Mercedes-Benz announce new E-Class model pricing
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Mercedes-Benz new E-Class 350 e plug-in hybrid model will go on sale here early next year, from $143,500.
The updated E-Class AMG E 43 model will sell for $166900.
The E-Class range is one of the most technologically sophisticated vehicle line-up's available, featuring a range of sensors, cameras and assistance systems. It is claimed to be one of the most autonomous-ready vehicles available.
“Our new E-Class has raised the industry benchmark when it comes to new technologies, and these outstanding new variants are no exception”, said Horst von Sanden, CEO and Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific.
“Following the successful introduction of both our Plug-in hybrid and AMG 43 models, we can’t wait to offer this technology and performance in the all-new E-Class early next year,” said Sanden
For the first time the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission will be used in a plugin hybrid vehicle. Its four-cylinder petrol engine, in conjunction with an electric motor offers a combined system output of 210 kW and up to 550 Nm of torque. The company claims it will travel from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.
For new AMG E 43 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG has increased the six-cylinder engine’s output by 25kW to a maximum output of 295 kW with the aid of two larger turbochargers and software updates. Peak torque of 520 Nm is available from 2500 rpm, Mercedes-Benz 'guarantees performance' on par with smaller sports cars: the new E 43 4MATIC hits 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.6 seconds.
CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers said: "The new E 43 4MATIC offers impressive driving dynamics coupled with cutting edge efficiency."
The new E 43 4MATIC arrives in local dealerships with a range of features including: Nappa Leather upholstery, AIR-BALANCE package, AMG bodystyling, AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, 20 inch AMG wheels, sports exhaust system and sports braking system.
As with all E-Class variants, the new E 350 e and AMG E 43 4MATIC will arrive with a 5 star NCAP safety rating, safety features as standard including: 9 Airbags, ATTENTION ASSIST, an Active Bonnet, a 360° camera and the Driver Assistance Package.
The new E-Class models are available to order with the first arrivals scheduled for February 2017. Sale prices will be:
E 350 e Plug-in Hybrid: $143,500 (Mercedes recommended retail price) and AMG E 43 4MATIC: $166,900 (MRRP).
Read what Liz Dobson had to say on the current E-Class here