2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class – Sedan and Estate

In a competitive market, to maintain its leading position required not only hard work but dedication and passion towards innovation. Mercedes-Benz has proved this to modernize the 2014 E Class comprehensively, to maintain its leading position in the premium segment. Mercedes-Benz 2014 E Class will be delivered with new efficient engine, new eye-catching design and assistance system. Mercedes-Benz safety features refer to “intelligent drive”.

According to Dr Joachim Schmidt, Board Member of Mercedes-Benz Cars, responsible for Sales and Marketing: “With the new 2014 E-Class we are setting down clear markers in the areas of safety, design and efficiency”. It brings lots of technical innovations to the road and is without doubt the best E Class ever. This is also reflected in its design and lovingly revised interior. As a result it brings a breath of fresh air to the luxury class. The “E” therefore continues to stand for the leading position in this demanding segment. The 2014 E Class offers a sharpened design with sporty look, driving pleasure, enhanced comfort.

It would have a new eye-catchy design from the classical design. The result is a superior and refined, sporty appearance. The front with new headlamps gives the “four-eyed” look. The dipped beam and the day-time headlamps are fitted with partial LED lights, while first time in this class full LED headlamps are available as an option. The 2014 E Class is available with two different front-end designs: the basic variant and ELEGANCE and The AVANTGARDE line. The basic variant have classic Saloon grille with 3-louvre look and star on the bonnet while the AVANTGARDE  incorporates the sports car radiator with central star.

 

2014 Mercedes Benz E 350 4MATIC

Three-dimensional trim strip gives visually exciting proportions. At the rear, the lights and bumper have been revised. The new LED tail lights with new two-tone look emphasize the width and feature a characteristic night design. A high-quality interior material has been used. The two-part trim which stretches across the entire dashboard. It can be selected in a wood or aluminum.

2014 Mercedes Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID

2014 E Class offers a variety of individualization options, currently unique in this class.  “Intelligent drive” with new assistance systems safety measure started from PRE-SAFE® to distronic plus and continued in Mercedes-Benz. Comfort and safety has been merged in to one. Introduction of the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera with the two eye feature set at an angle of 45 degrees and with an overall range of 500 metres that produce a three-dimensional view of the area up to around 50 metres in front of the vehicle. The multistage radar sensor system for COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST.

2014 Mercedes Benz E 250

2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class has powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop system. An expansion of BlueDIRECT petrol engine family with 4-cylinder petrol engine. 2014 E Class achieves optimum consumption of 5.8 litres per 100 km (corresponding to 135 g/km CO2). New BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines already meet the EU6 standard which will apply from 2015. New addition of 6-cylinder engine, which is being offered for the first time as the E 400 with biturbo drive. BlueTEC models fitted with the established SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology and as such meet the EU6 emissions standard. E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID producing output of output of 170 kW (231 hp) and 750 Nm of torque. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID consumes 4.1 l/100 km and produces CO2 emissions of 107 g/km.

2014 Mercedes Benz E Series

The new Mercedes E  Class has 6-speed manual transmission. This has HANDS-FREE ACCESS, Audio 20 CD Radio with mp3-capable CD player as well as a USB connection, TFT color display, Bluetooth®-capable devices, text message display, Becker®MAP PILOT navigation solution.

Technical Specification of 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E-Class petrol engines
Model Cyl. Displace-ment cc Output at rpm Torque at rpm 0-100 km/h in s l/100 km CO2 g/km EU Effi-ciency class
E 200 4 1991 135 kW (184 hp)/ 5500 300 Nm/ 1200 – 4000 7.9 (8.3) 5.8 (6.0) 135 (139) 6 B
E 250 4 1991 155 kW (211 hp)/ 5500 350 Nm/ 1200 – 4000 7.4 (7.8) 5.8 (6.1) 135 (141) 6 A
E 300 V6 3498 185 kW (252 hp)/ 6500 340 Nm/ 3500 – 4500 7.1 (7.5) 6.8 (7.1) 159 (165) 5 C
E 300 4MATIC V6 3498 185 kW (252 hp)/ 6500 340 Nm/ 3500 – 4500 7.4 (7.8) 7.4 (7.8) 174 (184) 5 C
E 350 V6 3498 225 kW (306 hp)/ 6500 370 Nm/ 3500 – 5250 6.3 (6.7) 6.8 (7.1) 159 (165) 5 C
E 350 4MATIC V6 3498 225 kW (306 hp)/ 6500 370 Nm/ 3500 – 5250 6.6 (7.1) 7.4 (7.8) 174 (184) 5 C
E 400 * V6 2996 245 kW (333 hp)/ 5250 – 6000 480 Nm/ 1600 – 4000 5.9 (6.3) 7.5 (7.7) 175 (179) 6 C
E 400 4MATIC * V6 2996 245 kW (333 hp)/ 5250 – 6000 480 Nm/ 1600 – 4000 5.9 (6.3) 8.0 (8.3) 185 (194) 6 D
E 500 V8 4663 300 kW (408 hp)/ 5000 – 5750 600 Nm/ 1600 – 4750 5.2 (5.4) 8.9 (9.3) 209 (216) 5 210
E 500 4MATIC V8 4663 300 kW (408 hp)/ 5000 – 5750 600 Nm/ 1600 – 4750 5.2 (5.4) 9.4 (9.5) 219 (222) 5 210
All figures based on 7G-TRONIC PLUS (figures in brackets apply to Estate), * = provisional figures
E-Class diesel engines
Model Cyl. Displace-ment cc Output at rpm Torque at rpm 0-100 km/h in s l/100 km CO2 g/km EU Effi-ciency class
E 200 CDI 4 2143 100 kW (136 hp)/ 2800 – 4600 360 Nm/ 1600 – 2600 9.5 (10.1) 4.9 (5.3) 127 (137) 5 A
E 220 CDI 4 2143 125 kW (170 hp)/ 3000 – 4200 400 Nm/ 1400 – 2800 8.4 (8.6) 4.7 (5.2) 125 (134) 5 A
E 250 CDI 4 2143 150 kW (204 hp)/ 3800 500 Nm/ 1600 – 1800 7.5 (7.8) 4.8 (5.2) 128 (136) 5 A
E 250 CDI 4MATIC 4 2143 150 kW (204 hp)/ 388 500 Nm/ 1600 – 1800 7.9 (8.1) 5.5 (5.8) 143 (152) 5 A
E 300 BlueTEC V6 2987 170 kW (231 hp)/ 3800 540 Nm/ 1550 – 2400 7.1 (7.4) 5.5 (5.7) 144 (152) 6 A
E 350 BlueTEC V6 2987 185 kW (252 hp)/ 3600 620 Nm/ 1600 – 2400 6.6 (6.9) 5.5 (5.7) 144 (152) 6 A
E 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC V6 2987 185 kW (252 hp)/ 3600 620 Nm/ 1600 – 2400 6.7 (7.0) 6.0 (6.4) 160 (170) 6 B
E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID 4 2143 150 kW (204 hp)/ 4200 Electric motor 19 kW (26 hp) 500 Nm/ 1600 – 1800 Electric motor 280 Nm 7.5 (7.8) 4.1 (4.4) 107 (116) 5 A+
All figures based on 7G-TRONIC PLUS (figures in brackets apply to Estate)

Photo Gallery of 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Auto Press Release 2012

(Europe Version)

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Efficient, intelligent, emotionally appealing
Stuttgart, Dec 13, 2012

Stuttgart – With new, efficient engines, new assistance systems and a new design idiom, Mercedes-Benz has comprehensively modernised the E-Class to extend its leading position in the luxury segment even further. In both the Saloon and Estate models no less than eleven new or optimised assistance systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere. They combine a host of comfort and safety features, all of which Mercedes-Benz refers to as “intelligent drive”. They include systems which for the first time can help to prevent accidents with crossing vehicles or pedestrians, active Lane Keeping Assist which can help to prevent accidents with oncoming traffic, or anti-glare continuous high-beam headlamps. As such Mercedes-Benz is underscoring its leading position as a safety pioneer. The new E-Class makes a significant step forward when it comes to efficiency and ecology too. This comes courtesy of new, powerful BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines featuring sophisticated direct injection technology. This powerful development boost is reflected to exciting effect in the design of the E-Class. With its new design the E-Class encapsulates efficiency, intelligence and emotional appeal in a visually superior manner.

Mercedes-Benz has revised all of the model series of the E-Class more
comprehensively than ever before, to make the latest technical advances available in practice at an early stage. This is why it even makes advance use of developments from the future S-Class. In addition, the new E-Class offers a considerably sharpened design with a cultivated, elegantly sporty look, as well as significantly enhanced comfort, high-quality appointments, efficiency and driving pleasure. As a result, the E-Class is continuing to consolidate its leading position in the luxury class.
According to Dr Joachim Schmidt, Board Member of Mercedes-Benz Cars, responsible for Sales and Marketing: “With the new E-Class we are setting down clear markers in the areas of safety, design and efficiency. It brings lots of technical innovations to the road and is without doubt the best E-Class ever. This is also reflected in its design and lovingly revised interior. As a result it brings a breath of fresh air to the luxury class. The “E” therefore continues to stand for the leading position in this demanding segment.”
Design: two new front-end designs to choose from
The E-Class features a new front-end design as well as new proportions through intelligent changes. When it came to the modifications, the designers followed the new Mercedes design idiom and reinterpreted the classical design values of the brand using the existing basis. The result is a superior and refined, sporty appearance.
The front has been completely revised with new headlamps, which comprise all functional elements with a single headlamp lens. Flowing light elements within the headlamps help to ensure that the “four-eyed” look which is typical of the E-Class has been graphically retained. In terms of light and sight the E-Class sets a measuring bar: The dipped beam as well as the day-time headlamps are fitted with partial LED lights as standard, while full LED headlamps are available for the first time in this class as an option.
For the first time, the E-Class is available with two different front-end designs: in the standard version, the basic variant and ELEGANCE equipment line are combined with the classic Saloon grille with 3-louvre look and star on the bonnet. The AVANTGARDE line, meanwhile, incorporates the sports car radiator with central star, and as such offers an independent front-end look with a sporty emphasis.
The bonnet and front bumper have also been completely redesigned too. With its flowing lines, the bonnet follows the new design idiom in a smooth, very straightforward manner. The bumper, which boasts a new shape and is free of all light functions, has a modern appearance and, along with the wing design of its spoiler lip, discreetly underscores the sporty credentials of the E-Class.
Dynamic, elegant proportions
A new feature line and a repositioned three-dimensional trim strip give both the Saloon and Estate models new, visually exciting proportions. The feature line runs below the structure line from the rear door through to the tail light. Visually this benefits the vehicle in terms of length. It underscores the side trim, which has been shifted downwards. Overall the E-Class looks more elongated and elegant, yet at the same time both dynamic and composed.
Broad, distinctive rear end
At the rear, the lights and bumper have been revised. The new horizontally structured LED tail lights with new two-tone look emphasise the width and feature a characteristic night design.
High-grade interior
The interior of the E-Class has also been visible reworked and harmonised with the expressive exterior. High-quality materials and refined, subdivided areas with precise joints and sharp curves underscore the high-quality overall impression of the generous interior.
A new feature is the two-part trim which stretches across the entire dashboard. It can be selected in a wood or aluminium look, irrespective of the equipment line. Also new are the 3-tube instrument cluster, the trapezoid-shaped, high-gloss framed display in the head unit with flat-frame look, the design of the air vents as well as an analogue clock between the two central air vents.
The harmonious interior is characterised by the redesigned centre console without selector lever, as well as a new multifunction steering wheel with DIRECT SELECT lever and shift paddles in conjunction with automatic transmission.
Limitless individual appointments
As ever, there are attractive design packages to visually enhance both the interior and exterior. In addition to the basic appointments, there is also a choice of ELEGANCE and AVANTGARDE equipment lines – with the latter highlighting the sporty character of the Saloon and Estate models in particular.
Furthermore, the new E-Class offers a variety of individualisation options, currently unique in this class. Irrespective of the chosen equipment line, all appointment options remain available. As such each vehicle can be individually tailored to ensure that it is unlike any other. For example, an E-Class Saloon or Estate can be totally classic on the outside, but display a highly modern character on the inside.
“Intelligent drive” with new assistance systems
What started with PRE-SAFE®and continued with DISTRONIC PLUS has resulted in a new dimension of motoring at Mercedes-Benz: comfort and safety are merged into one. Mercedes-Benz refers to this as “intelligent drive”. In the E-Class a whole host of new or optimised systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere, making motoring more comfortable and safer.
The basis for all this is formed by new, state-of-the-art sensors and appropriate algorithms. Mercedes-Benz has made a major step forward with the introduction of the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera. Just like the Mono Multi-Purpose Camera fitted previously, it is positioned behind the windscreen in the vicinity of the rear-view mirror. However, this camera features two “eyes” set at an angle of 45 degrees and with an overall range of 500 metres that produce a three-dimensional view of the area up to around 50 metres in front of the vehicle. In this way, the stereo camera provides data for processing by various systems. Intelligent algorithms perform an evaluation of this three-dimensional visual information in order to detect and carry out a classification, both spatially and in terms of their movement, of vehicles that are driving ahead, oncoming or crossing, as well as pedestrians and a variety of traffic signs within a large field of vision.
At the same time, along with the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera, Mercedes-Benz is also introducing enhanced versions of the multistage radar sensor system.
As standard, both the Saloon and Estate models are fitted with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive brake assist systems. It helps to significantly reduce the risk of a rear-end collision. Also forming part of the standard equipment is ATTENTION ASSIST, which is now able to warn of inattentiveness and drowsiness across a wider speed range, and also inform the driver about his level of fatigue and the amount of driving time which has elapsed since the last break. It also offers an adjustable sensitivity level.
In addition, also optionally available are a number of assistance systems which are either new or now feature significantly extended functions. The following is an overview of the innovations:

    • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist can help to take the burden off the driver when it comes to keeping the vehicle in its lane and also track traffic in tailbacks semi-automatically

    • for the first time, the Brake Assist system BAS PLUS with Junction Assist is able to detect crossing traffic and pedestrians too, and boost the braking power applied by the driver accordingly

    • the PRE-SAFE® Brake can detect pedestrians and initiate autonomous braking to avoid a collision at speeds up to 50 km/h

    • PRE-SAFE® PLUS can recognise an imminent rear-end collision. The driver of the vehicle following behind is warned by activation of the rear warning lights with increasing frequency (not in the USA and Canada). The PRE-SAFE® system then triggers occupant protection measures to reduce the forces to which occupants are subjected. It can also firmly apply the stationary vehicle’s brakes in the event of
      a rear-end collision to prevent secondary accidents

    • Active Lane Keeping Assist can now detect when the adjacent lane is occupied, including detection of oncoming traffic. When there is the risk of a collision, the system can also prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally, when continuous lines are present, by applying the brakes on one side. As such it makes the ideal supplement to Active Blind Spot Assist

    • Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS allows the main-beam headlamps to be kept on permanently without dazzling traffic by masking out other vehicles in the beams’ cone of light

    • Active Parking Assist enables automated parking with active steering and brake control in both parallel and end-on spaces

    • in addition to speed limits, Traffic Sign Assist can now also detect and display no-overtaking zones and the respective signs signalling their end. In the case of signs imposing access restrictions, it can also provide visual and acoustic warnings

  • the 360-degree camera covers all four sides of the vehicle, thus enabling a uniform all-round view, including virtual bird’s eye view – a top-down view of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings. Dynamic guide lines help with entering and leaving parking spaces as well as manoeuvring
Engine and drive system: superior performance, economical consumption
Both the E-Class Saloon and Estate are available with a particularly broad range of powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines. All are fitted with ECO start/stop system and are highly efficient.
A new element is the expansion of the BlueDIRECT petrol engine family with the addition of a four-cylinder petrol engine with spray-guided direct injection, based on the same trend-setting technology used in the latest generation of six and eight-cylinder engines from Mercedes-Benz. Its technology package includes fast-acting piezo injectors for multiple injection, quick multi-spark ignition, turbocharging, fully variable camshaft adjustment on the inlet and exhaust side, as well as a controlled oil pump.
New developments for the four-cylinder engine include the first dynamic balancer with full anti-friction bearings to be used in a petrol engine as well as a switchable water pump.
The engine also sees the world’s first use of the stratified lean burn process in combination with exhaust-gas turbocharging and external high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation. As a result the E-Class achieves a combined optimum consumption figure of 5.8 litres per 100 km (corresponding to 135 g/km CO2), and is therefore the only vehicle in this class to achieve efficiency class A. In addition, the new BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines already meet the EU6 standard which will apply from 2015.
Also making up the BlueDIRECT petrol engine range are the familiar V6 and V8 engines. A new addition is the six-cylinder engine, which is being offered for the first time as the E 400 with biturbo drive. With its performance potential and enormously high levels of torque at low engine speeds, this engine sets new standards in the six-cylinder sector and also meets the EU6 emissions level.
All BlueDIRECT petrol engines of the new E-Class combine a spontaneous response and exemplary power delivery with the highest levels of efficiency and best-in-class emissions performance.
The petrol engines
Model
Cyl.
Displace-ment cc
Output at rpm
Torque at rpm
0-100 km/h in s
l/100 km
CO2 g/km
EU
Effi-ciency class
E 200
4
1991
135 kW (184 hp)/ 5500
300 Nm/ 1200 – 4000
7.9 (8.3)
5.8 (6.0)
135 (139)
6
B
E 250
4
1991
155 kW (211 hp)/ 5500
350 Nm/ 1200 – 4000
7.4 (7.8)
5.8 (6.1)
135 (141)
6
A
E 300
V6
3498
185 kW (252 hp)/ 6500
340 Nm/ 3500 – 4500
7.1 (7.5)
6.8 (7.1)
159 (165)
5
C
E 300 4MATIC
V6
3498
185 kW (252 hp)/ 6500
340 Nm/ 3500 – 4500
7.4 (7.8)
7.4 (7.8)
174 (184)
5
C
E 350
V6
3498
225 kW (306 hp)/ 6500
370 Nm/ 3500 – 5250
6.3 (6.7)
6.8 (7.1)
159 (165)
5
C
E 350 4MATIC
V6
3498
225 kW (306 hp)/ 6500
370 Nm/ 3500 – 5250
6.6 (7.1)
7.4 (7.8)
174 (184)
5
C
E 400 *
V6
2996
245 kW (333 hp)/ 5250 – 6000
480 Nm/ 1600 – 4000
5.9 (6.3)
7.5 (7.7)
175 (179)
6
C
E 400 4MATIC *
V6
2996
245 kW (333 hp)/ 5250 – 6000
480 Nm/ 1600 – 4000
5.9 (6.3)
8.0 (8.3)
185 (194)
6
D
E 500
V8
4663
300 kW (408 hp)/ 5000 – 5750
600 Nm/ 1600 – 4750
5.2 (5.4)
8.9 (9.3)
209 (216)
5
210
E 500 4MATIC
V8
4663
300 kW (408 hp)/ 5000 – 5750
600 Nm/ 1600 – 4750
5.2 (5.4)
9.4 (9.5)
219 (222)
5
210
All figures based on 7G-TRONIC PLUS (figures in brackets apply to Estate), * = provisional figures
Powerful diesel engines in the best efficiency class
Some of the diesel models of the E-Class are available as BlueTEC models fitted with the established SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology and as such meet the EU6 emissions standard.
The comprehensive engine range is supplemented with the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID. It combines the four-cylinder diesel engine with an electric motor, thereby producing a system output of 170 kW (231 hp) and 750 Nm of torque. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID consumes 4.1 l/100 km and produces CO2 emissions of 107 g/km. As such it occupies the leading position among the most economical models in the upper medium-size category.
The diesel engines
Model
Cyl.
Displace-ment cc
Output at rpm
Torque at rpm
0-100 km/h in s
l/100 km
CO2 g/km
EU
Effi-ciency class
E 200 CDI
4
2143
100 kW (136 hp)/ 2800 – 4600
360 Nm/ 1600 – 2600
9.5 (10.1)
4.9 (5.3)
127 (137)
5
A
E 220 CDI
4
2143
125 kW (170 hp)/ 3000 – 4200
400 Nm/ 1400 – 2800
8.4 (8.6)
4.7 (5.2)
125 (134)
5
A
E 250 CDI
4
2143
150 kW (204 hp)/ 3800
500 Nm/ 1600 – 1800
7.5 (7.8)
4.8 (5.2)
128 (136)
5
A
E 250 CDI 4MATIC
4
2143
150 kW (204 hp)/ 388
500 Nm/ 1600 – 1800
7.9 (8.1)
5.5 (5.8)
143 (152)
5
A
E 300 BlueTEC
V6
2987
170 kW (231 hp)/ 3800
540 Nm/ 1550 – 2400
7.1 (7.4)
5.5 (5.7)
144 (152)
6
A
E 350 BlueTEC
V6
2987
185 kW (252 hp)/ 3600
620 Nm/ 1600 – 2400
6.6 (6.9)
5.5 (5.7)
144 (152)
6
A
E 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
V6
2987
185 kW (252 hp)/ 3600
620 Nm/ 1600 – 2400
6.7 (7.0)
6.0 (6.4)
160 (170)
6
B
E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID
4
2143
150 kW (204 hp)/ 4200 Electric motor 19 kW (26 hp)
500 Nm/ 1600 – 1800 Electric motor 280 Nm
7.5 (7.8)
4.1 (4.4)
107 (116)
5
A+
All figures based on 7G-TRONIC PLUS (figures in brackets apply to Estate)
Transmissions for a dynamic and economical driving style
Mercedes-Benz will also offer two transmissions for the E-Class in the future: a 6-speed manual transmission with high ease of shifting and short shift travel, and the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with DIRECT SELECT lever and DIRECT SELECT shift paddles. This latest stage of evolution of the 7G-TRONIC PLUS provides significant advantages in terms of efficiency and ease of maintenance.
A new feature is the short-term M mode. The benefit of this: if the driver has shifted up or down manually, after a set period of time the transmission independently switches back to automatic, fuel-efficient shift mode.
Traction and driving stability can also be improved in the new E-Class with the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system – particularly in difficult road conditions.
The suspension – the basis for superior handling
For the new E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is offering four suspension configurations:
    • configured for comfort, the DIRECT CONTROL suspension with selective damping system is the standard version for the base model and the ELEGANCE line

    • the sportily configured DIRECT CONTROL suspension with selective damping system is positioned 15 mm lower and installed as the standard version for the AVANTGARDE line

    • the lowered sports suspension is available in conjunction with the Exterior Sports package and AMG Sports package

  • the AIRMATIC air suspension with electronically controlled damping system is fitted as standard to the V8 models. The Estate is basically fitted with air suspension with integrated level control system on the rear axle
All suspension variants feature outstanding sensitivity and ride characteristics and help to ensure a high level of handling safety:
All of the models of the E-Class family will in future be fitted with an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard. This combines the speed-dependent power assistance of speed-sensitive steering with a variable ratio across the steering angle range. The rack and pinion steering gear is controlled on-demand and therefore contributes towards efficiency.
Advantages of the electromechanical Direct-Steer system:

    • improved agility thanks to more direct steering response

    • comfortable handling and high levels of steering comfort across all speed ranges

    • considerable savings potential, since energy is only required when steering occurs

  • enables the use of innovative assistance systems, e.g. Active Parking Assist
High-quality appointments
The new E-Class is already fitted with a comprehensive series of high-quality appointments as standard. The new optional highlights, meanwhile, include HANDS-FREE ACCESS. This enables the boot lid to be opened and closed without actual physical contact by simply holding your foot beneath the bumper, and is therefore extremely convenient when loading and unloading the vehicle.
A modern range of infotainment systems helps to keep the driver up to date while on the road in terms of what is happening around the world or in the office. The systems also enable music to be enjoyed or also optionally offer powerful navigation solutions as well as an internet connection.The E-Class Saloon and Estate both come as standard with the Audio 20 CD Radio. It features a twin tuner and mp3-capable CD player as well as a USB connection in the centre armrest. The TFT colour display measures 14.7 cm diagonally. Bluetooth®-capable devices can also be connected, and SMS text messages displayed.
Optionally the Audio 20 CD can be combined with a six-disc CD changer as well as the reasonably-priced, entry-level Becker®MAP PILOT navigation solution, which can also be retrofitted.
Alternatively, Mercedes-Benz offers the COMAND Online multimedia system for the E-Class with 17.8 cm high-resolution colour display, internet connection, hard-disc navigation and emergency call feature, which can also be combined with a six-disc DVD changer. COMAND Online provides internet access enabling customers to surf the web while the car is stationary or call up a Mercedes-Benz app, whose particularly fast page loading and simple operation make it suitable for use while driving. Integrated apps include Google™ Local Search and Weather and the facility for downloading a route which has previously been configured on a PC using Google Maps and transmitted to the car. In addition, apps for Google™ Streetview as well as Google™ Panoramio and other apps are also available.
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(U.S. Version)
Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/Germany Mercedes-Benz – A Daimler Brand The MY 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan & Wagon Stylish, Efficient, IntelligentMONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz introduces the extensively updated 2014 E-Class Sedan and Wagon, featuring highly efficient engines, an array of new driver assistance systems and even more refined styling. No less than eleven new or optimized assistance systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere in both the sedan and wagon models. They combine a host of comfort and safety features, referred to by Mercedes-Benz as “intelligent drive.” These groundbreaking systems include technologies that can help prevent accidents with pedestrians or vehicles crossing in front, Active Lane Keeping Assist for avoiding collisions with oncoming traffic and anti-glare continuous high-beam headlamps. All this and more ensures that Mercedes-Benz maintains its pioneering role in vehicle safety. The new E-Class also takes a major step forward in terms of efficiency, thanks to the new four-cylinder diesel engine. An extensive package of design updates round-off the new and compelling features of the MY14 E-Class, delivering an accomplished combination of efficiency, intelligence and style. The 2014 E-Class Sedan and Wagon will be in U.S. showrooms this Spring.By conducting such a comprehensive redevelopment of the E-Class range, Mercedes-Benz is ensuring that its customers benefit from the very latest technical advances as soon as possible. The new E-Class also comes with distinctive updates in its styling for an elegant and sporty look, as well as significantly enhanced comfort features and upscale equipment, rounded-off by an exceptional level of efficiency and everyday driving pleasure. All of this comes together to ensure that the E-Class continues to consolidate its leading position in the luxury segment.Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars: “We are setting clear trends in terms of safety, design and efficiency with the new E-Class. It puts many technical innovations on the road and undoubtedly is the best E-Class ever. This also finds expression in its design and its carefully revised interior, which bring a breath of fresh air to the luxury class. The ‘E’ thus continues to hold its place at the very top of this demanding segment.”Design – a choice of two new front-end styles
Numerous intelligent modifications have given the E-Class a new front-end design and revised proportions. Designers applied the new Mercedes-Benz design language to reinterpret the brand’s classic design values on the existing basis. The outcome is an elegant, refined and yet sporty look.The front end has been completely revised with new headlamps that incorporate all light functions within a single lens, while flowing light elements within the headlamps help to retain the “four-eyed” appearance that is such a distinctive E-Class signature. When it comes to light and sight, the E-Class sets the benchmark – low beam and daytime running lights both come with partial LED as standard, while full-LED headlamps are available as an option for the first time in this class.In another first, the MY14 E-Class is available with two different front-end designs. The Luxury version comes with the classic sedan grille with 3-louver look and star on the hood. The Sport version, on the other hand, features the sports grille with integrated star, forming a visual link to the brand’s high performance sports car models.The hood and front bumper have also been completely redesigned. With its flowing lines, the hood offers a smooth, sleek expression of the new design language. The bumper has new, contemporary styling with an aerofoil shape along its lower edge for an even more distinctively sporting character. Sport models receive an even more confident front design, using the AMG styling package that features larger air intakes and a distinct aluminum trim line along the entire lower rim of the front bumper.

Dynamic, elegant proportions
A new feature line and a repositioned three-dimensional trim line bring new proportions to both the sedan and wagon. The feature line runs below the structure line from the rear door to the tail light, giving the car greater visual length. This is reinforced by the side trim, which is now much lower. The overall effect is to make the MY14 E-Class look longer and more elegant, and at the same time both dynamic and composed.

Broad, distinctive rear end
The rear end of the MY14 E-Class features modifications to the lights and the bumper. The new LED tail lamps have a horizontal design that emphasizes the width of the vehicle, while the two-tone look comes with a distinctive nighttime signature. Sport models feature exposed dual exhaust pipes.

Premium interior
The generously proportioned interior of the E-Class has been subtly revised and harmonized with the expressive exterior. Premium materials, precise lines and clearly defined surfaces combine to create a sophisticated overall look – and feel.

A new feature is the two-part trim extending across the entire soft-touch dashboard, which is available in two wood finishes – burl walnut or black ash. Also new are the 3-tube instrument cluster, the trapezoidal head-unit display, the air vent design and the analogue clock between the two central vents.

“Intelligent drive” with new assistance systems
What started with PRE-SAFE® and continued with DISTRONIC PLUS® has emerged as a new dimension of driving at Mercedes-Benz, where comfort and safety merge into one. Mercedes-Benz calls this “intelligent drive.” A whole host of new or optimized systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere in the E-Class, delivering increased comfort and safety, such as the all-new DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist.

The basis for all this is new state-of-the-art sensors and their associated algorithms. Mercedes-Benz has taken a major step forward with the introduction of the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera. Just like the previous Mono Multi-Purpose Camera, it is located on the windshield near the rearview mirror. However, this camera features two “eyes,” set at an angle of 45 degrees to produce a three-dimensional view of the area up to 55 yards in front of the vehicle and with an overall range of up to 550 yards. The stereo camera gathers data for processing by various systems using intelligent algorithms. The systems can detect vehicles driving in front, oncoming or crossing and evaluate this three-dimensional visual information to determine their speed and position. They can also identify pedestrians within a large field of vision.

Along with the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera, Mercedes-Benz is also introducing enhanced versions of the Multi-Mode Radar sensor system. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, a radar-based collision warning system with Adaptive Brake Assist is standard equipment on both the sedan and wagon. It helps to reduce significantly the risk of a rear-end collision. Also part of standard equipment is ATTENTION ASSIST®, which now warns of inattentiveness and drowsiness across a wider range, and provides visual information on attention level and time driven since the last break. The sensitivity of the new generation ATTENTION ASSIST® can be adjusted by the driver.

Also available are a number of assistance systems that are either new or now feature significantly enhanced functionality. In overview:
- DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist can help the driver keep the vehicle centered in its lane and can semi-autonomously follow in-line traffic.
- For the first time, the Brake Assist system BAS PLUS® with Cross-Traffic Assist is able to detect crossing traffic and pedestrians, and boost the braking power applied by the driver accordingly.
- The PRE-SAFE® Brake can now detect pedestrians as well and initiate autonomous braking.
- PRE-SAFE® PLUS can identify an imminent rear-end collision and then prompt the PRE-SAFE® system to trigger occupant protection measures that reduce the forces exerted on passengers. If the vehicle is stationary, it can also prevent secondary accidents in the event of a rear-end collision by applying the brakes.
- Active Lane Keeping Assist can now detect when the adjacent lane is not clear, including the presence of oncoming traffic, overtaking vehicles, crash barriers etc. Under threat of a collision, even if the lane marking is not a solid line, the system can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally by applying the brakes on one side. This system pairs perfectly with Active Blind Spot Assist.
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS allows high beam to remain permanently switched on without dazzling traffic by masking out other vehicles in the beams’ cone of light.
- Active Parking Assist enables automated parking with active steering and brake control in both parallel and perpendicular spaces
- The Surround View Camera will cover all four sides of the vehicle and enable a 360-degree view including virtual bird’s-eye perspective – a top view of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings. Dynamic guide lines help during parking and maneuvering.

Excellent performance with high gas mileage
Both the E-Class sedan and wagon boast a range of powerful and efficient gasoline and diesel engines. All come with the ECO start/stop system as standard equipment and are highly efficient. Mercedes-Benz offers the broadest range of ECO start/stop systems in the United States, as well as the most seamless, smooth, and unobtrusive algorithms.

The gasoline engines offered in the MY14 E-Class are the highly successful V6 and V8 units in the E350 and E550, which will go on sale in Spring 2013. They combine excellent response characteristics and outstanding power delivery with exceptional efficiency.

Powerful diesel engine and hybrid drive for outstanding efficiency
New in the MY14 E-Class sedan is the incredibly efficient four-cylinder diesel engine powering the E250 BlueTEC with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, available Fall 2013. Compliant with emissions legislations in all fifty states, the latest diesel model from Mercedes-Benz shows that premium elegance and outstanding economy are not mutually exclusive. The E250 BlueTEC generates 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, replacing the V6-powered E350 BlueTEC engine that only was available with rear-wheel drive.

A further feature of the MY14 E-Class range is the highly economical E400 HYBRID. Supplemented by an electric motor (27hp, 184 lb-ft), the E400 HYBRID offers the powerful and refined performance of the Mercedes-Benz 3.5-liter V6 (302hp, 273 lb-ft) paired with an outstanding gas mileage of 24/30 mpg (est. city/highway).

New-generation transmission for dynamic and economical driving
The engines in the MY14 E-Class are mated to the seven-speed automatic transmission with DIRECT SELECT lever and DIRECT SELECT shift paddles. This latest evolution of the seven-speed transmission offers significant benefits in terms of efficiency and ease of maintenance.

A new feature is the short-term M mode. If the driver shifts up or down manually, the transmission independently switches back to the fuel-efficient automatic shift mode after a pre-determined period of time elapses.

Traction and stability can also be enhanced across the MY14 E-Class lineup with the 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel-drive system – particularly effective in challenging surface conditions.

The E63 AMG sedan and wagon, launching in Fall 2013, comes with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT seven-speed MCT and 4MATIC in the United States, delivering incredible performance. More technical details will follow in January 2013 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Refined suspension for excellent handling
Mercedes-Benz offers three suspension configurations for the MY14 E-Class:
- Configured for comfort, the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with stroke dependent damping system is the standard suspension setup for the Luxury model.
- In the Sport model, the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with stroke dependent damping system is 15 mm lower and has a more sporty setup.
- The E63 AMG comes with the AMG Adaptive Sport Suspension.

All suspension variants feature outstanding sensitivity and ride characteristics and help to ensure an excellent level of road holding.

All models in the MY14 E-Class lineup are fitted with an electromechanical Direct-Steer system as standard. This combines speed-sensitive power steering with a variable ratio across the steering angle range. The rack-and-pinion steering gear is controlled on-demand and therefore contributes towards efficiency. Advantages of the electromechanical Direct-Steer system include:
- improved agility thanks to more direct steering response
- comfortable handling and smooth steering characteristics at all speeds
- improved efficiency, as energy is consumed only while steering
- enables innovative assistance systems, e.g. Active Parking Assist

Premium equipment
The MY14 E-Class already comes with a comprehensive range of premium equipment as standard. Optional packages include the Premium 1 package with Rearview camera, COMAND navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, Harman/kardon® Logic 7® surround sound, power rear window sunshade, heated front seats (standard with E550), active ventilated front seats and garage-door opener. Further packages available at launch are the Lighting package, Parking Assist package, Lane Tracking package, Wood Trim package and Wheel package.

The Driver Assistance package and KEYLESS-GO package will be available shortly after launch. The KEYLESS-GO package will feature electronic trunk closer and HANDSFREE ACCESS, which enables opening and closing of the trunk lid without physical contact by simply holding your foot beneath the bumper. This extremely convenient feature is particularly useful when loading and unloading the vehicle.

When it comes to infotainment, Mercedes-Benz delivers the MY14 E-Class sedan and wagon with the COMAND® system featuring AM/FM/WB radio, indash DVD/CD player, in-dash memory card slot, and Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling. Standard equipment also includes a central controller with a 7-inch, high-resolution display and a color display in the instrument cluster.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com. For full bios and photos visit the MBUSA Media Site, www.media.mbusa.com.

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Quick Reference:
Availability: Spring 2013
Performance:

- E250 BlueTEC: 2.1-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel: 190 hp, 369 lb.-ft
- E350 Sedan: direct-injection 3.5-liter V6: 302 hp, 273 lb.-ft.
- E350 4MATIC Wagon: direct-injection 3.5-liter V6: 302 hp, 273 lb.-ft.
-E400 HYBRID Sedan: electric motor and direct-injection 3.5-liter V6: 27 hp + 302 hp, 184 lb-ft + 273 lb-ft
- E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan: turbocharged direct-injection 5.5-liter V8: 402 hp, 443 lb.-ft.

New Standard Feature Highlights:
- Collision Prevention Assist
- ATTENTION ASSIST (new generation)
- ECO Start/Stop
- Sport models feature integrated star in grille
- Dashboard design

New Optional Feature Highlights:
- 4-cylinder diesel powertrain
- 4MATIC all-wheel drive on BlueTEC
- Full-LED lighting
- Surround View Camera
- Parking Assist Package
- New generation Driver Assistance Package, featuring: DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist, Optimized Active Lane Keeping Assist, BAS PLUS® with Cross-Traffic Assist, PRE-SAFE PLUS® for rear-end collision, Autonomous emergency braking (PRE-SAFE® Brake) on pedestrians

Auto Press Release Source : Daimler Global Media