Mercedes-Benz E 300 de: The E-Class has never been this economical

Sep 14, 2019
Stuttgart/Frankfurt

For decades, no other model series has put its stamp on the brand and on the entire automotive executive class like the E-Class. It is the epitome of ride comfort and driving safety. And always of fuel economy, especially in conjunction with the diesel engine. So the fact that the E-Class with plug-in technology is available with a diesel as the combustion engine is fully in line with customer expectations. The result is the E 300 de as a Saloon and Estate (weighted fuel consumption: 1.7-1.5 l/100 km, weighted CO2 emissions: 44-41 g/km, weighted power consumption: 19.5-17.5 kWh/100 km)[1]: Not only the most intelligent, but also the most economical E-Class of all time.

In the summer of 2018 the Mercedes-Benz E‑Class was extensively upgraded. The model series narrows the gap to the S-Class with the very latest driving assistance systems. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver in steering and keeping a safe distance - the speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts. Available on request are MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with 84 individually activated LEDs for optimum road illumination.

The intelligent business saloon and its estate car counterpart set standards with their clear, emotionally appealing design and exclusive, high-quality interiors. The modern and intuitive control and display concept includes touchpad control for the multimedia system, the optional widescreen cockpit and the head-up display. The digital vehicle key on a smartphone can unlock, lock and start the vehicle using Near Field Communication (NFC).

The plug-in hybrids in the E-Class are aimed at the important target group for Mercedes-Benz's comfortable executive cars: frequent drivers who attach importance to long-distance comfort and also occasionally want to make use of the excellent towing capacity (2100 kg) – and want to drive with zero emissions in inner-city areas.

The E 300 de is a remarkably dynamic diesel at 5.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. It has a particularly impressive operating range, and especially in combination with the optional 60-litre tank, more than 1000 kilometres between refuelling stops should be achievable on a day-to-day basis. The electric motor in the hybrid traction head of the
9G-TRONIC nine-speed transmission delivers an EQ Power of 90 kW and makes 440 Nm available from standstill. When the four-cylinder and the electric motor are working together, the transmission transfers an electronically limited maximum of 700 Nm to the rear axle.

[1] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The range and the electrical consumption have been determined on the basis of Regulation (EC) No. 692/2008. A different value is applied in accordance with EmoG. A higher value may apply as the basis for calculating the motor vehicle tax. 

The data at a glance

 

E 300 de Saloon

Number of cylinders/arrangement

4/in-line

Displacement (cc)

1950

Rated output of diesel engine (kW/hp at rpm)

143/194 at 3800

Rated torque of diesel engine (Nm at rpm)

400 at 1600-2800

Electric motor rated output (kW)

90

Electric motor rated torque (Nm)

440

System output (kW/hp)

225/306

System torque (Nm)

700

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

5.9

Top speed (km/h)[2]

250

Top speed, electric (km/h)

over 130

Fuel consumption, weighted (l/100 km)[3]

1.5

CO2 emissions, weighted (g/km)3

41

Total battery capacity (kWh)

13.5

Weighted power consumption (kWh/100 km)3

17.5

NEDC electric range (km)

54

WLTP electric range (km)[4]

43-47

Prices starting at (euros)[5]

55,638.45

[2] Electronically governed 
[3] The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. The range and the electrical consumption have been determined on the basis of Regulation (EC) No. 692/2008. A different value is applied in accordance with EmoG. A higher figure may apply as the basis for calculating the motor vehicle tax. 
[4] AER combined. All-electric range: All-electric range with fully charged battery until the combustion engine starts for the first time. 
[5] Recommended retail prices for Germany including 19% VAT.

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