The Mercedes Benz E350 CGI is offered in the Avantgarde model which is designed to be more luxurious with leather trim, bi-xenon headlights with High Beam Assist, electrically folding mirrors and LED running lights with 17” alloy wheels and a 15mm lower suspension. The Mercedes Benz E350 CGI Sport model has a package of AMG styling accessories including 18” alloys and upgraded braking system.
CGI is all about the way the petrol is delivered into the engine’s cylinders ready for combustion. The CGI technology delivers the fuel in quantities, at timings and at a pressure that makes the most of every last microscopic droplet. The result is the best possible compromise between performance and economy. The Mercedes Benz E350 CGI‘s V6 petrol engine develops 288bhp and can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 6.3 seconds. The Mercedes Benz E350 CGI can return a reasonable 33mpg with emissions under 200g/km. This is still a long way behind the 41mpg and 181g/km available from the E350 CDI diesel but the gap is narrowing.
The latest E-Class is as smooth an operator as the Mercedes-Benz heritage would lead you to expect but it can also turn its hand to more dynamic pursuits. In Mercedes Benz E350 CGI form it’s fast and flexible with well-weighted steering and a fiendishly slick automatic gearbox. Prices start at £38,310 on the road.