Mercedes-Benz E Class Sedan Review
Passion never rises alone but needs the stairs of dedication, this goes right with the electrifying and passionate heirs of the great German emperor Mercedes-Benz. The luxury automaker follows its trend to amaze the world with its each new innovation,and this time the company gives it the name of Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The car is a mid-size luxury car, which was first introduced by the German brand in 1993 and produced in various engine and body configurations. The car is presently running in its fifth generations and is available in Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon body variant for the Philippines markets. The E-Class Saloon is further available in 8 sub-variants, among which the most athletic and sports dedicated E 63 AMG is pumped-in power by the soul BiTurbo 5.5-Litre V8 engine, which offers you a maximum power of 386kW between 5250 and 5750 rpm and a maximum torque of 700Nm between 1750 to 5000 rpm. This AMG variant hints its dynamism correctly with its awe-inspiring acceleration heights, which allows the car to fly with a speed of 100kmph from stand-still in just 4.3 seconds, which is simply astonishing for a sedan.
One glance at the car could captivate all your senses and leaves a lasting impression on your memories. The exterior designers blends all their artistic sense with their aerodynamic knowledge to give the car a dominating and masculine design which is further accentuated with the stylishness incorporated by the fascinating front grille design, eye-catching company's logo and detailed expressive silhouette lines on the side body of the car. Just dive into the luxurious cabins of the car and you will surely praise the interior designers for the pleasurable interior ambience worth living in. The authority the driver enjoys with the solemnly ergonomic and intuitive driving controls is beyond imagination. The dynamic SUV from Mercedes-Benz willingly takes the responsibility of the safety of its occupants by enclosing them in a cozy envelop of dependable safety features. These includes the braking assistance with Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake-force Distribution, stability assistance with all wheel Electronic Traction Control, acceleration skid control (ASR) and Electronic Stability Program. With this the car features optional Active Curve Control, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Pre-Safe braking, parking assist and Hill-Start Assist.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The finely-refined 2143cc BlueEfficiency 4-cylinder diesel engine of the E 250 CDI BlueEfficiency variant squeezes out energy from each drop of fuel to buy you a fuel economy of 5.3 to 4.9 litres/100km.
The dynamism displayed by the athletic sedan is a result of the powerful engine sprinting under the hood of the car. The well-cultivated power plant (5.5-Litre V8 petrol engine) pouring life in the nerves of the E 63 AMG variant churns out a maximum power output of 525hp between 5250 to 5750 rpm coupled to a maximum torque of 700Nm between 1750 to 5000Nm.
Acceleration and pickup
Sit on the driver's seat and feel the adrenaline rush with the sportiness gifted to the most dynamic E 63 variant in the form of its furious acceleration value. The ferocious 5.5 litres engine fitted in the car is meshed with the brisk-responsive AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission, which in-coordination with the power-mill gives the car an ability to attain a speed of 100km/h from naught in just 4.3 sec. This looks as enthralling as it really is.
Sportiness could not have been presented more elegantly than it is displayed with the exterior designing of this magnificent saloon. The stylishness weaved in the extravagant front design of the car is a product of the features like the eye-catching and expressive two bar radiator grille, the enlarged Mercedes-Benz emblem, newly designed exclusive headlamps, the large air vents and the expressive and particularly low wing design of the front bumper. The car also displays some other fascinating design details like the side lines extending towards the rear, dazzling horizontally-divided LED rear lamps integrated with LED fibre optics and well-tweaked rear bumper. The other accentuating attributes of the car are the tough and eye-catching 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The sleek, wide and long road-hugging look of the desirable sedan is a product of its exterior dimensions measuring - 4879 x 1854 x 1474 (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2874mm, which further contributes towards the stability.
Melt into the pleasurable interior ambience featured by the car, that lets you feel the real pleasure of living in a Mercedes-Benz. The car lets the driver drink every delight of authority owing to the precisely and ergonomically crafted cockpit with features like the soul intuitive 3-tube instrument cluster comprising an impeccably designed centre console with a LCD screen integrated with navigation and the leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel. The decoration of aluminium running from the inlays all over the centre console to the door panels and the analogue clock feature fetches a courtly look to the interiors further adding to the interior ambience.
The enchanting comfort incorporated in the luxurious interiors of the car captivates all your senses within seconds and is worth a lot of praise. The large leather-trimmed seats with detailed stitching and heated, ventilated and electrically adjustable 1st row bucket seats. The interior ambience is accentuated by the Thermatic automatic climate control, excellent quality optional Harmon Kardon Logic7 Sound system, electric panoramic sliding glass sunroof, ambient interior lighting and the optional two 17.8cm TFT LCD screens to add to the rear passenger entertainment system.
To make the luxury look more luxurious the interior cabins with all the seats full buys you a decent cargo volume of 450 litres.
Engine and Performance
The enraged dynamism and sportiness the sedan features is a conduct of the potential energy stored in its engine. The soul injecting life in the ravishing E 63 AMG variant of the car is the soul 5461cc V8 biturbo petrol engine which sprints dynamically to generate a maximum power output of 525 hp at 5250-5750 rpm and a rumbling torque output of 700Nm at 1750-5000 rpm. The V8 bi turbo petrol engine in coordination with the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission has the ability to project the car with a speed of 100km/h from a standstill speed of 0km/h in an enthralling 4.3 seconds.
Stereo and accessories
The luxurious interior cabins are well-fed with technology, which also adds to your entertainment and convenience in the form of a well-configured list of stereo and accessories. The car is equipped with an optional superior quality Harmon Kardon Logic 7 multi-channel surround-sound system 830-watt Audio System speakers that lets you taste the real essence of your favourite genres. Enclosed in the interiors of the car is the Audio 20 CD system with a 14.7 centimeter colour display, an optional 6-disc CD changer, bluetooth options, AUX and ipod inputs. The Rear Seat Entertainment system of the car consists of two 17.8 cm TFT colour displays with two infra red headphones and many connection options such as Aux-in, USB or SD card interface.
The car correctly defines its individuality with the dynamically tough and aesthetically spectacular 17-inch and 18-inch exclusively designed and dependable alloy wheels with the tyre dimensions 245/45 R17.
Braking and Handling
The enthralling dynamism featured by the car needs to be controlled efficiently, this purpose is served by the efficient braking and handling assists added to the car. The powerful saloon is installed with a braking system consisting of disc brakes on front as well as rear wheels assisted by Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist BAS Plus. Coming over to the handling assists of the car, the saloon features ASR (Acceleration Skid Control), Stability assist, adaptive braking with Hold function and Hill-Start Assist.
Safety and Security
The car readily takes the responsibility of the safety of its occupants and pampers and cocoons its passengers with a caring envelop of dependable and functional safety features. This envelop comprises of attributes like the precise braking assists including the ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) with Adaptive operation and Hold function, the handling assists like the ASR (Acceleration Skid Control), Stability assist and Hill-Start Assist and other safety features like the Attention assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, Parking Assist, Pre-Safe occupant protection system, airbags and side bags for driver and front passengers with knee bag for driver and seat belts.
- Dynamic and efficient engine performance
- Ultra-safe driving experience
- Solemnly desirable interior ambience
- Less responsive handling
- Expensive price compared to rivals