Powerful design: the new E-Class Estate.
Sporty, exciting, athletic.
The new E-Class Estate is another ambassador of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity and represents modern luxury. It perfectly combines emotion with intelligence and, at the same time, it is both hot and cool. It captivates with a sensual, pure design idiom, dynamic proportions as well as a confident appearance. Thanks to its intelligent and variable space concept, it emphasizes the classical characteristics of a Mercedes-Benz estate. It looks like the Saloon model through to the B-pillar. From the long bonnet, a silhouette emerges that flows excitingly across the long stretch of roof with its sporty curve into the powerful rear of the estate with its steeply tapering rear window. Short overhangs, a long wheelbase and large wheels make for dynamic proportions. In conjunction with the high beltline, the low, stretched side windows make the vehicle seem longer.
Flowing into the greenhouse, the sidewall's positively exaggerated lines extend powerfully towards the rear. For the first time, roof rails are organically integrated as part of the standard equipment. This too emphasises the Estate model's athletic nature.
Sensuality and broad shoulders.
Completing the exterior form, the rear end has broad shoulders over the rear wheel arches for a sensual look. A roof spoiler with a third brake light (LED) defines how high the broad, functional tailgate can open. From a visual perspective, horizontal lines at the tail end and the rear window both emphasise width, as do the horizontally aligned, two-piece LED tail lights with integral chrome trim. Complementing the form, LED reflectors underscore the vehicle’s character by creating a design highlight by day and night. On the tailgate, the wide, chrome-plated handle acts as the visual centrepiece.
Distinctive character for each variant.
As on the Saloon model, the powerful front will vary depending on the chosen design and equipment line. The base version features the classic Mercedes radiator grille with the star on the bonnet, as does the EXCLUSIVE line with a slightly different design. The AVANTGARDE and AMG Lines can be recognised by the central star on the sports radiator grille. Each variant of radiator grille gives the E‑Class a distinctive character, be that elegant, with an emphasis on status, or dynamic. The design and equipment lines also differ at the rear: the rear bumper on the entry-level model has a black insert with a diffuser look and the exhaust system has no visible tailpipes. All lines have a multi-piece rear bumper with a continuous chrome wing. As standard, all Estate models come with a load sill guard in stainless steel.
Synthesis of emotion and intelligence.
Inside, too, the Estate utilises the Saloon’s award-winning design. The instrument panel can be adorned with two optional wide, high-resolution and brilliant displays, each with a 12.3-inch screen diagonal. Located under a shared glass cover, they merge to form a widescreen cockpit. Drivers may configure the fully digital display to show the information and views that are relevant for them. There are three different styles to choose from: “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”.
Touch‑sensitive controls on the steering wheel allow the instrument cluster and multimedia system to be controlled at the swipe of a finger and make their début in the new E-Class. Further controls are provided in the form of a touchpad with controller in the centre console, which can also recognise handwriting, plus the LINGUATRONIC voice control system. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning, for example, and for convenient activation and deactivation of certain driving assistance systems.
High-quality, authentic materials.
High-quality materials define the interior style. They include open-pore woods, wood in a yachting look with flowing lines as a contemporary interpretation of inlaid wood, and a novel metal fabric. The use of authentic materials is continued in the optionally available leather-covered doors and the beltline. Another Mercedes hallmark clearly in evidence is the high-quality look and feel created by meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. Just as carefully composed is the material and colour concept in various shades of brown, including attractive colour combinations such as macchiato beige/espresso brown or macchiato beige/saddle brown. The design and equipment lines include enhanced ambience lighting featuring 64 colours and therefore offer plenty of opportunities for personalisation. When it comes to the seats, their ergonomic, sculptural form combines Mercedes‑Benz’s hallmark suitability for long journeys with a refined, sporty look, featuring a unique design for each line. Other new features in this segment are a Heat Comfort package including heated armrests in the doors and on the centre console and the quickly responding seat heating Plus.