Published on July 2nd, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes E-Class, Stylish, Refined, Sporty
As part of the facelift, Mercedes-Benz designers sharpened the overall appearance of the E-Class. Intelligent modifications to the design have given the E-Class a new front end and created new, exciting proportions. The modifications have implemented the new Mercedes-Benz design idiom consistently, and reinterpreted the classical design values of the brand using the existing basis. The result is a superior and refined appearance which is still sporty and emotionally appealing.
The headlamps have been redesigned and 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been graphically retained, and afford both the Saloon and the Estate an unmistakable night design. The low-beam headlamps and the daytime running lamps feature LED technology as standard. Full LED headlamps are also available as an option for the first time in this class.
E-Class focused on quality and functionality
The body of the E-Class has already proven its exceptional qualities when it comes to safety and comfort. On top of this it offers outstanding aerodynamics and, thanks to innovative production and quality assurance processes, consistently high quality. These characteristics impressed 400 automotive experts in 2009 when they presented the body of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon with the EuroCarBody Award.
Since the basis of the body has not been changed, the new E-Class also boasts the same outstanding characteristics. These include:
- extremely stiff, rigid passenger cell made of highest grade and
- high-strength steels
- comprehensive deformation zones in the front and rear areas
- lightweight construction – bonnet, wings and boot lid (tailgate on the Estate) are made of aluminium
- high ease of repair thanks to removable front and rear modules
Also new are the headlamps featuring LED technology – optionally also even available as full LED variants. The advantages of LED technology include:
- long service life
- colour temperature similar to daylight
- energy efficiency, since LEDs require significantly less energy than halogen and xenon lights while offering the same level of light output
E-Class aerodynamics and aeroacoustics
The outstanding aerodynamic qualities of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have also been retained following the design modifications implemented in the new E-Class. Both the Saloon (Cd value 0.26 – 0.28) and the Estate (Cd value 0.29 – 0.31) are at the top of their segment in this area too.
Excellent aeroacoustics effectively contribute to the typically high levels of ride comfort found in the E-Class. Even at high speeds, very little flow noise penetrates into the vehicle interior.
An additional increase in comfort can be achieved with the optionally available acoustic laminated safety glass for the sliding side windows in the front and rear. It creates even higher levels of noise comfort and at the same times affords more protection and safety against breakage.’