Improved illumination of the road.
The new E-Class with enhanced MULTIBEAM LED headlamps opens up new dimensions in headlamp technology. Each headlamp is now equipped with 84 individually activated high-performance LEDs rather than 24, meaning that they are exceptionally bright and precise, and automatically illuminate the road surface with a previously unsurpassed, precision-controlled distribution of light – without dazzling other road users. Advances in lighting technology are a tradition at Mercedes-Benz: around 500 LEDs attended to all the lighting functions on a car for the first time on the S-Class in 2013. In 2014 Mercedes-Benz unveiled new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with precision LED grid modules in the CLS, to make night-time traffic safer for all road users. The statistics show just how important such precision lights are: at night-time, the risk of accidents increases drastically. At night on rural roads there are basically around five times as many accidents with serious consequences as during the day. Although night-time driving on this category of road only accounts for 20 percent of total mileage, this is when and where 40 percent of all fatal accidents occur (source: BASt, German Federal Office for Roads and Traffic).