Australian News - 3 weeks ago

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 Joins E-Class Range

Mild hybrid technology comes to the prestigious E-Class range with the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz E 350 Sedan, Coupé and Cabriolet featuring EQ Boost, a 48-volt electrical system that adds extra power and can generate smoother response and improved fuel economy.

The new E 350 variant – available across all body styles – will be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine featuring 220 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque, allied to a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.

The addition of EQ Boost, a 48-volt integrated electric motor, assists the engine with up to an extra 10 kW and 150 Nm for short periods, enabling the four-cylinder to deliver the responsiveness of a larger engine. The combination propels the E 350 Sedan and Coupé variants from standstill to 100 km/h in a sprightly 5.9 seconds (Cabriolet: 6.1 seconds).

Additionally, EQ Boost utilises high-efficiency energy recuperation to supply power to the battery, making it possible to drive without the combustion engine (known as “sailing”). This makes fuel savings possible that were previously the exclusive domain of high-voltage hybrid technology. Combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 7.7L/100km for Sedan and Coupé models, and 7.8L/100km for the Cabriolet.

Generously appointed

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 in Sedan, Coupé or Cabriolet body style cossets the driver and passengers with standard AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension, a sophisticated multi-chamber system with continuously adjustable damping control on each individual wheel and automatic self-levelling to adjust to different loads.

Additionally, the E 350 range is equipped with standard leather upholstery, MULTIBEAM LED headlights with 84 individually controllable LEDs and featuring Adaptive High Beam Assist Plus, metallic paintwork and 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels.

These exclusive additions are complemented by a generous high-tech specification that includes the MBUX widescreen cockpit featuring two 12.3-inch high-resolution digital displays with advanced multimedia functions including voice control, NTG6 navigation, touchscreen central display, smartphone integration via Apple Car Play™ or Google Android Auto™, wireless charging for compatible mobile devices, and remote interactivity with numerous vehicle functions via the Mercedes me Connect smartphone app.

Other standard features include Parking Package with Active Parking Assist PARKTRONIC, KEYLESS-GO including hands-free access and keyless start, Nappa leather steering wheel featuring touch-sensitive capacitive panels and galvanised shift paddles, heated front seats with memory function and four-way lumbar support, open-pore black ash wood trim, and dual-zone climate control.

A comprehensive safety package includes Driving Assistance Package Plus – featuring Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Stop-and-Go Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Evasive Steering Assist and Route Based Speed Adaptation – plus a 360° Camera, Traffic Sign Assist, and PRE-SAFE® PLUS and PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side accident preparation systems.

Pricing

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range is as follows:

Mercedes-Benz E 200 Sedan $98,700 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 200 Coupé $103,700 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan $117,900 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupé $117,400 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cabriolet $130,900 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 300 e Sedan $123,500 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 350 Sedan $127,100 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 350 Coupé $128,200 MRLP
Mercedes-Benz E 350 Cabriolet $141,300 MRLP
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan $162,300 MRLP
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé $164,800 MRLP
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet $173,400 MRLP