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2006 Mercedes Benz e250

Mercedes Benz E250 Review

Terrible foot-operated brake and column gearshift are anachronisms.

Until 1963 had a completely logical approach to nomenclature. The numbers equated to capacity, so that a 220S a 2.2-litre engine and a 300SEL had a unit.  In 1963 the company its Rolls-Royce rival, the 600. engine displaced 6.3 litres but must have decided ‘630’ didn’t sound right.

But the real trouble when this fantastic was dropped into the smaller Perhaps consideration was given to the resulting hotrod the 630SEL, but would have led to confusion the limousine range. And so we got the Mercedes-Benz 6.3.

In terms of identifying models from the numbers on the it has been constantly down since then.

So the Mercedes-Benz sedan which is the subject of review does not have a engine. Indeed the ‘250’ has meaning except for placing car above the E200 and below the .

I guess few simple systems can forever. The relief here is ‘E250’ is such a simple I found I had to include the word because there are E-Class cabriolets and wagons. Its full is actually the Mercedes-Benz E250 Blue EFFICIENCY but that’s silly since this is the E250 sedan Daimler ion the Australian market.

Even the term E-Class was not adopted until September when the 300E became the But the true history of the E-Class dates back to 1956 the so-called ‘Ponton’ models their debut.

These the best mid-size sedans in the and the 220S proved popular in despite costing much than a Jaguar 2.4. It had a 6-cylinder engine and the ‘S’ stood for

After the ‘Ponton’ came the ’Fintail’, again very in Australia. For years the 220SE ‘E’ standing for fuel-injection, then a feature in production cars) was the prestigious car of its size.

Several generations later the W124 were introduced to the local There was an underpowered 4-cylinder and the wonderful 300E.

The rule of thumb until recently that you had to get a 6-cylinder if you wanted decent urge. But new E250 uses a direct-injection 4-cylinder unit which just 1.8 litres.

It looks to be the way of the future for petrol engine Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda taken this road. And so has with the new 4-cylinder Falcons. In all the engine is smaller than you expect for the size of the vehicle but is efficient due to the combination of direct-injection and

The latest Mercedes-Benz E250 the marque’s core values. It is yet elegant, reasonably fast but fuel-efficient, extremely safe, comfortable and effortless.

Despite rivals from BMW, and Jaguar, the E-Class remains the car in this category as it has been 1956 (even if the 1996-2002 was not as good as it should have

Daimler, having shrugged off the but at great expense, was keen to its history in the design of the W212 Anyone even passingly with the W124 can recognise this is an advanced evolution of basic shape. But the designers a heavy retro theme rear mudguards intended to memories of the 1956 220S.

Opinions differ, but mine is this is a well balanced car and those guards are not out of place. is a lot of dignity about the E-Class from its distinctive quad treatment and traditional grille its gentle wedge profile and executed nostalgic flared guards.

Like so many it is colour-sensitive and my choice would be a hue than the Tenorite Grey of the test vehicle. Tasteful as colour is and nicely offset by the Beige leather, it shouts


To free up space the front seats, Daimler’s located the selector for the automatic on the steering column. It is easy to mistake it for an indicator switch and is, at counter-intuitive in an era when we expect control to be located on the floor.

Combine that with the foot-operated parking brake and you call the ergonomics dated. is no justifiable reason for this foot pedal when a switch to operate an electronic brake takes up so little The car would be better with the on the floor and a button for the brake a few square millimeters of the same estate.

Mercedes e 250

These irritations there is little else to I am not a fan of the busy looking gauges, are a far cry from the plain but handsome used in older Mercedes.

The is spacious and well equipped. It only belong to a Mercedes-Benz. On it is no match for an Audi A6. but most customers would not even buying an Audi. The split-fold seat liberates even boot space but 550 litres a great starting point. are stowage spaces between the and beneath each of the front

Leather and black ash wood are standard.

Avantgarde specification is on the E250 but adds $6500 to the of an E200 or E220.

Daimler-Benz was obsessed with safety in the 1950s when few manufacturers seemed to give it thought. The zeal of Ralph was not a pre-condition for putting safety the top of the engineering priorities. You can, take a 5-star ANCAP rating for granted.

Bi-xenon 17-inch alloy wheels, guidance and a media interface are all

Performance Economy

The E250’s turbocharged engine delivers 150 kW of and 310 Nm of torque. Daimler has made the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic With the extra two ratios, is seamless and comparatively few customers feel the need (as opposed to the for more grunt.

Interestingly, the engine in less powerful is used in the E200 where it 135 kW and 270 Nm. But the fuel economy figure of 6.6 per 100 kilometres applies to both

Ride Handling

A serene agile handling and precise have long been attributes. Some recent do not have enough eight in the but this is not the case with the sedan. It’s a lovely, car to drive and everything is balanced. No, it is not as in character as a 5-Series BMW but the buyer is rather different. The E250 is a car to traditional Mercedes-Benz owners and to woo new

Anyone familiar with the or even the W123 mid-size will feel instantly at in this latest E-Class. But it 6-cylinder levels of performance outstanding economy. It really offer the best of all worlds for a luxury sedan (unless the 0-100 km/h time is thing).

2006 Mercedes Benz e250
2006 Mercedes Benz e250
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2006 Mercedes Benz e250
2006 Mercedes Benz e250

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