Tony O'Kane | Oct 14, 2009

MERCEDES-BENZ has confirmed the engine line-up for its recently-revealed E-Class Estate range, with specifications largely mirroring those of the E-Class sedan models.

The E-Class Estate will enter European showrooms from November with five engines initially on offer. The range will be expanded in early 2010 with a further six engines, with power outputs ranging from 100kW to a somewhat monstrous 386kW.

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The diesel-powered models available from launch will be the 125kW E 220 CDI, 150kW E 250 CDI and the 170kW E350 CDI. The petrol E350 CGI and E500 V8 will also go on sale in Europe in November, offering 215kW and 285kW respectively.

Joining them from the first quarter of next year will be the entry-level E200 CDI with 100kW, the 135kW E200 CGI, 150kW E250 CGI and all-wheel-drive variants of the E350 CDI and E350 CGI.

The flagship E63 AMG Estate will also be added to the line-up in early 2010, delivering a mountainous 386kW of power from its 6.2 litre V8. Unfortunately, the E63 wagon won't be coming to Australia.

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The E220 CDI and E250 CDI are the most frugal of the bunch, consuming just 5.7 litres of diesel per 100km. The E350 CGI drinks between 8.6 and 8.9 l/100km on the combined cycle while the E350 CDI uses 7.0 l/100km. The E500 Estate, with its 5.5 litre V8 engine, boasts fuel economy of 11.2 l/100km.

The engine line-up and specifications for Australia-bound E-Class Estates has yet to be confirmed, but the E250 CDI, E250 CGI, E350 CGI and E500 are all likely candidates for local delivery.

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An Australian launch date for the E-Class Estate has not been announced, however Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific expects to see the new wagons in showrooms around February-March 2010.

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