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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Mercedes launches the All-New E-CLass Estate, with pricing beginning at £38,000, it comes well kitted out.
Prices start at £37,935 for the E 220 d SE
Pricing for E 350 d and Mercedes-AMG E 43 to be announced later in the year
New 150 hp entry-level diesel engine added to E-Class Saloon line-up – the E 200 d
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is now available to order, priced from £37,935 for the E 220 d SE and £40,430 for the E 220 d AMG Line.
Initially, only the diesel-powered four-cylinder E 220 d will be available, with the six-cylinder E 350 d and petrol 3.0-litre V6 Mercedes-AMG E 43 joining the range later this year. Pricing for the E 350 d and E 43 will be announced when ordering opens in October.
The E 220 d features Mercedes-Benz’s all-new four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo-charged engine, which produces 194 hp and 400 Nm. A 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox comes as standard. It offers a combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg and CO2 levels from just 109 g/km, and it can reach 62 mph from standstill in just 7.7 seconds.
The E 200 d has been added to the E-Class Saloon line-up. It features a 2.0-litre engine with an output of 150 hp. It emits just 102 g/km of CO2 and delivers up to 72.4 mpg on the combined cycle.
As standard, SE models come with Garmin Map Pilot navigation system; Agility Control suspension; Easy-Pack automatic powered tail gate; Parking Pilot including Parktronic and reversing camera; chrome roof rails; 64-colour selectable LED interior lighting; Keyless-Go starting function; heated front seats; DAB radio; and 17-inch alloys with a five-spoke design.
For an extra £2,495, AMG Line adds AMG exterior styling with 19-inch alloy wheels in titanium grey; upper dashboard finished in Artico leather; black ash wood trim; brushed stainless steel AMG sports pedals with black rubber studs; and a three-spoke AMG steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather.
Premium and Premium Plus packages are also available. The Premium pack (£2,795) includes Keyless-Go Comfort package; Memory package; and a panoramic glass sunroof. For an additional £1,100, Premium Plus adds the Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers; and a Multibeam LED Intelligent Light System.
Next-generation driver assistance systems include a Lane Tracking Package (£595) that includes Passive Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist; and the more comprehensive Driving Assistance Plus Package.
The Driving Assistance Plus package costs £1,695, and includes Drive Pilot, which combines three innovative assistance systems; Steering Pilot, Distance Pilot Distronic, and Speed Limit Pilot. Steering Pilot detects road markings and actively assists the driver by one-sided braking, guiding the car to stay within its lane. Distance Pilot Distronic uses radars to maintain a set distance from the car in front, while Speed Limit Pilot detects a change in speed limit and automatically alters the car’s speed without intervention from the driver.
Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist, and Pre-Safe Impulse Side are also included in the Driving Assistance Plus package.
Comand Online is available for £1,495 and increases the standard 8.4-inch navigation screen to 12.3 inches. Customers can opt for the 12.3-inch cockpit display – creating a widescreen effect inside the cabin for just £495.