Destined to be the brand’s most important model introduction of 2016, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has arrived at Michael Moore Mercedes- Benz Athlone.
Described as a ‘masterpiece of intelligence’, the new E-Class brings the era of ‘autonomous and accident-free motoring’ even closer. One feature that every motorist will applaud allows the car to be manoeuvred remotely via a mobile phone without the driver being inside, a development likely to appeal to all who ever found themselves hemmed in within a narrow parking space and unable to gain entry to their car.
This movement towards autonomous motoring is reflected in the new Drive Pilot system in which key functions like remote parking, guidance, speed control, braking, acceleration, gear changing, and an ability to anticipate hazards ahead and take corrective action are among those that can be carried out automatically, depending on model and options choice.
Three style and equipment lines are on offer in the Avantgarde, Exclusive, and AMG. The entry level Avantgarde model is equipped with more than €7,000 worth of standard features compared to the outgoing version. Included is Parking Pilot parking assist, heated front seats, reversing camera, LED static lights, satellite navigation, mirror pack, stowage pack, ‘through loading’ feature, seat comfort pack, alarm pack, and a ‘connect me’ function. Standard on all models is 9G Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.
Interior highlights include new sculptured seats designed for long journeys and heated armrests in the doors and centre console. Optionally available are two high-resolution 12.3inch display screens and three different wide-screen instrument cluster styles.
In Ireland, focus is being placed on the E220d Avantgarde Automatic at €52,850 ex-works, which represents a price decrease of €850 compared to the previous model. Also available to order will be Exclusive (€55,210 ) and AMG versions (€57,650 ). In addition an E350d version at €66,900 is available. Further model variants to follow in time include an E350e hybrid and a powerful V6 E350d.
Among its standard fitments is active brake assist, attention assist, with adjustable sensitivity to alert the driver to inattentiveness or drowsiness, and crosswind assist.
Contact the Mercedes-Benz sales team at Michael Moore Car Sales today for more information or to book your test drive on (090 ) 6403000.