The new E-Class Estate: dynamic, innovative.
Racy, intelligent with peak .
Dynamic, innovative and with a compelling space concept – the new E?Class Estate is the most intelligent estate that Mercedes-Benz has ever built. In terms of the space on offer, the E-Class Estate continues to be one of the favourites in its segment: it has a cargo volume of up to 1,820 litres and, in spite of a much sportier roofline, the headroom and elbow room in the rear are in turn the best in this class.From as soon as late 2016, the estate will again be available with a third, folding bench seat for children.
Multi-talented with torque.
For the market launch, the new estate will be available as the E 200 model version with a four-cylinder petrol engine (135 kW/184 hp) along with the E 220 d (143 kW/194 hp) featuring an entirely newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine, as well as the E 250 delivering 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 newton metres of torque. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the E 200 d will follow with an output of 110 kW (150 hp), accompanied by the E 350 d, which has a six-cylinder diesel engine, and the E 400 4MATIC featuring a six-cylinder petrol engine that generates 245 kW (333 hp) and 480 newton metres of torque. At market launch, all models will be equipped as standard with the new 9G?TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. The first performance stage of this all-rounder is the Mercedes?AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate, which will likewise be available from the fourth quarter. With the powerful 295 kW (401 hp) 3.0?litre V6 biturbo engine, 9G?TRONIC automatic transmission with shortened shift times, AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and model-specific sports suspension, it boasts the AMG brand’s hallmark driving performance and increased agility.
The load compartment: large and versatile.
With a capacity of 670 to 1,820 litres, the E-Class Estate’s load compartment is one of the biggest in the segment. As standard, the rear bench seat has new cargo-related functionality: it is possible to position the backrest at an approximately 10?degree steeper angle. This creates an additional 30 litres of cargo volume while continuing to enable full use to be made of five seats. In addition, the rear seat backrest folds down in a 40:20:40 split as standard, opening up plenty of potential configurations between transport capacity and seats. To release the backrests, there are electric switches located in the load compartment and to the right and left next to the backrests.
Innovative load space management.
The developers paid particular attention to practical dimensions and innovative management of the load space: for instance, the new E-Class Estate is one of the few car models that can accommodate a Europallet. With a minimum load compartment width between the wheel arches of 1,100 millimetres, it has been possible to retain the preceding model’s excellent measurements. The proven combined cargo cover and net is back, offering both security from prying eyes and safety. Thanks to the electric drive mechanism, the load compartment cover moves upwards when the tailgate is opened. The EASY-PACK tailgate provided as part of the standard equipment can be opened and closed very easily at the touch of a button, enabling comfortable loading and unloading. Operation is electromechanical. Optional KEYLESS-GO with HANDS-FREE ACCESS makes loading even more convenient: all that is required is to make a kicking motion with a foot underneath the rear bumper and the boot lid can be opened and closed fully automatically. You don’t need to have your hands free or to place any items of luggage on the ground.
High everyday practicality and a world first.
The self-levelling rear air suspension continues to be part of the vehicle concept as standard. This ensures that the estate always stays horizontal, even when fully laden (up to 745 kg depending on the model) or with all the towing capacity in use (up to 2,100 kg). With AIR BODY CONTROL, all-round air suspension is available as an option. The now fully power-adjustable retractable and extendible trailer coupling with ESP® trailer stabilisation and Crosswind Assist (optional extra) also offers a high level of everyday practicality. Exceptionally secure and easy to fit, the holding device for cycle racks is a world first.The trailer coupling has two extra bolts on the ball coupling to support a suitable cycle rack safely. This enables the load capacity to be increased to 100 kg and four bikes.
Care by Mercedes me connect.
Even the Mercedes me connect Standard Services make life for Mercedes-Benz drivers easier all-round – for example, vehicle diagnostics in the event of a breakdown or an accident. The new Concierge Service gives participating customers a variety of options to obtain personalised support: from making a restaurant reservation to obtaining tips about tourist routes, information on cultural and sporting events and bookings through to sending navigation destinations directly to the vehicle. Gaining access is straightforward: registered Mercedes me connect users can establish a telephone connection with the Concierge Service in a preset language in 19 countries across Europe using either the iCall button in the overhead control panel or the connect app. The personal assistant takes care of everything else.
Rear Seat Entertainment, child safety.
In a few simple steps, the rear bench seat in the E-Class becomes a communications centre and a cinema (available from December 2016) courtesy of the iPad® Rear Seat Integration Plug & Play. Preinstallation for Entertainment and Comfort (optional extra) is a necessary prerequisite. The holder available as a genuine accessory from Mercedes-Benz sales intermediaries is simply inserted into the slot provided on the back of the front seats. The holder can be turned and tilted and facilitates the use of an iPad®. The iPad® Rear Seat Integration Plug & Play is available for the iPad® 4, Air and Air 2 models. Mercedes-Benz is extending its range of high-quality and safe restraint systems for the little ones with the addition of the new KIDFIX XP child seat. The new model has been developed in cooperation with child seat manufacturer BRITAX RÖMER.
One of the quietest estates.
In the interior, the new E-Class Estate is one of the quietest vehicles in its class – even though an estate is at a disadvantage by design compared with a saloon due to the large resonating body. Quiet running and low vibration make a significant contribution to the level of energising comfort, particularly on long journeys. A whole raft of measures help to reduce vibrations and noise.
As on a cabriolet, struts strengthen the main floor and front end of the bodyshell. For that reason, the vehicle body is very rigid and transmits less noise. Special insulation on the bodywork (including on the bulkhead, sidewalls and main floor), as well as sound absorbers under the rear seats and on the wheel arches, keep noise out of the vehicle interior.
Special equipment for greater comfort.
The Acoustic Comfort package is available as an optional extra. A special acoustic film in the windscreen and side windows ensures low levels of background noise in the vehicle interior. The Acoustic Comfort package contains further sound-insulating measures such as additional insulation in the rear footwell and on the centre tunnel. To provide excellent heat insulation in the interior, the windscreen, side windows and rear windows are made of laminated safety glass with another layer of film that absorbs infrared. Surfaces in the interior like the armrests, steering wheel and seats get less hot from solar radiation as a result.
Innovations establish new benchmarks.
As the most intelligent executive saloon, the new E-Class sets new benchmarks in terms of safety, comfort and reducing the driver’s workload. These innovations are, of course, also available on the Estate. 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.
Further step towards autonomous driving.
Other highlights include the DRIVE PILOT: this system represents Mercedes?Benz’s next step along the road to autonomous driving. As the Distance Pilot DISTRONIC, it is not only able to automatically keep the car the correct distance behind vehicles in front on all types of road, it can also follow them at a speed of up to 210 km/h for the first time. The Remote Parking Pilot is also new: for this first time, this system allows the vehicle to be moved into and out of garages and parking spaces remotely using a smartphone app, enabling the occupants to get into and out of the car easily, even if space is very tight.