High tech New Mercedes-Benz E-Class range to be priced from $89,990
The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class range will be priced from $89,990 when it goes on sale in Australia from July 2016. Benz will offer three models from launch: the entry level E200, the E200d and E350d.
Standard equipment will include a pop up bonnet, a 360 degree camera, 9 airbags and driver assistance plus. The high tech interior features two 12.3 digital displays and switchgear that responds to finger swipes, Mercedes’s COMAND Online entertainment system, digital radio, keyless start, AGILITY SELECT drive mode system and 18inch alloy wheels.
The entry level E200 is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol engine which produces 135kW and 300Nm of torque. The E220d develops 143kW and 400Nm, with an average fuel consumption figure of 4.1 L /100km. Both models are fitted with a 9 speed automatic transmission.
The sportier and more powerful E350d is fitted with a turbo diesel 3 litre six-cylinder engine which makes for 190kW and 620Nm of torque. Additional equipment includes AIRMATIC air suspension, leather trim, a heads up display, a 13 speaker Burmester sound system, MULTIBEAM headlights and a panoramic sunroof.
The new E-Class is said to be lighter and stronger than its predecessor, with Mercedes forming the body from a combination of aluminium and high-strength steel. The wheelbase has grown 65 millimetres and overall length has increased by 43 millimetres which has improved cabin space and comfort for passengers.
Mercedes is also set to launch the petrol E 300 and E 400 4MATIC (all-wheel drive) models later in the year. The extra models will feature air suspension and MULTIBEAM headlights as standard.
A price list for the new E-Class range is listed below. All prices exclude government charges:
- E 200: $89,990
- E 220 d: $92,900
- E 350 d: $134,900