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.
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.
The facelift gave the Mercedes E-Class a sharper look. Thanks to a number of smart tweaks, the new E-Class now has a new front end and new proportions. Of course, all the tweaks made on the new E-Class were consistent with the Mercedes design idiom consistently and were modern reinterpretations of the brand’s classical design values.
For instance, Mercedes has redesigned the headlights of the new E-Class, with all functions implemented by a single headlamp lens. The headlamps feature flowing light elements to achieve the signature "four-eyed" graphics of the E-Class, thereby giving both the Saloon and the Estate versions an unmistakable night design. As standard, both the low-beam headlamps and the daytime running lamps employ light emitting diode. Interestingly, Mercedes is offering full-LED headlamps as an optional feature for the E-Class.
The latest iteration of the new E-Class is now offered with two different front ends through the Elegance and Avant-Garde equipment lines. The basic Elegance equipment line offers the classic 3D Saloon grille with the three-louvre appearance and the Mercedes star on the bonnet. Meanwhile, the Avant-Garde equipment line features central star and a twin louvre shaped around the star recess for a more independent and sportier appearance.