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New E-Class sets top-class benchmark

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If you have good taste, are looking for style, clarity and comfort, then the new E-Class by Mercedes-Benz, is definitely the way to go. The producer of high quality and luxury automobiles, Mercedes-Benz has once again proven itself. The arrival of the new E-Class, which is unique for its recurring harmonising theme and boasts a variety of engines to satisfy every driver’s needs has, not only bested its outstanding E-Class predecessor, but has set another sky-scraping benchmark in the automobile industry.

Whether it is sporty refinement for pleasure or long distance for business, the range of interior colours and exterior metallic, non metallic and special paints creates the ideal accessory to be ridden for all occasions, generally making a good impression wherever you go.

Some of its exceptional features include: attractive aluminum trim; standard fit LED headlamps, eye turning interior highlights which embrace a 3-tube instrument cluster and a centre console with an analogue clock.

Always ready to please, Mercedes-Benz, in addition to fashioning the optional sports package, design and equipment line, took the following pertinent attributes into consideration in the creation and production of the new E-Class:

In terms of design, the pronounced aesthetics, palpable ergonomics, centrally positioned star and the 2-louvre radiator grille help to create a powerful and dynamic exterior. Safety-wise, Mercedes-Benz combines Active and Passive sophisticated systems technology, taking protection to a whole new level.

The optional Break Assist System BAS PLUS features Intersection Assist and Pedestrian detection which identify danger to the front and side of the car. The optional Active Lane Keeping detects potentially hazardous oncoming traffic as well as lane markings.

The Standard Collision Prevention Assist is designed to prevent rear-end collision when getting too close to the vehicle in front. Also included are the Adaptive High beam Assist (optional); 9 airbags; Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control with steering assistant system; and Active Blind spot Assist (optional).

On the comfort zone, multi-contour seats with massages and dynamic handling function; Electromechanical Direct-Steer system for enhanced steering comfort (standard); Audio 20 CD based on new telematics generation (standard); Becker MAP Pilot navigation module for Audio 20 CD (optional); and the Web-enabled Comand Online multimedia system with hard disc navigation and high resolution colour display; Hands-Free Access which is foot operated automatic opening of the boot lid.

Worthy of mention is the parallel and perpendicular parking which is practically automatic- thanks to the Park Assistant (optional). The cameras monitor the area around the car and show potential obstacles as seen from above on the central display.

With the available digital reversing camera (optional), the display shows moving pictures that use dynamic guidance lines to assist with maneuvering. These offer the convenience of easy parking.

Environmentally, and geared towards the advancement of sustainable automotive solutions, the new E-Class features rich new developments, systematic measures and detail improvement. Without compromising on high torque and performance characteristic qualities, both the diesel engines and the petrol units incorporate a raft of sophisticated holistic vehicle optimization measures that reduce consumptions and emission.

The two trim levels, made up of the elegance and avantgarde add an exceptional touch. While the former‘s high quality exclusive fabric upholstery offers a choice of 3 different lighting moods, the latter’s number of features create the sporty, dynamic character in addition to its aggressive feel. This consists of the rectangular tail pipe trims integrated

in the bumper and the 5 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels.

Mercedes-Benz is known for its desire to satisfy the varying needs of drivers and so 3 packages have been put on offer in the outstanding new E-Class:

For those expecting that little bit more, the exclusive package makes the high quality interior even more palpably refined and visibly distinctive.

Talking about exterior sports package, it gives the E-Class the notable

sporty aura. It comprises the exterior elements from the avantgarde design/equipment line; 5 suspension; perforated front brake discs and brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering.

AMG Sports Package: To further emphasise the sporty sensation and individuality of the E-Class saloon, this package encompasses a number of carefully coordinated exterior and

interior features. The package offers palpably enhanced driving dynamics for the driver and the passengers, as well as distinct visual highlights when viewed from any angle. The AMG body-styling has been extensively modified since the predecessor model and now features a new front apron with a chromed insert, and three large cooling air intakes, to name a few.