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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Automotive Intelligence Is Getting Exciting

Nothing comes close to the unparalleled experience that driving a Mercedes-Benz can offer. Held in highest regard for its legacy, engineering, luxury, and class-leading features, each Mercedes-Benz vehicle continues to be the trademark of one’s success, and one fine example of this is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class portrays style, status and exclusivity with class and progression. Powerfully convincing result of the new Mercedes-Benz design philosophy, it is the embodiment of ultra-modern stylishness and refined sportiness. Its design unifies modest elegance yet powerful presence in every line.

This comes complete with infotainment and control systems that offer an all-new experience. The sum of its innovations, including the ATTENTION ASSIST which detects typical symptoms of drowsiness on the basis of driver behavior and alert the driver to increasing fatigue and inattention makes the E-Class the most intelligent saloon in the executive class.

 Coupé-esque and powerful

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is sophisticated, confidently stylish and dynamic. The elongated bonnet coupled with a coupé-esque roof that flows into a sensual, broad-shouldered tail end creates an exciting silhouette. The powerfully extended vehicle body of the E-Class 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. It thus systematically embodies the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of “sensual purity”.

The E-Class clearly shows a muscular front end that boasts a different look for each design and equipment line. The base version features the classic Mercedes radiator grille with the star on the bonnet. The AVANTGARDE and AMG Line models are identifiable by the sports radiator grille with a large Mercedes star as its centerpiece. Each of the radiator grille designs lends the E-Class a distinct character – elegant and with an emphasis on status or dynamically elegant – 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.

Next Level Interior Design
The interior of the E-Class embodies the synthesis of emotion and intelligence. This wide-screen cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the center console. The driver can choose between three different styles to select their preferred look for the wide-screen instrument cluster: “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”. As the entire cockpit is fully digital, the driver is free to configure the information and views of relevance for them and thus create their own personal cockpit.

The E-Class is the first in its segment to have Touch Controls strategically located on the steering wheel. Like a smartphone interface, they respond precisely to horizontal and vertical swiping movements, allowing the driver to control the entire infotainment system using finger swipes without having to take their hands off the steering wheel thereby ensuring minimum driver distraction. The steering wheel is luxuriously elegant in its black Nappa leather.

Further controls for the infotainment system are provided in the shape of a Touchpad with Controller in the center console, which can even recognize handwriting. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling functions such as the air-conditioning system.

First Class Seats

A further highlight of the E-Class is its seats. Their ergonomic, sculptural form combines Mercedes-Benz’s hallmark suitability for long journeys with a refined, sporty look, featuring a unique design for each line.

The rear bench seat in the new E-Class Saloon comes with the option of a three-piece backrest with a 40% – 20% – 40% split, making it exceptionally versatile. Integral features of the center armrest include a stowage box and two pop-out drink holders. There is also the option of a holder for a tablet for the rear passengers.

Next-generation driving assistance systems

Mercedes-Benz’s new assistance and safety systems enhance safety, comfort and driver assistance to new levels.

Active Brake Assist is fitted as standard. It is able to warn the driver of impending collisions, provide optimum support with emergency braking and if necessary also autonomously apply the brakes. In addition to slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing the danger zone ahead of the vehicle.

Likewise included as standard are ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness; and ACTIVE PARKING ASSIST with reverse camera which makes parking convenient, safe and effortless.

Robust yet lightweight bodyshell

An outstandingly stiff body forms the basis for exceptional handling, astonishingly low noise and vibration levels, and a high level of crash safety. To achieve this, the engineers opted for a bodyshell with a far higher proportion of aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel components than its predecessor. The front wings, bonnet, boot lid, and large sections of the front and rear ends are made of sheet or cast aluminum. This lightweight design reduces fuel consumption and makes for tangibly sporty and agile vehicle handling.

Against the wind

Aerodynamic performance is one of the main reasons behind the outstanding efficiency of the E-Class. Here the E-Class raises the benchmark with a record-breaking drag coefficient (Cd value) of 0.23. The sophisticated aerodynamics additionally minimize wind noise and ensure that the E-Class is even quieter than other luxury-class models.

Get a feel of the E-Class by visiting your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership at EDSA Greenhills, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang and Cebu.  Visit www.mercedes-benz.com.ph for more details.

Price starts at Php 3,890,000.