Additional E 350 models have been introduced to the Australian Mercedes-Benz E-Class in sedan, coupe and cabriolet bodies.

The Merc E 350 range has leather upholstery, an MBUX widescreen cockpit with two 12.3-inch high-resolution digital displays, multimedia functions including voice control, NTG6 navigation, and smartphone integration via Apple Car Play or Google Android Auto.

There is charging for compatible mobile devices and remote interactivity with vehicle functions via the Mercedes me Connect smartphone app.

The Nappa leather steering wheel has touch-sensitive capacitive panels and galvanised shift paddles. The heated front seats have memory function and four-way lumbar support.

The E 350 range has the Driving Assistance Package Plus. This has Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Lane Change Assist, Stop-and-Go Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Evasive Steering Assist.

All have a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with 220 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. They drive through the rear wheel via a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic.

A major feature is the mild hybrid technology which is tagged EQ Boost. This is a 48-volt electrical system that adds extra power smoother throttle response and lowers fuel consumption.

They have air suspension that continuously adjustable damping control on each individual wheel and automatic self-levelling to adjust to different loads.

E 200 Sedan: $98,700
E 200 Coupé: $103,700
E 300 Sedan: $117,900
E 300 Coupé: $117,400
E 300 Cabriolet: $130,900
E 300 e Sedan: $123,500
E 350 Sedan: $127,100
E 350 Coupé: $128,200
E 350 Cabriolet: $141,300
AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan: $162,300
AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé: $164,800
AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet: $173,400
AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan: $253,900
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-AMG dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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