September 14, 2013
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 Gets Impressive Fuel Economy Rating in the USA
The newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class (the 2014 E250 BlueTEC sedan) has achieved an impressive estimated EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) rating of 45 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 mpg around town.
According to Mercedes-Benz USA, the E250 BlueTEC is powered by high-efficiency turbodiesel engine. The all-aluminum, in-line four-cylinder engine makes use of four valves per cylinder and dual overhead camshafts with vane-type variable valve timing, producing 195 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
To ensure the E250 BlueTEC meets exhaust emission regulations in all 50 U.S. states, the BlueTEC system uses AdBlue injection to make the diesel as clean as a state-of-the-art gasoline engine.
As modern all-wheel-drive systems become more refined, they are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the luxury car market. With negligible weight and fuel-efficiency tradeoffs, full-time four-wheel drive provides year-round traction and stability benefits on both wet and dry roads. According to Mercedes-Benz, optional on the E250 BlueTEC, the latest Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC Four-Wheel Drive system can be cleanly integrated into the 7-speed automatic transmission so it fits right into the standard body and utilizes the existing front suspension.
Further, according to the company, it focuses on real-world safety with the goal of accident-free driving, and the new E-Class offers more than 30 standard and optional active and passive safety systems under the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive comfort and safety portfolio. The Driver Assistance Package offers the following content:
• DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist: radar-based cruise control system with semi-autonomous steering inputs that can work from 0-124 mph depending on road conditions.
• PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian detection: radar and stereo cameras detect vehicles and pedestrians in front of the vehicle and can adjust braking according to the situation, and apply full brakes if necessary.
• PRE-SAFE PLUS: rear-facing radar that senses possible rear collisions and prepares the vehicle to help reduce the injury risk for the passengers in a rear-end collision.
• BAS PLUS with Cross Traffic Assist: reads cross-traffic encounters with stereo cameras and adds appropriate brake assistance.
• Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Protection: assists by corrective one-sided braking.
Posted by Editors at September 14, 2013 12:21 PM | Link to this Post