7 mpg.
The Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate features a bi-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine which generates 401bhp - enabling it to reach 62 mph from standstill in 4.7 seconds.
All E-Class engines come as standard with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
Standard specification on the E-Class Estate mirrors that in the E-Class saloon, but with the addition of standard split-folding rear seats. Comand Online with a 12.3-inch screen comes as standard on the E 350 d, and customers can add to this with the 12.3-inch cockpit display for £495.
For the first time, the E 220 d saloon is available with 4MATIC four-wheel drive. It's priced from Â£37,730, accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds, and has rear-biased torque distribution of 45:55.
All E-Class Estate models are now available with an optional folding bench seat in the boot at a cost of £1,250.
An AMG carbon fibre package is available on both Mercedes-AMG E 43 bodystyles and includes exterior mirror casings and an AMG spoiler lip (saloon only) finished in carbon fibre.
Prices now start at £36,735 for the E 200 d SE. The E 350 d SE is priced from £47,255, while the Mercedes-AMG E 43 costs £58,290. The existing E 220 d Estate starts from £38,230.
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