| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 2.1 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 190 hp
Torque: 369 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 302 hp
Torque: 273 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 329 hp
Torque: 457 ft-lbs
Engine : 5.5 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 402 hp
Torque: 443 ft-lbs
What started wîth PRE-SAFE® and continued wîth DISTRONIC PLÚS® has emerged as a new dimension of driving at Mercedes-Benz, where comfort and safety merge into one. Mercedes-Benz calls this 'intelligent drive.' A whole host of new or optimized systems from the future S-Class celebrate their world premiere in the E-Class, delivering increased comfort and safety, such as the all-new DISTRONIC PLÚS wîth Steering Assist.
The basis for all this is new state-of-the-art sensors and their associated algorithms. Mercedes-Benz has taken a major step forward wîth the introduction of the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera. Just like the previous Mono Multi-Purpose Camera, it is located on the windshield near the rearview mirror. However, this camera features two 'eyes,' set at an angle of 45 degrees to produce a threedimensional view of the area up to 55 yards in front of the vehicle and wîth an overall range of up to 550 yards. The stereo camera gathers data for processing by various systems using intelligent algorithms. The systems can detect vehicles driving in front, oncoming or crossing and evaluate this three-dimensional visual information to determine their speed and position. They can also identify pedestrians within a large field of vision.
Along wîth the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera, Mercedes-Benz is also introducing enhanced versions of the Multi-Mode Radar sensor system. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, a radar-based collision warning system wîth Adaptive Brake Assist is standard equipment on both the sedan and wagon. It helps to reduce significantly the risk of a rear-end collision. Also part of standard equipment is ATTENTION ASSIST®, which now warns of inattentiveness and drowsiness across a wider range, and provides visual information on attention level and time driven since the last break. The sensitivity of the newgeneration ATTENTION ASSIST® can be adjusted by the driver.
Also available are a number of assistance systems that are either new or now feature significantly enhanced functionality. In overview:
•DISTRONIC PLÚS® wîth Steering Assist can help the driver keep the vehicle centered in its lane and can semi-autonomously follow in-line traffic.
•For the first time, the Brake Assist system BAS PLÚS® wîth Cross- Traffic Assist is able to detect crossing traffic and pedestrians, and boost the braking power applied by the driver accordingly
•The PRE-SAFE® Brake can now detect pedestrians as well and initiate autonomous braking.
•PRE-SAFE® PLÚS can identify an imminent rear-end collision and then prompt the PRE-SAFE® system to trigger occupant protection measures that reduce the forces exerted on passengers. If the vehicle is stationary, it can also prevent secondary accidents in the event of a rear-end collision by applying the brakes
•Active Lane Keeping Assist can now detect when the adjacent lane is not clear, including the presence of oncoming traffic, overtaking vehicles, crash barriers etc. Únder threat of a collision, even if the lane marking is not a solid line, the system can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally by applying the brakes on one side. This system pairs perfectly wîth Active Blind Spot Assist.
•Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLÚS allows high beam to remain permanently switched on without dazzling traffic by masking out other vehicles in the beams' cone of light.
•Active Parking Assist enables automated parking wîth active §teering and brake control in both parallel and perpendicular spaces
•The Surround View Camera will cover all four sides of the vehicle and enable a 360-degree view including virtual bird's-eye perspective – a top view of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings. Dynamic guide lines help during parking and maneuvering. Excellent performance wîth high gas mileage