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Mercedes announces 2017 E-Class technology


Mercedes-Benz has announced the details of the two new E-Class variants:
• the E 350 e Plug-in Hybrid, and
• the AMG E 43 4MATIC.

Both new variants take the famous E-Class Mercs into the next generation of technology with leading edge performance, consumption economy, and emissions at class-leading levels. They go on sale in early 2017 starting at over $130,000.

Horst von Sanden, CEO Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific said: “Our new E-Class has raised the industry benchmark when it comes to new technologies, and these outstanding new variants are no exception. 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.”

The new models include the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission which will be featured in a Plug-in Hybrid vehicle, with the new E 350 e. Its 4 cylinder petrol engine, in conjunction with a powerful electric motor, offers a combined system output of 210 kW and up to 550 Nm of torque, as well as exceptional performance figures of 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.

The E 350 e also boasts impressive consumption credentials, using just 2.4 litres per 100 kilometres, while offering a guilt-free all-electric range of up to 30 kilometres. The new E 350 e is equipped with Air Body Control air suspension, panoramic glass sunroof and a pre-entry climate control system as standard, this ensures exceptionally cabin air conditioning at all times.

For the new AMG E 43 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG has upgraded the six-cylinder engine’s output by 25kW to a maximum output of 295 kW with the aid of two larger turbochargers and sophisticated software applications. Peak torque of 520 Nm is available right from 2500 rpm and guarantees performance on par with smaller sports cars: the new E 43 4MATIC hits 100 km/h from a standing start in just 4.6 seconds.

Fusing sports car performance with refined comfort, the new E 43 4MATIC has a host of features in addition to the standard E-Class specification including Nappa leather upholstery, AMG body styling, 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 350e, and AMG E 43 4MATIC have a 5 star NCAP safety rating, and 9 Airbags, an Active Bonnet 360° camera and the Driver Assistance Package.

Pricing details are: E 350e Plug-in Hybrid $131,600 and AMG E 43 4MATIC $159,900.