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Mercedes-Benz E 250 AT Special Series

Mercedes E250 SE (2013) CAR

By Ben Pulman

First Drives

13 2013 07:00

This is revised E-class, which in new looks, new trim levels and new to take the fight to the BMW 5-series. A6 and Jaguar XF.

What’s new on the new Mercedes

The most obvious change is the front, which ditches the car’s quad headlight for two more curvaceous lamps. The nose is much smoother and cohesive, following on from the set by the new A-class. and the grille seems to a little prouder too. The have been tweaked with the pronounced rear softened and swapped for creased doors. There are new rear and bumpers too.

Inside now a three-spoke Nappa leather the seats and dash are trimmed in man-made ‘Artico’ leather, and the has adopted the slimmer air vents of the all in a bid to make the cabin feel special. Extra tech too, including now the standard of Merc’s Comand sat-nav and system, which is a doddle to

So what about those spec and trim levels?

In a bid to up the slightly frumpy image of the Mercedes UK has ditched the middling trim level, and replaced with AMG Sport. That buyers can now only chose SE and AMG Sport, and both come a big star-emblazoned grille – you can no longer a bonnet-mounted three-pointed star…

On SEs you get alloys (now 17s) with 15mm lower part-LED lights, the aforementioned a DAB digital radio, Merc’s Prevention Assist safety and its Active Park Assist which will reverse car into a parking space. more an Avantgarde by another but prices have increased by

AMG Sport models are another (with like-for-like prices up and for that extra outlay you get the kit as above, plus 18in sports seats, firmer uprated front brakes and an AMG

Want more? Then you the revised E63 AMG super-saloon. with up to and nearly 600lb ft…

Presumably the of E-classes are sold with engines?

They are in the UK, but alas wasn’t a single oil-burning on our international launch event. means we’ll have to until we can get hold of a revised in the UK until we can judge whether has sorted the noise and refinement that afflict the outgoing of diesel Es.

Mercedes-Benz E 250 AT Special Series

With that handicap in we tried an E250, the cleanest and fuel-efficient model available on the When the current E-class was the E250 replaced the E280, used a 1.8-litre turbocharged in place of the outgoing car’s V6. And now there’s been a change the revised E250 using a turbo’d 2.0-litre (which the also uses in a lower of tune).

For the E250, power has up from 201bhp to 208bhp at 5500rpm) while torque has from 229bhp at 2000-4300rpm to ft at 1200-4000rpm. Better yet, the E250’s 42.8mpg and 154g/km been improved to 48.7mpg and CO2. The 181bhp E200 exactly the same fuel and emissions figures as its more sibling.

With direct injection small four-pot turbo is a growly, and the throttle response as crisp as a naturally aspirated and nor does it rev quite as high. And it match the 295lb ft of lowly CDI. The E250 has still got low-range urge, but it’s that diesel engines are a more sensible choice in sector.

A smooth and unobtrusive automatic is standard, as it is across the whole E-class range; the E220 CDI comes mated to gearbox, and with the stick-shift £2710 cheaper than the and still undercuts it by £1190 if you opt for the transmission.

The lowered suspension has the E-class’s body control, and our car’s optional (£1455) suspension was set to Comfort or Sport, the was always calm, composed and Again, we need to drive a car on UK on steel springs to deliver a verdict, as air suspension is hardly a option for company car buyers.

Anything else?

We also the new E400 E-class. Unfortunately not a model that’s coming to the UK, but make an appealing alternative to the and 295lb ft BMW 535i. The twin-turbo V6 makes 328bhp and 354lb ft, 62mph in 5.3 seconds, and returns It doesn’t howl quite as as the BMW’s straight six, yet no doubting it produces the power. But as all non-AMG E-classes, it can’t or engage like a BMW 5-series or XF.


If it was private money rather have the 5-series an E-class saloon, as the BMW feels special and remains a sweeter But the Merc fights back in two first, if you’re a company car the Merc’s lease rates are far and secondly, if you’re in the market for an wagon, then the E Estate’s 695-litre boot is comfortably than anything offered up by Audi or Jag.

Mercedes-Benz E 250 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 250 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 250 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 250 AT Special Series

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