October 27, 2004

Mercedes-Benz E-Class to get new V6 engine

Stuttgart, Germany – The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will receive a new V6 engine at the end of 2004. It develops 272 horsepower and outperforms its predecessor, the six-cylinder E 320 model, in terms of torque and output by 11 and over 21 percent respectively. Its fuel consumption is up to 0.7 litres per 100 kilometres lower.

The new 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission comes standard with the new E 350, providing powerful acceleration and rapid sprints as well as economical consumption and high comfort levels.

The new E 350 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, which is 0.8 seconds faster than the E 320. For the wagon, acceleration over the same distance has been cut by 1.4 seconds to 7.1 seconds. The top speed for both model variants has been increased to 250 km/h.

The state-of-the-art technology behind the new six-cylinder is also apparent in its NEDC overall consumption of 9.7/9.9 litres per 100 kilometres. Despite the higher engine output, the E 350 estate consumes 0.7 litres less than the E 320, while the fuel saving for the saloon amounts to 0.2 litres per 100 kilometres.

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