Mercedes recently issued a press release announcing two new engines entering the range of the current E-Class alongside several other interesting news. To start off, the Germans will introduce the 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic transmission on few other models and will optimize the fuel consumption by adding the start/stop function to the four-cylinder models in future.
Switching to the new engines in range, the E 500 BlueEFFICIENCY version gets a new 4.6-liter unit able to deliver 402 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. This means that you get 20 horses and 70 Nm of torque in addition while the fuel consumption decreases by 17% to 8,9 liters/100 km. The new propeller kicks the German model from 0 to 100 km/h in 5,2 seconds and delivers CO2 emissions figures of 209 g/km.
On the other hand, a new 3.5-liter V6 engine will be available for the current E 350 BlueEFFICIENCY, a unit able to offer 302 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque.
This version is not that fast as the E 500 managing to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,3 seconds. However, this should result in a better fuel consumption, and this is exactly what it does as the new propeller consumes 7 liters/100 km and issues 164 g/km CO2.