2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The most intelligent business saloon?

Mercedes-Benz took a big step into the future with the new E-Class. The tenth-generation business saloon delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotive design and high-grade interior. The new E-Class also marks the world premiere of numerous technical innovations that enable comfortable, safe driving on a new level plus a new dimension in driver assistance, among other things. Complete with infotainment and control systems, it offers an all new experience. An optionally available multi-chamber air suspension ensures outstanding ride comfort and driving dynamics. The sum total of its innovations, including the Active Lane Change Assistant, which allows the driver to steer into the selected lane as if by magic, makes the E-Class the most intelligent saloon in the business class.

Compared with its predecessor, its wheelbase length has grown by 65 millimeters (2939/2874) and its overall length by 43 millimeters (4923/4880). Its design displays hallmark Mercedes-Benz saloon proportions. The elongated bonnet coupled with a coupe-esque roof flowing into a sensual, broad-shouldered tail end creates an exciting silhouette. The powerfully extended vehicle body is characterized by short overhangs, a long wheelbase, large wheels and taut, well-defined flanks - displaying a fresh, stylish and dynamic interpretation of the feature line.

A powerfully designed front end underlines the status the business class saloon aspires to, boasting a different look for each design and equipment line. The base version features the classic Mercedes radiator grille with the star on the bonnet, as does the EXCLUSIVE line - albeit in an even more elaborate fashion. The AVANTGARDE and AMG line models are identifiable by the sports radiator grille with a large Mercedes star as its centrepiece. Each of the radiator grille designs lends the E-Class a distinct character, offering a unique degree of diversity that makes each different model stand out.

At the rear end, broad shoulders above the rear wheel arches lend the E-Class its unmistakably powerful character. Single-piece taillights featuring a two-bar design framed by the vehicle body clearly identify the E-Class as a new member of the Mercedes saloon family. Optionally available rear lights provide an additional highlight reminiscent of stardust, the Milky Way or the glow of a jet engine. This "stardust” effect is created by innovative reflector technology with a specially configured surface structure for the taillights and will make its debut appearance on the new E-Class.

The interior of the new E-Class embodies the synthesis of emotion and intelligence, poles that are defined by the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy - distinct forms with a sensual flow to them. Optional extras include two next-generation high-resolution displays, each with a wide screen diagonal of 12.3 inches - a first in this segment. Beneath their shared glass cover, the two displays visually conflate into a wide-screen cockpit that seems to be hovering in thin air, creating a central element that emphasizes the horizontal orientation of the interior design.

A new, intelligent graphic design with high-resolution visualizations and animations, together with a simplified logic, further enhances this all new operating experience. At the same time, the occupants enjoy a sensual interior with spacious architecture, which combines the elegance of the luxury class with accomplished sportiness.

The new E-Class will come with a choice of one petrol engine at market launch: the E 200 with a four-cylinder petrol engine. Further model variants will be added to the range after the market launch, including the E 350 e, featuring hybrid technology. The PLUG-IN HYBRID impresses with its dynamism and efficiency, allowing around 30 kilometers of purely electric, and therefore locally emission-free, driving. Its four-cylinder petrol engine, in conjunction with a powerful electric motor, gives it a total system output of 286 horsepower with a system torque of 550 Nm. With this setup, the E 350 e achieves the performance of a sports car yet consumes less fuel than a small, compact-class car.

The range of petrol engines will comprise four-cylinder versions with outputs ranging from 183 to 245 horsepower, plus a six-cylinder variant developing 333 horsepower and a maximum torque of 480 Nm.

All engines for the new E-Class are equipped with the ECO start/stop function. The petrol engines meet the requirements of the EU 6 emissions standard. All models available at market launch are equipped with the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.

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