I got my hands on the all new E-Class earlier this month, and what can I say, I never knew I could appreciate the details in a car so much. The power, the smoothness, the handling – what more can a guy ask for?It is clear that Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with the new E‑Class. The tenth-generation business saloon delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotive design and high-grade interior. New E-Class also marks the world premiere of numerous technical innovations. They enable comfortable, safe driving on a new level plus a new dimension in driver assistance – among other things. Complete with infotainment and control systems offering an all‑new experience.
The EXCLUSIVE exterior has an ultra-modern and luxurious look, thanks to its front bumper design, which was specially enhanced for this design and equipment line. Other features include the classical radiator trim and the Mercedes star on the bonnet, additional chrome trim elements and larger alloy wheels, need I say more? The new Design Key is available is available in a number of colour combinations including black/white with surround in matt/ high-gloss chrome. In addiction, touch control buttons in the multifunction steering wheel (left and right) allow the driver to intuitively operate the instrument cluster and multimedia display with horizontal and vertical swiping movements of the finger.
The widescreen cockpit includes two high-resolution displays each with a 12.3″ screen diagonal for the digital instrument cluster and media display, all underneath a continuous glass panel. The driver can choose from 3 display styles: “Classic”, “Sporty” and “Progressive”
I have to say though, that one of my favorite features about the new E-Class is the ambient lighting – Cimb in and feel at home – with its pleasant, indirect light, the ambient lighting creates a unique sense of well-being throughought the entire interior. 64 different colours are available to achieve the desired lighting mood. The brightness can be dimmed to any level. You want more lights, I got just what you need – MULTIBEAM LED headlamps enable continuous high beam, without dazzling other road users. 84 individually controllable LEDs accurately blank out other vehicles and at the same time illuminate the surroundings almost as bright as daylight.
I never really thought I would be a “car guy” but I can safely say that Mercedes-Benz is slowly but surely changing that with their all new E-Class.