The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been launched in Ireland. The first version to arrive is the four-cylinder, 170bhp E220 CDI which comes on the market at €43,600 (ex works ).
It is powered by a 2.2-litre, bi-turbo, common rail direct injection engine which delivers 400Nm of torque with a top speed of 229kms and a 0-100km/h time of 8.0 seconds. It has fuel consumption of 6.9 litres/100km(urban cycle ) and a CO2 rating of 139g/km.
All manual transmission diesels fall into Band B with annual road tax of €156, with all automatic versions coming in Band C with road tax of €302 per annum. Two more models arrive in September - the E200 CDI and E200 CGI Kompressor.