Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Focus on safety and economy

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2009-01-28 | Since 11 Year
Mercedes is offering nine engines which consume 23 per cent less fuel than before.

Dejan Jovanovic

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class focuses on safety and economy

Stuttgart’s boffins went all out in creating the safest and most economic Mercedes yet with the new E-Class range, incorporating innovations such as Attention Assist, Adaptive High Beam Assist and automatic braking, as well as a 30 per cent stiffer chassis.

Mercedes is offering nine engines which consume 23 per cent less fuel than before, improving overall economy by around 3mpg. The shape of the shell results in a drag coefficient of 0.25, while economy also benefits from the reduced weight.

The suspension automatically adjusts to your driving meaning maximum comfort is ensured and customers can also choose the optional airmatic suspension mated to an electronic damping system, to make the ride even more silky smooth.

The E200 and E250 get 1.8-litre turbo-charged units which develop 184bhp and 204bhp respectively. The V6 and V8 models are the familiar E350 and E500 which get 292bhp and 388bhp engines coupled to seven-speed automatic gearboxes, while the AMG-badged high-performance E63 develops 525bhp. 
 
 



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