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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W213) Confirmed for Malaysia Launch – 9 June 2016

Kon May 27, 2016 18:15

If you’ve been waiting for the arrival of Mercedes-Benz’s all-new W213 E-Class, the date to mark on your calendar is 9 June 2016.

Information at our disposal is rather cloudy, although Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) is already beginning to seed interest in a specifically-designed microsite accessible through the company’s official website.

Reliable sources have revealed to us that new E-Class will launch as a fully-imported model, although the vehicle will be locally assembled for the long term.

Globally, Mercedes-Benz offers a wide range of petrol and diesel engines of various capacities and output. Our speculation is that MBM will start off the offensive with the four-cylinder petrol models powered by the company’s M274 2.0-litre turbo engine powering the E 200 (184hp), E 250 (211hp), and may be even E 300 (252hp).

A 3.5-litre V6 flagship is also possible, and we believe the case for a tax free diesel-powered E 300 BlueTec Hybrid (or an equivalent variant for this generation) is likely being explored for introduction with local assembly. 

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Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.

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