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2013 MERCEDES-BENZ REVIEW

Vehicle Style: luxury sedan

Price: (plus on-roads), $106,500


Engine/trans: 150kW/500Nm 4cyl turbo | 7spd auto

Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km | 6.3 l/100km

Mercedes-Benz improved the of its E-Class range in 2013, but more: prices have and equipment levels have

The retail price for this, the E 250 CDI, now dips below the mark.

The value equation has been sweetened with safety equipment, which surely make the new E 250 CDI one of the safest on the road today.

What’s it to live with? Read on.

We’ve seen a number of models come through the TMR and it’s always a delight to sit in

The facelifted model may differ from its predecessor, but that is by no a bad thing: al though the presentation is the quality is hard to beat.

are every bit as premium as you’d of a Benz (the stitched dashboard is particularly nice), and a reassuringly solid feel to the

Comfort: Plenty of space for and front passenger, and the driver in is well accommodated with a and telescoping steering column, as as the generous range of the electrically-adjusted

The seat cushions are quite though, and aggressive cornering see thighs sliding into the console or door trim. Is a big concern for the average E 250 CDI buyer? not.

The back seat is as as ever, but though headroom, room and foot rom are great, the of the front backrests to the knees is a close for longer-legged passengers.

Mercedes-Benz has cranked up the standard list for the 2013 E 250 CDI.

In to dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and auto-on and headlamps, the E 250 CDI now ships with of cutting-edge goodies.

Like LED headlamps, for example. Or keyless and ignition. There’s also a feature, active cruise auto-dimming and power folding mirrors, power front and 19-inch alloy wheels.

the drop in price, the additions to the E 250 standard equipment list is indeed.

Storage: The E-Class’ measures in at a healthy 540 litres, and for dropping the 60/40 split seats are helpfully mounted in the to aid the loading of longer, larger

Driveability: The E 250 CDI’s 2.1 litre diesel four cylinder over with few changes, and develops 150kW of power and of torque.

Those numbers are for an engine of this size that torque figure), and class-leading stats mean the E 250 CDI is than capable of keeping up fast traffic.

Like all the E 250’s powerplant is happiest kept within a fairly range. In this case, the between 1500rpm and 2500rpm.

torque starts to taper off at 1800rpm, but there’s plenty of available above that. power doesn’t arrive 4200rpm, but to be honest the sheer of low-end torque means seldom need to work the E engine that hard.

And relaxed power delivery is aided by the E 250 CDI’s seven-speed With seven (tall) to choose from, the car keeps low most of the time to save and exploit the engine’s torque.

driver’s may find the default Eco too dull in its response to throttle but cycling it to sport (which shift mapping as well as sensitivity) gives the E 250’s some added urgency.

Refinement: Luxury and comfort has been the E-Class’ forte, and the E 250 CDI disappoint.

There’s little to speak of when underway, wind and tyre noise are suppressed.

The only complaint we is with the engine’s note. It can be a bit and gravelly when coming off

Ride and Handling: The E 250 CDI feels and secure, without being firm (even on the standard alloys. The focus on ride is obvious, but the E 250 isn’t too shabby pitched into a corner

There’s an intial softness to response as the E 250 rolls onto its wheels. Steering response is not quite as crisp as some RWD competitors in the segment.

The chassis is neutral in a corner though, and and resistance to understeer are both It’s not a true corner-carver, but not overlook that this is quite an able machine.

The is now electrically assisted, yet unlike electric systems the steering is and meaningfully direct throughout its A variable rack ratio means it’s not too sensitive … centre.

Braking: The E 250 CDI gets big perforated rotors as standard, and stopping is excellent.

The pedal is also without being too grabby, makes for smoother progress in traffic.

ANCAP rating: 5/5 — the 2009 model sedan scored 34.88 out of 37 points in Euro NCAP

Safety features: Besides the airbags (front, front rear side, driver’s and full-length curtain), rigid passenger cell and three-point that are standard on every the E 250 CDI comes loaded with of active safety equipment.

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active cruise control an auto-steering function to keep you the lines on highways, a blind monitor to prevent you merging other traffic, and an auto-braking that can prevent rear-enders pedestrian collisions) at speeds than 50km/h.

And that’s all in to the standard stability control, control, ABS, EBD and brake

WARRANTY AND SERVICING

Warranty: years/unlimited kilometres

Service Service intervals are set for every or 12 months, whichever occurs Servicing costs can vary, so your dealer.

BMW 520d — The sharpest machine when it comes to chassis and the cheapest too.

Countering the 520d’s price and advantages is an interior that feel as premium as the E 250 CDI’s, not to a relative shortfall in standard

Speccing a 520d to the same as the E 250 CDI would be an expensive exercise. 5 Series reviews )

Audi A6 3.0 TDI ($107,500) — A more interesting interior design, better rear cabin and the safety of all-wheel drive are the key of the Audi A6, not to mention its 180kW/580Nm diesel V6.

The downside is a pricetag higher than the E-Class and a spec sheet that’s — particularly in the area of safety. (see A6 reviews )

XF 3.0 D Luxury ($93,900) — The best feature is its creamy-smooth 3.0 twin-turbo diesel, which is smooth and paired with a eight-speed automatic.

Interestingly it only produces 17kW power than the Benz. is identical and good chassis make the Jag an enjoyable drive.

quality is so-so compared to the and the standard equipment list as fat either. However, it’s cheaper to get into one. XF reviews )

Note: all prices are Manufacturer’s Price and do not include dealer or on-road costs.

TMR VERDICT |

Out of all the E-Class variants (not the incredible E 63 AMG S. of course), the E 250 CDI is our choice.

Its diesel four-pot puts out and torque figures that are with larger V6s. yet fuel consumption figures make it economical to run as a daily

The sheer amount of collision-avoidance mean that it would some very sloppy to get yourself into trouble. But if you do, nine airbags and an active system to help.

All that in a handsome European sedan for than six figures. Not a bad deal.

(excludes on-road costs)

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