Ahead of its UK introduction in April 2013, the new E-Class Saloon and Estate pricing and specifications have been released, with enhanced standard equipment and increased value for customers.

  • Most significant model revision ever undertaken by Mercedes-Benz
  • Simplified UK model line-up comprises SE and AMG Sport – COMAND Online with Media Interface and DAB radio fitted as standard
  • Enhanced visual appeal and more standard equipment including Sport grille with central Mercedes-Benz star, replacing the bonnet mounted star on both model lines
  • E 220 CDI SE model now below 130 g/km of CO2, reducing first year road fund licence to zero and improves BIK taxation by 1 per cent
  • New Saloon from £32,400 to £73,720 OTR and Estate from £34,310 to £75,510 OTR

The new E-Class model line-up consists of SE and AMG Sport, replacing the SE, Avantgarde and Sport models from the previous generation E-Class.

With more than £4,000 of additional standard equipment in the new SE model,  for a £2,280 increase over the previous SE, and almost £3,000 of added standard features in the new AMG Sport for £575 over the previous Sport, the new E-Class provides better value to the customer, combined with attractive finance offerings.

SE overview

The new E-Class SE model, priced at £2,280 over the outgoing model, offers significantly enhanced standard equipment with more than £4,000 of additional equipment as standard, over the previous SE.

The line up for the SE features three diesel engines – E 220 CDI, E 250 CDI and E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, and two petrol engines – E 200 (Saloon only) and E 250.

Previous E-Class SENew E-Class SE
16” alloys17” five-twin-spoke alloys
Traditional grille with bonnet-mounted starSport grille with central
Mercedes-Benz star
Halogen headlightsPartial LED headlights with halogen high beam and indicators
Artico artifical leather upholsteryArtico artifical leather upholstery with visible stitching
Audio 20 single CD playerCOMAND Online
DAB digtial radio
ActiveParkAssist with Parktronic
Visible twin square exhaust pipes
Collision Prevention Assist
Mirror Package (folding exterior mirrors and auto dimming rear-view and driver’s exterior mirror)
£30,120£32,400

AMG Sport overview

The AMG Sport model is priced at £575 over the previous E-Class Sport, but with nearly £3,000 of increased standard specification.

Previous E-Class SportNew E-Class AMG Sport
18” AMG alloys18” five-twin-spoke AMG alloys
Traditional grille with bonnet-mounted starSport grille with central Mercedes-Benz star
Artico artifical leather/Dinamica microfibre upholsterySports seats in Artico artifical leather side bolsters and centre section in Dinamica microfibre
Audio 20 single CD playerCOMAND Online
DAB digtial radio
Collision Prevention Assist
£34,320£34,895

The AMG Sport model offers the same engines as the SE, with the addition of the 350 BlueTEC and is priced at £2,495 above the SE, starting from £34,895 OTR.

Engines and transmissions

The E 220 CDI is the only engine with manual transmission in the new E-Class range, and the new four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as the E 350 BlueTEC engine, are all EU6 compliant.

There are also significant CO2 improvements across the new E-Class range, with reductions of up to 20 g/km in emissions. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Saloon CO2 figure remains at 109 g/km, but is now achieved with 17” wheels (previously 16”).

Design

The new E-Class features a new contemporary front-end design, as well as new proportions for a sporty appearance. The front has been completely revised with new headlamps, which comprise all functional elements with a single headlamp lens, replacing the previous ‘twin headlight’ design. At the rear, the lights and bumper have also been revised to emphasise the width and feature a characteristic night design. The new rear bumper has a distinctive lip and a black insert with chrome trim.

Technology

New technology on the E-Class includes Active Park Assist with Parktronic as standard, which measures potential spaces to the left and right of the direction of travel from 0-20 mph. If a suitable space is detected, and reverse gear is engaged, the vehicle will be automatically steered into the parking space, with the automatic braking function active throughout. There is also an automatic exiting function to leave the space if Active Park Assist was previously used to park.

Finance and option pricing

Optionally available is the all-new 360° camera (£715), which is close-range and equipped with four surround view cameras that provide assistance during parking, manoeuvring and exiting parking spaces.

Other key optional equipment includes the LED Intelligent Light System with Active Light System, cornering light function and Adaptive High Beam Assist (£1,280), nappa leather (£1,935) and  AirMATIC semi-active air suspension with self-levelling and Adaptive Damping System (£1,455).

The new E-Class E 220 CDI SE Saloon manual is available for £319 per month from Mercedes-Benz Finance ‘Agility PCP’ with a £5,407 customer deposit, and a Contract Hire price of £319 per month too. The E 220 CDI SE Estate is £10 per month more.

The new E 63 AMG is also available via Mercedes-Benz Finance from £699 per month with a £7,995 customer deposit. The model now features increased power and torque to 557 hp and 720 Nm; 19” AMG wheels; dual louvre grille with central Mercedes-Benz star; panoramic sunroof; nappa leather upholstery; Keyless Go; AMG Performance steering wheel; and Intelligent Light System as standard.

UK pricing for new E-Class:

ModelTechnical dataTransmissionCO2OTR price
Saloon – SE
E 220 CDI
SE
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 170 hpSix-speed manual125£32,400
7G-Tronic Plus128£33,920
E 250 CDI
SE
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 204 hp7G-Tronic Plus131£36,590
E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid
SE
Diesel – 2,143  cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp7G-Tronic Plus109£39,530
E 200
SE
Petrol – 1,991 cc, 184 hp7G-Tronic Plus138£33,980
E 250
SE
Petrol – 1991 cc, 211 hp7G-Tronic Plus138£35,110
Saloon – AMG Sport
E 220 CDI
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 170 hpSix-speed manual130£34,895
7G-Tronic Plus133£36,535
E 250 CDI
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 204 hp7G-Tronic Plus136£39,085
E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp7G-Tronic Plus110£42,025
E 350 BlueTEC
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,987 cc, 252 hp7G-Tronic Plus157£40,900
E 200
AMG Sport
Petrol – 1,991 cc, 184 hp7G-Tronic Plus142£36,490
E 250
AMG Sport
Petrol – 1,991 cc, 211 hp7G-Tronic Plus142£37,620
Saloon – AMG
Saloon – AMG
E 63 AMGPetrol – 5,461 cc, 557 hpAMG MCT230£73,720
ModelTechnical dataTransmissionCO2OTR price
Estate  – SE
E 220 CDI
SE
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 170 hpSix-speed manual133£34,310
7G-Tronic Plus141£35,845
E 250 CDI
SE
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 204 hp7G-Tronic Plus143£38,395
E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid
SE
Diesel – 2,143  cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp7G-Tronic Plus119£41,320
E250
SE
Petrol – 1991 cc, 211 hp7G-Tronic Plus144£36,915
Estate – AMG Sport
E 220 CDI
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 170 hpSix-speed manual135£36,805
7G-Tronic Plus142£38,340
E 250 CDI
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 204 hp7G-Tronic Plus145£40,890
E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,143 cc, 204 hp, electric motor – 27 hp7G-Tronic Plus119£43,815
E 350 BlueTEC
AMG Sport
Diesel – 2,987 cc, 252 hp7G-Tronic Plus162£42,690
E 250
AMG Sport
Petrol – 1,991 cc, 211 hp7G-Tronic Plus147£39,410
Estate – AMG
E 63 AMGPetrol – 5,461 cc, 557 hpAMG MCT234£75,510

Data chart for new E-Class:

 E 220 CDI (manual)E 250 CDIE 300 Blue
TEC HYBRID
E 350 Blue
TEC
E 200E 250E 63 AMG
SALOON
0-62 MPH (seconds)8.77.57.56.67.97.44.2
Combined MPG58.957.768.947.147.947.928.8
CO2 17” wheels125131109138138
CO2 18” wheels130136110157142142– (230 on 19”)
ESTATE
0-62 MPH (seconds)8.87.87.86.97.84.3
Combined MPG55.452.362.845.645.628.3
CO2 17” wheels133143119144
CO2 18” wheels135145119162147– (234 on 19”)