The German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is a brand associated with prestigious and high-performance cars, and is known as one of the “big three” luxury carmakers (the other two being Audi and BMW).
One of its most popular range of luxury cars is the E-Class, which in various forms has been in production since the 1950s. The current generation is the W212, which was introduced in 2009, however this year Mercedes-Benz unveiled a facelifted model.
Introducing the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz announced to the world the new E-Class lineup of saloon and estate cars. The firm had stated that the new E-Class has received a major facelift over the previous version, and contains many new exciting features.
Dr Joachim Schmidt, a board member of Mercedes-Benz Cars and the person responsible for Sales and Marketing, had this to say:
“With the new E-Class, we are setting down clear markers in the areas of safety, design and efficiency. It brings lots of technical innovations to the road and is without doubt the best E-Class ever. This is also reflected in its design and lovingly revised interior. As a result it brings a breath of fresh air to the luxury class.”
So what has changed in this new facelift over the previous model? Let’s have a quick rundown:
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class features an extensive lineup of seven different engines, making this model an attractive proposition for everyone’s tastes and requirements.
There are three different diesel engines, including the E220 CDI which delivers an impressive 58.9 mpg, and emissions as low as 125 g/km; this means it only costs £105 per year to tax this particular model!
The petrol options include a couple of four-cylinder engines which deliver a fuel economy of 47.9 mpg. For those lusting after ultimate performance, there is the E63 AMG which features a 557 brake horsepower 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.
Finally, there is the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid, a model which utilises diesel and electric power to maximise fuel economy and performance. This results in a luxury saloon emitting just 109 g/km of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions, and it only costs just £20 a year to tax too!
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon benefits from dramatic new styling, with a redesigned front end offering a more aggressive stance and setting the tone for the rest of the car. The two-louvre radiator grille is flanked by one-piece partial LED headlamps, along with a more meaner-looking front apron and larger air intakes underneath.
Meanwhile, the rear of the saloon features LED tail lights and twin square exhaust pipes. To complement this new meaner stance, the suspension has been lowered by 15 mm.
The SE features 17-inch alloys are standard, and the AMG Sport features 18-inch alloys.
Prices start from £32,750, so get yourself down to your nearest dealer to check out the new E-Class unveiled and prepare to be amazed by this beefier looking model!