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New engines for Mercedes-Benz CLS and E-Class

Published 22 August 2018

Mercedes-Benz has added a new six-cylinder petrol engine to the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet range, with prices starting at £50,900 for the Coupe and £55,395 for the Cabriolet.

Badged the E450 4Matic, the new engine has previously been used in the CLS and replaces the E400 in the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line-ups. It uses a 48-volt mild hybrid system to provide a boost of 22PS and 250Nm of torque when required, for example during overtaking.

Ordinarily the E450 has a power output of 367PS and 500Nm of torque, while fuel economy is rated at 32.1mpg in the Coupe and 31.7mpg in the Cabriolet. Acceleration to 62mph takes 5.6 seconds (5.8 seconds in the Cabriolet), while both models have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

Meanwhile, the E350 d 4Matic All-terrain has been replaced by the E400 d 4Matic All-terrain. The 3.0-litre inline diesel engine produces 340PS and 700Nm of torque and is capable of taking the Coupe to 62mph in 5.1 seconds and Cabriolet in 5.2 seconds. Prices start at £64,445.

Mercedes-Benz has also updated the CLS with an all-new four-cylinder petrol engine badged the CLS 350. With 399PS and 400Nm of torque, the CLS 350 also uses a 48-volt system to generate a further 14PS and 150Nm. It emits 162g/km CO2 and returns 39.8mpg. 0-62mph takes 6.0 seconds flat.


Sulphur Man    on 23 August 2018

Isnt the E350d All Terrain an estate?

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