Midlife update for the EClass First drive

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Midlife update for the E-Class: drive

Andrew Heasley

update for the E-Class: First

Midlife update for the E-Class: drive

Mercedes-Benz has dropped its brake-by-wire system for its facelifted that goes on sale in October — the system the heralded at the time as an automotive

However, the brake-by-wire system, Sensotronic when introduced in the new-generation E-Class in 2002, to be a millstone for the company. It was simply too unreliable and expensive.

In 2004, cars were recalled over the by-wire braking — which reverts to a mode if there’s a malfunction and in 2005, up to 1.3 million cars were recalled to fix brakes and electrical systems.

The crisis was the recall in (the company’s) said Jurgen Banken, the project manager for the new E-Class.

Instead, the new model gets a conventional hydraulic system Adaptive Brake.

Adaptive is less complex. It has, for only one electronic control instead of two for the Sensotronic brake, Mr said. It’s also

There was, however, no in brake performance between the old and new he said. If you can get a system as good as the system for less money, I see a reason not to do that.

This E-Class update ushers in Pre-safe II pre-emptive crash system as standard, first to the S-Class, then the ML-Class.

New headlights offer the choice of beam patterns that the spread and penetration of light to the driving environment, as well as swivelling for cornering.

New tail-light pulsate in emergency braking to alert other drivers.

The steering wheel and a 10 per cent steering ratio now come the CLS model (the E-Class-based, four-door coupe) and there’s cabin trim, colours and plus recalibrated suspension.

now puts a range of 10 engines the E-Class bonnet, although not all are in individual markets.

The E-Class with the 1.8-litre supercharged petrol engine in the 200K 12.5 per cent more and spans various displacements and of petrol and turbo-diesel V6 and V8 models.

The V8 continues as a nameplate, although it the bigger 5.5-litre V8 from the new — except in the US, where it be badged the E550.


That’s a decision, Benz executives at the international launch in Munich, In America, the land of bigger is they get the numerically bigger to thwart any perceived edge may glean. In Europe and elsewhere, the goes, the E500 is a well-regarded with high consumer and therefore is not to be messed with.

A diesel engine emissions for the E320 CDI, dubbed is said to reduce nitrogen emissions significantly. But it’s earmarked for sale in the US, while won’t see the technology for a couple of at least, Mr Banken said.

because there’s a penalty While Bluetec produces exhaust, it comes at the cost of fuel consumption.

At the top of the E-Class is the mighty E63 AMG, the most E-Class ever, which the E55 in the range. It’s powered by a naturally aspirated, four per cylinder, 6.2-litre (not a it’s 6208 cc) V8 that a 378 kW and a stump-pulling 630 Nm of torque.

On the fast German autobahns, sampled the revamped 200K and models, the top-line E63 AMG, as as a E320 CDI turbo-diesel. In the CLS range, concurrently, we sampled the CLS 350 CGI (featuring direct injection for 10 per cent power and less fuel — but Australia’s lower standards rule it out for now) and the CLS 63

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All afforded smooth, stable, but calm and relatively quiet (although there’s a bit of wind around the E-Class A-pillars), for the AMG versions where engine and sounds came to the fore.

The CDI has a wonderfully refined, powerful kW/540 Nm) and fuel efficient L/100 km) turbo-diesel V6, basically the seen in the ML320 CDI off-roader. The pulls strongly through sophisticated seven-speed 7G-tronic transmission, while remaining with low levels of vibration.

The main difference between it and the V8 in the E500 is that the latter more power, faster. The E63 AMG is in a league altogether, offering reserves of performance and handling

Despite its on-road charm, the CDI is not slated for the Australian model mix but it’s not out of the equation entirely, Australia spokeswoman Amelia confirmed.

Mercedes is characterising the midlife update as a new generation, to carry 2000 new or changed

You’d be hard pressed to the difference, though, as the sheet looks the same as before, the roof structure and body remain as before, with cosmetic alterations largely to the plastic bumpers that get styling, and the new light clusters.

haven’t been announced yet but up to a 3 per cent rise from prices.

What Australia gets

135 kW/250 Nm, 5-speed auto, only

E280 170 kW/300 Nm, auto, sedan and wagon

CDI Turbo-diesel, 140 kW/400 Nm, 7-speed sedan and wagon

E350 200 Nm, 7-speed auto, sedan and

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