More efficient and user-friendly than ever
The E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition is quite simply one of the most economical cars in its segment. Thanks to a bundle of efficiency-boosting measures, including an Aerodynamics package, electric power steering (EPS), a longer final-drive ratio and size 205/55 R 16 tyres with low rolling resistance, this model emits just 119 g CO2/km – that’s 10 grams, or nearly eight percent, less than before. The E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition has an output of 125 kW (170 hp) and is available with a 6-speed manual transmission only. Fuel consumption of only 4.5 l/100 km (52.26 mpg/US, 22.22 km/l) combined.
The new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is all set for its market launch with record efficiency values of 4.2 l/100 km (56.00 mpg/US, 23.80 km/l) of diesel and 109 g CO2/km, accompanied by increased torque and power output. Its modular hybrid concept with lithium-ion battery does not impose any compromises on space and offers an impressive driving experience thanks to start/stop, recuperation, boost effect, all-electric driving and a ‘sailing’ or coasting mode. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is the world’s most fuel-efficient model in the luxury segment.
The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, available in both Saloon and Estate versions, boasts truly impressive performance. Its 4-cylinder diesel engine generates 150 kW (204 hp) of power and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. The diesel engine combines with an electric motor rated at 20 kW and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) to produce a harmonious overall concept.
Upgraded appointments, new colours
The “Elegance” model is fitted as standard with 17-inch light-alloy wheels. From June, even the standard version of the Estate model will feature roof rails in polished aluminium to match the window frame trim. “Nappa leather” (seats, centre armrest, doors and gathered door centre panels) can be specified separately as an optional extra. The Exterior Sports package for the E-Class also includes AMG bodystyling elements for the front and rear aprons as well as the side sill panels. In terms of paint finishes, polar white replaces calcite white, while diamond silver takes over from indigolite blue.
COMAND Online with internet access, new cost-effective navigation system
Larger displays, new functions and internet access for the first time are among the main innovations of the new telematics generation from Mercedes-Benz, which will be available for the E-Class from June 2012. The Bluetooth® functions have also been extended: the mobile’s phone book can now be transferred automatically en bloc when connected, and incoming SMS messages can be displayed on the colour screen. Standard features include the Audio 20 CD system with twin tuner and CD player, as well as an Aux-in socket and a USB port. Both connection points are located within easy reach in a compartment in the centre armrest.
The COMAND Online multimedia system offers internet access. Customers can either surf the web as they wish while the car is stationary or call up a Mercedes-Benz app whose particularly fast page loading and simple operation make it suitable for use while driving. As well as offering innovative apps such as Google Local Search including Google Street View and Panoramio, Mercedes-Benz is the first manufacturer to offer the facility to download a route with related Points of Interest, which has previously been configured on a PC using Google Maps, and to transmit it to the car.
The Becker® MAP PILOT makes a low-cost navigation function, which is also suitable for retrofitting, available for the entry-level Audio 20 CD radio. Its advantages over aftermarket solutions include integrated operation via the central controls, voice output via the vehicle’s loudspeakers and display on the Audio 20 screen, a concealed location in the glove compartment and updating via an internet portal.
Technical data, equipment and appointments may vary from country to country.
4 April 2012