The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec has received an estimated mpg rating of 28 city/45 highway from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA rating covers the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec sedan powered by a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine providing 195 hp of output and 369 lbs.-ft. of torque and paired with automatic transmission.
An all-wheel-drive version lowers its city rating by 1 mpg and its highway rating by 3 mpg, Mercedes said. The German carmaker’s disclosure came months after BMW attracted media attention with its 45 mpg highway rating for the 2014 BMW 328d. Mercedes is now selling its E250 Bluetec sedan at a starting price of $52,325, including freight.
The Mercedes-Benz E class posted a 45-percent year-on-year surge in sales in the US in August 2013 to 6,523 vehicles – leading the mid-sized luxury segment in terms of deliveries in the country in the month. The E class logged a percent jump in US sales in the first eight months of 2013 to 40,359 units. The new E250 BlueTEC sedan is the price-leader in the E-Class family, priced competitively at $51,400 while offering a clean diesel powertrain.