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Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base

New E-Class family covers all

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been a significant makeover and the whole — which includes estate, coupe and cabrio and AMG — has just been in South Africa.

The facelift a completely redesigned front end the range, with the twin making way for singular units, and it various changes to the side and rear end. Buyers of the and estate also get to choose two grille designs: Elegance have a more traditional with its ‘star’ on the bonnet and have a sportier design places the badge in the centre of the

It’s far more than a cosmetic exercise, however, the re-sculpted bonnet housing a new of engines that are, more efficient. For starters, all mated to idle-stop systems for urban efficiency and Merc’s gearbox.

The new ‘lean burning’ injection 1991cc four-cylinder engines poach some from the bigger V6 and V8 units. In Merc claims combined consumption of just 5.8 l/100km in the E 250 which produces 155kW and The similar engine in the E 200 base is rated at 135kW and 300Nm.

The misleading badge is E 400, signifies a 3-litre twin-turbo plant credited with and 380Nm, while the V8 conversation with the 300kW/600Nm E500. claims it’ll take you 5.3 to get to 100km/h in the E 400 and 4.9 seconds in the E 500 at a respective of 7.5 and 8.9 l/100km.


There’s a of sensible diesels on offer including a squeaky-clean hybrid.

The E 250 CDI 150kW and 500Nm (and a claimed 4.8 l/100km) while the V6-powered E350 BlueTec is for 185kW, 620Nm and 5.5 l/100km.

The new E 300 Hybrid mates a 150kW/500Nm diesel engine to a 20kW/250Nm motor for startling (claimed) of 4.1 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 107g/km. those eco aspirations and it’s a slouch, cruising to 100km/h in 7.5

Our Star Motoring colleague Bhagaloo got behind the wheel of the model at its Western Cape and he reckons it’s a winner.

always said that should run diesel versus plants, with the consumption and benefits of diesel obvious.

iteration offers no turbo lag and like anything equivalent My consumption of around 8l/100km was than the claim, but in city should be greener.”

The big news at the hooligan end of the range is the new version of the E 63 AMG, which now 430kW and 800 thunderous Newton Even the ‘standard’ model has uprated from 386kW/700Nm to

Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base

The 5.5-litre twin-turbo AMG V8 will this version to 100 in 4.2 seconds, the ‘S’ requires just In both cases the engine is to a three-mode seven-speed Speedshift transmission.

As par for the course, the 63 is endowed AMG-specific chassis and design and buyers can also order it the AMG high-performance composite braking

Standard across the range is the Collision Prevention Assist, a accident warning device adaptive brake assist as well as the Attention Assist that aims to wake you up if you dozing off behind the wheel.

If that’s not enough, you can order the Assistance Plus package 300), which brings to the Distronic Plus, Pre-Safe, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, collision warning and protection Brake intervention on pedestrian and various other gizmos.

E 200 R541 000

E 250 CDI — R 565 000

E 250 R573 000

E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid R634 000

Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 L Base

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