The Mercedes-Benz E‑Class starts into the new model year extensively enhanced. The model series narrows the gap to the S-Class with the cutting-edge driving assistance systems. The new SportStyle Package for the Saloon and Estate models combines attractive exterior and interior equipment features. The latest E‑Class is available for order now, with the Saloon and Estate arriving at authorised dealers starting in June 2018.
With the Driving Assistance Package, all E-Class Saloon and Estate models come with the driving assistance systems that feature the range of functions with route-based driver support familiar from the S-Class. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver in steering and keeping a safe distance – the speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts.
All E-Class body styles are now equipped with the latest generation of steering wheels. DISTRONIC and cruise control are now operated directly on the steering wheel.
The latest telematics generation now offers a dual phone mode as a standard function, which allows incoming calls to be accepted on two mobile phones at the same time. Outgoing calls are only possible with one phone at a time. A third device such as, for example, a tablet PC can be connected additionally via Bluetooth.
New package, extensive fine-tuning in detail
A new addition for the E-Class Saloon and Estate is the SportStyle Package (1249.50 euros). In combination with the standard exterior and interior specification, it comprises a chrome louvre below the front bumper, a badge on the front wing, a chrome trim element in the rear bumper in high-gloss black, as well as visible tailpipe embellishers. The standard specification features 43.2 cm (17-inch) 10-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted himalayas grey with a high-sheen finish or 5-spoke light-alloy wheels of the same size. The interior features: Headliner in black fabric, centre console in black open-pore ash wood, sport pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs, and SportStyle Package floor mats.
Anyone opting for the Avantgarde exterior and Avantgarde interior for their E‑Class can also order the SportStyle Package for the same additional charge. The radiator grille then features two high-gloss black louvres, the front bumper is fitted with chrome trim elements, and the 45.7 cm (18-inch) 5-spoke light-alloy wheels sport a black high-gloss finish. The high-gloss black chrome trim element in the rear bumper and the badge on the wing are also part of the package here. In addition to the aforementioned equipment scopes, the interior features chrome door pins and aluminium trim elements with light carbon grain.
Here are the basic innovations in the interior for Saloon and Estate at a glance:
- The centre console versions in high-gloss brown ash wood and high-gloss brown walnut (each 178.50 euros1) provide a new look in the interior.
- New are the painted rather than galvanised steering wheel shift paddles with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission (exception: in combination with AMG Line and on the Mercedes-AMG models).
- Four new Aero Wheels in all of sizes 43.2 cm (17‘‘) and 45.7 cm (18‘‘) are available for the Avantgarde and Exclusive lines (in part without extra charge depending on line and wheel size), and contribute to a favourable real-life consumption.
- The Seat Comfort Package is now included in the interior lines Exclusive, Avantgarde, and AMG Line as standard. It comprises electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support, electric adjustment of the seat cushion angle as well a manual adjustment of the seat cushion length.
- In combination with COMAND Online, the round analogue clock with Mercedes star in the dashboard console is now standard.
A lot has happened in the model range as well. Completely new are the Mercedes‑AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Saloon and Estate. The new models with power bulges replace the previous E 43 4MATIC models and make the entrance to the world of AMG desirable for additional groups of buyers. Its centrepiece is the electrified 3.0-litre engine featuring twin-turbocharging and an electric auxiliary compressor. The 6-cylinder in-line engine generates an output of 320 kW(435 hp) and delivers peak torque of 520 Nm. Its EQ Boost starter generator briefly provides an additional 16 kW of output plus 250 Nm of torque and furthermore feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. Other technical highlights include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the fully variable all-wheel-drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.
The E 400 d 4MATIC is now equipped with the new top–f-the-range engine of the premium diesel family and with an output of 250 kW (340 hp) has significantly more power than its predecessor. The characteristics of the six-cylinder in-line OM 656 engine include the stepped-bowl combustion process, two-stage exhaust turbocharging as well as the use of CAMTRONIC variable valve timing. Its design is characterised by the combination of aluminium engine block and steel pistons as well as the further improved NANOSLIDE coating of the cylinder walls.
Source: Daimler AG