Mercedes-Benz will be introducing new members of the E-Class family in the third quarter of 2018. These upcoming model designations will be equipped with an upgraded engine that’s said to be more powerful and efficient than the previous mill.
The two new models will be called E 450 and E 450 4MATIC. According the Mercedes-Benz, both cars will be available in in sedan, coupe, cabriolet, and wagon variants. Moreover, the coupe and cabriolet variants of the E 450 and E 450 4MATIC will replace its E 400 and E 400 4MATIC counterparts.
In addition, the new E 450 and E 450 4MATIC will get an upgraded 3.0L V6 biturbo engine that will generate 362 hp and 500 Nm of torque. That’s 33 hp and 20 Nm of torque more than the older 2.0L-mill.
Aside from that, the new models get improved safety systems and the brand’s route-based speed adaptation that uses a broader scope of map and data to safely navigate different roads and conditions.
Meanwhile, the interior of the E 450 and E 450 4MATIC will receive a new three-spoke Nappa Leather multifunction steering wheel. Mercedes-Benz says that this will allow the driver to operate all safety assistance systems without them taking their hands off the steering wheel. Its interior will also have two trim options with matching center consoles.
In the Philippines, Mercedes-Benz offers the E 200 in three variants; Exclusive, Avantgarde, and AMG-Line. It’s equipped with quite a few options for its engine such as a 2.1L inline 4-cylinder and a 3.0L V6 for its diesel versions, while a 1.8L inline four-cylinder, 3.4L V6, 4.7L V8, plus an AMG tuned 5.5L V8 are available for its gasoline mills. Maybe it’s time that Mercedes-Benz Philippines brought in the more efficient and powerful E 450 and E 450 4MATIC.
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