Mercedes-AMG launches new E-Class range
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New Mercedes-AMG performance models plus new engines and a host of added features are part of a wide-ranging update for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range.
A new turbodiesel inline six-cylinder engine for the Mercedes-Benz E 350 d Saloon lifts power output from 190kW to 210kW, while both power and torque are boosted in the petrol-powered six-cylinder E 450 4MATIC Saloon, Coupé and Cabriolet models to 270kW and 500Nm (up 25kW and 20Nm).
A new-generation steering wheel with touch controls is now standard across the range.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist is now standard on E 200 and E 220 d Saloon models, while the wellness-focused ENERGIZING Comfort Control function that made its debut earlier this year on the range-topping Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now standard on the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupé/Cabriolet models, and optional on a number of other variants.
Also new and for a very limited time is a Sport Edition package. Available on E 200 and 220 d Saloon models for an additional $10,500 MRRP and includes Panoramic Sunroof, Head-up Display, Burmester® sound, AMG Body styling, 20 inch AMG alloys, leather upholstery, heated front seats and metallic paint.
New for the first time is the performance-focused MercedesAMG E 53 4MATIC+ range. With Saloon, Coupé and Cabriolet variants, the AMG E 53 4MATIC+ expands the E Class range.
Mercedes says "a potent and approachable" combination of The 3.0-litre, inline six-cylinder petrol engine fitted to all three variants combines with an EQ Boost starter-generator to send 320kW and 520Nm to the road via a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive.
A switchable AMG Performance exhaust system is also standard for all variants, as are 20-inch, five twin-spoke alloy wheels. Other standard equipment across the AMG E 53 range includes a Burmester® surround sound system, nappa leather upholstery, front sports seats and sports steering wheel, and AMG exterior styling including a spoiler lip on the boot lid.
A panoramic glass sunroof is fitted to Saloon and Coupé variants, while the Cabriolet receives an acoustic soft-top, AIRCAP automatic draught stop, and AIRSCARF neck-level heating for the front seats.
The updated Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG E-Class family are now on sale and available to order.
The Mercedes-Benz E 200 Saloon is on sale for a recommended retail price of $100,600 plus on road costs, Mercedes-Benz E 220 d Saloon $104,600; Mercedes-Benz E 350 e Saloon $144,200; Mercedes-Benz E 350 d Saloon $148,600;Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Saloon $157,200;Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Saloon $175,500; Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ Saloon $200,600; Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Saloon $230,300; Mercedes-Benz E 200 Coupé $103,700;Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupé $123,900; Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Coupé $156,700; Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé $180,200; Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cabriolet $134,600; Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Cabriolet $164,300; Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet $187,500.