Now entering its fifth generation, Mercedes revised the entire vehicle to fall in line with other models that roll off the production line. Moulded around the 2014 revisions, 2017 models add brand new headlights which incorporate Adaptive LED Matrix Lighting. The new technology is far superior regarding tech and safety standards.
The interior remains similar to that found in 2014 and above models, navigation, cruise control, Bluetooth control, powered seats and keyless entry come as standard whereas a moonroof, ventilated seats, and sports package all come as optional extras.
Models in this generation are available in sedan, wagon and convertible form.
2017 E-Class models are equipped with autonomous driving features, with the help of cameras, radars and sensors, semi-autonomous driving is available in certain regions. When enabled, the vehicle can function by itself at straight line speeds of up to 209 km/h! It can also navigate its way through corners at a maximum speed of around 130 km/h. The vehicle can also adjust speed automatically if speed limits are ignored.
Developed alongside is a smartphone app called Remote Parking Pilot, offering drivers the ability to park their car from outside of the vehicle. Another app acts as a digital key, using Near Field Communications (NFC), the car can be unlocked and locked from the phone even when the battery is dead.
Six models are available in 2017 models; E 200 and E 300 equipped with a 2-litre four cylinder motor, E 400 and E 43 AMG both powered by a 3-litre V6 motor and E 63 AMG and S variant driven by a V8 4-litre petrol engine. Power in all models is sent via a 9-speed automatic transmission to either the rear wheels or all four of them.
No price available as the model hasn’t launched yet.