The new Mercedes E-Class Estate establish a new standard through the big class premium estates with the biggest boot in class. Three versions will be available at launch and other four versions will arrive bt the end of the year.
One of three Mercedes sold in Europe is an estate, which means that the new E-Class Estate is a very important car for Mercedes.
The new generation Mercedes E-Class Estate continues to offer the biggest cargo volume and the biggest headroom and elbowroom in the rear in spite of a much sportier roof line.
The cargo volume has decreased a little compared with the old generation from 695-1,950 liters to 670-1,820 liters but, still, the competitors are far away.
BMW 5 Serie Touring offers between 560 and 1,670 liters while Audi A6 Avant has a cargo volume between 565 and 1,680 liters.
The 40/20/40% split for the rear backrest and the cargo position for the rear seat backrest is now standard. The 670 liters value is considered when the rear backrest is positioned at an approximately 10 degree steeper angle. Otherwise the minimum cargo volume is 640 liters.
From as soon as late 2016, the Estate will again be available with a third folding bench seat for children.
Mercedes paid also attention to practical dimensions and innovative management of the load space. The new E-Class Estate is one of the few car models that can acomodate a europallet. So, the minimum load compartment width between the wheel arches is 1,100 mm.
Thanks to the electric drive, the load compartment moves upwards when the tailgate is opened.
The Easy-pack tailgate is part of the standard equipment and can be opened and closed very easily at the touch of a button for comfortable loading and unloading.
A self leveling rear air suspension is also standard and the estate always stays horizontal even when fully laden (up to 745 kg depending on the model).
The now fully power-adjustable retractable and extendible trailer coupling with ESP® trailer stabilisation and Crosswind Assist (optional extra) also offers a high level of everyday utility. If the trailer coupling is not needed, it disappears behind the rear bumper.
Exceptionally secure and easy to fit, the holding device for cycle racks is a world first. The trailer coupling has two extra bolts on the ball coupling to support a suitable cycle rack safely. This enabled the load capacity to be increased to 100 kg and four bikes.
Three engines will be available at sales start: E 200 with 2 liter turbo 184 HP, E 220 d with the new 2 liter diesel engine and 194 HP and E 250 with 211 HP.
In the fourth quarter of 2016 will follow E 200 d with 150 HP, E 350 d with 258 HP and E 400 4Matic with 333 HP. All models from the launch are equipped as standard with the new 9G-Tronic nine speed automatic gearbox.
The first sports model of the new estate generation will arrive also in the fourth quarter in the form of E 43 with 3 liter bi-turbo 401 HP combined as standard with 9G-Tronic nine speed automatic gearbox and 4Matic all wheel drive.
The interior is similar to that of saloon. The instrument panel can be ordered with two optional wide, high resolution displays, each with a 12.3 inch screen diagonal. The driver may configure the fully digital display in three different style: Classic, Sport and Progressive.
|Model||E 200||E 250||E 400 4Matic||E 43 4Matic||E 200 d||E 220 d||E 350 d|
|Engine type||L4, turbo||L4, turbo||V6, bi-turbo||V6, bi-turbo||L4, turbodiesel||L4, turbodiesel||V6, turbodiesel|
|Max. torque/revs (Nm/rpm)||300/1,200-4,000||350/1,200-4,000||480/na||520/2,500-5,000||360/1,600-2,800||400/1,600-2,800||630/1,600-2,400|
|Top speed (km/h)||231||243||250||250||na||235||250|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||8.1||7.2||na||4.7||na||7.7||6.2|
|Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)||6.2||6.2||7.9||8.4||4.2||4.2||5.4|
|CO2 emission (g/km)||138||138||180||192||109||109||140|