May 19, 2011
All engines in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range now have direct injection, and the 7G-Tronic transmission has been optimized and integrates and a Stop-Start system.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class engine range
The Germans from Mercedes-Benz have announced improvements in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212 range. All petrol engines now have direct injection, units E350 and E500 were the last that didn’t benefit from BlueDirect system, which means that all engines in the E-Klasse range now offers direct injection. 7G-Tronic automatic transmission also received some changes, its software is optimized to deliver better fuel consumption and higher performance, since this are optimized settings and not major changes on it.
Mercedes-Benz E350 CGI now offers 302 hp instead of 288 as the current unit provides. In the company of 7G-Tronic Plus transmission, fuel economy is increased by up to 20% compared to the existing units, depending on the chosen bodywork. CO2 emissions are between 159 and 164 grams per kilometer, while time to accelerate from 0-100 km/h is reduced by 0.5 seconds, reaching 6.3 seconds. Maximum speed is still limited to 250 km/h.
The E500 version of Mercedes-Benz E-Class was equipped with the new 4.6-liter V8 twin-turbo, which debuted in the S-Klasse range. The new engine represents the downsizing strategy by Mercedes-Benz and provides both better performance than the old aspirated 5.5-liter unit, drastically reducing CO2 emissions and significantly reducing fuel consumption. This model only needs 5.2 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h and top speed is still limited to 250 km/h. Fuel economy was improved by 17%.