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The new E-Class sedan and wagon sporty looks with the in technology. Photo Gallery

Kennedy road tests and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan specs, fuel economy and

Mercedes-Benz has given its E-Class a together with a combination of reductions and extra equipment that combine to improve value, according to Benz, $7000 to $23,000 depending on the

Earlier this year we able to preview the coupe and versions of the E-Class models in home territory. They’ll be here late in the year but been preceded by the more sedan and wagon variants.

mainstream they may be but in terms of the four and five-door bodied models lose very in comparison to their sporty especially with M-B Australia’s to only bring in the Avantgarde with its big, bold star embedded within the two-bar grille.

External changes for the 2013 are minor with a new front end one-piece headlamps and revised and bumper. The rear lights and have also been with horizontal LED tail giving the new E-Class a lower that further enhances its look.

The interior of the new E-Class the same overall design as before but detail changes to the and finish of the materials work and increase the feeling of luxury and

We’re used to new technology down from more models but in this case of the latest features are making debut in the E-Class prior to passed up to the upcoming new S-Class.

of this new technology is centred what Benz calls its Drive system which twin cameras mounted at the top of the angled outwards at 45 degrees.

These combine to provide a 3D of the area around 50 metres in of the car and work together with a sensor system to operate a of advanced safety features as Collision Prevent Assist alerts the driver to a potential collision and applies the brakes necessary; Attention Assist (it driver inattention and/or and issues an alert); Distronic (keeps the vehicle centred its lane on straight stretches); Assist (can detect traffic or pedestrians and boost where a collision is imminent); Braking (detects wayward and applies the brakes if required); and Plus which can recognise an rear-end collision, activates the hazard lights and triggers protection features.

Once we just sit back and marvel at the and effectiveness of the safety enhancements modern car makers are providing, at no additional cost to the buyer.

There are ten variants in the 2013 range, seven sedans and Estates. Prices range $79,900 for the E 200 sedan through to the E 63 AMG sedan at $249,900.

All engines in the E-Class models are now either or six cylinders and turbocharged with the V8 E 500 now dropped in favour of a V6 in the E 400 sedan and Although the new V6 displaces just 3.0 it achieves V8-like performance to the use to twin turbochargers with up to 245 kW of and 480 Nm of torque all the way from 1400 to rpm, but with fuel officially measured at just 7.4 per hundred kilometres.

The E 63 AMG sedan is the V8 model remaining and it also a bi-turbo to reach its stunning of 430 kW and 800 Nm. All E-Class models get seven-speed transmission with steering mounted shift paddles.

Another first for the E-Class, for any Australian Mercedes-Benz model, is the E 300 Hybrid. While luxury car such as BMW and Lexus also hybrids Benz is the first to do so a diesel rather than a engine. The combination of 2.1-litre and battery pull fuel down to a frugal 4.3 litres per 100


As before all E-Class Estate are seven-seaters with the third-row seat facing rearwards. are expecting a slight boost in with the previous seven-seat no longer being imported

With so many model in the new E-Class range our test options were limited we will report in more when we carry out our extended within the next few months. We able to drive the E 200 and E 250 petrol and E 250 CDI during the launch in and around

Expectations are always high we drive any Mercedes-Benz and the new E-Class delivers even in the lower-specced The chassis feels solid and and the car is superbly balanced. Ride is firm but comfortable even on of the coarse surfaces that we over.

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As is normally the case opt for the diesel powerplant with the mid-range torque that all drivers savour. Having that the 2.0-litre petrol fall that much if you’re planning to operate in commuter territory.

Safer, stunning looks. All should to keep the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class the top of the shopping list of anyone for an affordable prestige car.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and wagon range is:

E 200 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-door $79,900

E 220 CDI 2.2-litre turbo-diesel sedan: $82,400

E 250 2.0-litre four-door sedan: $97,400

E 250 CDI turbo-diesel four-door sedan:

E 300 Hybrid 2.2-litre turbo-diesel / four-door sedan: $109,900

E 400 bi-turbo petrol four-door $129,900

E 63 AMG 5.5-litre bi-turbo four-door sedan: $249,900

E 200 2.0-litre turbo-petrol five-door $86,900

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MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class Estate E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid G-Tronic Plus Automatic 7-speed
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