Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec 4Matic vs BMW 535d xDrive vs Audi A6 3.0 TDI

Starting with 2013, when the Mercedes-Benz E-Class family received what is arguably the most expensive mid-cycle refresh in automotive history, the only diesel engine available for the North American versions of the E-Class comprises the E 250 BlueTec in both rear-wheel drive and 4Matic all-wheel drive variants.
Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec 4Matic vs BMW 535d xDrive vs Audi A6 3.0 TDI 1 photo
In essence, it is a 2.1-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder with an adequate amount of horsepower but with heaps of torque, which Mercedes-Benz used to replace the E 350 BlueTec model from the pre-facelift versions.

Since the E 350 BlueTec was a turbocharged V6 many people complained about the fact that its replacement is much less powerful, but that situation seems to have changed now that reviews of the E 250 BlueTec have started pouring in.

The Canadians from Autos even went as far as compare the 4Matic all-wheel drive version of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec with two of its much more powerful competitors on the North American Market: the BMW 535d xDrive and the Audi A6 3.0 TDI.

While the more powerful specifications found on its six-cylinder rivals would make you feel either one could win the comparison, it seems that the tiny four-cylinder diesel in the E 250 BlueTec 4Matic convinced the reviewers from Autos with its smoothness and the low fuel consumption so much that they declared it the winner.


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