Mercedes-Benz is adding a particularly economical and environmentally friendly variant to the E Class family. Emitting just 128 grams of CO2 per kilometre, the new E 220 BlueTEC underscores the environmental credentials of the E-Class. The driving dynamics, comfort and pleasure are still as superb as they always were.
The drive system of the E 220 BlueTEC uses the Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder diesel engine with direct injection. It is extremely fuel-efficient, but still manages to generate 177 hp with an engine displacement of 2143 cubic centimetres. It also provides staggering torque of 400 Nm. This model features a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission that has been optimised with respect to driving comfort and consumption, as well as an ECO start/stop function.
The upshot of these measures: 4.9 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined). That corresponds to CO2 emissions of 128 grams per kilometre, beating all other cars in its segment. As a result, the new Mercedes-Benz E220 BlueTEC already meets the future Euro 6 emissions standard. The E 220 BlueTEC also proves that ecology and temperament can go hand-in-hand, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 227 km/h.
|Model||E 220 BlueTEC|
|No. of cylinders /arrangement||L4|
|Total displacement (cc)||2143|
|Rated output (hp/rpm)||177/3200-3800|
|Max torque (Nm at rpm)||400/1400-2800|
| Fuel consumption |
|CO2 emissions combined (g/km)||128|
|Emission standard||EU 6|
| Acceleration |
0-100 km/h (s)
|Top speed (km/h)||227 |
|List Price in Hong Kong||$589,000|
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