W211 MercedesBenz E230 Avantgarde Review

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W211 Mercedes-Benz E230 Review

Despite the “230″ being one of Mercedes-Benz’s best it’s taken up to nearly the end of the lifecycle for Malaysia to welcome the E230 onto her roads. reports of a new generation E-Class set to at the end of the year, this comes in time, but is still very a noteworthy addition to Mercedes’ line.

The E-Class is easily best-selling model with the making up some 48% of Mercedes-Benz total sales. So the question be, is it really necessary to expand the lineup? How many more can you sell?

Well, apparently, a little segment that’s unfulfilled by the choice of an E200K and an The E280 obviously provides a luxurious and powerful option to the It means you can have the best of world’s of “status symbols”. You the de facto big boss car, the but also a bit extra to place above the run-of-the-mill big bosses.

But you’d have needed or 20% over the E200K’s retail for that privilege. Given the E200K’s supercharged engine enough pull for everyday not many were willing to out just to be a bit special.

The E230 brings this privilege to a affordable price point, still 45 grand over the model’s RM353,888 pricetag. the more recognisable 230 badge, it both the sense of discernment yet the ostentatiousness of buying something for what is meant to be a an executive unlike the imposing and attention-grabbing of the S-Class.

In fact, Merc has realised that while at it, they might as well the E280 even more with the AMG Sports package, it AMG styling and also technical for the suspension, brakes, exhaust and a price of RM438,888.

Interestingly, this is all locally-fitted as the E-Class range is locally-assembled. Merc says that teams from Germany as as high levels of local QA that there is no discernible between a CKD and CBU unit, and in fact, the they claim, can be better due to for local conditions.

At a factory one of the more impressive processes was the measuring station, where two arms take 919 different to ensure that the dimensions of the car are The allowable variances are miniscule, for the wheelbase of 2855mm is allowed a of 1mm deviation, which is a 0.035% Tolerances for safety-related measurements are more stringent.

In any case, the E280 AMG’s (white car above) gives the some breathing room, again, avoiding the admittedly but hardly subtle AMG styling as practically spec-ed the same as the Avantgarde. This means as to the E200K, it has completely different trim, 17” wheels, the panoramic glass-roof that better sound insulation, from boot to rearseat for objects and sat-nav as standard. also Linguatronic, the intriguing system to work the Comand APS oversees all telematic functions.

no need to go into all that at but what’s new is the Intelligent Light an evolution of the Active Light The bi-xenon headlamps include different modes now, for the country mode that brighter and further illumination, the driver’s range of vision by 10 metres. The motorway mode on the hand, which activates above 90km/h, produces a cone that extends up to 120 away.

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What’s going to be the big issue in is whether the 201hp 2.5-litre V6 to the 7G-Tronic actually offers better performance than the auto trasmission on the E200K’s 1.8-litre supercharged unit. The is: sometimes.

Certainly it’s creamier whether just or accelerating but as far as sprinting away, the say it all. The E230 only a 0.3s improvement in the 0-100km/h, just outside of 9s. It’s a that arises despite the difference in displacement due to the Kompressor’s torque of 250Nm as compared to the V6′s 245Nm. The V6 though, less harried due to its wider torque band, ranging 2,900-5,500rpm.

Annoyingly, while the 7G-Tronic better fuel consumption rating of over 10km to the and smoother acceleration, dropping to burst away from and in overtaking manoeuvres results in the car for the right gear, losing you time. Time you can hardly up by keeping your foot due to the E’s traditional bias for ride over handling.

Happily for Merc owners though, is certainly not the sort of driving intend to do on a regular basis. In the car seems to have the effect of any such desires. The highly-wooded and four-spoke steering (both of are not to my personal taste), the suitable system and overall spaciousness and quality tends to make one to just take it easy.

After all, once adjusted your seat the outstandingly intuitive system on door and popped out the concealed changer at the bottom of your console, you’re already to know what an elegantly car you have.

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