MercedesBenz E-class upgrades
Mercedes-benz has injected its E-class with a host of standardised features, engine upgrades and a performance variant. Upgrades across the E-class line include Driver Assistance Package PLUS, which includes enhanced Traffic Sign Assist, which can adapt when interacting with Active Distance Assist Distronic and Speedtronic functions. A new-generation steering wheel with touch controls is now standard across the range. Adaptive Highbeam Assist is now standard on E 200 and E 220d saloon models, while the wellness-focused Energizing Comfort Control function that made its debut earlier this year on the range-topping Mercedes-benz S-class, is now standard on the Mercedes AMG E 53 Coupé/cabriolet models while a new Sport Edition package is available for a limited time on the E200 and 220D saloons. Under the bonnets, the E 350d gets a new six-cylinder
turbodiesel to take 190kw to 210kw and there is a power and torque increase for the E450 4MATIC saloon, coupe and cabriolet models which now boast 270Kw and 500Nm. As to performance, Mercedes-benz has announced the AMG E53 4MATIC+ trio of saloon, coupe and cabriolet models with a three-litre six-cylinder petrol engine – 320kw and 520Nm – across the range, with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive. A switchable AMG Performance exhaust system is also standard for all variants, as are 20-inch, five twin-spoke alloy wheels. Other standard equipment across the AMG E 53 range includes a Burmester surround sound system, nappa leather upholstery, front sports seats and sports steering wheel, and AMG exterior styling including a spoiler lip on the boot lid. A panoramic glass sunroof is fitted to saloon and coupé variants, while the cabriolet receives an acoustic soft-top, AIRCAP automatic draught stop, and AIRSCARF neck-level heating for the front seats. The AMG E53 starts at $175,500 for the saloon, $180,200 for the coupe and $187,500 for the cabriolet.