Last month, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduced the new facelift E-Class in the form of the E 200 Avantgarde and the E 300 AMG Line.

The E 200 Avantgarde variant gets a new hexagonal grille with a touch of the Panamericana grille while the E 300 AMG Line gets a trapezoid-shaped grille with the more traditional chrome pins. 18-inch wheels are fitted onto the E 200, with the more powerful E 300 sporting 18-inch wheels.

It goes without saying that the E 300 AMG Line looks a lot more aggressive with sportier front and rear bumpers compared to the clean and elegant look of the E 200.

Despite having the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine paired a 9G Tronic 9-speed automatic gearbox, the E 200 produces 197 hp and 320 Nm, while the more powerful E 300 delivers a solid 258 hp and 350 Nm. The E 200 is still no slouch, as 0 to 100 km/h takes just 7.4 seconds while the E 300 will match a hot hatch in just 6.2 seconds.

Inside, the E 300 AMG Line stands out with a lot more equipment such as the new funky steering wheel, wireless charging, a panoramic roof, a Burmester sound system and the Mercedes Emergency Call System.

Prices start from RM326,943 for the E 200 while the E 300 goes for RM375,432. Click here for more details on what’s new in the E 200 and E 300.