Mercedes E Class 4MATIC now available image

Mercedes announced today that is offering the new E Class with the latest generation of the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. Last generation of 4Matic all wheel drive from Mercedes is more lighter (adds 50 to 70 kilograms of extra weight) more compact and offers superior traction and fuel economy.

The 4MATIC transfer case, featuring a planetary centre differential and a pair of bevel gears acting as a lateral output to the front axle, is integrated into the standard-specification 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The centre differential produces the 45:55 torque split between the front and rear axles.

There are five models in the E-Class 4MATIC range:


E 350 4MATIC

E 500 4MATIC

Saloon Estate Saloon Estate Saloon
Diesel/V6 Petrol/V6 Petrol/V8
7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic
2987 cc 3498 cc 5461 cc
Rated output
170 kW/231 hp 200 kW/272 hp 285 kW/388 hp
Rated torque  540 Nm at
1600-2400 rpm
350 Nm at
2400-5000 rpm
530 Nm at
2800-4800 rpm
Fuel consumption (l/100 km)*
7.0 7.6 9.6 10.2 11.0
CO2 emissions** (g/km)
183 200 226 238 258
Emissions standard
EU 5 EU 5 EU 5

* NEDC combined fuel consumption; ** on the NEDC driving cycle

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