Mercedes-Benz E-Class—the evergreen bestseller Enzo de los Reyes February 20, 2020 Automotive, Features PRICES START AT P3.89M Universally acclaimed for its engineering, luxury, safety, and class-leading features, each Mercedes-Benz automobile continues to be the trademark of one’s success, and a prime example of this is the bestselling Mercedes-Benz of all time, the E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the embodiment of modern stylishness and refined sportiness. Its design unifies understated elegance and powerful presence. The latest E-Class comes complete with all-new infotainment and control systems. Its innovations, including the Attention Assist which detects typical symptoms of drowsiness on the basis of driver behavior and alerts the driver to increasing fatigue and inattention, makes the new sedan among the most intelligent cars ever made. Design-wise, the E-Class is sophisticated, stylish and dynamic. The long hood, coupled with a coupé-like roof that flows into a sensual, broad-shouldered tail, creates an exciting and powerful silhouette. The generously proportioned body of the E-Class is characterized by short overhangs, a long wheelbase, large wheels and taut well-defined flanks displaying a fresh, stylish and dynamic presence. Stuttgart’s new midsize sedan embodies the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of “sensual purity.” The E-Class dramatically shows a muscular front end that boasts a different look for each design and equipment line. The base version features the classic Mercedes radiator grille with the star on the hood. The AVANTGARDE and AMG Line models are identifiable by the sports grille with a large Mercedes star as its centerpiece. Each grille design lends the E-Class a distinct character – elegant and with an emphasis on status or dynamically elegant – offering a unique degree of diversity that makes each different model stand out. At the rear, broad shoulders above the rear wheel arches lend the E-Class its powerful appearance. The interior of the E-Class embodies next-level design as the entire cockpit is fully digital. This wide-screen cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the center console. The driver can choose between three different styles to select his or her preferred look for the wide-screen instrument cluster: “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive.” The E-Class is the first in its segment to have Touch Controls strategically located on the steering wheel. Like a smartphone interface, they respond precisely to horizontal and vertical swiping movements, allowing the driver to control the entire infotainment system using finger swipes without having to take their hands off the steering wheel, thereby ensuring minimum driver distraction. The steering wheel is luxuriously elegant in its black Nappa leather. Further controls for the infotainment system are provided in the shape of a Touchpad with Controller in the center console, which can even recognize handwriting. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling functions such as the air-conditioning system. A further highlight of the E-Class is its first-class luxury seats. The rear bench seat in the E-Class comes with the option of a three-piece backrest with a 40-20-40 split, making it exceptionally versatile. Integral features of the center armrest include a stowage box and two pop-out drink holders. There is also the option of a holder for a tablet for the rear passengers. Mercedes-Benz’s new driving assistance and safety systems enhance safety, comfort and driver assistance to new levels. Active Brake Assist is fitted as standard. It is able to warn the driver of impending collisions, provide optimum support with emergency braking and if necessary, also autonomously apply the brakes. In addition to slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing the danger zone ahead of the vehicle. Likewise included as standard are Attention Assist with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness; and Active Parking Assist with reverse camera which makes parking convenient, safe and effortless. An outstandingly robust body forms the basis for exceptional handling, astonishingly low noise and vibration levels, and a high level of crash safety. To achieve this, the engineers opted for a lightweight bodyshell with a far higher proportion of aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel components than its predecessor. The front fenders, hood, trunk lid, and large sections of the front and rear ends are made of sheet or cast aluminum. This lightweight design reduces fuel consumption and makes for tangibly sporty and agile vehicle handling. Aerodynamic performance is one of the main features behind the outstanding efficiency of the E-Class. Here the E-Class raises the benchmark with a record-breaking drag coefficient (Cd value) of 0.23. The sophisticated aerodynamics additionally minimize wind noise and ensure that the E-Class is smooth and quiet at speed. The Mercedes-Benz E-class starts at P3,890,000. Get a feel of the E-Class by visiting your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership at EDSA Greenhills, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang and Cebu. Visit www.mercedes-benz.com.phfor more details. The interior of the E-Class embodies next-level design as the entire cockpit is fully digital. It’s the first in its segment to have Touch Controls on the steering wheel. Like a smartphone, it responds to horizontal and vertical swiping movements, allowing the driver to control the infotainment system without taking his or her hands off the steering wheel.