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 5:33:04 PM
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!
7/22/2013 5:54:11 PM
Amen to that, there's nothing worse than deliberate French BS especially in their cars.
7/23/2013 9:25:19 AM
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.
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