Following its debut at the Detroit Motor Show, the new generation Mercedes E-Class is now gearing up for market launch. In the United Kingdom the car will hit the roads in May, but Mercedes-Benz is currently accepting orders for the new E, which is priced from £35,935.
That is what we call very nearly 36 grand and that is what you pay for a E 220 d SE, or the base model. There are three other models you can get in the UK, including E 220 d AMG Line from £38,430; E 350 d SE from £44,930; and E 350 d AMG Line from £47,425.
The E220 d which will probably be the most popular version of the 2017 Mercedes E-Class in Britain comes with a new 2.0 liter bi-turbo diesel producing 195 hp and 400 Nm and it gets a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox. This model has a CO2 rating of just 102 g/km and returns up to 72.4 mpg. The E 350 d which arrives in summer boasts a 258 hp and 620 Nm V6 unit, capable of 0 to 60 mph in a very impressive 5.9 seconds. It is also pretty good economy-wise, returning 55.4 mpg corresponding to CO2 emissions of 133 g/km.
The standard kit on all 2017 Mercedes E-Class models include the following: Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with 8.4-inch display; Parktronic parking sensors with reversing camera and Park Pilot self-parking system; Collision Prevention Assist Plus autonomous emergency braking system; Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system (including Pre-Safe Sound, which helps prevent damage to hearing); 64-colour selectable LED interior lighting; two-zone automatic climate control; three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with dual touchpads; leather upholstery with heated front seats; LED headlights and taillights; electrically folding mirrors and 17-inch wheels (18-inch on the E 350 d).