Mercedes-Benz Philippines has given the E-Class an upgrade. For 2020, the mid-sized luxury sedan gets more equipment levels, tech, and driving assistance systems. But even with the upgrade, Mercedes-Benz has made it easier to own with a lower base price. That's because there's a new variant available dubbed the E 180.
In the E-Class, it now gets a fully digital instrument cluster, just like the recently updated C 180. You even have the option of changing its appearance with three selectable modes: Classic, Sport, and Progressive. They also added touch controls on the steering wheel, bringing the E-Class bang up to date. Not only that, you now control the infotainment system not by a scroll wheel, but now via the touchpad. The touchpad can also recognize handwriting, which makes scrolling through the phonebook much easier.
Moving to the tech front, the 2020 E-Class now comes equipped with two additional driver assistance systems. On top of Attention Assist which alerts the driver from distraction and drowsiness, they included Active Brake Assist to prevent or mitigate accidents. There's also Active Parking Assistance which takes over the task of parking semi-autonomously.
The Mercedes-Benz E 180 Avantgarde uses the same engine as the C 180. That means it makes 156 PS and 250 Nm of torque from its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. It then uses a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Moving up the range, the E 200 comes in two trim levels, namely Avantgarde and AMG Line. The AMG Line adds sports suspension, a bigger set of alloy wheels, along with a unique front and rear bumper design. It also gets interior upgrades such as Alcantara trimmings, carbon fiber inserts, sunroof, and sport seats. Both are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mill that makes 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque. It then shifts with a nine-speed automatic (9G-Tronic) and power is sent to the rear wheels.
Prices for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is as follows:
E 180 Avantgarde: Php 3,890,000
E 200 Avantgarde: Php 4,590,000
E 200 AMG Line: Php 5,190,000