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MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS - PUTTING ON THE STYLE By Brian Foley

The latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes in two distinctly different styles. Classic and Elegance versions feature the traditional triple-louvre grille and bonnet-mounted star.

The different CLS-inspired Avantgarde versiom has a more sporty look sporty look with a large central star in the grille. All models have new style headlights, replacing the previous double lights.

The E200CDI is listed at €44,540 (ex works) with annual road tax of €270 while the more powerful E220CDI is listed at €47,110 with road tax of €270. Third in the trio of diesel models – an E250CDI is priced at €49,495 with road tax of €270.

Two petrol versions are the E200 BlueEFFICIENCY version at €47,015 with road tax of €390 and the E300 BlueTec Hybrid Automatic at €53.020 with annual road tax of €190. This model is only available in automatic.

Prices quoted are for Classic versions in all cases. Prices for Elegance and Avantgarde versions will carry a small premium and will be announced as models arrive.

Coming soon is the all new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the CLA.