AWD Mercedes-Benz

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10 February 2017 10:47AM

The Mercedes-Benz E 220 d is now available with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive in both their saloon and estate body styles. This is the first time a diesel E-Class has been offered with all-wheel-drive in the UK.

It will use the same all-new four-cylinder 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine as the standard rear-wheel-drive E 220 d that produces 194 hp. All new E-Class models come with a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox. With a torque split of 45:55 front to rear, the 4MATIC system offers greater traction, driving dynamics and driving stability in all road conditions.

The system does this by using sensor data on the wheel speeds, the steering wheel angle and yaw and lateral acceleration. Next-generation driver assistance systems include a Lane Tracking Package that has Passive Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Assist, and the more comprehensive Driving Assistance Plus Package. Prices for the E 220 d 4MATIC saloon start at £38,175, while the estate version costs £40,175.