Less than a year since its debut in Malaysia, the Mercedes-Benz W213 E-Class is finally available as a locally assembled model. As such, prices have gone down by as much as RM47,000 for the base E 200 Avantgarde!

The E 250 Avantgarde and E 250 Exclusive variants also receive a massive chop in price of about RM42,000. All three variants are identically specced as their fully imported counterparts. This means Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s production plant in Pekan is now assembling all three of their newest core products, the W205 C-Class, W213 E-Class and W222 S-Class.

QUICK FACTS

Name Mercedes-Benz E200 Avantgarde Line Mercedes-Benz E250 Avantgarde Line Mercedes-Benz E250 Exclusive Line
Engine 1,991cc turbocharged in-line 4
Transmission 9G-Tronic, 9-speed automatic
Max Power 184 hp @ 5,500 rpm 211 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Max Torque 300 Nm @ 1,200 – 4,000 rpm 350 Nm @ 1,200 – 4,000 rpm
Price (OTR without insurance) RM348,888 RM378,888 RM383,888

Speaking of specifications, one of the key highlights is the massive suite of driving assistive technologies. Besides having auto-parking assist, pre-crash systems and active brake assist as standard. All variants of the the W213 E-Class get LED headlamps, but the entry level E 200 Avantgarde will miss out on the Multibeam technology (84 individually controlled LED modules) and the 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system as standard. Want more? How does 64 different hues for ambient lighting sound to you?

We’ve sampled the E 250 Avantgarde (RM378,888 now, formerly RM420,888) and found many, many good things to say about the luxurious, high-tech sedan. But if you’re wondering why the E 300 AMG Line is not offered any longer, well, stay tuned for an even bigger news!


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Mercedes-Benz W213 E-Class (E 250 Avantgarde Line)


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