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 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY
E 350 4MATIC
E 500 4MATIC
||7-speed automatic||7-speed automatic||7-speed automatic|
||2987 cc||3498 cc||5461 cc|
||170 kW/231 hp||200 kW/272 hp||285 kW/388 hp|
|Rated torque||540 Nm at
|350 Nm at
|530 Nm at
|Fuel consumption (l/100 km)*
|CO2 emissions** (g/km)
||EU 5||EU 5||EU 5|
* NEDC combined fuel consumption; ** on the NEDC driving cycle