Price list and spec sheets for the Malaysian W212 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift are now available at Mercedes-Benz dealerships, with the price lists showing a August 1, 2013 effective date.
Both the Mercedes-Benz E 200 Avantgarde and E 250 Avantgarde should have similar exterior looks, as Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has opted for the sports grille with the integrated star for both cars instead of the more traditional grille that’s accompanied with a hood ornament.
The only difference is that the E 250 Avantgarde gets an additional Exterior Sports Package which includes 18-inch five twin-spoke alloys with mixed tyres, larger perforated disc brakes at the front with calipers that have Mercedes-Benz lettering, and two square integrated tailpipes at the rear.
The E 250 Avantgarde also gains Remote Bootlid Closing and an Electric Panoramic Sliding Glass Sunroof over the E 200. Other than that, both the cars have very similiar equipment lists. The E 200 seems to have had a massive specs and appearance overhaul as it even gains Artico leather on the upper section of the dashboard, which was reserved for the E 250 and upwards for the pre-facelift. Both cars also have LED headlamps with Dynamic Light System.
Both the E 200 and E 250 get revised engines. The previous 1.8 litre (1,796cc) CGI engine has been replaced by a 2.0 litre (1,991cc) BlueDIRECT engine. The E 200 now does 184 hp at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1,200 rpm to 4,000 rpm, compared to the outgoing E 200 CGI’s 184 hp and 270 Nm. The new E 250 gets 211 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,200 rpm to 4,000 rpm, as opposed to the older E 250 CGI’s 204 hp and 310 Nm.
The E 200 Avantgarde has a price tag of RM366,888 OTR without insurance, while the E 250 Avantgarde has a price tag of RM405,888 OTR without insurance. Both cars are locally-assembled. We’re expecting the facelifted W212 to be launched this month. Have a look at the two spec sheets in the gallery below. Special thanks to reader LT for the tip-off.
P/S: Should you be interested in an oil burner version, the grey importers have also managed got a hold of the W212 facelift – check out this 2013 E220 CDI.