Audi A6 3.0 TFSI Quattro Tip, Mercedes-Benz E 350 (AVANTGARDE) Review
Battle Royale

Story by C.K. Lim Photos by Yang
1 Nov 2009
 

The long awaited new E-Class from Mercedes-Benz has finally arrived on our shores. We pit the E350 against the  Audi A6 3.0 TFSI to see how it fares.

Top of the class

The new E-Class is a trailblazer. Why so? In this segment of full-size executive saloons, Mercedes-Benz is first to the market with a brand new product. Rivals such as BMW and Audi will have to play catch up – the former will roll out their all-new 5-Series in a couple of months’ time, and the latter will only launch their new-generation A6 in 2011.

With a market share of up to 40 per cent in many markets in Europe, the E-Class has been a success story for the Stuttgart-based luxury car maker. Locally, it is a similar story for the E-Class has traditionally been a hot favourite of the middle-management and up-and-coming towkays. Will the new W212 E-Class marks the start of a new chapter?

Well, it does get a smart new look, and packs the necessary substance to back up its status as a highly successful business saloon that is built with comfort, quality and safety in mind.

To see if it really measures up against the competition, we’ve broughtalong the latest Audi A6, thought by many to have decently good driving dynamics, soothing comfort and a best-in-class interior.

 

 

 

 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 2995cc Turbocharged
Engine Type V 5
Power 290bhp @ 4300rpm
Torque 420Nm @ 1800rpm
Power to Weight 164.3 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 5.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 10.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto Tiptronic
Drive Type F4

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4933 x 1855 x 1463) mm
Wheelbase 1725 mm
Kerb Weight 1765 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs

Engine

Engine Capacity 3498cc Turbocharged
Engine Type V 6
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Power 272bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 2400rpm
Power to Weight 150.7 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 6.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 10.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed Auto Tiptronic
Drive Type FR

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4868 x 1854 x 1470) mm
Wheelbase 2874 mm
Kerb Weight 1805 kg
Boot Capacity 540 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs