New E-class estate spied testing
This is actually the new Mercedes E-class estate, spied undergoing final tests in front of its on-purchase date in October. It’ll join the brand new Mercedes E-class saloon, unveiled at next week’s Detroit motor show.
The brand new Mercedes E-class estate is going to be bigger compared to outgoing model. There isn’t any official word on boot capacity, but sources the new E-class’s interior packaging continues to be greatly improved.
The brand new E-class estate will get a variety of 2.5-litre, 3.-litre and three.5-litre V6 gas engines, together with naturally aspirated and twin-turbo 3.-litre V6 diesels. The United kingdom go for a Mercedes E250 BlueEfficiency model, operated by their new twin-turbo 2.2-litre four-pot diesel.
High-spec models includes an E450 as well as an E500, operated by a 340bhp 4.6-litre V8 along with a 388bhp 5.5-litre V8 correspondingly. A 4Matic four-wheel drive system might be introduced on right-hands-drive versions from 2011.
Inside a bid to complement BMW’s Efficient Dynamics eco-friendly tech, Mercedes will prove to add BlueEfficiency technology to any or all V6 E-classes along with the E250. This package incorporates aerodynamic tweaks, disconnecting alternators and power steering pumps that turn off when they’re not needed.
Mercedes is keen to reintroduce advanced technology towards the E-class, despite getting to abandon brake-by-wire in the present vehicle and being affected by electrical problems around the previous model. Carry-over tech in the S-class includes a better night vision system and also the latest sitting-nav. Lane departure warning along with a fatigue recognition system is going to be options.