New Mercedes Benz E 350 CDI review, test drive

    Mercedes-Benz brings back its large V6 diesel to the E-Class and it’s a fine match.

    Published on Nov 03, 2014 10:40:00 AM

    2,98,036 Views

    Model : E-Class

    Since launch last year, the facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been available with the option of a four-cylinder diesel (E250 CDI), a four-cylinder petrol (E200) and a manic V8 petrol (E63 AMG). This E350 CDI, then, marks the return of a ‘big’ diesel to the E’s engine line-up. As on the older E350 CDI, this one features a 3.0-litre, V6, common-rail diesel motor. But, courtesy updates to the engine, power, torque and correspondingly performance figures see a big improvement. In current form, the E350 CDI makes a rather strong 262bhp and 63.2kgm, with Mercedes claiming a quick 0-100kph time of just 6.6 seconds.

    Be it acceleration from a standstill or through the gears, the E350 CDI is quick. You’ll be quite surprised by how strongly the Merc pulls even post 140kph. But the remarkable thing about the engine is it doesn’t make a song and dance about delivering smashing performance. Even with the throttle mashed to the floor, the decibel levels in the cabin don’t really go beyond a distant hum. It’s so quiet and relaxed in the cabin that it’s easy to find yourself driving faster than intended – the E350 CDI masks speed brilliantly. For many, this engine’s superb refinement alone is worth the outlay over the E250 CDI, whose twin turbo unit can be intrusive at times.

     

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    ₹ 77,54,100 * on road price (New Delhi)

    FIND OUT MORE

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.

    Comments
    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Search By Car Price
    Poll of the month

    The Mahindra Scorpio N prices are very close to those of the XUV700. Which Mahindra SUV would you buy?

    Scorpio N

     

    37.34%

    XUV700

     

    62.66%

    Total Votes : 4111
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe