The new Mercedes E-Class: the Most stunning options and functions
The new E-class is More than art…
To thoroughly and as accurately as possible to talk about the new generation Mercedes E-class, you want to publish huge amount of information in one article to describe and explain is not real. So we are telling you about the most important changes in the new E-class, decided that the time has come to tell about not less important new technologies, additional options will be available from the moment of start of sales of new models and exciting new functions, ranging from high-quality acoustic systems to semi-automated autopilot.
E-class with the star on the hood
As you know cars C-class available for purchase, with the original Mercedes badge on the hood and logo that is on the grille. For the new E-class also anyone can choose a car whose emblem is on the hood, and the car with the badge on the grille. If you want the emblem on the hood, then either you have to buy at least a medium grade machine, or to order “the star” as an option.
E-class with the star on the grille
If you prefer the large Mercedes logo on the grille, you will need to purchase an external package “Avantgarde”. This package consists of exclusive exterior elements of the grille, which consists of two lines and large Mercedes badge.
AMG Line (AMG-kit)
AMG body kit as an additional option also includes an exclusive grille with large logo. Unlike the kit “Avantgarde”, in addition to the grille, the car in the AMG body kit has a more sporty front bumper and a sporty finish thresholds.
Model E 220 d (W213)
The new E-class has a new 2.0 liter diesel engine with 194 HP (model D E220). This power unit has replaced the 2.1 liter engine produces 150 HP (model D-E200). The new engine will run more smoothly and use less fuel.
Model E 350 d (W213)
Second, the diesel engine will be fitted on the model D. E350 six-cylinder Power diesel engine is 258 HP This engine is a modified power unit with a capacity of 350 BlueTec 252 HP, which was mounted on the previous generation E-class (W212).
Models E 200 and E 300
The petrol model of the new E-class are equipped with direct-injection and turbochargers. The piezo injector engines in the E200 and E300 models can in a single stroke of the power unit to do up to 5 injection of fuel at high pressure (200). Model E200 has a rated power of 184 HP E300 is equipped with 245-horsepower gasoline engine.
Model E 400
Mercedes-Benz E400 in the back of the W213 is equipped with a V6 petrol engine of 333 HP This power allows from 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 5.3 seconds. And, despite a good capacity average fuel consumption is amazing – 7.7 l/100km.
Model E 43 AMG 4MATIC
It is planned to release two models of E-class AMG series. It comes to AMG versions of the E43 and about E63. Sales E43 AMG will start in September 2016, when as a more powerful model E63 AMG will hit the market towards the end of the year.
Mercedes E43 AMG is equipped with a V6 engine Bi-turbo 401 HP Thanks to the technical characteristics of the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.
Model E 350 e
Also, Mercedes plans to start selling a hybrid version of the new E-class. The E350 model is called E. it is Expected that the car will have a cruising range of 30 km when driving on one motor. The hybrid powertrain consists of a four-cylinder engine and electric motor. The combined capacity of a hybrid makes 286 HP Maximum torque of 550 Nm. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.
Technology: New cleaner diesel exhaust
Due to the fact that in the world in recent years has attracted considerable attention of ecology diesel engines the company Mercedes has decided to fit diesel engines with the new SCR catalytic Converter, which now is located directly close to the power unit. The proximity of the catalyst allows for a high temperature more effectively to neutralize the harmful emissions of dirty.
A new exhaust gas cleaning system consists of an oxidation catalyst, particulate filter and SCR catalyst with soot reduction technology AdBlue (liquid urea-based).
Gearbox: Automatic transmission Mercedes 9G-Tronic
In most models of the new E-class will be applied a new 9-speed automatic transmission. True but Mercedes will continue to equip cars with four-cylinder petrol engines 6-speed manual transmissions. All diesel models of the E-class will now be supplied only with box 9G-Tronic. Recall that diesel cars in the back of the W212 came with manual transmission and with automatic transmission.
Standard E-class: Steel suspension and adaptive damping
In standard cars E-class have steel suspension with adaptive dampers. But as an option, the buyer can equip the basic model sports suspension, a ground clearance of which is lowered by 15 mm. in addition, the chassis has sportier settings and electric adjustment Dynamic Control Body.
Optional E-class: air Suspension
For those buyers who don’t like conventional steel suspension, Mercedes offers an optional air suspension with automatic control system of the roadway. This control is performed by using three video cameras (two in front, one in back) that scan the road surface and depending on the conditions of the transmit electronics information for automatic suspension under certain road surface.
Lightweight construction with aluminum and special steel
To reduce the weight of the body, the engineers used to machine parts from various metals. So the hood, tailgate, front wings and many other parts are made of aluminum. The overall weight of the vehicle, aluminum parts occupy 16 percent of the total number (weight) of all elements of the machine. Also, the designers did not abandon the traditional high-strength steel. Details of this material is about 6 percent of the entire mass of the body.
Aerodynamics: drag Coefficient of 0.23
When the coefficient of air resistance of 0.23, the Mercedes E-class best-in-class. For example, the BMW 5-series has a drag coefficient of 0.25 or 0.26 (depending on modifications and engine). To achieve low air resistance in the E-class (S-class) in the radiator are adjustable louver, Air Panel, distribute the flow of air depending on vehicle speed.
Analog instrument panel
When the network appeared the official photos of the new E-class, all pictures were published with a digital dashboard, which replaces the traditional analog panel. But in most cars is actually installed analog instrument panel with 8.4-inch screen in the center (pictured above).
Right on the center console is placed 12,3 inch LCD screen infotainment system COMAND Online, manageable System. Including cars with the COMAND Online system is equipped with a navigation system with a hard disk on which you saved the map. Also as an option it can be equipped with a projection display.
Digital instrument panel
As an option the buyer of the E-class can be ordered instead of the analog tidy, the 12.3 inch digital dashboard. Digital panel is only available with COMAND Online, which also available only as additional options. So, if you want to buy the E-class with digital dashboard, you will also need to order some more mandatory features. The cost of such additional equipment may be about 5,000 Euro.
Digital dashboard: the Ability to individually adjust the display of the devices
The digital instrument panel is valuable for their quality of display devices, and the ability to configure individual displays all necessary information on the display. So in vehicles with digital instrument panel there are three display options: classic, sport and advanced design. But in addition to the standard settings available to the driver mode for individual settings.
Ambient lighting in the cabin: 64 colors
Those who booked the car with packages “Avantgarde”, “Exclusive” and “AMG Line” get in the cabin LED lighting. In this version, you can choose any color of interior light (64 colours).
This way you can each week during the year to change the colour of the interior, the tint of which is never repeated.
The Comand Online
The COMAND Online includes the 12.3-inch Central screen, hard drive navigation system with traffic information in real time. In addition, the infotainment system has the ability to integrate with phones running on Android or Apple smartphones.
Mercedes traditionally offers many options for the interior, using a large range of colors and finishing materials. Especially interesting and exclusive look brown shades interior. There is also a combination of brown and beige shades that blends perfectly with the piano lacquer and smooth lines on the front panel.
Those who prefer a more modern and sober appearance can also rent a car with a modern interior, the structure of which will be metal elements, black leather on the dashboard and brown leather seats. By the way if anyone don’t like black leather-wrapped steering wheel, you can order the wheel with a combination of leather and wood.
The Central console in color “black Royal”
In base trim the center console done in gloss black in conjunction with piano lacquer (not in all vehicles).
In the photo the control knob for the infotainment system blocked the touchpad, which is available as an option. In base trim, the touchpad no. If you order the Comand Online, touchpad will be installed by default.
Wireless charging for mobile phones
Before you wireless charging for mobile phones, which is available as an additional option (price 283 EUR). This technology allows the wires to charge your mobile phones support the standard Qi (without charging cable). Surface for wireless charging of phones located on the center console in a special tray.
There is also a USB port.
Note the inscription on the tray wireless charging – NFC. The abbreviation for the stock in car system Near Field Communication, which allows you to connect the phone to the infotainment system via wireless communication. Also this system can use a special external antenna to enhance cellular signal for reliable operation of the phone in the car.
Keyless Start, engine start Button
Even in standard trim the cars are run with the help of stylized button stop-start. Also available for 833 Euro system “Keyless Go” allows you to remove the car from protection (non-contact access to the car).
A more interesting system “Keyless-Go-package” worth € 1400. In this retrofit package in addition to the contactless access to the car, also includes a system of contactless access to the trunk, which is equipped with a special sensor that works without using hands to open the trunk.
Touch button control
Also, in order to start the engine you can use the touch control button located on the steering wheel. By the way this button is equipped with all vehicles in all trim levels. In addition, using the touch buttons on the steering wheel, the driver can control the infotainment system without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
Burmester Audio system 3D surround sound
In the new E-class available audio system high class sound. But if you want something larger, it is possible to order the system “Burmester” (3D sound). However it will have to pay at least 5800€.
Luggage capacity: 540 liters
Trunk volume of the new E-class has 540 litres. If you want more, you have to wait a little while Mercedes will launch the model in the station wagon (fall 2016).
Folding rear seats
Unfortunately, folding the rear seats is only available either as an option (518 Euro) or in richer models.
Optics: Multibeam led headlights
For those who don’t like new-fangled technology in the automotive industry, the Mercedes E-class in standard trim levels are available with normal halogen headlamps.
Led headlights are available as an option. The cost of 1029 euros. But the highlight are the matrix (beam) led headlights cost from 2320 Euro. Each matrix LED headlight has 84 individually controllable LEDs. These lights are already used on the Mercedes CLS. However, they used only 24 of the diode.
Adaptive lighting matrix led headlamps
Adaptive LED optics constantly changes the number of luminous LEDs for maximum illumination of the road and prevent blinding oncoming drivers.
Rear led optics
Led tail lights are equipped with a system that adjusts the brightness of the illumination of the stop lamps, depending on driving conditions. So as not to blind drivers in the rear, if you usually press the brake pedal, the brightness will not be great. But as soon as you abruptly start to slow down, back brake lights will burn much brighter.
Autonomous car Parking using a mobile phone
In the new E-class available remotely Park the car without driver. So the driver can use the remote control or using a mobile phone to have auto Parking.
For example, if you after you Park your car in the Parking lot or in the garage, not able to sit in the cabin, you can activate the function of the Parking lot, and the car will come with a Parking space.
To operate the machine with your phone, you will need to install the app and enable Bluetooth. Using the same app you can remotely start the engine. During the automatic Parking control car will take electronics, which with the help of Parking sensors to Park the car.
How does the remote control auto Parking?
To Park a car you need to make a circular movement with your finger on the smartphone screen. Then the car starts Parking by detecting obstacles using the ultrasonic Parking sensors. This system is available on vehicles with Park Pilot with a 360-degree camera, engine start system without a key and automatic transmission.
Mobile phone as car key
In the new E-class smartphone it can be for a driver key to open or close the car. This requires a phone equipped with NFC-enabled Secure SIM card (the encryption function of the SIM card). This option is 119 euros.
Control system and lane monitoring system blind spots
Of course, for the new E-class are available in modern security systems: motion control in the strip and the system, warning the driver of the car in the blind spot. These systems warn the driver about the danger.
For example, if the car swerved off the strip, the driver will hear and see the warning. The same principle also works when the vehicle is in a blind zone. If the collision is unavoidable, these systems can automatically, without participation of the driver, perform the maneuver, Autonomous turning in the right side of the steering wheel, or urgently to stop the car.
Pilot Drive system: Semi-automatic autopilot
The system Pilot can Drive without a driver to maintain a certain speed, and without participation of the driver to keep distance to the car in front, as well as through a system control strip can automatically maintain the movement in a specified band.
This semi-autopilot is very handy when driving on the highway. Especially if the driver is behind the wheel during long trips.
By enabling this function, the car can automatically accelerate to 130 km/h, and fully Autonomous to slow down.
However, in urban environments with dense traffic (especially in traffic) this autopilot is almost useless. The fact that poluantilor off automatically if the machine stops due to obstacles more than 3 seconds. That is, the machine stopped more than 3 seconds, the driver again to start the movement, press the gas pedal.
System emergency stop
The new generation E-class equipped with an active system of care with emergency automatic stop of the machine. For example, in the steering wheel equipped with sensors that scan every thirty seconds, the presence of the driver’s hands on the steering wheel. If the system does not detect the driver’s hands on the instrument panel displays a warning message and a loud warning signal.
If the driver did not respond to the security warning, the car automatically stops. This is done in case the driver while driving fell asleep or lost consciousness.
The e-class include adaptive cruise control with emergency braking. In many other cars adaptive cruise control has no function emergency emergency braking.
In the new E-class adaptive cruise control, maintaining a certain speed set by the driver, can not only automatically reduce the speed, keeping distance, but also offline to get up to speed, and if necessary apply emergency braking to a complete stop.
Active system rebuild
New model Mercedes E-class can be equipped with an automatic system rebuild. This system only works if the machine is equipped with semi-automatic autopilot. For example, when the machine performs a movement on autopilot, if you turn on the turn signal, the car will automatically change lanes.
System Speed Limit Pilot
Also as an option you can purchase a speed control system, which, with the help of satellites GPS/GLONASS, determines the vehicle speed and using the camera located on the windshield, detects road signs limiting the speed on certain stretches of road.
Further, if the system determines that the movement is faster than the speed limit, the machine will automatically reduce speed. However due to the nature of work civil satellite navigation error of determining the vehicle speed will be 5 km.
The recognition of road signs
With the same front-facing video camera, electronics also can detect other road signs. For example, if the vehicle will see the sign “Pedestrian crossing”, the vehicle will reduce the engine speed and the system will alert, in order if necessary to urgently stop the car. Also, upon detection of traffic signs on the road on the dashboard E-class will appear the icons of these characters to bring them to the attention of the driver.
The pedestrian detection system
Another advantage of a system of Autonomous emergency braking and auto steering, using semi-automatic autopilot, this is an opportunity to avoid a collision with pedestrians. This system works at speeds up to 70 km/h. electronics constantly monitors the road in front of the machine. As soon as the system detects pedestrians that are moving at any speed (the system is able to detect even those who crosses the road or moving pedestrian on a Bicycle), the first driver is a warning of danger. If the driver does not react, the car automatically applies the emergency brake and even be able to taxi up to the car not skidded, and also to prevent collisions with pedestrians (even if the pedestrians would rush about on the road).
The link between other cars the E-class
Autonomous communication between vehicles is becoming a reality. Currently, all new cars E-class will share with each other various technical information. For example, a vehicle may transmit other information about the accident. In this case, you get this information, can be deployed either to take a detour, or to reduce the speed where the accident occurred.
Emergency braking at roundabouts
Available in most automotive safety systems emergency brake only work if a collision with a car going in front of you, inevitably.
In the new Mercedes E-class installed system, allowing the control of all vehicles that cross your road at the intersection. In the case of detection of danger when crossing traffic your car will automatically reduce speed or extra stop completely.
Control system intersection operates at speeds up to 70 km/h up To this speed a stereo camera positioned on the windshield, is able to detect crossing cars.
Belts with airbag
The new E-class equipped with safety-belts “Beltbag”. These belts for the rear passengers equipped with an inflatable airbag, which will be triggered only during a frontal impact. Inflatable seat belt reduces the risk of injury to the belt in the event of a severe frontal collision.
The system of the lateral security Pre-Safe Pulse
Currently most of the cars available in the world market does not sufficiently protect the driver and front passenger from side collision. The fact is that from an external side impact driver and passenger separated only by a thin door and side cushion airbag, which, as a rule, could not prevent from severe injury in a side impact.
In order to reduce the side effects of the accident, the Mercedes engineers have developed a system that moves the front seats sharply to the side (the opposite side from the impact) in a side crash. This occurs rather rapidly, but not so much that the driver and passenger were not injured.
E-Class: technology high-Tech on wheels
Sales of the new Mercedes E-class will start in April 2016. New the real high-tech car. Currently, machines with this level of technology is not so much on the market.
For example, the new generation Audi Q7 is also surprised for its innovative safety technologies. As you can see all the luxury cars in recent years become more and more the most advanced safety technologies and active driver assistance systems.
So in the coming years will be exciting as many car brands, after the German company showed the world how to look like modern cars, will be forced to equip their products with modern security systems.