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it will gain a combined fuel economy of 53.3 MPG from 51.4 MPG

Mercedes is updating its E-class line-up with a new nine-speed automatic.

Last weekend, Mercedes-Benz’s German language website configurator revealed that the nine-speed automatic -- known as 9G-Tronic -- will now be standard on the rear-wheel-drive E350 BlueTec. It will replace the seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, which will now be standard equipment on the E220 BlueEfficiency Edition.


While bringing the 9G-Tronic along won't change the E350 BlueTec’s ability to hit 0-62 MPH in 6.6 seconds, it will gain a combined fuel economy [European rating] of 53.3 MPG (from 51.4 MPG with the 7G-Tronic). This is due to a boost in city MPG from 40.9 to 44.1. 

The 9G-Tronic also brings reduced average CO2 emissions from 144g/km to 138g/km.

Back in May, Mercedes said it was aiming for 45 MPG highway on the new 2014 E250 Bluetec 4Matic diesel sedan. Its 2.1-liter, 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine uses twin sequential turbochargers for 195 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Source: Autocar



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RE: Kudos!
By Ammohunt on 7/22/2013 3:51:59 PM , Rating: 2
Who changes their own fluids nowadays? I do on my older vehicles but the new ones i have done at the dealership.


RE: Kudos!
By Reclaimer77 on 7/22/2013 4:19:57 PM , Rating: 2
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Who changes their own fluids nowadays?


*raises hand*

But yeah I know, totally in the minority here. Plus Subbies are fairly easy to work on. I wouldn't touch a German vehicle as they're specifically designed to force you into the dealership for what should be the most simplest of tasks.


RE: Kudos!
By BZDTemp on 7/22/2013 5:33:04 PM , Rating: 2
Could be worse.

While I know a German car where one has to remove the air box to change one of the head light bulbs there is a French car where replacing a head light bulb requires you to take off the left front wheel and more to get at it!


RE: Kudos!
By T2k on 7/22/2013 5:54:11 PM , Rating: 1
Amen to that, there's nothing worse than deliberate French BS especially in their cars.


RE: Kudos!
By piomaj on 7/23/2013 9:25:19 AM , Rating: 2
Which car? I had Renault Megane MK II and in fact to replace a head light you had to do it through the bumper but you didn't have to take off the wheel, you just needed to turn the wheel to one side. I did it myself once and my hand and arms were all dirty afterwards.


RE: Kudos!
By Xplorer4x4 on 7/24/2013 10:47:26 PM , Rating: 2
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I wouldn't touch a German vehicle as they're specifically designed to force you into the dealership for what should be the most simplest of tasks.

I thought this increasingly applied to more and more vehicles.


RE: Kudos!
By Spuke on 7/22/2013 11:21:08 PM , Rating: 2
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Who changes their own fluids nowadays? I do on my older vehicles but the new ones i have done at the dealership.
I don't. I take them to the dealer to have it done although I do occasionally change the oil.


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