The short-throw action and optimum coordination of engine power, transmission and rear-axle ratios offer the best conditions for sporty yet fuel-efficient driving. In addition, a display in the instrument cluster supports a particularly economical approach to using resources.
All models fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission are equipped with the ECO start/stoop function as standard. It reduces fuel consumption and emissions by automatically switching off the engine when the vehicle is stationary (for example when in a traffic jam or at traffic lights).
In conjunction with other consumption-reducing measures, the consumption and efficiency-optimised 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission features a compellingly reduced fuel consumption level, precision gearshifts and reduced noise.
With its four drive programmes, double-declutching function and Race Start function the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission is equally suited for a fuel-saving driving style and for a fast lap on a closed racing circuit or dynamic acceleration manoeuvres.
Controlled Efficiency ("C" for short) stands for consumption-optimised driving, particularly in combination with the new Controlled Efficiency start/stop function that switches off the engine temporarily when the vehicle is not moving. On the other hand, transmission modes "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sports Plus) and "M" (Manual) enhance both driving pleasure and dynamic flair. They make gear changes in less than 100 milliseconds possible when upshiftingAs you would expect from an AMG, it has a powerful, sonorous engine sound in all transmission modes.
 Standard for the E 200 CDI, E 220 CDI, E 220 CDI BlueEFFICENCY Edition, E 250 CDI and the E 200.
 Standard for all 6-cylinder models as well as for the E 250 CDI 4MATIC, E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, E 250, E 500 and E 500 4MATIC. Optional for all other 4-cylinder models; not available for AMG models
 Available for AMG models only.