Overkill? MercedesBenz creates 15 EClass versions

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Overkill? Mercedes-Benz creates 15 versions

2014 Mercedes-Benz seen here as the coupe, in 15 different choices (Photo: Wieck)


Car considering a new Mercedes-Benz face a of choices when it comes to the new which accounts for one out of five of the luxury cars sold in the

There will be 15, count 15 different E-Class vehicles.

Is too many? Mercedes officials don’t think so.

The new E-Class will come as sedan choices and two wagon including the E400 hybrid and E63 AMG S models. There are also coupes and two convertibles.

There is a of two-wheel drive as well as (four-wheel drive), and now consumers can between a gasoline engine or

Where to start? That be the base E250 BlueTec a 2.1-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel at including a $925 destination The base E350, with a V6 gasoline engine, is $500

The 2014 lineup launch this spring with and wagons with the V6. The hybrid as as the coupes and convertibles will hit this month.

The AMG sedans and are due in August followed by the diesel in that could get as much as 40 per gallon on the highway.

In the past, accounted for about 5% of sales but a 4Matic diesel to the lineup increase the take rate, Bart Herring, general of product management.

The average E-Class buyer is 58 old with a household income of and married, but only a third children.

Technically this is a upgrade, but the modifications include a new and technology as well as styling inside and out.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Style-wise, is greater differentiation between the and sport models for 2014. The star remains perched the hood of the luxury edition but on the version it is integrated for the first into the grille. The sport accounts for 85% of sales.

The cars have a new hood, lights and wheel design as as a redone instrument cluster and

Intelligent drive is the umbrella which Mercedes combines a of safety and driver-assist technologies in sensors, cameras and radar the car to take over and steer or or accelerate to avoid collision if a does not prompt the driver to the necessary evasive actions.

We’re taking a small towards autonomous driving, said.

When Mercedes its technology package in 2000, the was an extra $3,700. Today, are many advancements and the price has to $2,800, Larsen said.

has 100% of the luxury wagon in the U.S. because everyone has abandoned wagons for utility and assorted crossovers.

Mercedes 1,726 wagons last up 10%. Herring said represent only 2% of E-Class in the U.S. but the automaker has no intention of this loyal customer or risking losing them.


Mercedes-Benz E-Class


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