Last year, when Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) launched the all-new W213 E-Class, the company announced that a range topping E 300 will join the line up soon after. For those of you who have been desperately waiting for the more potent E-Class, this one is all yours for a cool RM458,888.
Motivating this Masterpiece of Intelligence is the same 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four found in the rest of the E-Class range. Only here in the E 300, it pushes out 245 hp and 370 Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Key performance figures are: 6.2 seconds century sprint time and 250 km/h electronically limited top speed. The E 300 consumes slightly more fuel at 6.3 litres per 100 km compared to 5.9L/100 km rated on the lower range models.
|Name||Mercedes-Benz E 200 Avantgarde||Mercedes-Benz E 250 Avantgarde||Mercedes-Benz E 250 Exclusive||Mercedes-Benz E 300 AMG|
1,991cc; in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged
9G-TRONIC, 9-speed automatic
|Max Power||184 hp @ 5,500 rpm||211 hp @ 5,500 rpm||245 hp @ 5,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||300 Nm @ 1,200 – 4,000 rpm||350 Nm @ 1,200 – 4,000 rpm||370 Nm @ 1,200 – 4,000 rpm|
|0 – 100 km/h; Top speed||7.7 seconds; 240 km/h||6.9 seconds; 250 km/h||6.2 seconds; 250 km/h|
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM395,888||RM420,888||RM425,888||RM458,888|
As revealed during the launch, the E 300 is kitted with AMG line, receiving goodies such as a sportier AMG exterior pack, lowered AGILITY CONTROL suspension, 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloys, sports seats, AMG three-spoke flat bottom multifunctional steering wheel, extended aluminium pedal shifters, AMG floor mats and AMG sports pedals.
Standard equipment include Nappa leather upholstery, powered front seats with four-way lumbar support, ambient lighting, thermotronic automatic climate control, keyless-GO, powered boot and powered sunblind.
Things like Multibeam adaptive LED headlamps, panoramic sunroof, Qi wireless charging tray, Comand Online infotainment system with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto, 360-degree camera, Parking Pilot and a 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD instrument cluster are all standard. Exclusive to this trim are heads-up display and 640 watts 13-speaker Burmester® Surround Sound System.
If you’re in the market for a fully kitted premium executive sedan, the E 300 AMG would be just the car for you. However, if you’re patient enough, maybe you can wait a little longer for the all-new BMW G30 arrives on our shores.