Mercedes-Benz is wasting no time in implementing the Road to the Future which it presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, and is now offering two new E-Class models

Mercedes has announced the expansions of its model range in Europe with two new E-Class models. The first model which Mercedes states uses the world's first V6 petrol engine utilizing direct-injection with a spray-guided combustion process is the E 350 CGI. First seen on the CLS 350 CGI in 2006, the piezo-electric injection system generates 215 kW/292 hp which is 20 hp more output and 15 newton-meters more torque (365 Nm) compared to the standard E 350 while consuming ten percent less fuel. Using the NEDC average, the E 350 CGI sedan accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, consumes 8.7 liters of premium petrol per 100 kilometers and hits an electronically limited maximum speed of 250 km/h. The Mercedes-Benz E 350 CGI is available for order in both sedan and wagon versions.

After the recent launch of the Mercedes-Benz E 320 BLUTEC in limited numbers to California residents, Mercedes now begins its BLUETEC initiative in Europe by offering the “world’s cleanest diesel” technology in the executive class via the E 300 BLUETEC. The 155 kW/211 hp 3.0-liter V6 engine with a massive 540 Nm of torque consumes just 7.2 to 7.5 liters of diesel fuel per hundred kilometers according to the NEDC. The maximum speed of the E 300 BLUETEC is 244 km/h, and zero to 100 km/h is 7.2 seconds. Please see the following press release for further details.

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