Mercedes-Benz has revealed the pricing and specification details of its new E Class as UK order books open for both saloon and estate model derivatives.
Prices for the new E Class start from £39,130 for the entry E 200 Sport Saloon, and £41,460 for the E 200 Sport Estate, with the new model featuring styling cues from the latest-generation of CLA and CLS models.
As well as updated infotainment and driver assistance technologies, the new E Class - which will arrive in showrooms this autumn - is now available with a range of drivetrain options, including mild hybrids and a choice of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid options.
The E 200 features a two-litre petrol engine with EQ Boost mild-hybrid technology, generating 197PS and 320Nm. It delivers up to 38.7mpg and emits from 165g/km of CO2.
Using a three-litre straight-six petrol engine, the E 450 4MATIC produces 367PS and 500Nm. On the combined cycle, it can achieve 31.4mpg and 204g/km.
The diesel-powered E 220 d has a two-litre engine with an output of 194PS and 400Nm. It can deliver up to 53.3mpg and emits from 139g/km.
The E 400 d 4MATIC uses a three-litre straight-six engine that can produce 340PS and 700Nm. It can return up to 42.2mpg and emits from 176g/km of CO2.
Two plug-in hybrids are also offered: the petrol E 300 e and the diesel E 300 de. The E 300 e is priced from £46,230, while the E 300 de starts at £47,480.
The E 300 e combines a two-litre petrol engine with a 13.5 kWh battery, together they have a maximum output of 333PS and 790Nm.
It can deliver 176.6mpg and emits 37g/km of CO2 and claims to offer an all-electric range of between 33 and 35 miles.
The E 300 de uses a two-litre diesel engine and the same 13.5kWh battery.
The combustion engine produces 194PS and 400Nm, while the electric motor can add up to 122PS and 440Nm. The E 300 de is capable of achieving 235.4mpg and emits 33g/km of CO2. It has an all-electric range of between 32 and 34 miles.
Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC and E 63 S 4MATIC+ models deliver a performance option for the German brand's premium car buyers.
The AMG E 53 4MATIC is priced from £64,750 for the Saloon and £66,750 for the Estate and is available in either Premium or Night Edition Premium Plus equipment lines.
The E 63 S 4MATIC+ Night Edition Premium Plus Saloon is available from £98,370 and the E 63 S 4MATIC+ Estate costs £100,370.
The E 53 4MATIC's three-litre straight-six petrol engine delivers 435PS and 520Nm and will accelreate to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds in both saloon and estate guise.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the saloon can achieve 30.1mpg and emits 212 g/km of CO2, while the estate delivers 29.7mpg and 216 g/km of CO2.
A 612PS and 850Nm four-litre turbocharged V8 powers the E 63 S 4MATIC+, delivering a claimed 3.4 second spint to 62mph and a top speed of 186 mph (Estate: 3.5 seconds and 180 mph).
The E 63 S 4MATIC+ claims 23.2mpg fuel economy and 277g/km CO2 emissions (Estate: 22.8 mpg and 283 g/km).
On the Mercedes-AMG E 53, standard equipment includes 19-inch AMG alloy wheels; Keyless-Go Comfort package; a 360-degree camera; MBUX augmented reality for navigation; and an AMG-specific grille.
Over and above Premium, Night Edition Premium Plus adds AMG Night package, with: 20-inch matt black alloys; a panoramic sunroof; Burmester surround sound system; Memory package; Energizing Comfort package; AMG-specific grille in gloss black; and AMG carbon fibre trim.
The E 63 S comes as standard in the Night Edition Premium Plus equipment line, which includes all of the above equipment plus 20-inch AMG forged wheels in matt black and Driving Assistance Package Plus.
Standard equipment on Sport models – available on E 200 and E 220 d only – includes MBUX infotainment system, with two 12.3-inch cockpit and central displays, 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, LED headlights, Blind Spot Assist, wireless smartphone charging, leather upholstery and heated front seats.
For an additional £2,500, AMG Line adds 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling, privacy glass, Multibeam LED intelligent headlights and three-zone automatic climate control.
AMG Line Premium (+£2,000) adds 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, Keyless-Go, 360-degree camera and MBUX augmented reality for navigation.
For another £2,500, the range-topping AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus adds 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, Night package, panoramic sunroof, Burmester surround sound system and Memory package, including electrically adjustable front seats.
AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus models are optionally available with the £1,695 Driving Assistance package.
Plug-in hybrid models are offered in AMG Line Edition, AMG Line, AMG Line Premium or AMG Line Premium Night Edition.