New Diesel and Petrol Engines for E-Class


2006 Mercedes-Benz E 280 CDI

20th September, 2005

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will now be offered with two exciting new V6 engines, the E 280 available in both saloon and estate and the E 280 CDI (diesel variant), available for the saloon, further improving the offerings available in this model. In addition, the standard specification has been improved for the E-Class range and the sports and AMG sports packages have been extended to include both E 280 engines.

Increased dynamic performance is guaranteed with the E 280 and E 280 CDI, which replace the E 240 and E 270 CDI respectively. Both engines come standard with the seven-speed 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which provides more powerful acceleration, faster sprints and lower fuel consumption.

From the 2,996 cm3 of displacement, the E 280 petrol variant engine generates 170kW and delivers a maximum torque of 300Nm from 2,400. Drivers can take advantage of this torque at a wide range of engine speeds up to 5,000rpm. The E 280 sprints from zero to 100km/h in 7.3 seconds.

With 140kW of power, 440Nm of torque and fuel consumption of only 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres (ADR 81/01) represent impressive performance figures for the Mercedes-Benz diesel engine. The E 280 CDI, which replaces the straight five unit previously used, provides significant improvement over its predessor model, thereby ensuring faster acceleration, more powerful sprints and a higher maximum speed.

“These two new engines offer buyers additional power coupled with the pure luxury of the highly desirable E-Class,” said Horst von Sanden, managing director of Mercedes Car Group in Australia.

All E-Class models, including the E 200 KOMPRESSOR, E 280, E 280 CDI, E 350, E 500 and E 55 AMG, will now come standard with NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints for the front seats. Both the E 280 and E 280 CDI will now also come standard with parameter steering on top of the specification of their predecessor models. The ELEGANCE package also now becomes standard on the E 280.

A TV tuner for analogue and digital reception will now join the list of standard appointments in the E 500 and E 55 AMG, with the E 55 AMG additionally receiving an anti-theft alarm system and Harman Kardon LOGIC7 sound system.

The AVANTGARDE style package will now receive extra features adding a sportier feel: 17” light alloy wheels; bi-xenon headlights; sports suspension; and steering wheel gear shift buttons.

The popular sports package and AMG sports package are now extended to both E 280 engines. Pricing for the sports package range from $2,000 through to $4,900 depending on the model.

E 200 KOMPRESSOR Classic $82,500
E 280 CDI Classic $96,500
E 280 Elegance $97,500
E 350 Elegance $124,500
E 500 Elegance $157,900
E 55 AMG   $225,600
E 280 Elegance $103,500
E 350 Elegance $130,500
E 500 Elegance $163,900
E 55 AMG   $231,600

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