Mercedes-Benz Australia has added three new variants to the recently facelifted E-Class large-car range, with the E350 Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet now available.
Slotting in above the E200, E300 and E300e and below the AMG E53 and AMG E63 variants, the E350 Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet are priced from $127,100, $128,200 and $141,300 plus on-road costs respectively.
Speaking of pricing, the E200 (+$1800), E300e (+$2100), AMG E53 (+$2400-2500) and AMG E63 (+$3500) variants have all increased in cost since their release last October (see full pricing table below).
Like the 145kW/320Nm E200 and 190kW/370Nm E300, the E350 is motivated by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, although it ups the ante to 220kW/400Nm and adds an EQ Boost 48V mild-hybrid system that provides up to 10kW/150Nm of electric boost.
For reference, a nine-speed torque-converter automatic transmission sends drive to the rear wheels in the E350, with the Sedan and Coupe sprinting from a standstill to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds, while the Cabriolet is 0.2s adrift.
Fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 7.7L/100km for the Sedan and Coupe, and 7.8l/100km for the Cabriolet.
Standard equipment in the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6-rivalling E350 includes self-levelling air suspension with adaptive dampers, metallic paintwork, Multibeam LED headlights and 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside, keyless entry and start, a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone charging, power-adjustable front seats with heating, dual-zone climate control, a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel, leather upholstery and open-pore Black Ash wood trim feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep and steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, traffic sign recognition, active blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert, high-beam assist, park assist and surround-view cameras.
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing before on-road costs
|E200 Sedan||automatic||$98,700 (+$1800)|
|E200 Coupe||automatic||$103,700 (+$1800)|
|E300 Sedan||automatic||$117,900 (N/A)|
|E300 Coupe||automatic||$117,400 (N/A)|
|E300 Cabriolet||automatic||$130,900 (N/A)|
|E300e Sedan||automatic||$123,500 (+$2100)|
|E350 Sedan||automatic||$127,100 (NEW)|
|E350 Coupe||automatic||$128,200 (NEW)|
|E350 Cabriolet||automatic||$141,300 (NEW)|
|AMG E53 Sedan||automatic||$162,300 (+$2400)|
|AMG E53 Coupe||automatic||$164,800 (+$2400)|
|AMG E53 Cabriolet||automatic||$173,400 (+$2500)|
|AMG E63 S Sedan||automatic||$253,900 (+$3500)|