Mercedes E-Class gets a facelift

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Feb 5, 2013
Mercedes E-Class saloon and estate 2013

Prices and specifications for the facelifted Mercedes E-Class saloon and estate have been announced.

Prices and specifications for the facelifted Mercedes E-Class saloon and estate have been announced. The saloon model will start from £32, 400 and the estate from £34,310, arriving in UK showrooms this April.

In addition to the E-Class's new look inside and out, Mercedes has slimmed down the car's model line-up. Previously, the E-Class was available in SE, Avantgarde and Sport equipment levels, but now only two models will be sold, SE and AMG Sport.

The cost of new SE models has increased by £2,280, but Mercedes claims that they now feature more than £4,000 of extra equipment as standard. This includes larger alloy wheels, partial LED headlights, Collision Prevention Assist and Mercedes internet-enabled COMAND infotainment system. SE models cost from £32,400 to £35,110 for saloon models, and £34,310 to £36,915 for E-Class estates.

AMG Sport models are also more expensive, with Mercedes saying the £575 premium over the previous models is balanced out by the £3,000 value of the extra equipment that's been added, including 18-inch alloys and sports seats. Prices for the AMG Sport saloon range from £34,895 to £37,620, while the estate costs from £36,805 to £39,410.
The facelifted E-Class range features a choice of four diesel engines – the E 220 CDI, E 250 CDI, E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID and E 350 BlueTEC - and two petrol engines – the E 200 and E 250. The E 220 CDI is the only E-Class model available with a manual gearbox, the E 350 BlueTEC is only available as an AMG Sport and the new four-cylinder E 200 petrol model is only available as a saloon.

Prices for the high performance E63 AMG saloon and estate models have also been announced, with the 549bhp E63 AMG saloon starting at £73,720, and the estate priced from £75,510. The new ‘standard’ AMG model effectively replaces the previous E-Class AMG, when the optional Performance Package is added.

An even more powerful 577bhp AMG S-Model arrives in the summer, priced at a little under £10,000 more than the regular AMG car. All AMG models are rear-wheel drive. However, UK buyers will be able to purchase E63 AMG cars with 4MATIC four-wheel drive, albeit in left-hand drive only.

To view the full Mercedes range, see the CarBuyer Mercedes reviews page.

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