The extensively modernised E-Class model family is also on display at the Geneva Motor Show, the Saloon, Estate, Coupé, Cabriolet and the new E63 AMG to celebrate its European premiere. The new Mercedes E-Class leads the way in terms of safety, drive systems and design in particular.
“The new E-Class is the best E-Class of all time and one of the reasons why we are very optimistic for the remaining year. And we expect to see further sales growth, especially in the course of the second half of the year. Even more so, because some of our newcomers have not arrived in our showrooms yet,” says Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Cars, responsible for Sales & Marketing.
The updated design reflects the embodied state-of-the-art technology. The front end sports a completely new design featuring new headlamps with a single lens covering all functional elements. The E-Class Saloon and Estate are also available for the first time with two different faces – featuring the classic star on the bonnet or the sports car radiator grille with a large, centrally positioned star.
Exemplary safety with eleven new assistance systems
All the E-Class models feature many new assistance systems from the future S‑Class. A total of eleven of these electronic aids reconcile comfort and safety in a new dimension. The comprehensive “Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive” concept includes systems which for the first time can help to prevent accidents with crossing vehicles or pedestrians, and Active Lane Keeping Assist which can help to prevent accidents with oncoming traffic.
Powerful and efficient engines
The new E-Class family has likewise been further enhanced in terms of efficiency and ecology thanks largely to new, powerful BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines with direct-injection technology, enabling the E-Class to achieve an ‘A’ efficiency rating. The wide range of engines includes six petrol and six diesel units, all of which are exceptionally efficient. The petrol versions cover the output range from 135 kW (184 hp) to 300 kW (408 hp), their diesel counterparts from 100 kW (136 hp) to 195 kW (265 hp). Almost all of the diesel engines have an ‘A’ efficiency rating. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, which consumes a mere 4.1 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, even achieves the top ‘A+’ rating.
Most powerful E-Class: the new E 63 AMG with up to 585 hp
The Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG represents the pinnacle in terms of performance and dynamism. The flagship model in the E-Class family is now also available as an exceptionally powerful S-Model with a maximum output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. It is equipped with a newly-developed performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Permanent all-wheel drive is also available as an option for the other E 63 AMG models.