The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has long been one of the world’s most popular and highly-regarded executive cars, and the fifth-generation model remains ahead of the chasing pack. Whether you’re on business or with the family, the E-Class is a car that delivers performance, comfort, style, and impeccable ride quality.
The E-Class bears many styling cues from the latest version of its S-Class sibling. Sharply-defined bodywork is accompanied by an eye-catching front grille that features the iconic Mercedes-Benz insignia flanked by two chrome bars. Additional elegance comes in the form of 17”, 18” or 19” alloy wheels (depending on the trim level) and a distinctive light signature, with uniquely calibrated LED lights on the front and rear further reinforcing the contemporary, executive look.
High-quality materials are used throughout the cabin, complemented by sumptuous leather upholstery and ambient lighting with 64 different settings. The characterful wraparound dashboard is thoughtfully designed with an eye-pleasing metallic finish; meanwhile the controls are easy to use and benefit from their intuitive layout, despite the vast array of functions at your fingertips.
Standard features include satellite navigation and a DAB digital radio inside every model. Optional extras (standard on the E350d trim and above) include a 12.3” colour display, through which you can access the numerous navigation and infotainment functions of the COMAND Online system.
Each engine available with the E-Class combines a vigorous turn of pace with impressive fuel economy and low carbon emissions.
The E220 BlueTEC petrol unit, which launches the car from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds, also returns impressive combined fuel economy of 72.4mpg and carbon output of just 102g/km – meaning only £20 of Vehicle Excise Duty a year. For those in search of even more power, the E350d six-cylinder diesel engine can thrust the vehicle from 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds. Smooth, progressive acceleration is enabled by the manufacturer’s 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile the five different driving modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual) allow you to tailor the car’s driving characteristics to your current preferences.
Safety is a key focus for the E-Class, and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating makes the saloon one of the safest on the road. Seven airbags and a high-tensile steel structure ensure maximum protection for occupants in the event of a collision. The car’s active safety features, moreover, are aimed at preventing such a situation; these include such functions as Attention Assist (which sounds a warning when signs of driver fatigue are detected) and Active Brake Assist (which automatically applies the brakes to avoid low-speed collisions).
For more information on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon simply contact a friendly and professional team member at your nearest Drayton Mercedes-Benz dealership. With seven sites in and around Birmingham we are ideally placed to guide you to the model of your choice. Feel free to visit or call us today to book your next test drive.
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