The Mercedes E-Class has been given a face-lift and more standard equipment, but prices have also risen.
The entry-level E220 CDI SE will cost £32,400, which is £2280 more than the outgoing car. Like before, SE cars come with alloys, leather-effect upholstery and climate control, but 2013 cars will also get DAB radio and satellite-navigation as standard.
A simplified trim structure contains just two levels – SE and AMG Sport. AMG Sport versions cost £2495 more than SE cars and bring a host of visual upgrades inside and out, plus firmer sports suspension.
The engine line-up includes two new turbocharged 2.0-litre petrols with either 181bhp or 208bhp. The 5.5-litre E63 AMG is the only other petrol-powered E-Class, and comes with 550bhp or 577bhp.
Diesel options include two four-cylinder engines with either 168bhp or 201bhp, and a 248bhp V6. There's also a 201bhp hybrid that combines the four-cylinder diesel with an electric motor.
All versions – the entry-level E220 CDI, aside – come with a seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard. The E220 CDI comes with a six-speed manual, but buyers can add the auto 'box for £1520.
Full E-Class pricing
E220 CDI SE manual - £32,400
E220 CDI SE automatic - £33,920
E250 CDI SE automatic - £36,590
E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE automatic - £39,530
E220 CDI AMG Sport manual - £34,895
E220 CDI AMG Sport automatic - £36,535
E250 CDI AMG Sport automatic - £39,085
E300 Bluetec Hybrid AMG Sport automatic - £42,025
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport automatic - £40,900
E200 SE automatic - £33,980
E250 SE automatic - £35,110
E200 AMG Sport automatic - £36,490
E250 AMG Sport automatic - £37,620
E63 AMG automatic - £74,945
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