The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon

Efficient, intelligent, emotionally appealing

May 16, 2013 – With new, efficient engines, new assistance systems and a new design idiom, Mercedes-Benz has comprehensively modernised the E-Class and as such is extending its leading position in the luxury segment even further. In the E-Class Saloon models, some new or optimised assistance systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere. They combine a host of comfort and safety features, all of which Mercedes-Benz refers to as "intelligent drive". The new E-Class makes a significant step forward when it comes to efficiency and ecology too. This comes courtesy of new, powerful BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines featuring sophisticated direct injection technology. This powerful development boost is reflected to exciting effect in the design of the E-Class. Along with its new design, it encapsulates efficiency, intelligence and emotional appeal in a visually superior manner.

    Mercedes-Benz has revised all of the model series of the E-Class more comprehensively than ever before to make the latest technical advances available in practice at an early stage. In addition, the new E-Class offers a considerably sharpened design with a refined, sporty look, as well as significantly enhanced comfort, high-quality appointments, efficiency and driving pleasure. As a result, the E-Class is continuing to consolidate its leading position in the luxury class.

      Design: two new front ends, distinctive rear end, elegant proportions

      High-grade interior

      "Intelligent drive" with new assistance systems

      What started with the PRE-SAFE® system has resulted in a new dimension of motoring at Mercedes-Benz: comfort and safety are merged into one. Mercedes-Benz refers to this as "intelligent drive". In the E-Class, a whole host of new or optimised systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere, making motoring more comfortable and safer.

      Also forming part of the standard equipment is ATTENTION ASSIST, which is now able to warn of inattentiveness and drowsiness across a wider speed range, and also inform the driver about their level of fatigue and the amount of driving time which has elapsed since the last break. It also offers an adjustable sensitivity level. In addition, also available are a number of assistance systems which are either new or now feature significantly extended functions:

      • Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus - allows the high-beam headlamps to be kept on permanently without dazzling traffic by masking out other vehicles in the beams' cone of light
      • Active Parking Assist - enables automated parking with active steering and brake control in both parallel and end-on spaces 
      • The 360-degree camera - covers all four sides of the vehicle, thus enabling a uniform all-round view, including virtual bird's-eye view – a top-down view of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings. Dynamic guide lines help with entering and leaving parking spaces as well as manoeuvring

      Engine and drive system: superior performance, economical consumption

      Transmissions for a dynamic and economical driving style

      Chassis and suspension – the basis for superior handling

      For the new E-Class Saloon, the suspension variants feature outstanding sensitivity and ride characteristics and help to ensure a high level of handling safety. All of the models of the E-Class family will in future be fitted with an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard. The steering assistance provided by the rack and pinion steering gear is controlled on-demand and therefore contributes towards efficiency.

      Advantages of the electromechanical Direct-Steer system:

      • improved agility thanks to more direct steering response
      • comfortable handling and high levels of steering comfort across all speed ranges 
      • considerable savings potential, since energy is only required when steering occurs 
      • enables the use of innovative assistance systems, e.g. Active Parking Assist

      High-quality appointments

      The new E 63 AMG and as S-Model:

      A new benchmark in performance, dynamism and efficiency

      AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission for personal set-up

      E 63 AMG S-Model with differential lock on the rear axle

      Distinctive design creating an even more dynamic and exclusive aura

      Dynamic, exclusive atmosphere inside