Major upgrades in the pipeline for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Major upgrades in the pipeline for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Just as we started to think that it was impossible to improve the Mercedes-Benz E-Class of luxury cars, the German car maker has proved us wrong.

According to a recently-issued worldcarfans.com report, Mercedes-Benz plans quite a few upgrades for its UK version of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The various editions of the Mercedes E350 BlueTec will boast a maximum power output of 258bhp, which represents an increase of 6bhp over the model it replaces.

In a similar vein, the E330 BlueTec will offer a maximum power output of 177bhp, compared to the 170bhp of its predecessor. The car will also offer emission figures that are 16g/km lower than those of the previous model. This particular model will in future boast the 7G-Tronic gearbox system.

One other particularly important upgrade that will be available in the 2015 model range is the newly-developed 9G-Tronic gearbox. Although this will only be available in the E350 BlueTec coupe, estate, cabriolet and saloon, it will be a vital addition to the German luxury car manufacturer's range in this country.

The Mercedes E400 AMG Sport will be rebranded and will be known as the E400 AMG Line. Apart from the rebranding exercise, this model will now feature a 3.5-litre engine instead of the current 3.0-litre. Although this will have no benefits in terms of power output or torque, the car's CO2 emissions will be 17g/km lower than the current model.