Quick Note: Mercedes Brings Nine-Speed Automatic to E-Class
July 22, 2013 11:34 AM
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it will gain a combined fuel economy of 53.3 MPG from 51.4 MPG
Mercedes is updating its
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.
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7/22/2013 5:09:35 PM
You think they look good? I think they're ugly. I hate MB full line of styling. BMW's 300 series looks a heck of a lot better. Even my old 91 Pontiac 6000 looked better than this thing.
There are a few examples of cars that look good: my 2005 Monte Carlo, any year Corvette, recent Mustangs and Camaros. I'd prefer any of those over a MB, based on just styling.
However, ugly as these are, they're very reliable. They make really good cars, mechanically. I'd buy one just for that, even if they're ugly.
7/22/2013 7:18:19 PM
A little homework is in order. While Mercedes has improved from their 2006 and earlier lows, they are overall the most problematic brand besides Range Rover, though I suspect that's because Range Rover owners actually take their vehicles off road.
The best defense I've heard for Mercedes' terrible reliability is that, being luxury cars, they have more equipment that can fail. Fair enough, but Lexus is top-rated and has just as many toys.
If you want reliable, get a Lexus/Toyota, Acura/Honda, Subaru, some Fords, or (interestingly) Porche.
(I know, there are exceptions, and there are specific models of other makers that have good records, with the possible exception of Chrysler).
7/22/2013 11:31:36 PM
I think they all look great!! Seriously aggressive styling. The E class being my favorite. Although, I wouldn't own one cause I like a lot sport in cars and even the AMG's aren't enough for me. If I were choosing a luxury, sports sedan, it would be a Panamera Turbo or CTS-V. The CTS-V being a lot more attainable.
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