Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled its latest showcase of technological innovations—the new E-Class, armed with the best in driving features and adorned with top-of-the-line accessories for optimum comfort and drive. It boasts of the latest technological advancements that will surely set the industry’s bar to a higher level.
Ability to anticipate
The new E-Class puts safety first to a whole new level. Well fitted with a 360-degree network of cameras, sensors and radars, ACTIVE BRAKE ASSIST is a standard safety feature that warns the driver of impending collisions, autonomously activates emergency brakes when necessary, and detects pedestrians crossing the danger zone ahead of the vehicle. ATTENTION ASSIST keeps the driver focused on the road, alerting him when he is getting inattentive or drowsy. The DRIVE PILOT comes as a ground-breaking optional feature that follows road markings and intuitively adjusts to the speed of traffic ahead.
Other optional driver assist features the STEERING PILOT maintains the car straight on its lane and prevents it from unintentional swerving, while the ACTIVE LANE CHANGE ASSIST allows the car to move on its own once it detects a clear lane.
Ability to adapt
Famous for its renowned cabin style, the E-Class boasts of a sensual interior with spacious architecture that gives it a luxurious edge over its contemporaries. Warm shades of brown leather suit ergonomically designed seats, balancing a sporty aesthetic with long-ride comfort seating. Open-pore wood accents and an impressive 64-color interior lighting make the inside of the new E-Class ambient.
Optionally available are two high-resolution wide screen displays (12.3 inches diagonally each) that form a beautiful focal point for a fully digital cockpit. There is a pair of touch-sensitive pads on the steering wheel manageable by both thumbs and a Touchpad by the center console, providing ease of access to the E-Class’ infotainment system, without the strain of an extra movement or the risk of the passenger’s safety.
And for its driver’s added pleasure, a choice of five driving modes is made available—“Comfort,” “Eco,” “Sport,” “Sport+,” and “Individual” (personalized). While its engine guarantees the smoothest, most luxurious drive, inside the car is a masterclass on interior design, marrying the joys of the senses with the cool ease of technology, only amplifying the pure satisfaction of driving and riding the new E-Class.
The new E-Class is powered by a 2.0 L inline four-cylinder petrol engine and geared with the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, this masterpiece is able to swiftly change gears with low engine revs, promoting fuel efficiency and manageably low noise levels. With the combination of improved aerodynamics and lighter gross weight, this results in more fuel efficiency and increased performance. Equipped with the proven Mercedes steel suspension, the new E-Class offers agile and secured driving experience, particularly on tricky and twisting roads.
More stunning features
With a wheelbase that has grown by 65 mm and an overall length of 43 mm, passengers, regardless of their seat in the executive class is gifted with space both above and below. To top that, a panorama roof and head-out display lord the cabin and give passengers an almost seamless look up into the sky.
Also, one of the most innovative options of the new E Class is the Precision-controlled Headlights. Composed of 84 high performance LEDs, light distribution is based on the road ahead, as well as oncoming traffic. It assures steady illumination without blinding others. The system turns off systematically each LED at a certain direction, providing a hollow space within the beam so as not blinding other drivers. Also, the same system turns to the direction of the road curve, providing illumination in advance and where its needed.
While man continues to look ahead for a future better, safe, beautiful, easy, and comfortable, driving past the dreamers and leaving those who choose to stay behind is the stunning new Mercedes-Benz E-Class—an intelligent and elegant car made for tomorrow, already here, today.
Photos by Shariffa Dizon and Neil Pagulayan