Finally In Tune With The Times MercedesBenz E250 BlueEfficiency…

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Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211

Finally In Tune With The Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueEfficiency

By Wong

My old man used to own a few Benzes. is this Asian philosophy of is always better,” so like businessmen, he got himself an S-Class. He off with the W126, a humongous car for the day and but I remembered little of it as I was just a lad who preferred my dad get a Peugeot instead. He had to off his W126 because of some issues but he liked it so much, he it with another W126.

that, he got a W140, an S320 model that I am most of. It had that stately feel in which also extended to the solid build. In fact, it was my S-Class to date because the was such a giant leap for the brand that me and my dad staved off for almost a decade. Every after that we tried was a so even the rather decent did not manage to change our hearts.

Rekindling that kind of love for Mercedes is not that But with the E250, Mercedes just have something for it.

Codenamed the W212, the new E-Class has had a burden to bear after the of the ubiquitous W211. Mercedes, many manufacturers to date, has to more efficient forced-induction to extract power from a engine. Whilst the previous was a naturally-aspirated V6, the E250 replaces model with a 1.8 turbocharged featuring direct injection. engine puts out an impressive and a very impressive 310Nm of What this means is the E250 has more torque even the E300. Now is that or what?

When you first see the new you might be underwhelmed. You probably not take to the car’s front LED running lights, a must-have now for new car on the market. The angular, boxy harks back to the old days Mercedes still had some of a design language. But its homage is not so here, making the car look awkward from some Nonetheless, its a fresh take for and it does look modern. Kit it the AMG Package and the car actually looks yet elegant.

Mercedes has taken the nod of approval of the new interior seriously, and has worked the formula with the W212. and aesthetically-pleasing, you can finally proudly say you are in a Mercedes. The warm glow of the lighting, beautiful white and a well-laid out centre console all to the agreeable standards that has set for the car. Perhaps the one thing bugs me is that the interior chrome handles look a bit too Note also that for the fitted with the 5-speed (as is with the case here), the shift lever is on the centre and not on the steering rack like the gearbox.

What impressed was the drive. Nevermind that hasn’t fitted the E250 its latest 7G-Tronic gearbox, the engine more than up for it. The shove it provides is refreshing, that you wouldn’t normally from a car bearing the three-pointed Yet the power is so accessible that you really work the engine until you could hear its The gearbox is a slow-shifting piece of but it responds swiftly enough to inputs, downshifting when and spooling up the turbo to throw the torque to the rear wheels. And missing two gears, it still at a serene pace that none of its rather old heritage. more is that the chassis so stiff that it reacts keenly to the driver’s inputs. No a Mercedes that is pillowy and this E250 engages the in a whole new level that you thought possible. This car is fun to drive.

Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211

Visibility for the E250 is also because of the huge rear-view that offer a much view than before. The car airy and very easy to on the road; its size is not intimidating and for tooling around the city. Its however, is a tad too servo-ed – I don’t that the ratio changes with speed which can it quite unpredictable. Perhaps the car long-term might solve issue.

Nonetheless, you can see I’m rather impressed the car. But there are some to ponder about. For instance, 5-speed gearbox is worryingly the competition, namely its German Audi and BMW. BMW has a brilliant automatic while Audi is introducing dual-clutch technology soon to the A6. Mercedes’ gearbox aged and doesn’t shift as as one might imagine; one could the jerks that come every higher gear. thing is that Mercedes has basic options that with the smaller-engined models. The for example, does not even GPS navigation nor an iPod connection. The 520i, on the other hand, has a navigation system and a high-resolution screen fitted as standard to the Options on the Benz are frustratingly but thankfully, you do not need most of At SGD$197,000 (about USD$142,000) also significantly more than either the A6 2.0T or You could however go for the E200 for (USD$7200) less with a but similar engine.

But that’s about all of the bad things I can say the E250, as I am happy to report. The car is a bag of surprises that appeals to me much because it shows Mercedes has went back to its values and strengthened them. The is easy to drive, making it a daily driver. It is also a car you can realistically see more than a miles in, as Mercedes has done radical to this car that time or effort cannot It feels basic and yet, things are best sampled Especially in times like when cars are getting and more complicated.

So is Mercedes in the game in the hotly-contested mid-sized market? You bet. It has finally its tarnished image and is winning many of the customers who have elsewhere. Including my old man and me.

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The only to be based in Asia, James a refreshingly different perspective to the industry with his unique of living in the Far East. He is a prolific who has written for several leading publications in Singapore, including Singapore and REV Magazine Singapore. He in the thrill of driving and champions for an of driving pleasure above the race. In September 2010, relocated to the United Kingdom, bringing him to a whole new environment which to start a new chapter in journalism.


Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211
Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211
Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211
Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211
Mercedes-Benz E 240 177hp W211

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