The estate version of the new E Class made its debut in Germany recently. The sixth-generation model is both dynamic and spacious. Innovative engineering and a compelling conception of space make it the most intelligent estate that Mercedes-Benz has ever built. At the same time, the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC was also launched.
In terms of the space on offer, the E-Class Estate is easily one of the favorites in its segment with a cargo volume of up to 1,820 liters and in spite of a much sportier roof line, headroom and elbowroom in the rear are in turn the best in this class. From as soon as late 2016, the Estate will again be available with a third, folding bench seat for children.
The new E-Class Estate appears modern, confidently stylish and dynamic, and 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.
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 recognized 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.
Inside, too, the Estate utilizes 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. The driver may configure the fully digital display to show the information and views that are relevant for them.
Further controls are provided in the form of a touchpad with controller in the center console, which can also recognize 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 materials define the interior style. They include open-pore woods, wood in a yacht style 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 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 color concept with various shades of brown, including attractive color combinations such as macchiato beige/espresso brown or macchiato beige/saddle brown. The design and equipment lines include enhanced ambience lighting featuring 64 colors and therefore offer plenty of opportunities for personalized adjustment.