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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class CDI, E400 Estate Oz additions

Deputy Editor 26 Feb

Mercedes-Benz has reversed its decision to the E220 CDI entry-level diesel the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Australia, just days the international media launch of the new

The plan to introduce the E350 as a stand-alone six-cylinder variant has been dropped, with a E400 Estate now to be introduced. At the time, the local launch of the E-Class models has been forward to June following shipping approval from the E400 and E63 AMG due to follow in August.

Mercedes-Benz senior communications David McCarthy said the decision to bring in the E220 CDI was based around feedback CarAdvice at the international launch of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class this By dropping the E220 CDI, we in our 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class the E-Class would be without a diesel competitor to the BMW 520d, is the best selling 5 Series .

with E220 it was probably a decision initially whether it stay in,” McCarthy

“I thought about what you said … and I’d always been an of that car, because it got the seven-speed transmission it became sweet, and with the updates getting it is going to be even

“When I got back [from the launch] basically we’d had a and the [product planning] guys ‘Oh, I think we’ll it in’, and I told them I we need to.

“The gap between an and E250 is large enough … though this doesn’t the gap that much, it gives two at that [entry-level] end rather one.”

The E220 CDI retains its 2.1-litre diesel four-cylinder engine, 125kW and 400Nm (the CDI adds a second turbo to outputs by 25kW/100Nm). Although the 8.4 0-100km/h claim is identical to of the outgoing E220 CDI, fuel consumption drops 5.2L/100km to 4.7L/100km.

McCarthy the E220 CDI would target the of the BMW 520d, making the entry-level an $80,000 proposition. Asked the pricing of other models, the PR wouldn’t be drawn into but did make a bold statement Mercedes-Benz’s intentions with the E-Class.

“With E-Class pricing … I say the is ‘assertive’,” responded McCarthy.


“We the large car segment has a lot of life in it, and we’re going to do our best to get our

“Our customers will be our competitors will be displeased.

be buying a couple of tissue for the opposition.”

Of the decision to take the 3.0-litre twin-turbo E400 instead of the 225kW/370Nm 3.5-litre E350 Estate originally McCarthy said that was “a pretty easy one.”

“If we’re going to have a wagon, let’s have a one,” he added.

The original to take the 3.5-litre non-turbo V6 Estate instead of the 3.0-litre V6 planned for the sedan was “a bit of a price [and] the volume is really

Adaptive high beam is now confirmed as standard equipment on the in addition to the E63 AMG. while it be optional as part of a package on models.


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