Make space for elegance: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
Stuttgart
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
  • Controller
  • 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
    AVANTGARDE lines)
  • 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
  • Windowbags
  • Central locking with crash sensor
AVANTGARDE
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)
ELEGANCE
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 AMGSports 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
    transmission)
  • 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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