2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class UK pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 12, 2013

The pricing and specs of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon and Estate were announced before the scheduled launch in the UK this April. It comes with additional standard equipment and some raised value for customers. The new E-Class model line-up includes SE and AMG Sport, which replace the SE, Avantgarde and Sport models that came from the former generation E-Class.

The new E-Class offers higher value to the customer. It also comes with very appealing finance offerings. The new SE model has over £4,000 of added standard equipment. This stands for a £2,280 increase compared to the previous SE.

It’s nearly £3,000 of additional standard features in the new AMG Sport for just £575 more expensive than the previous Sport. The new E-Class SE model, which costs £2,280 higher than the outgoing model, comes with considerably better standard equipment with over £4,000 of extra equipment as standard, compared to the previous SE.

The SE lineup is offered with three diesel engines: E 220 CDI, E 250 CDI and E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID. It is also available with two petrol engines: E 200 (Saloon only) and E 250. The AMG Sport model comes with the same engines as the SE, with the arrival of the 350 BlueTEC that’s priced £2,495 higher than the SE, with a beginning price of £34,895 OTR. The only engine with manual transmission in the new E-Class range is the E 220 CDI.

It should be worth noting that the new four-cylinder petrol engines and the E 350 BlueTEC engine all comply with EU6. The new E-Class range has major CO2 improvements across the board, with emission decreases of as much as 20 g/km in emissions. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Saloon CO2 has the same figure at 109 g/km but it’s now able to do so with 17” wheels (when it previously had 16”).

The new E-Class comes with a new contemporary front-end design. It also gets new proportions to achieve a sporty look. The front was totally revised with new headlamps, which consist of all functional elements with a single headlamp lens, instead of the ‘twin headlight’ design of the previous model.

The lights and bumper at the rear were also modified to show off the width and display its distinctive night design. Furthermore, the new rear bumper uses a unique lip and a black insert with chrome trim.

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New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon and Estate in th UK

Ahead of its UK introduction in April 2013, the new E-Class Saloon and Estate pricing and specifications have been released, with enhanced standard equipment and increased value for customers.

The new E-Class model line-up consists of SE and AMG Sport, replacing the SE, Avantgarde and Sport models from the previous generation E-Class.

With more than £4,000 of additional standard equipment in the new SE model,  for a £2,280 increase over the previous SE, and almost £3,000 of added standard features in the new AMG Sport for £575 over the previous Sport, the new E-Class provides better value to the customer, combined with attractive finance offerings.

SE overview

The new E-Class SE model, priced at £2,280 over the outgoing model, offers significantly enhanced standard equipment with more than £4,000 of additional equipment as standard, over the previous SE.

The line up for the SE features three diesel engines – E 220 CDI, E 250 CDI and E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, and two petrol engines – E 200 (Saloon only) and E 250.

The AMG Sport model is priced at £575 over the previous E-Class Sport, but with nearly £3,000 of increased standard specification.AMG Sport overview

Engines and transmissionsThe AMG Sport model offers the same engines as the SE, with the addition of the 350 BlueTEC and is priced at £2,495 above the SE, starting from £34,895 OTR.

The E 220 CDI is the only engine with manual transmission in the new E-Class range, and the new four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as the E 350 BlueTEC engine, are all EU6 compliant.

There are also significant CO2 improvements across the new E-Class range, with reductions of up to 20 g/km in emissions. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Saloon CO2 figure remains at 109 g/km, but is now achieved with 17” wheels (previously 16”).

Design

The new E-Class features a new contemporary front-end design, as well as new proportions for a sporty appearance. The front has been completely revised with new headlamps, which comprise all functional elements with a single headlamp lens, replacing the previous ‘twin headlight’ design. At the rear, the lights and bumper have also been revised to emphasise the width and feature a characteristic night design. The new rear bumper has a distinctive lip and a black insert with chrome trim.

Technology

New technology on the E-Class includes Active Park Assist with Parktronic as standard, which measures potential spaces to the left and right of the direction of travel from 0-20 mph. If a suitable space is detected, and reverse gear is engaged, the vehicle will be automatically steered into the parking space, with the automatic braking function active throughout. There is also an automatic exiting function to leave the space if Active Park Assist was previously used to park.

Finance and option pricing

Optionally available is the all-new 360° camera (£715), which is close-range and equipped with four surround view cameras that provide assistance during parking, manoeuvring and exiting parking spaces.

Other key optional equipment includes the LED Intelligent Light System with Active Light System, cornering light function and Adaptive High Beam Assist (£1,280), nappa leather (£1,935) and  AirMATIC semi-active air suspension with self-levelling and Adaptive Damping System (£1,455).

The new E-Class E 220 CDI SE Saloon manual is available for £319 per month from Mercedes-Benz Finance ‘Agility PCP’ with a £5,407 customer deposit, and a Contract Hire price of £319 per month too. The E 220 CDI SE Estate is £10 per month more.

The new E 63 AMG is also available via Mercedes-Benz Finance from £699 per month with a £7,995 customer deposit. The model now features increased power and torque to 557 hp and 720 Nm; 19” AMG wheels; dual louvre grille with central Mercedes-Benz star; panoramic sunroof; nappa leather upholstery; Keyless Go; AMG Performance steering wheel; and Intelligent Light System as standard.

 

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