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Mercedes E-Class to get nine gears

1 Aug , 2014  

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Mercedes E Class 2014 - carwitter

Mercedes have announced a raft of spec changes to the E-Class coming in September – including the firm’s nine speed gearbox.

The 9GTronic ‘box slips into the now 258 bhp (an increase of six) E 350 BlueTEC engine in the Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet and Merc say will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 17g/km.

The E’s smaller E 220 BlueTEC engine will gain an extra 7 bhp (moving to 177) and lose 16 g/km of CO2, while still paired with a puny seven gears.

Mercedes E Class 2014 coupe - carwitter

Merc, never ones to be helpful with their car naming, will rename the already tongue twisting  E400 AMG Sport to become the E 400 AMG Line with a larger 3.5 litre V6 engine in the coupe and cabriolet.

Each E class will gain Collision Prevention Assist Plus while new sets of extras will join the list.

The Premium Package for the Saloon includes a Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Memory Package, Rear Split Folding Seats, and a Reversing Camera for £2,695 while the Premium Package adds Keyless-GO Comfort Pack and a Harman Kardon sound system for £3,895.

On the Estate the Premium will set you back  £2,395 and Premium Plus Packages  £3,495, as they already have the split folding seats and powered tailgate as standard.

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