Mercedes-Benz's official distributor in the Philippines, CATS Motors, has just brought in the update to the E-Class sedan, starting with the E250 CDI Avantgarde and the E300 AMG Sport.
"The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been the market segment leader since its launch in 2009 in the country," said CATS Motors vice president for sales and marketing Bob Shaw. "In top form, the new E-Class repositions itself as the most technologically advanced midsize luxury automobile. We listened to our customers and added more value in the cars with the new E-Class without traditionally increasing price."
The update to the E-Class gives the midsize luxury sedan a more modern, refined yet sporty appearance, starting with the new one-piece, all-LED headlights and the bumper that now bears a curved-wing design. For its rear, the E-Class has horizontally divided taillight clusters that use LEDs and fiber optics, and a non-visible exhaust system.
In addition, the Avantgarde line gets a sporty rear bumper with high-gloss black plastic and chrome trim inserts, and, together with the AMG Sport variant, a twin-pipe exhaust system with rectangular tailpipes integrated into the rear bumper.
The E-Class's interior has also been updated, with new color trims made available as well as a new, three-gauge instrument cluster. Other new interior appointments are the head unit display with its trapezoidal surround to make the display appear larger, the air vents on the dashboard, the analog clock with the Mercedes-Benz star in the center console between the air vents, and ambience lighting in either single or triple colors depending on the optional equipment lines.
A 2.0-liter diesel engine with an output of 204hp and 500Nm powers the E250 CDI Avantgarde. The E300 AMG Sport, meanwhile, is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 252hp and 340Nm.
The updated E250 CDI Avantgarde sells for P5.38 million, while the E300 AMG Sport goes for P5.68 million.
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