Mercedes-Benz E-Class: New, Efficient Four-Cylinder E 200 Ready to RollBy Cuong Huynh • Jul 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Mercedes-benz
Mercedes-Benz is adding to the engine line-up for the new E-Class by introducing two economical four-cylinder models. The E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY developing 100 kW/136 hp achieves 45 miles per gallon (mpg) or 5.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, while the new E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY has an output of 135 kW/184 hp and gets 33 mpg or 7.2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
Sophisticated, efficient four-cylinder engines make for lower fuel consumption and less environmental pollution without having to compromise on classic Mercedes attributes such as ride comfort and driving enjoyment. As shown by two new E-Class models, which Mercedes-Benz is introducing to complete its engine line-up in the executive category.
The diesel powerplant in the E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY has a displacement of 2143 cc, an output of 100 kW/136 hp, and consumes 5.2 to 5.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (CO2 emissions: 137 – 145 g/km), enabling the sedan to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h.)
The gasoline engine in the new E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY boasts a displacement of 1.8 liters and an output of 135 kW/184 hp. It takes 8.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to62 mph (100 km/h)and has a top speed of 144 mph (232 km/h.) This model consumes 7.2 liters of premium unleaded petrol (RON 95) per 100 kilometers (CO2 emissions: 169 g/km), not least thanks to the ECO start/stop function, which is fitted as standard in conjunction with the six-speed manual transmission.
These are all-new four-cylinder powerplants with direct injection. One of the main features of the new diesel engine is latest-generation common-rail direct injection. The likewise new four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection is fitted with a turbocharger as well as adjustable intake and exhaust camshafts.
Like all the other engine variants for the new E-Class, which have already been awarded the Environment Certificate by TÜV Süd (Technical Inspection Authority in southern Germany), the two new powerplants comply with the EU5 limits.
Other key attributes of the world’s best-selling luxury sedan, alongside its exceptionally ecofriendly design, include a unique combination of driver assistance systems, such as drowsiness detection, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and automatic emergency braking, which can help to prevent accidents. Further classic E-Class hallmarks include a high level of long-distance comfort, high-quality interior materials, build quality displaying unerring attention to detail and perfect ergonomics.
Prices for the E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY start at US$ 55,026 (€ 38,734.50,) while those for the
E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY start at US$ 56,125 (€ 39,508.), based on May 2009 exchange rate The market launch is expected in September 2009. Availability of both E 200 versions in U.S. market are unclear at this time.
E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY
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