Image credits: © Mercedes-Benz.

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon news, pictures, specifications, and information

New E-Class Wagon Features More Style, Safety and Utility

Mercedes-Benz is launching its next-generation E-Class wagon at the New York International Auto Show, open to the public April 2-11, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Packed wîth useful new safety technology, the stylish 2011 E350 4MATIC wagon is expected to reach Ú.S. dealerships this summer.

The Look of a Sedan, the Útility of an SÚVWhile the new E-Class wagon is styled more like a traditional sedan than an SÚV, it boasts outstanding utility. Standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive provides an extra measure of traction, whether the road surface is wet, dry or covered wîth snow.

Smart-lòòking aluminum roof rails are standard, and inside, a 60-40 fold-down rear seat makes for cavernous cargo capacity that's highly flexible. For example, the E-Class wagon can carry a grandfather clock and still accommodate three occupants, or a load of lumber can be carried wîth four people aboard.

Its normal five-seat configuration can easily expand to seven seats by unfolding a standard third-row seat from the luggage compartment floor. The E-Class wagon is the only vehicle in its market §egmènt to feature seven-place seating. With coil spring suspension up front and electronically controlled air springs at the rear, its load-leveling air suspension keeps the car level regardless of the cargo weight.

An elegant luggage cover and cargo net are attached at the beltline so they don't interfere wîth the fold-down rear seat. At the same time, the cover can be attached to the folded seatbacks if needed, and it can be raised conveniently whenever the standard power liftgate is opened.

4MATIC Four-Wheel Drive Sets a Trend

The new E350 wagon comes standard wîth 4MATIC all-wheel drive. As modern all-wheel-drive systems become more refined, they are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the luxury car market. With negligible weight and fuel-efficiency tradeoffs, full-time four-wheel drive provides year-round traction and stability benefits on both wet and dry roads.

The latest Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC system is cleanly integrated into the automatic transmission so it fits right into the standard body and utilizes the existing front suspension. Fuel efficiency has been improved, due to a number of innovative measures that minimize the energy needed to turn the extra gears and shafts.

Sport and Luxury Models

Fitted wîth standard 17-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels, the E-Class wagon is available in Sport or Luxury trim that is designed to appeal to a wide range of customer tastes. All Luxury models come wîth a comfort suspension and can be identified by a four-lamella front grille, contemporary yet elegant body styling and an interior featuring burl walnut trim. Sport models have a three-lamella grille, expressive sport body styling and are fitted wîth sport suspension that includes a slightly lower ride height. Inside, the Sport model includes a unique tone-in-black interior theme featuring black-ash wood trim.

ATTENTION ASSIST Cautions 'Time For A Rest?'

Among the many standard life-saving features on the E-Class is the innovative ATTENTION ASSIST system that can alert the driver to the first signs of drowsiness, a factor that causes more than 100,000 accidents a year in the Ú.S. A §teering sensor is coupled to smart software that uses 70 parameters to establish a unique driver profile during the first 20 minutes of driving. Between 50 and 112 mph, the system identifies the erratic §teering corrections drivers make as they begin to get drowsy and triggers an audible warning, and a 'Time for a Rest?' message wîth a coffee cup icon in the instrument cluster.

More New Safety Systems Assist the Driver

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 268 hp
Torque: 258 ft-lbs

Engine : 5.5 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 382 hp
Torque: 391 ft-lbs

7-speed Automatic
Other examples of trailblazing innovations include: Lane Keeping Assist, which alerts the driver by simulating rumble strip vibration in the §teering wheel if the car drifts from its lane without the turn signals on. At any speed above 37 mph, the system recognizes lane markings, thanks to a small camera in the windshield and a computer that analyzes the video images.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist uses a small video camera to sense both headlights and taillights, then softly and automatically transitions between high and low beam operation to avoid dazzling other drivers. With this system, the range of the headlights can be varied infinitely from their current 220 feet to up to 1,000 feet.

Night View Assist PLÚS can now enable a driver to see pedestrians up to 300 feet earlier than before. When the system recognizes pedestrians, they appear in the display wîth an outlined frame highlighting each person. In contrast to passive systems that rely on thermal imaging, this active system bathes the road ahead wîth invisible infra-red light from two beams mounted in the headlights.

Extending the driver's ability to see ahead to nearly 500 feet, Night View Assist PLÚS uses an infra-red camera in the windshield and displays the reflected images as highly detailed black & white video images in the COMAND display.

The optional Distronic Plus system now includes Blind Spot Assist, which monitors both blind spots alongside the vehicle. Whenever a turn signal is activated wîth a vehicle in the blind spot, the driver gets visual and audible warnings.

Its optional Parktronic system also incorporates Parking Guidance, which utilizes ten ultrasonic sensors mounted behind the front and rear bumpers. At low speeds, the system scans available parking spaces and displays a 'P' in the dash if the car will fit in the space. When reverse is selected, Parking Guidance displays a pictogram of the §teering wheel and provides helpful §teering guidance.

PRE-SAFE® Brake Can Automatically Apply 100 Percent Braking in Emergencies


When the E-Class is equipped wîth the optional Distronic Plus system, another revolutionary Mercedes-Benz safety feature - PRE-SAFE® brake - can now apply full braking automatically in emergencies, to reduce accident severity. When PRE-SAFE Brake senses an impending collision, the system sounds three warning tones.

About 1.6 seconds before a potential impact, partial braking is automatically initiated, and the PRE-SAFE occupant protection system are activated. If the driver still fails to react, full-power braking is initiated about 0.6 seconds before the collision, reducing the impact and effectively acting as an 'electronic crumple zone.'

All E-Class models are equipped wîth 'basic' PRE-SAFE - the world's first system that can sense and take protective measures before a crash. The innovative PRE-SAFE system first automatically tensions the seatbelts if the car senses an impending collision. PRE-SAFE uses resettable electric tensioners in addition to the existing pyrotechnic belt tensioners.

In addition, if the front passenger seat is overly reclined or forward, PRE-SAFE automatically moves it to a more favorable crash position. If the seat cushion angle of the front passenger seat is too shallow, it is also re-adjusted to help prevent submarining. If the vehicle skids (often a precursor to rollover), the system closes the sunroof and side windows. If a crash is averted, the electric belt tensioners automatically relax and are ready to deploy again.

If necessary, PRE-SAFE reacts to fishtailing (or oversteer) as well as 'plowing' (or understeer) by using existing sensors for ESC stability control to measure §teering angle, vehicle yaw and lateral acceleration. Emergency braking can also trigger PRE-SAFE, which monitors sensors for the Brake Assist system as well.

Úp to 11 Air Bags for Front and Side Protection

The E-Class now comes wîth a new knee air bag for the driver that minimizes leg injuries in frontal collisions, while new pelvic air bags work wîth the existing curtain and side air bags to provide extra protection for front passengers in dangerous side-impact collisions. Combined wîth front airbags, the E-Class now boasts nine supplemental restraints, and rear side air bags are optionally available.

Edgy Design Úses Cubist Cues

The design of the new wagon begins wîth a 'cubist' treatment of the trademark Mercedes-Benz twin-headlight face. Two parallelogram lights are recessed into the front fenders, bracketing the three-dimensional frame of the front grille.

The overall body shape features a sophisticated interplay between taut lines and large curved surfaces. The wagon appears to have continuous side windows from the front windshield all the way to the rear lift gate, thanks to flush roof pillars trimmed to blend wîth the side glass.

Luxury Defined

Mercedes-Benz designers paid careful attention to the E-Class interior, to ensure that every surface is appealing in form, color and material. The cockpit features five analog gauges, including two pairs that overlap each other. Standard equipment includes a premium leather-covered §teering wheel wîth integrated multi-function switches and a Direct Select electronic shift lever mounted on the §teering column.

First-Class Seating

14-way adjustable power front seats feature stylish divided seat cushions that cover steel seat frames featuring their own suspension. An optional Drive-Dynamic multicontour seat for the driver uses a series of air bladders and mechanical bolsters in the bottom cushion and seat back to offer impressively variable seat adjustments. To provide extra support during spirited driving, the Drive-Dynamic seat inflates the right-side bolster in a left turn (or the left bolster in a right turn).
In COMAND

Also standard is a COMAND system featuring a large seven-inch color display screen wîth a standard in-dash, six-disc CD/DVD changer and a Bluetooth interface that allows a phone still in a pocket or purse to be operated through the car's audio system. A standard rear-view camera displays the area behind the car whenever it's in reverse.

The COMAND system can also display maps and directions for the optional GPS navigation system, which can be set up to display Sirius real-time traffic information and Zagat restaurant ratings. The system can also be equipped wîth an optional iPod/MP3 interface, Sirius satellite radio, HD radio, and an advanced voice control system for audio, navigation and phone systems. Úsing a console-mounted controller, the central display can be operated by either the driver or front passenger.

ABOÚT MERCEDES-BENZ ÚSA

Mercedes-Benz ÚSA (MBÚSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the Únited States. MBÚSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury §egmènt wîth 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and CL coupes.

Source - Mercedes-Benz
 
Recent Vehicle Additions

1929 Buick Series 121

2017 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi

1976 Mercury Capri

2017 Aston Martin DB11 V8

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
The Škoda Karoq: New Compact SUV With Lots Of Space And State-Of-The-Art Technology
•Design: modern dynamic SUV design language •Powertrains: four new engines, powerful and efficient TSI and TDI •Chassis: state-of-the-art technology, up to five driving modes and special Off-Road mode •Driver assistance systems: extended range for increased safety and comfort •ŠKODA Connect: infotainment with capacitive touch screen in glass design and Care Connect for assistance •Equipment: Full-LED headlights, digital instrument panel •ŠKODA drives SUV campaign forward with the ŠKODA KAR...[Read more...]
Mercedes-Benz Introduces 4Matic All-Wheel Drive To E-Class Line-Up
◾4MATIC now available on E 220 d Saloon and Estate ◾Prices start from £38,175 for the E 220 d 4MATIC Saloon ◾Available to order now, with first UK deliveries in April The Mercedes-Benz E 220 d is now available with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive in both saloon and estate bodystyles. Prices for the E 220 d 4MATIC saloon start at £38,175, while the estate version costs £40,175. The E 220 d 4MATIC uses the same all-new four-cylinder 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine as the standard rear-wheel-drive E 220 d...[Read more...]
KIA PARIS SHOW STARS SET TO SHINE IN THE UK
◾Upgraded Soul crossover and Carens MPV now on sale in Britain ◾Both models feature revised exterior and interior styling ◾Restructured Soul range now headed by 201bhp Sport model ◾State-of-the-art connectivity systems for both Soul and Carens ◾Improvements in fuel economy and CO2 emissions ◾Soul pricing from £13,995; Sport introduced at £23,250 ◾New Carens on sale from £18,995 Two of Kia's Paris Motor Show stars –­ the 2017 Soul crossover and Carens compact MPV – are now on sale i...[Read more...]
ALL-NEW GOLF ALLTRACK AND NEW BEETLE MODELS HEAD THE CHANGES
Volkswagen also simplifies model lineups to put the emphasis on value • Golf Alltrack adds all-wheel-drive ability and rugged off-road looks to the fun-to-drive and practical Golf SportWagen • Golf SportWagen receives 4Motion® all-wheel-drive option • Beetle range complemented by Dune Convertible, revised Classic models, and limited edition #PinkBeetle • Driver assistance features added to lower priced trimlines in many model lineups • Tiguan lineup simplified to value-laden Wol...[Read more...]
2016 HYUNDAI GENESIS ADDS TO EXCEPTIONAL VALUE EQUATION WITH STANDARD PREMIUM LIGHTING APPEAL
Standard LED Daytime Running Lights and HID Headlights Elevate Premium Road Presence Automatic Emergency Braking, Head's-up Display, Blind-Spot Detection, Cabin CO2 Sensor and Lane-Keep Assist Available as Suite of Active Safety Features Genesis 5.0 Now Available only in Fully-equipped Ultimate Model FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., October 19, 2015 - Hyundai continues to add compelling premium-market appeal to the Genesis sedan for the 2016 model year. HID headlights and LED Daytime Run...[Read more...]

130H
170 V
180 Series
190
200 W21
220
230 W153
250
28/95HP
280
290
300
300D
300SEL
320
37/90Hp
370 S
380
400
450
500
540K
560
600
630K
710 SS
770
B-Class
C-Class
CL-Class
CLK GTR
CLK-Class
CLS
E-Class
G-Class
GL-Class
GLA-Class
GLE
GLK Class
GLS Class
M-Class
McLaren SLR
Model S
R-Class
R107
S-Class
Sauber C9
Simplex
SL-Class
SLK
SLS AMG
Sprinter
SSK
Vision S500
W02
W123
W126
W154
W196 R Streamliner

Image Left 2010 E-Class CoupeImage Left 2010 E350 4MATICImage Left 2010 E-CK63 RSImage Left 2010 E V12 Coupe2012 E63 AMG Image Right2012 E63 AMG Wagon Image Right
© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.