We have the full details on both new Mercedes-Benz E-Class models inside.

Mercedes is rolling out an additional pair of engines to be featured on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, giving potential customers new BlueEFFICIENCY models to choose from.  Each four-cylinder engine, one diesel and one petrol, features direct injection, and adjustable intake & exhaust camshafts.

The latest entry-level diesel model is the E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which uses a 136 horsepower, 2.1 liter engine.  While the engine uses at most 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers, the sacrifice is definitely power.  This new unit reaches 100 km/h in over 10 seconds.  A respectable top speed of 210 km/h is achievable, but the automaker does not mention how long it takes to get to that speed.  Still, for such a big car, seeing CO2 emissions reduced to under 145 grams per km is a very good thing.

If you prefer petrol to diesel, you will be a bit more interested in the E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, which uses a more powerful engine.  Despite the reduced displacement, the 1.8-liter turbo-charged engine musters 184 horsepower, which translates to a nearly two-second faster sprint to 100 km/h.  The driver uses a six-speed manual transmission to guide the car to a 232 km/h top speed.  The step-up in performance means a step down in fuel economy.  This car uses 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 km, while also increasing CO2 emissions to 169 grams per km.  Still, the automaker has installed start/stop on the model in an attempt to maximize efficiency.

In Germany pricing for the new Mercedes-Benz E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY begins at €38,734.50, while the sticker on the E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY begins at €39,508.  Standard equipment should include adaptive highbeams, automatic emergency brakes, and a system to detect drowsiness.  We hope to see the Elegance, AvantGarde, and AMG Sports packages available as options on these models.  The "Exclusive" leather and Alcantera would also be a welcomed addition.  Both entry-level cars will likely go on sale this September.

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