Emitting just 114 grams of CO2 per kilometre, the new E 220 BlueTEC BlueEFFICIENCY Edition also underscores the environmental credentials of the E-Class. The driving dynamics, comfort and pleasure are still as superb as they always were.
The drive system of the E 220 BlueTEC BlueEFFICIENCY Edition uses the Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection. It is extremely fuel-efficient, but still manages to generate 125 kW (170 hp) with an engine displacement of 2143 cubic centimetres. It also provides staggering torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). Among other things, these qualities can be attributed to the high-tech compression-ignition engine’s fourth-generation common-rail technology. The special model’s drive package also features a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission that has been optimised with respect to driving comfort and consumption, as well as an ECO start/stop function.
Other fine tuning includes low-resistance tyres on 16 or 17-inch wheels, the lowering of the chassis by up to 15 millimetres (0.6 inches) and a radiator blind that directs the flow of air as required and thus improves aerodynamics. The upshot of these measures: 4.4 l/100 km (53.45 mpg/US, 22.72 km/l) of diesel (NEDC combined). That corresponds to CO2 emissions of 114 grams per kilometre, beating all other cars in its segment. As a result, the new special model of the Mercedes-Benz E‑Class (which already meets the future Euro 6 emissions standard) has been assigned to the best efficiency class (A+).
The E 220 BlueTEC BlueEFFICIENCY Edition proves that ecology and temperament can go hand-in-hand, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph).
The new special model is available in all of the equipment lines provided for the E-Class, and can also be combined with any equipment package.
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