Sunday 17 August 2014

Mercedes updates the E-Class, adding improved standard kit, more power and lower emissions


Following 2013’s major facelift, Mercedes has once again set about improving the E-Class. On sale from September, there’s now improved standard kit across the range, with all variants also benefiting from more power, lower emissions and the German brand’s new 9G-Tronic gearbox.
Developed in-house, the nine-speed automatic transmission will be paired as standard to the E350 BlueTEC engine in the saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet. It sees CO2 emissions drop by up to 17g/km, with the coupe leading the way, releasing only 136g/km. Economy has seen a similar improvement, too, resulting in up to 5.4mpg more depending on the model in question, all of which has been achieved alongside the addition of an extra 6bhp, taking total output up to 254bhp.

Every new E-Class will gain Collision Prevention Assist Plus as standard, too, designed to avoid and reduce the impact of collisions. This includes autonomous braking tech that works at up to 62mph should the driver fail to respond, and can also respond to stationary vehicles at up to 30mph, or else prevent rear-end accidents at up to 24mph. 
Optional extras include the Premium and Premium Plus packs, which Mercedes claims will save customers 27 percent over purchasing each item separately. For the saloon, the £2,695 Premium Package adds a panoramic sunroof, split folding rear seats, reversing camera and Memory Package. Premium Plus costs a further £1,200, and throws in Keyless Go, the Comfort Pack and a more sophisticated sound system. 
Both of these come in at slightly less when fitted to the Estate, costing £2,395 and £3,495 respectively, as the split folding seats and powered boot lid is already standard. 

Other Mercedes are rumoured to be making an appearance late 2014! Take a look that these:

Mercedes AMG GT

Price: £80,000
On sale: late 2014

Mercedes has never had a true Porsche 911 rival, but that’s all set to change with the new AMG GT. Mercedes designer Gorden Wagener told Auto Express that the two-seater – revealed in our exclusive image – was “the most beautiful car me and my team have ever worked on”, taking inspiration from the 1952 Panamerica 300SL.
Under the skin will be a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 developing around 480bhp, putting the car in direct competition with Jaguar’s new F-Type Coupé.

Mercedes V-Class
Price: £35,000
On sale: autumn 2014

Although it’s an eight-seat MPV, the new V- Class has been designed to stand apart from Mercedes’ commercial vehicle range. It’ll replace the Viano and be repositioned as part of the passenger car line-up. UK buyers can choose from two diesel-engined models (the V220 CDI or V250 BlueTEC); both have adaptive dampers as standard. An extra-long- wheelbase model is also available.

By Millie Davis

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