German car magazine Autobild introduced the first photos of new 2009 Mercedes E-Class, which will be presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March 2009).
Until then, these first photos enough to recognize that much fresh, different from the family. Like the front, the typical C-Class, with glossy, kantigem grille. Unlike the middle class keeps the most important image makers, however, the striking face-to-face. Only that it no longer round lights shining, but aggressively angular lights.
Due to the growing pedestrian protection E-Class to 4.91 metres in length, changing the wheelbase by two centimetres to 2.87 meters. The chassis will remain at the four-bar front axle, rear axle area handlebars and was only re-vote. Either swing the new E-Class on steel springs or air pillows improved “Airmatic”.
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Mercedes interior promises a touch more space, the trunk sets slightly. It attracts a surcharge equal to an entire column of electronic helpers: for example, lane departure warning system with steering intervention, night vision device, fatigue sensor and dead-spot monitoring. Tools that are already in the current S-Class used, or the model care measures still to be offered. Series protects the E-class passengers for the first time with a knee airbag. Also, the central control knob on the center console comes from the S-Class. Instead of a monitor are the instruments classic round, the dashboard is similar to the new terrain vehicle GLK.
The shares of the new E-Class several engines. Both the diesel and the petrol Stuttgart has large backlog of hybrid technology would grow. BMW continued to be “Efficient Dynamics” with start-stop automatic, Audi made great leaps in direct gasoline engines. And finally, yes finally, it is also progressing at Mercedes. The company continue pursuing the Mercedes Bluetec strategy. This means that soot filters plus two other catalysts catch nitrogen oxides in the exhaust tract to next year from the current Euro 5 emissions standard to meet. The E 300 with 211 hp is the strongest market for CDI, later followed by a six-cylinder with 252 hp, 2010 is expected to Mercedes‘ first diesel-hybrid. The petrol is the electrical support yet equally available – hybrid, there is only once in the S-class and in the large SUV. A new V6 with 204 hp, the entrance is the E 200 Kompressor (184 hp), and the top marked the 500th E On gasoline above 400 hp Mercedes waived only once.
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