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New Mercedes E Class revealed: prices, specs and release date

In a nutshell - Mercedes E Class:

  • E Class Saloon and E Class Estate now on sale, with prices starting from £39,130 for entry-level E 200 Sport Saloon and £41,460 for the E 200 Sport Estate.
  • Four equipment levels available, including Sport; AMG Line; AMG Line Premium; and AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus.
  • AMG E 53 4MATIC Saloon costs £64,750 and £66,750 for the Estate.
  • Previously revealed AMG E 63 4MATIC Saloon will cost £98,370 and £100,370 for the Estate.
  • First UK vehicles arriving in the autumn

Mercedes-Benz has lifted the lid on its entire new range of E-Class cars.

And with prices starting from £39,130 for the entry-level E 200 Sport Saloon, there really does appear to be a vehicle for just about anyone looking to take to the road.

The E-Class has long been a car praised for covering all sorts of bases, ranging from the dependable family mile-muncher to top-spec Autobahn slayer.

Now the latest incarnation of Mercedes-Benz’s most versatile vehicle looks to be an even safer bet.

There’s a full - and extensive - list of variants, which we’ll document below.

And each grade of spec - running all the way from ‘Sport’ to ‘AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus - adds gradually larger wheels, better tech, swankier body kits, as well as desirable extras like a panoramic sunroof and augmented reality navigation.

E 200 (Saloon and Estate)

The E200 features a 2.0 litre engine with an ‘EQ Boost’ - a powerful electric motor which supports the combustion engine during acceleration. That means owners enjoy 197 hp and 320 Nm of torque, while the Saloon returns a stated 38.7 miles to the gallon.

E 450 4MATIC (Saloon and Estate)

The E 450 4MATIC boasts a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine, again featuring the EQ Boost, and which produces 367 hp and 500 Nm. On the combined cycle, the Saloon can achieve 31.4 mpg and 204 g/km of emissions.

E 220 d (Saloon and Estate)

As you can no doubt fathom, the E 220 d is diesel powered - a 2.0 litre unit with an output of 194 hp and 400 Nm, to be precise. Fuel economy is a max of 53.3 mpg in Saloon, around 50mpg in the Estate.

E 400 d 4MATIC (Saloon and Estate)

Another diesel variant, the E 400 d 4MATIC has a 3.0 straight-six engine under the bonnet that can produce 340 hp and 700 Nm of torque, with the Saloon returning around 40 miles to the gallon.

ELECTRIFIED MODELS:

If you’re more eco-conscious, there’s also a range of ‘e’ models - the E 300 e and E 300 de AMG Line Edition plug-in hybrids

The E 300 e AMG Line Edition Saloon plug-in hybrid - boasting a 2.0 litre petrol engine and 13.5 kWh battery - is priced from £46,230. It has a max output of 320 hp and torque of 700 Nm.

The E300 de AMG Line Edition starts at £47,480 and is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine alongside a 13.5 kWh battery. The combustion engine produces 194 hp and 400 Nm, while the electric motor can add up to 122 hp and 440 Nm.

Remarkably, the E300 de can return an average 235.4 mpg and emits just 33 g/km of CO2.

Both models can be charged via a 7.4 kW home wallbox in just 1.8 hours.

MERCEDES-AMG MODELS:

If you really want to push the boat out, there’s two fully-fledged AMG E-Class to choose from - the E 53 4MATIC and E 63 S 4MATIC.

The AMG E 53 4MATIC costs £64,750 for the Saloon and £66,750 for the Estate – it’s available in either Premium or Night Edition Premium Plus equipment lines. The E 63 S 4MATIC Night Edition Premium Plus Saloon is available from £98,370, and the E 63 S 4MATIC Estate costs £100,370.

The E 53 4MATIC uses a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine capable of generating 435 hp and 520 Nm. Both the Saloon and Estate can travel from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and have an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

Meanwhile the rapid E 63 S 4MATIC is powered by a turbo-charged 4.0-litre V8 engine, hand-built with Mercedes-AMG’s ‘One man, one engine’ principle. The E 63 S produces 612 hp and 850 Nm. It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph.

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