Mercedes announces upgrades to E-Class model range

Mercedes announces upgrades to E-Class model range

German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes has updated its E-Class range. Some of the new options include improved safety kit, emissions and power upgrades, and an automatic transmission.

Among the other changes is urea injection to the E250 Bluetec and E220 Bluetec's exhaust systems.

In the E220 Bluetec saloon, fuel economy has been improved from 61.4 miles per gallon to 64.2 miles per gallon; the E350 Bluetech saloon now boasts 53.3 miles per gallon compared to its previous 47.9 miles per gallon. Both cars now comply with EU6 emission regulations.

The fuel economy of the E300 Bluetec Hybrid has also been improved from 68.9 miles per gallon to 74.3 miles per gallon.

The upmarket E350 Bluetec has been fitted with a modified 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with maximum power of 254bhp compared to the 248bhp of the previous model. The car also features an improved version of the German car maker's recently-launched nine-speed automatic transmission.

As far as petrol models are concerned, the V6 3.0-litre engine of the E400 has been replaced by the bigger V6 3.5-litre, which recently made its debut in the CLS400. Torque and power remain the same at 354lb ft and 328bhp, and fuel consumption will be in the region of 40.9 miles per gallon.

The whole range also features improved emission figures, with the E300 Bluetec Hybrid leading the pack with CO2 emissions of just 107g/km.

Acceleration figures for both the E350 Bluetec and E350 Bluetec Hybrid have also been improved.