Monday, February 7, 2011

Mercedes Rolls Out New Four-Cylinder Engines for 2010 E-Class Sedan

Two new four-cylinder powerplants, a diesel and a gasoline with direct injection will be added to the engine-line-up of the 2010 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz announced today. The E200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY features a 2.2-liter turbo diesel with an output of 136HP enabling the executive sedan to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 10.2 sec and reach a top speed of 210 km/h or 131mph while returning an average fuel consumption of 5.2lt per 100km or 45.2mpg US.

The 1.8-liter turbocharged petrol engine in the new E200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY delivers an output of 185HP. The sedan hits the 100km/h mark from standstill takes 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 232km/h or 144mph US. When equipped with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the E200 CGI consumes 7.2 liters of premium unleaded petrol per 100 kilometres (32.7mpg US).

Mercedes said that both models will be launched across Europe in September with prices in Germany starting at €38,734.50 for the diesel-powered E200 CDI and at €39,508 for the petrol E200 CGI.

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