Make space for elegance: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate - PART II


Stuttgart, Germany, Oct 12, 2009

Model range: From cool character to stylish beau

- Innovation: novel driver assistance systems and safety solutions
- Individuality: a choice of three lines plus Sports and Exclusive packages

A number of technical innovations have been incorporated into the new E-Class which no other car in this class is able to offer - from drowsiness detection to automatic emergency braking when an accident is recognised as imminent, and from Adaptive Highbeam Assist to the active bonnet.

At the same time, the standard equipment already represents the established basic values which are synonymous with the E-Class, such as comfort, safety and style. Highlights of the standard equipment include:

Adaptive driver and passenger airbags
Adaptive flashing brake lights
Active Bonnet with reversible actuator
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Connection for external audio device
Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
Audio 20 CD radio with twin tuner, CD player and eight loudspeakers
225/55 R 16 wide-base tyres
Brake Assist
ADAPTIVE BRAKE system with Hold function and Hill Start Assist
Roof rails (black on standard model, aluminium on ELEGANCE and
Direct-Steer system (V6 and V8 models)
Combined luggage cover and retaining net
EASY-PACKfolding load compartment floor and EASY-PACKload compartment cover
EASY-PACKtailgate (electromechanically operated)
Anti-theft alarm system with tow-away protection and interior monitoring
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) with acceleration skid control (ASR)
Colour display in dashboard
Belt tensioners and belt force limiters for the outer rear seats
Belt tensioners and belt-force limiters for driver and front seat passenger
ISOFIX child seat attachment for the outer rear seats
THERMATIC automatic climate control with combination activated charcoal
filter (E 500: THERMOTRONIC)
Kneebag for driver
Folding box beneath the luggage compartment floor flap
NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints
Light-alloy wheels
Air suspension with automatic self-levelling at the rear
AIRMATIC air suspension (E 500)
ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system
Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel with chrome inserts
PRE-SAFE®anticipatory occupant protection
Tyre pressure loss warning system
Windscreen wipers with intermittent setting and rain sensor
Sidebags and pelvisbags for driver and front passenger
Daytime driving lights
Bluetooth hands-free system for telephone
Cruise control
Front seats electrically adjustable for height, inclination and backrest angle
Heat insulating green-tinted glass all round
Central locking with crash sensor


The AVANTGARDE line affords the E-Class Estate a distinctively modern and sporty look. This is down to a number of additional items of equipment,
for example:

Interior ambient lighting
Bi-xenon headlamps with Intelligent Light System
Beltline trim strip in polished stainless steel
245/45 R 17 wide-base tyres
Chrome trim strips on the sides and the rear bumper
Sporty front bumper
Automatically dimming interior mirror
Special interior colours: chestnut brown and natural beige with black roof liner
Bright silver instrument cluster in a sporty tubular design
LED daytime driving lights
Upholstery in combined fabric/ARTICO man-made leather
Seats featuring horizontal fluting
Sports suspension tuning with lowered body
Chrome-plated radiator grille with three high-gloss, black louvres
High-gloss, black ash trim elements (optional extra: brushed aluminium)


The ELEGANCE line (standard on the E 500) very much lives up to its name, highlighting the elegant, classic character of the Estate. It includes a number of
additional items to supplement the standard equipment, for example:

Ambient lighting
Chrome trim strips on the front bumper, the sides and the rear bumper
Front apron with black air intake and chrome trim strips
Automatically dimming interior mirror
Chrome-plated radiator grille with four silver painted louvres
Seats with vertical fluting
High-gloss burr walnut brown trim elements (optional extra: open-pore ash brown wood trim)

AMG Sports package

The AMG Sports package provides another option to equip the Estate according to your own personal taste while at the same time enhancing the dynamic character of the vehicle. The package includes a number of valuable details which for the most part are not available individually. For example:

18-inch light-alloy, five twin-spoke wheels
Wide-base tyres: 245/40 R 18 (front; all round on the 4MATIC) and 265/35 R 18 (rear)
Enlarged brake discs
Three-spoke, nappa leather sports steering wheel
Floor mats with AMGlettering
Perforated brake discs and brake calipers with the Mercedes-Benz logo
Gearshift paddles on the steering wheel (on specifications with automatic
Black fabric roof lining (in conjunction with AVANTGARDE equipment line or black upholstery)
Sports suspension with lowered body
Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs
Front sports seats in DINAMICA microfibre and ARTICO man-made leather
AMG-styled front and rear bumpers as well as side skirts

Exclusive package

For particularly discerning drivers, Mercedes-Benz has put together the Exclusive package. Among other items, it includes:

Velour floor mats with nubuck strip in appointments colour
Wood/leather steering wheel
Roof lining, sun visors and pillar trim in Alcantara
Instrument panel and upper sections of doors in high-grade finish with decorative stitching
Seat covers, armrests and door linings finished in nappa leather

Equipment packages: comfort and safety combined

No other automobile in this segment offers such an extensive and intelligently
coordinated combination of modern driver assistance systems as the new E-Class. To ensure that customers derive the greatest possible benefit from these technologies, Mercedes-Benz offers specific innovations as optional packages:

- The Lane Tracking package includes Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
In the Driving Assistance package Mercedes-Benz mainly combines systems that
can actively help to prevent rear-end collisions: the radar-based proximity cruise control system DISTRONIC PLUS, Brake Assist PLUSand the automatic braking
system PRE-SAFE®Brake. This equipment package also includes Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.

- Mercedes-Benz has put together the Light package for drivers who are frequently on the road at night. This not only includes bi-xenon headlamps, the Intelligent Light
System and LED daytime driving lights, but also the innovative Adaptive Main Beam Assist.

- For comfort-conscious customers, the new E-Class provides the Active Multicontour Seat package, which includes the newly designed multicontour seats with massage function and driving dynamics control function. Mercedes-Benz provides multicontour seats with adjustable seat cushion length and lateral backrest support as part of the Multicontour Seat package.

- The Memory package has electrically adjustable seats with 4-way lumbar support for the driver and front passenger, including a memory function for the seats, exterior mirrors and steering column.

- The Mirror package includes automatically dimming interior and outside mirrors and electric folding outside mirrors.

- The Sun Protection package includes pull-out, two-piece folding comfort sun visors for driver and front seat passenger as well as manual roller sunblinds on the rear doors.

- The Anti-Theft Protection package includes the anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring system and tow-away protection.

Light, airy feeling of spaciousness: the new full-glass roof

The new full-glass roof, now available as an optional extra on the Estate, provides a unique open-air feeling. Compared with conventional sliding sunroofs, it features a glass area which is twice as large, creating an exceptionally bright, light and airy feeling in the interior. The full-glass roof consist of three elements: a fixed glass section at the front, a movable glass cover in the middle, and a fixed glass roof cover at the rear. Visually, the area of glass therefore stretches from the windscreen right back to the C-pillars.

The glass top sliding roof can be adjusted electrically - and can be moved both
upwards (vertical action) and along its length (sliding action). Such adjustments can even be made from outside the vehicle with the aid of the electronic ignition key. The wind deflector automatically folds into position as soon as the movable glass section slides backwards. It helps to reduce wind noise and improve air flow in the interior. Protection from sunlight is provided by the tinted glass and also two electrically operated roller blinds. They are fitted into the fixed centre spar of the modular roof and can be adjusted forwards and backwards at the same time and also fixed in any desired position.

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