With the E-Class Estate, Mercedes' designers have aimed to combine the comfort, safety and elegance of just a saloon with the everyday practicality of estate. Its competitors in the luxury estate segment are the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring and Jaguar XF Sportbrake.
Much emphasis inside of E-Class Estate is on space and flexibility in utilizing that space. With an optional folding rear bench seat the actual world load compartment, automobile has room for up to seven occupants or 1,950 litres of stowage. This may be done by folding the rear seat backrest taken care of using a release lever. The rear bench also displays 1/3 to 2/3 split. Under force compartment floor there's an additional 132 litres of stowage space.
Audi's A6 Avant is wider but shorter than former model, but actually has more space in the back for two adults to sit normally. The boot offers 565 litres of space which expands to 1,680 litres when the split-folding rear seats are folded down smooth. That's a little more capacity when compared to the Jaguar XF Sportbrake or BMW 5 Series, look at less than the E-Class Estate's 1,950 litres. Having said that, passenger space - rear legroom in particular - is better in the BMW.
With Mercedes-Benz's new design idiom being one that is younger, fresher positively powerful accents through elegant detail solutions, the E-Class Estate takes to the fishing line with a re-interpretation that highlights the vehicle's striking shows up. An intensified interior and exterior design there may be, yet this car remains unmistakably a Mercedes.
The front for this new E-Class Estate is more fluent, with a swept bonnet that seamlessly transitions to the border of the radiator grille and the newly designed headlamps. The twin headlamp face distinctive into the E-Class is elegantly fused with one-piece headlamps, while staying true to its character. The standard specification LED headlamps combine aesthetics and safety. Providing a discrete, sporty cap is the expressive wing design for this front bumpers. Horizontally structured tail lamps and black inserts in the compact rear bumper emphasize the vehicle's width.
The latest E-Class editions ride on a wider and longer platform than before, putting them on the par with the BMW 5 Series on the specs sheet and making them, visually, a little bit more spacious and more open than, for example, the Jaguar XF.
Available in the Hong Kong market are the E 250 and E 63 AMG. Underneath the hood, the E 250 features the new-generation 4-cylinder engine with direct petrol injection that powers the E-Class in greater comfort. The E 63 AMG's powerhouse is a V8 biturbo search engine.
When it for you to luxury, the E-Class Estate aims due to the owner to want for nothing great deal more. The stylish interior features attractive trim elements in polished aluminium and an analogue clock close to centre console that speak of driving culture and accomplishment. The newly designed 3-tube instrument cluster and head unit display in flat-frame design are both functional and trend setting. The usual arsenal of entertainment, navigation and safety features are of course featured in brand new Estate.
Customization options are aplenty. Optional active multicontour seats for your driver and front passenger boast independently controllable air chambers which can be adjusted to individual physiognomic needs. Side bolsters automatically accommodates driving conditions, while extra comfort comes from a massage function with seven zones. The seats have been awarded a quality seal by 'Aktion Gesunder Rucken electronic.V.', a German association promoting products for healthy backs.
The THERMATIC automatic climate control encourages individual temperature and air distribution for that interior's left and right sides, while the optional THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control gives further individuality from the driver, front passenger and second line.
The E-Class Estate also has an optional panoramic sliding sunroof (standard within E 63 AMG) consisting of a fixed glass roof and an electronically operated glass sunroof that slides over the exterior of the roof.