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Mercedes expands E-class Estate engine line-up

Date: 07 October 2016   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Mercedes has added three new engines to its E-class Estate range, including a diesel unit that drops the entry-level model price by £1500.

Joining the range are two diesel (150hp 2.0-litre unit, badged E200d, and a 258hp 3.0-litre motor, badged E350d) and one petrol (401hp 3.0-litre badged E43 AMG) engines alongside the existing E220d unit, which is powered by 2.0-litre 194hp diesel.

The E200d emits 109g/km of CO2 and returns 65.7mpg, while the larger diesel unit emits 140g/km of CO2 and returns 48.7mpg.

Mercedes said the E-class's boot is capable of carrying 670 litres with the rear seats up (an increase of 70 litres on the previous model) and 1820 litres (up 35 litres on the old model).

As standard, SE models come with satnav, a powered tailgate, parking sensors and reversing camera, DAB radio, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

For an extra £2495, the AMG Line adds AMG exterior styling features, 19-inch alloy wheels, AMG sports pedal, and a steering wheel wrapped in nappa leather.

Safety-wise, the E-class is fitted with active brake assist as standard, as well as a semi-autonomous cruise control system that can work at speeds of up to 130mph.

The E-class saloon and estate also introduces Merc's Remote Parking Pilot program that allows the vehicle to move in and out of garages or parking spaces remotely by using a smartphone app.