2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class arrives with 9G-Tronic transmission, new equipment

Article by Christian A., on August 4, 2014

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class received some updates for the 2015MY and many of you folks will be glad to know that the well-known German vehicle available as a Sedan, Estate, Coupe and Cabriolet is now available with a 9G-Tronic gearbox, new equipment offered as standard and it is also more powerful.

The new 9G-Tronic transmission was developed in-house and according to the press release it will be available for the E350 BlueTec engine found in the Saloon, Estate, Coupe and Cabriolet.

The new transmission reduces CO2 emissions by up to 17 g/km of CO2: the Coupe now shows a figure of 136 g/km, the Saloon 139 g/km, Estate 142 g/km while the Cabriolet 143 g/km. In addition, power was increased by 6 hp to 258 hp.

The E 220 BlueTec engine now generates 177 hp (+7 hp), while CO2 emissions dropped by up to 16 g/km while using the 7G-Tronic transmission. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E220 BlueTec SE Saloon has the lowest CO2 emissions of the range at 116 g/km.

E400 AMG Sport becomes E400 AMG Line and comes with a new V6 engine with a capacity that increased from 3.0-liter to 3.5-liter, while CO2 emissions were reduced by up to 17 g/km. In terms of safety, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes as standard with Collision Prevention Assist Plus in order to reduce the impact of rear-end collisions.

The system offers visual and acoustic warnings when a head-on collision is imminent and if the driver fails to apply the brake, the autonomous brake is activated at speeds of up to 62 mph or 100 km/h.

The system can also brake in response to stationary vehicles at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h) and prevent rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 24 mph (38 km/h).

As an option, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon is available with the Premium Package for £2,695 and adds Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Memory Package, Rear Split Folding Seats and a Reversing Camera.

The Premium Package Plus costs £3,895 and adds Keyless-GO Comfort Pack and a Harman Kardon sound system, For the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate, the Premium Package costs £2,395 while the Premium Package Plus is available for £3,495.

Exterior Design

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class now offers a sharper overall appearance, boasting of intelligent design tweaks especially on the front end. These tweaks have implemented the new Mercedes design idiom consistently while reinterpreting the brand’s classical design values. Ultimately, these tweaks allowed the new E-Class to have a more refined look that remains sporty and emotionally appealing.

One of the design tweaks made involved the headlamps, as all functional elements are now provided through a single headlamp lens. Thanks to flowing light elements inside the headlamps, the E-Class managed to retain its "four-eyed" appearance, thereby giving both the Saloon and the Estate versions an unmistakable night graphic. As standard, the low-beam headlamps and the daytime running lamps employ LED units, while full LED headlamps are offered as an option.

Amazingly, Mercedes is offering two faces for the new E-Class. The basic version with the Elegance equipment line features the classic, 3D Saloon grille with three-louver look as well as Mercedes-Benz star on the bonnet. The sportier version with the Avant-garde equipment line features a sporty front end with centrally located Mercedes star and twin louver shaped around the star recess.

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