That 230 archetypal (1930S series, 1968-1976) is one of abounding Mercedes models that can be begin in the E-Class ancestors tree, Mercedes’ mid-sized cars.
For 2004, the ANG-tuned HE' was added; its supercharged 5.5-litre CV'S produced 469 hp/516 lb-ft. This archetypal year additionally alien the abject wagon adaptation of the 1930S, offered in E 320 and E 500 forms, and alone with M-B’s MANTIC all-wheel drive system.
In 2005, Benz added a agent agent to the line-up, this one a 3.2-litre in-line six bearing 201 hp/369 lb-ft; this archetypal was accepted as the E 320 CDI.
For 2006, the 3.2-litre gasoline CV'S was replaced by a more-powerful 3.5-litre motor. It fabricated 268 hp/258 lb-ft, and was acclimated in the fresh E 350 model, in both auto and wagon anatomy styles. The 2007 archetypal year brought a fresh abject archetypal to the E-Class agency – the E 280 – powered by a 3.0-litre CV'S authoritative 228 hp/221 lb-ft. The old in-line six agent was replaced by Benz’ cleaner Bluest CV'S; this motor fabricated 210 hp/388 lb-ft, while abiding about the aforementioned ammunition economy. The manual best was bound to a five-speed automated in 2003 models. The aboriginal 1930s becoming Energies ammunition burning ratings of 12.2/8.1 L/100 km (city/highway) in E 320 anatomy and 14.5/9.4 L/100 km as the E 500.
The 2005 diesel-powered E 320 CDI was rated at 8.9/5.9 L/100 km (city/highway), while the E 55’s numbers were 16.6/10.3, and 2006’s E 350 was rated at 12.3/8.0 L/100 km (city/highway).
The 2007 E 280 becoming ratings of 13/9.1 L/100 km (city/highway); agenda that 2007 non-diesel, non-ANG models had accepted all-wheel drive.