Mercedes has announced several changes to the E-Class engine lineup. Full coverage inside

Mercedes has announced a variety of changes to the E-Class engine lineup.

First and foremost, the E 350 BlueEFFICIENCY adopts a new 3.5-liter V6 that develops 225 kW (306 PS / 302 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 10 kW (14 PS / 13 hp) and 5 Nm (4 lb-ft). It enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). More importantly, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 20% compared to the previous engine. The new figures are now 6.8-7.0 l/100 km and 159-164 g/km respectively.

Likewise, the E 500 BlueEFFICIENCY is outfitted with the new twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 that produces 300 kW (408 PS / 402 hp) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 15 kW (20 PS / 20 hp) and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft). Despite being more powerful than the outgoing mill, the new engine is 17% more fuel efficient and enables the sedan to run from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. The new economy figures are 8.9 l/100 km (209 g/km CO2).

Last but not least, several other models benefit from a new engine start/stop system and a 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission.

Check out the press release for full details

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