New engine options debut in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz has updated the engine line-up for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet as well as the CLS-Class.
The new variant is called the E 450 which is a new 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder unit. A 48-volt 'EQ Boost' alternator gives its mild-hybrid capabilities. The motor puts out 367PS and 22PS comes from the electric motor. This replaces the earlier V6-powered E 400.
This motor gets the E-Class coupe to 100 kmph in 5.6s, while the Cabriolet does the run in 5.8s. Both cars are limited to 250 kmph.
The E 350d in the Coupe, Cabriolet and All-Terrain also gets a new engine. The earlier version of the car had a V6 diesel, which has now been replaced with a 3.0-litre inline-six diesel that makes 360PS, a substantial bump up from the earlier car.
The CLS-Class also gets a new engine option. This is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol putting out 300PS. This also gets the 'EQ Boost" mild-hybrid tech adding an additional 15PS.
These international-spec cars also get some equipment upgrades to go with the new engines. These are a new 360-degree parking camera, wireless phone charging and comfort package which adds a massage function, ambient lighting and fragrances for the cabin.
There is still no word on when these engines will make it to India, but these could be a good option who wants a quick, comfortable car without the commitment that owning a full-fledged AMG entails.
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