The Mercedes E-Class estate and GLC Coupé ranges have been expanded with the addition of new powertrain options.
Three new engines have been added to the E-Class Estate range, which now starts at £36,735 for the E 200 d SE. The E 350 d SE is priced from £47,255, while the Mercedes-AMG E 43 costs £58,290. The existing E 220 d Estate starts from £38,230.
The 200 d features the latest 2.0-litre diesel engine with an output of 150 hp delivering CO2 emissions of 109 g/km and 65.7 mpg on the combined cycle. The 3.0-litre V6 E 350 d produces 258 hp while returning up to 48.7 mpg and emitting 140 g/km of CO2.
The Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate features a biturbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine which generates 401 hp – enabling it to reach 62 mph from standstill in 4.7 seconds. All E-Class engines come as standard with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission (with shorter shift times for the E 43).
Standard specification on the E-Class Estate mirrors that of the Saloon, but with the addition of standard split-folding rear seats. Comand Online with a 12.3-inch screen comes as standard on the E 350 d, and customers can add to this with the 12.3-inch cockpit display for £495.
For the first time, the E 220 d Saloon is available with 4MATIC four-wheel drive – priced from £37,730 (£1,500 over the rear-wheel drive 220 d). It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds, and has rear-biased torque distribution of 45:55.
All E-Class Estate models are now available with an optional folding bench seat in the boot, for £1,250. This provides an extra two rear-facing Artico-covered seats – which are specifically designed for use by children under 115 cm (3 ft 9 in) in height – and are stored under the load compartment floor when not in use.
An Easy-Pack load securing kit can be specified for an additional £295, providing rails in the load compartment floor with a telescopic bar so that luggage can be safely clamped against the rear seats or side wall.
An AMG carbon fibre package is available on both Mercedes-AMG E 43 bodystyles for £1,575, including exterior mirror casings and an AMG spoiler lip (saloon only) finished in carbon fibre.
The GLC Coupé (priced from £47,135) is now also available with the V6 3.0-litre diesel, producing 258 hp. The GLC 350 d 4MATIC Coupé can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds, emits 161 g/km of CO2 and delivers up to 47.1 mpg on the combined cycle.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé can now be ordered from £50,960. Its bi-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine produces 367 hp, translating into a 0-62 mph time of 4.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
First deliveries of the new E-Class Estate and GLC Coupé variants are expected in December.