Mercedes has announced that the company has delivered 1.5 million units of the current generation of the E-class since it when into production six years ago.
Mercedes has announced that the company has delivered 1.5 million units of the current generation of the E-class since it went into production six years ago. With a total of 1,270,000 sedans and 230,000 wagons in the hands of customers the latest generation of E-class was highly successful in the company's key markets of Germany and the United States, both of which contributed 25 percent in sales. This means that combined sales of the E-class and its predecessors has now surpassed 12 million units.
The most popular versions were the E220 CDI and E350 which both attracted 10 percent of E-class sales, and a total of 40 percent of all E-classes sold came equipped with a diesel engine. Over the years the current model was given a number of awards including the E 320 BlueTEC being named 2007's World Green Car, a 2002 award for Best Car in the Upper Mid-Range Segment from Auto Motor und Sport magazine, and an award in January 2008 for the introduction of BlueTEC technology in Europe.
Production of the current E-class will start to wind down in 2009 ahead of the introduction of an all new E-class in 2010. The new version and will be available in sedan, wagon, coupe and coupe-cabriolet body styles.