With over 14 million units delivered since 1946, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is the bestselling model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz, with many regarding it as the ‘heart of the brand’.
Now it’s raising the bar even further: the latest iteration of the E-Class Sedan sets new benchmarks. The sedan has an even more dynamic design, sporty aura and raised levels of interior comfort.
The E-Class Sedan is produced in the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant. It comes off the same line as the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé. South African motorists will be able to choose from two models, the E200 and E220d derivatives.
Johannes Fritz, Co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars, says customers of the E-Class are among the most loyal fans of the Mercedes star: Eight out of ten customers of the E-Class Sedan remain loyal to Mercedes-Benz when buying their next vehicle.
“The tenth generation of the E-Class set styling trends in 2016 with its clean, yet emotionally appealing design and an exclusive, high-quality interior. Together with the wealth of innovation in areas like driving assistance systems, it proved extremely successful, with more than 1.2 million customers around the world buying a current-generation E-Class Sedan,” said Fritz. “Our latest extensive facelift builds on that platform to deliver the most advanced E-Class Sedan yet.”
The facelifted front end, with increased chrome content, shows the new E-Class means business. It features two chrome louvres and vertical high-gloss black struts providing a sporty and elegant appearance. The designers also updated the Sedan’s rear end with a new bumper, split tail lamps and a new boot lid.
Inside, there’s even more comfort in the interior, including a new steering wheel with touch controls. As well as large display screens as standard (2 x 10.25 inches). The latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system. MBUX incudes the now-familiar ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control and augmented reality that displays additional information, such as house numbers, in the video image of the surroundings.
The new E-Class features Urban Guard, which offers all-round surveillance of the parked vehicle. This includes functions like warnings for collision damage warning, tow-away protection and ant-theft.
Next generation driving assistance systems
The new E-Class has the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz driving assistance systems. Active Distance Assist Distronic, with route-based speed adjustment, recognises and responds to tailbacks and slow-moving traffic. When a traffic jam is detected Distronic reduces the speed to around 100 km/h as a precaution.
Other innovations include:
- Active Tailback Assist, which can substantially assist the driver with lane-keeping and maintaining a safe distance at speeds.
- Active Blind Spot Assist, which lowers the risk of a collision with other road users, like passing cyclists. It also monitors the blind spot when at standstill. It can warn the driver of approaching vehicles when opening the door.
- Parking Package with 360° camera: Side View gives the Parking package a new function that keeps an eye on the entire side of the vehicle. The extended side view makes it easier to manoeuvre alongside nearby, parallel obstacles such as kerbs and garage walls.
Energizing comfort control
ENERGIZING seat kinetics is another new feature in the E-Class. It supports beneficial changes in seated posture by means of minute movements of the seat cushion and backrest. Energizing comfort control networks various comfort systems in the vehicle, and uses musical and lighting moods plus a number of massage modes for a wide range of feel-good programmes. The aim is for passengers to feel well and relaxed even during demanding or monotonous journeys.
For further information visit www.mercedes-benz.co.za.