Mercedes-Benz E-Class semi-autonomous Sedan specs and prize
Mercedes-Benz E-Class semi-autonomous Sedan specs and prize. Image credit: Auto Week

The renowned German automaker, Mercedes-Benz, has a tradition of improving, excelling and astounding drivers with their cars. The all-new 2017 E-Class model is the latest addition to the fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles by Mercedes, and it sure sets the bar high.

The Daimler subsidiaries first revealed the new generation E-Class vehicles earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show. However, the attendants had already seen the leaked pictures and had a really good idea of what the car looked like even before the event.

2017 E-Class cars are bearers of cutting-edge technology in most aspects, from the interior of the car to the next-generation console control. Everything is packed in an enhanced new body that was redesigned to meet the highest criteria of efficiency.

E-class series specs 

The standard model of the E-Class series is the E300 (W213), the successor of the W212 debuted in 2009. At a glance, the E300 looks slightly slimmer than its predecessor, a perception that is confirmed by the car’s lighter weight as well.

Mercedes-Benz iconic logo sits flat on the front grille and back trunk of the car as usual. The front and rear lights have undergone a redesign that favors a single piece instead of the slightly separate two-piece headlight featured on the W212.

The 84 individual lights of the “Multibeam LED” headlamps on the E300 are fully and separately controllable. The 9g-tronic Automatic transmission on the E300 allows drivers to shift among nine different speeds, three different driving profiles, and various customizable driving modes. A four-cylinder engine capable of going from 0 to 100 km/h powers the base model from this newly revamped series.

Mercedes bets on assisted driving with its 2017 E-class cars 

Mercedes Benz’s last generation vehicles all include key features that distinguish them from the rest: cutting-edge technology.

A 12.4-inch navigation touch-screen sits on top of the central panel, which provides access to several controls including driver assistance. Besides the native “embrace” in-vehicle system, the E-Class models also support Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity.

Among the myriad of new features, the most notable of which is the Drive Pilot platform for semi-autonomous driving. Despite not entirely self-driven, the E-Class models take a step forward with the Drive Pilot system, which enables the vehicles to follow other cars in traffic, lightly navigate at moderate speeds and park remotely if needed.

The enhanced sensors and cameras included in the E300 are aimed at security as well. As a result, the car packs smart features like Active Break Assist and Evasive Steering Assist that will protect Mercedes-Benz drivers from potential dangers in the road.

The default version of the E300 model costs $52,000, but people can pay a little more to customize the car according to their needs.

Source: ABC News