Mercedes E Class E350 d Returns With Better Performance

by Vivaan Khatri | 27/04/2020
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Mercedes has relaunched the E Class E350 d with a more powerful engine. The new model is available in Elite trim only.

Last year, Mercedes discontinued the Mercedes E Class E350 d. A year later, the German auto giant has relaunched this variant with a new engine option.

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Mercedes E Class E350 d will return with a more powerful performance

Before it went into discontinuation, the E Class E350 d was powered by the OM 642 V6 3.0-litre diesel engine. This BSIV engine was capable of unleashing a top power of 258 PS and a maximum torque of 620 Nm. On returning to the market, the Mercedes E Class 350d receives power from a new diesel engine which is the OM 656 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder oil burner.

Compared to the old engine, the new unit is more powerful, making a maximum power of 286 PS and peak torque of 600 Nm. As a result, the new E 350 d variant can deliver a more impressive performance with the 0-100 kmph acceleration of 5.7 seconds against the previous 6.6-second record. Of course, this new engine is in line with the new BSVI emission norms. The 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission has been carried over from the earlier car.

Mercedes E Class E350 d

Engine

OM 656

No. of cylinders

6-cylinder

Displacement

2,925 cc

Maximum Power

286 PS

Maximum Torque

600 Nm

Transmission

 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

5.7 seconds

Top speed

250 km/h

The new engine setting not only conforms to the new BSVI emission norms but also steps ahead of its time and meets the requirement of the future Real Driving Emission norm which is scheduled to go into effect in April 2023. It also means that it is unlikely that Mercedes will introduce an updated version of the E Class in the next 3 years or even more. To become more environment-friendly, the OM 656 unit adopts a new extended emission control system which comprises of a DPF (diesel particulate filter), close-coupled NOX storage catalytic converter, and an additional SCR catalyst.

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Mercedes E Class E350 d will be available on the Elite trim only

In the Indian market, the Mercedes E Class will be offered in three variants including Expression, Exclusive and Elite trims. The 350 d diesel configuration will only available on the Elite trim. The top-spec Elite trim comes with exclusive features like full-degree camera, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, and more. The wheelset is also upgraded from 17-inch alloy units on the previous model to new 8-inch 5-dual-spoke alloy wheels. The Mercedes E Class E350 d is priced at Rs 75.29 lakh. It may be noted that the E Class range is available in India at a starting price of Rs 59.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan-India).

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