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Technology-loaded E-Class joins Mercedes-Benz line-up at CCIA


Mercedes-Benz will showcase its latest hi-tech saloon at Company Car In Action this month as well as a number of other models making their first appearances at the event.

Visitors will get the opportunity to drive the recently launched E-Class powered by Mercedes-Benz’s new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 195hp in the E 220d. 

It is coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission and produces CO2 emissions of 102g/km in the SE variant, and 112g/km in the AMG Line. 

The new E-Class will be available for driving on Millbrook’s routes alongside the recently launched GLC-Class SUV, revised versions of the A-Class and CLA-Class, and a number of new plug-in hybrid cars. 

The C-Class, S-Class and GLE-Class will all be available in low-CO2 plug-in hybrid variants, with emissions tanging from 48-84g/km, depending on model. Mercedes-Benz will also have a fully-electric version of the B-Class MPV available for testing. 

There will be high-performance models to test, including the C 63 S AMG, A 45 AMG, and the GT S coupé – the car used as the safety car at Formula 1 races. 

Company Car In Action on June 14-15 is held at Millbrook Proving Ground, in Bedfordshire.

It offers fleet decision makers an unrivaled range of cars and vans to test back-to-back on a range of routes specifically designed for evaluating road cars. 

Millbrook offers a range of routes that allow different aspects of vehicle performance to be checked. 

The twisty hill route is ideal for appraising a car’s handling and responses, including acceleration, steering and braking; the high-speed bowl is designed to test motorway performance and comfort at speeds up to 100mph, especially noise intrusion; the city route is a low-speed course designed to assess a vehicle’s manoeuvrability; the off-road course is open to 4x4s, challenging their all-terrain ability.

Fleet decision makers can register for their free place at www.companycarinaction.co.uk

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