The new Mercedes-Benz policy as stated by the Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG – Ola Kaellenius is “we must get back to our core to make modern luxury vehicles.” The company is no longer going after market share but intends to deliver a high quality and desirable product for their customers.
The new E-Class just launched in Ireland fully embraces that statement. The model arrives loaded with a host of standard features including a new chassis that allows integrated rear-wheel steer and an increase in interior space and 540 litres of luggage space. Inside the level of technological innovations is unrivalled and includes such features as enhanced version of the MBUX system, Apple Car Play /Android Auto, facial recognition, and the car-key embedded into your phone. With this level of sophistication Mercedes-Benz believe it will set a new benchmark in the industry.
With E-Class is now possible (when stopped) to host video conference via the six onboard cameras, and for a passenger to amuse themselves in gaming on the 12.3” dashboard screen. Safety is clearly a high priority and the E-Class includes many of the latest active and passive safety systems and the car is now arguably a serious rival to the short wheelbase S-Class.
There are a choice of 3-diesel and 3-petrol engines with additional options for mild hybrid , and all are linked to a 9-speed automatic. Prices start from €80,525 for the E 220 diesel and €82,130 for the E 200 petrol.