E 250 BlueTec 4Matic Gets Reviewed by Motorweek

Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec 4Matic 1 photo
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The current way to own the cheapest Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the United States right now is the E 250 BlueTec.
Powered by a 2.1-liter, twin-turbocharged four-cylinder oil burner that develops 204 hp (195 bhp) and a not-too-shabby 500 Nm (369 lb ft) of torque, the E 250 BlueTec isn't exactly a slouch on the road.

Taking into account that it sips the same amount of fuel as a mid-size hybrid but with torque to actually move around and not be ashamed of running on batteries and hugging trees (just kidding, you shouldn't feel ashamed), the cheapest E-Class doesn't offer a ride that feels in any way cheap.

Pairing the small but highly-efficient turbodiesel mill under the hood with the active safety given by the 4Matic all-wheel drive system and you should have a winner.

At least this is the conclusion that the mildly-humorous narrated Motorweek video review bellow seems to have about the model after a rather exhaustive test drive that also includes a quarter mile run, a braking test and a slalom test.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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