The estate version of the new E-Class was served up at the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart. Making its debut, the sixth-generation model was as dynamic as the tennis pros and as spacious as Centre Court.
Innovative engineering and a compelling conception of space make it the most intelligent estate that Mercedes-Benz has ever built. At the same time, the first performance stage celebrates its première in the shape of the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC.
In terms of the space on offer, the E-Class Estate continues to be one of the favourites in its segment. It has a cargo volume of up to 1,820 litres and, in spite of a much sportier roof line, headroom and elbowroom in the rear are the best in this class. From as soon as late 2016, the Estate will again be available with a third folding bench seat for children.
“The new Estate is as dynamic as the Mercedes-Benz brand and as spacious as our customers expect,” says Ola Källenius, member of the board of management at Daimler AG and responsible for Mercedes-Benz car marketing and sales. “Intelligent features such as the cargo position for the rear seat backrest with its 40:20:40 split as standard allow even better use to be made of the generous load-carrying capacity. And what is more, the Estate obviously has all the innovations of the new E-Class – the most intelligent executive saloon in the world.”
For the Irish market launch, the new estate should be available as an E 220 d (143 kW/194 hp ) featuring an entirely newly developed four-cylinder diesel engine. In the fourth quarter of this year, the E 350 d will follow, which has a six-cylinder diesel engine. At market launch, all models are equipped as standard with the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.
The first performance stage of this all-rounder is the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate, which will likewise be available from the fourth quarter. With the powerful 295 kW (401 hp ) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shortened shift times, AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and model-specific sports suspension, it boasts the AMG brand’s hallmark driving performance and increased agility.