New Mercedes E-Class Review
Certain cars say a lot about you when sat on the front drive, the Mercedes E-Class saloon says you are certainly heading in the right direction and have moved into the executive class.
A firm favourite for many executive drivers, the Mercedes E-Class has always managed to rise to the top no matter how congested the marketplace seems to get and with over two thousand revisions on the latest model, the new Mercedes E-Class is sure to follow suit.
Although the exterior of the new E-Class is quite similar to the outgoing pre face lift model, make no mistake, under the skin the E-Class has had many major revisions bringing it bang up to date with the rest of the Mercedes range. All E-Class models now come with a host of new features fitted as standard including the Mercedes Pre-safe system, recognising when a collision or impact is inevitable, the Pre-safe system automatically closes the windows (if they are open) to avoid occupants or their limbs from being ejected through the aperture, seat belts pre-tension, the seats adjust to the most favourable position and air cushions within the seats inflate to give passengers the best protection. The Adaptive Brake System recognises the speed at which your foot is removed from the accelerator, dependant upon how rapid the foot is removed, this system will pre prime the braking system, pressure in the brake lines is increased and the brake linings are brought into light contact with the discs ensuring the bakes bite immediately when the brake pedal is used, flashing brake lights also warn drivers behind that the vehicle is decelerating rapidly. Direct Control steering has more direct steering and a retuned suspension package. Neck-Pro head restraints are also now a standard feature for the Mercedes E-Class, in the event of a rear end collision, pre tensioned springs release and move the front headrests forwards and upwards to protect the occupants from experiencing whiplash.
Petrol engine options for the E-Class range between the 184 bhp, 1.8 litre, supercharged, inline four cylinder that powers the E 200 Kompressor up to the incredible 514 bhp, V8 unit that's under the bonnet of the E 63 AMG. There is also a choice of three EU compliant diesel units on offer and a visit to the Mercedes website, www.mercedes.co.uk is recommended to decide which power plant will exactly suit your needs.
With over a million sales of the E-Class worldwide you can expect Mercedes to continue where it left off with the model, because the E-Class just got a lot better.
Like the looks of the Mercedes E-Class why not check out the BMW 5 Series, the Audi A6, the Jaguar XJ, the Lexus GS 300, the Peugeot 607, the Volvo S80 or the Lexus GS 450H.
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