Following similar announcements overseas last month, a range of updates for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have now been confirmed for Australia. Local buyers can welcome the arrival of the E 53 AMG performance model.
Five main variant levels are being presented, spanning from the E 200, E 220 d, E 350 e, E 350 d, to the top E 450 4Matic. Then there’s the E 53, E 63, and E 63 S AMG models. All variants now come standard with the Driver Assistance Package Plus, which adds traffic sign recognition, Active Distance Assist and Speedtronic. A new steering wheel is also part of the package with fresh touch controls.
For the E 350 d a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six engine is being introduced, producing 210kW, up from 190kW. And for the E 450 4Matic (replaces the E 400) the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine is tweaked, so outputs are lifted from 245kW and 480Nm to 270kW and 500Nm.
Joining the range of the first time is the E 53 AMG. This is a sub-performance model to bridge the gap between the fully fledged E 63 and the E 450. It comes with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six that produces 320kW and 520Nm, sent through a nine-speed auto and into a 4Matic all-wheel drive system. It comes with EQ Boost technology.
Mercedes Australia is celebrating the release of the update with a limited Sport Edition pack, available for the E 200 and E 220 d sedans. It demands $10,500 over the regular price, but adds a panoramic glass sunroof, head-up display, Burmester sound system, and the AMG sport exterior trimmings with 20-inch AMG alloy wheels.
The updated model is on sale now, and some are available in sedan, coupe, cabriolet, and All-Terrain wagon form. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs):
|Mercedes-Benz E 200||$91,900 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 220 d Saloon||$94,900 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 350 e Saloon||$132,500 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 350 d Saloon||$135,800 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Saloon||$143,829 MRLP|
|Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Saloon||$167,129 MRLP|
|Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ Saloon||$210,128 MRLP|
|Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Saloon||$239,529 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 220 d Coupee||$97,000 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupe||$111,229 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Coupe||$149,228 MRLP|
|Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe||$172,729 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cabriolet||$124,329 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC Cabriolet||$160,828 MRLP|
|Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet||$181,329 MRLP|
|Mercedes-Benz E 220 d All-Terrain||$110,400 MRLP|