Available in either luxurious SE or dynamic AMG Night Edition trim, the five-strong model line-up of the E-Class Saloon range embodies all the traditional virtues of a family-sized Mercedes-Benz, combined with class-leading safety and intelligent driver-assistance technology. There’s a choice of two diesel engines and a single petrol engine, which all featuring turbo-charging, and all are mated to 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic transmissions as standard. The range is topped by the E 63 AMG and E 63 AMG S powerhouse models
The generously appointed SE models are fitted with the following key features as standard: 17-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels; LED Intelligent Light System; Direct Control suspension; speed-sensitive Direct Steering; ECO start/stop functionality; front and rear Parktronic with Active Park Assist; LED rear tail lights and partial LED headlamps; Thermatic automatic climate control; Ambient Lighting; Bluetooth® interface for hands-free telephony; COMAND Online system with Media Interface; DAB digital radio tuner; leather upholstery and heated front seats; dark aluminium trim and a nappa leather-trimmed three-spoke multi-function steering wheel.
The athletic AMG Night Edition models are fitted with the following additional key standard features: 18-inch five twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels; AMG bodystyling with exterior mirror housings, louvres and beltline trim strips in high-gloss trim; upgraded front brakes with a Sports braking system featuring perforated brake discs and calipers with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering; uprated Sports suspension, twin-pipe exhaust system with trapezoidal tailpipes; sport seats; and a flat-bottomed AMG three-spoke sports steering wheel in nappa leather.
E-Class Saloon drivers have the choice of a raft of optional extras, with two key packages – Premium and Premium Plus bundling together the most popular options. The Premium Package features Easy-Pack Quickfold; Memory Package; Panoramic glass sunroof and Reversing camera. Opting for the Premium Plus Package add the Keyless-Go Comfort Package and Harman Kardon® Logic 7® audio system with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS.
The turbocharged 1,991 cc four-cylinder petrol engine in the E 250 model features BlueDIRECT technologies – direct fuel injection via piezo-electric injectors, rapid multi-spark ignition, turbocharging and continuous adjustment of the intake and exhaust camshafts.
The advanced BlueTEC turbodiesel engines feature fourth-generation common-rail direct injection with a pressure of up to 1,800 bar, ignition pressure of up to 200 bar and on-demand activation of the oil injection nozzles and water pump. They also benefit from AdBlue®, an aqueous urea solution which is injected into the exhaust gas flow to increase ammonia. This transforms 80 per cent of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions into harmless water and nitrogen.
The E-Class Saloon features unprecedented levels of safety and driver assistance features. Standard equipment highlights include Active Bonnet; nine airbags; Adaptive Brake System; advanced Anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist; Attention Assist; Collision Prevention Assist Plus; Cruise control with Speedtronic; Electronic Stability Programme with Acceleration Skid Control and Pre-Safe®. Optional safety and security features include Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Lane-Keeping Assist; BAS Plus with Cross Traffic Assist; Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot; Pre-Safe® Brake with Pre-Safe® Plus; Blind Spot Assist; Speed Limit and Traffic Sign Assist and Lane-Keeping Assist.
The E-Class Saloon has a length x width x height of 4,879 x 2,071 x 1,474 mm, and has a wheelbase of 2,874 mm. Kerbs weights range from 1,655-1,885 kg. Boot capacity ranges from 490-540 litres.