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OverviewBody: Focusing on quality and functionalityChassis and suspension: The basis for superior handlingDesign: Stylish, refined, sportyEngine and drive system: Superior performance, economical consumptionIndividualisation: Unique freedom of choiceInfotainment: Navigation, internet connection and media playerInterior: Exclusive style, high-quality materialsModel range - The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class: more efficiency, more intelligence, more emotional appealNew level of safety: Intelligent assistance systems with a keener eyeQuotes on the new E-ClassThe new Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Efficient, intelligent, emotionally appealingTrend-setting safety: Airbags, restraint systems and pedestrian protection
Feb 8, 2013
The body of the E-Class has already proven its exceptional qualities when it comes to safety and comfort. On top of this it offers outstanding aerodynamics and, thanks to innovative production and quality assurance processes, consistently high quality. These characteristics impressed 400 automotive experts in 2009 when they presented the body of the E-Class Saloon with the EuroCarBody Award.
Since the basis of the body has not been changed, the new E-Class also boasts the same outstanding characteristics. These include:
- extremely stiff, rigid passenger cell made of highest grade and
- high-strength steels
- comprehensive deformation zones in the front and rear areas
- lightweight construction - bonnet, wings and boot lid (tailgate on the Estate) are made of aluminium
- high ease of repair thanks to removable front and rear modules
Also new are the headlamps featuring LED technology – optionally also even available as full LED variants. The advantages of LED technology include:
- long service life
- colour temperature similar to daylight
- energy efficiency, since LEDs require significantly less energy than halogen and xenon lights while offering the same level of light output
HANDS-FREE ACCESS for convenient loading
Also new: as an option the E-Class can be fitted with so-called HANDS-FREE ACCESS in conjunction with the KEYLESS-GO package. Its state-of-the-art technology enables the boot lid to be opened and closed without actual physical contact by simply holding your foot beneath the bumper – a significant increase in convenience when loading and unloading the vehicle. The HANDS-FREE ACCESS feature also prevents hands from getting dirty and also luggage, since otherwise in the meantime one would have to place it down on the ground in order to open the boot.
The E-Class Saloon provides a spacious, illuminated boot. It has a volume of 540 litres, with space for four golf bags for example. The luggage compartment of the Estate is unrivalled in its spaciousness and sets the standard in this segment. Behind the rear seat backrests a volume of 695 litres is available, and with the rear seat backrests folded down this becomes up to 1950 litres. HANDS-FREE ACCESS, EASY-PACK Quickfold with convenience feature or the EASY-PACK folding folding load compartment floor with EASY-PACK luggage compartment comfort box all help to enhance the convenience and usability of the luggage compartment.
Consistent optimum values for aerodynamics and aeroacoustics
The outstanding aerodynamic qualities of the E-Class have also been retained following the design modifications implemented in the new E-Class. Both the Saloon (Cd value 0.26 - 0.28) and the Estate (Cd value 0.29 - 0.31) are at the top of their segment in this area too.
Excellent aeroacoustics effectively contribute to the typically high levels of ride comfort found in the E-Class. Even at high speeds, very little flow noise penetrates into the vehicle interior.
An additional increase in comfort can be achieved with the optionally available acoustic laminated safety glass for the sliding side windows in the front and rear. It creates even higher levels of noise comfort and at the same times affords more protection and safety against breakage.