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The all-new 2009 Mercedes E-Class starts at 34.950 Euros

12.01.2009 / Stuttgart-Cairo / While Mercedes Benz Egypt is suffering car sales decline to an almost standstill, the mother-company in Germany announced today (12.01.2009) the prices of the all-new 2009 E-Class, which will be launched by Mercedes-Benz in the spring of 2009. The new E-Class will cost between EUR 34.950 and 59.050 ex-works.

Prices for the new E-Class will therefore remain at the same level as those for the predecessor model, despite more extensive equipment features, new engines, and improved technology. The model program for the new E-Class at market launch will consist of ten saloons equipped with four, six, or eight-cylinder engines that consume up to 23 percent less fuel than before.
Two additional four-cylinder engine models with new petrol and diesel injection systems will be introduced in the fall of 2009. Three of the new E-Class saloons will also be available with an improved 4MATIC all-wheel drive system that exhibits even more fuel economy compared to the predecessor model.

Mercedes-Benz has supplemented the already extensive standard equipment in the E-Class with features that further improve safety and comfort in the new model series. Such features include a fatigue recognition system, adaptive shock absorbers, a driver kneebag, an active engine hood, daytime running lights, a Bluetooth cell phone interface, and a large colour display on the instrument panel. The V6 and V8 models also boast as standard equipment a direct steering system and a seven-speed automatic transmission with a steering wheel selector lever. The E 500 eight-cylinder saloon is additionally equipped with pneumatic suspension and an electronically controlled damping system.

The ELEGANCE and AVANTGARDE design and equipment lines offer further possibilities for special design and equipment features in the new E-Class. The ex-works surcharges for the lines are EUR1,921.85 for the ELEGANCE and EUR3,361.75 for the AVANTGARDE - and thus remain unchanged from the predecessor model, despite a broader range of equipment features. The ELEGANCE line stands out, for example, through ambience interior lighting, newly developed seats in vertical fluting design, burr-walnut wood trim, and 16-inch light alloy wheels in ten-twin spoke design.

In the AVANTGARDE line, Mercedes-Benz emphasizes the modern and innovative character of the new E-Class with a distinct front-end design, sporty suspension tuning with lower body positioning, bi-xenon headlights with five different lighting functions, LED daytime driving lamps, LED taillights, 17-inch light alloy wheels in five-twin spoke design, 245/45 R 17 wide base tyres, and ambience interior lighting.

Mercedes-Benz also offers an AMG Sports Package and an Exclusive Package for more demanding customers. These contain valuable equipment features that are mostly not available individually. The AMG Sports package, for example, includes AMG-design bumpers and side skirts, sports seats with outstanding side support, three-spoke steering wheel, and 18-inch AMG light alloy wheels.
Depending on the model variant in question, the AMG Sports Package costs between EUR2,915 and EUR4,046 ex-works. The Exclusive package (EUR4,284 ex-works) enhances the new E-Class through the inclusion of a wood-leather steering wheel, an Alcantara roof lining and pillar trim, nappa leather seat upholstery, and a high-quality upholstered instrument panel.

I am sure that we while see the new E-Class on Egyptian roads very soon, long before the local importer and local Mercedes Benz factory will offer it officially in Egypt as they will be try to promote and sell the locally-assembled old-shape E-Class as long as possible.

The prices of the all-new 2009 Mercedes E-Class are as follows:
Mercedes E 220 CDI: 34.950 Euros
Mercedes E 250 CDI: 37.400 Euros
Mercedes E 350 BlueTec: 44.850 Euros
Mercedes E 350 CDI: 42.850 Euros
Mercedes E 250 CGI: 37.400 Euros
Mercedes E 350 CGI: 43.650 Euros
Mercedes E 500: 56.750 Euros
Mercedes E 500 4Matic: 59.050 Euros

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Maher from 6th October - Egypt wrote:
Any idea when it will be implemented in egypt ? estimated price if imported?

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