Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016) Specs and Pricing in SA

 
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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which ushers in a host of new technologies and onboard features that have not been offered in its market segment before, is now available in South Africa.

Earlier this year, Cars.co.za road test editor Ashley Oldfield attended the international launch of Mercedes-Benz's executive sedan in Portugal (click here to read his first impressions of the newcomer). With the local media launch event of the E-Class taking place in KZN, Mercedes-Benz South Africa has already released details of the initial model lineup, which will expand later in the year. The local line-up consists of two turbodiesel models and a turbopetrol derivatives, with another turbopetrol and petrol-electic hybrid scheduled to be added to the market at a later stage.

The E200 is the entry-level model in the E-Class range. It’s equipped with a 2.0-litre turbopetrol that produces 135 kW and 300 Nm and has a claimed fuel consumption of 5.9 L/100km.

Next up is the E220d that utilises a 143 kW/400 N.m 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel. It's claimed to have a 3.9 L/100km fuel consumption figure.

The final model in range (for the moment) is the E350d. The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbodiesel has peak outputs of 190 kW and 620 Nm. It's claimed to accelerate from standstill to 100 kph in 5.9 seconds and has an average fuel consumption of 5.1 L/100km.

Although there are myriad optional equipment features available in the E-Class, the standard specification includes a 9-speed transmission, dual-zone climate control, comfort seating with 4-way lumbar adjustment (for the front seats), interior lighting package, Parking Pilot, Parktronic (with reversing camera), dynamic (driving mode) select, an agility control suspension with comfort setting and so forth.

Standard safety equipment includes: Attention assist, seatbelt warning system, adaptive braking with hill hold and brake drying functions, adaptive brake lights, brake-wear indicator, ABS, EBD and ESP with Curve Dynamic Assist, electric parking brake, Pre-Safe with Collision Prevention Assist Plus, dual front- (plus driver's knee-), side- and curtain airbags, a crash-responsive pedal unit and tyre pressure loss monitoring system.

The E400 4Matic will join the range in the fourth-quarter of 2016. The all-wheel drive model uses a 6-cylinder turbopetrol engine that delivers 245 kW and 480 Nm of torque. A plug-in hybrid powered by a 210 kW/550 N.m 4-cylinder turbopetrol and electric motor will be locally available in 2018.

E-Class pricing in South Africa

E200    R709 608
E220d  R759 100
E350d  R961 036

(prices include CO2-emissions tax and Mercedes-Benz's 6-year/100 000 km maintenance plan).

Related content:

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016) First Drive

5 Amazing pieces of tech in the New E-Class

Read more: Next Generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Revealed

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Mike Fourie

Cars.co.za's content manager has been a motoring journalist for more than 15 years. Before joining Cars.co.za, Mike was the deputy editor of South Africa's oldest motoring magazine for 5 years. Apart from accumulating a wealth of experience in testing and reviewing vehicles in South Africa and abroad, Mike has distinguished himself as a columnist, copy editor, PR practitioner and a 3-time South African representative on the World Car of the Year jury panel.

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