An entirely newly developed diesel engine sets efficiency benchmarks in this segment in conjunction with lightweight construction and optimum aerodynamic figures. An optional new multi-chamber air suspension system also ensures outstanding ride comfort together with first-class driving dynamics. New innovations include the Active Lane-change Assistant, which allows the driver to effortlessly steer into the selected lane, making the E-Class the most intelligent sedan in the executive class.
The new 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-Benz radiator grille with the star on the bonnet, as does the Exclusive line. The Avantgarde and AMG Line models are identifiable by the sports radiator grille with a large Mercedes star as its centrepiece.
The interior of the new E-Class embodies the synthesis of emotion and intelligence. Optional extras include two brilliant next-generation high-resolution displays, each with a wide screen diagonal of 12.3 inches – unique in this segment. Beneath their shared glass cover, the two displays visually conflate into a wide-screen cockpit. As the instrument cluster, 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 centre 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, drivers can customise the information and views, creating their own personal cockpit.
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