Auto Nation Group Inc., distributors of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines, has just unveiled the all-new E-Class. The E-Segment sedan boasts of the latest the brand has to offer in the field of technology.
The new E-Class follows in the form of the marque's design philosophy. Its overall shape is coupe-like that, according to Mercedes-Benz, blends muscular curves and broad character lines. For the Philippines, the first model to be released is the E200. In Avantgarde trim (pictured in main), the all-new E-Class sports a unique grill with the Mercedes-Benz star placed in the middle. It also rides on wheels especially made for the Avatgarde line.
Also available is the Exclusive which comes with classic Mercedes-Benz cues such as the hood-mounted three-pointed star. Also seen is its long hood, defined shoulder lines and short overhangs. Topping the range is the AMG-Line that adds a sporty flair to the executive sedan. More design cues from the C-Class and S-Class can be seen at the rear, specifically with the taillights, trunk design and exhaust pipes.
Inside, the E-Class wraparound dashboard houses the automaker's latests in infotainment systems. These include Touch Control Buttons and COMAND Online. COMAND allows the user to connect to the Internet. The system comes with high resolution media display (12.3-inch screen) plus hard-disc navigation with 3D map display. COMAND Online is standard on the AMG-Line models and an option in the Avantgarde and Exclusive variants.
On the technology front, the all-new E-Class is also fitted with a 360-degree network of cameras, sensors and radars and makes up for the five assist systems in the car. First is Active Brake Assist which warns the driver of impending collisions and activates emergency brakes when necessary. Second is Attention Assist, alerting the driver when he or she is becoming inattentive or drowsy. Drive Pilot on the other hand is an optional feature that follows road markings and intuitively adjusts to the speed of traffic ahead.
Another option is Steering Pilot and maintains the car straight on its lane while the ACTIVE LANE CHANGE ASSIST allows the car to move on its own once it detects a clear lane. A choice of five driving modes are available in the 2017 E-Class, namely, Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+, and Individual (personalized).
The 2017 E200 is powered by a 2.0 liter, inline four-cylinder gas engine that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque. It is then mated to a new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. According to the automaker, the new transmission allows the E-Class to swiftly change gears, reduce cabin noise levels and boost fuel efficiency.
Prices for the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class are as follows:
Mercedes-Benz E200 Exclusive: Php 4,390,000
Mercedes-Benz E200 Avantgarde: Php 4,390,000
Mercedes-Benz E200 AMG-Line: Php 4,790,000