The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sends a Positive Signal in Detroit for the 2009 Automotive Year image

The new E-Class extends even further Mercedes-Benz’s leading position in the luxury class with a unique combination of driver assistance systems. These include ATTENTION ASSIST, Adaptive Main Beam Assist (Adaptive High Beam Assist in the U.S.) and automatic emergency braking, which is activated under immediate threat of a collision.
Mercedes-Benz has improved the already exemplary long-distance comfort of the E-Class even further in the new sedan. Advances include intelligent bodyshell technology with up to 30 percent greater stiffness, further improved seats and a newly developed suspension system with shock absorbers that automatically adjust to the driving situation. The available AIRMATIC suspension now works together with a continuously variable electronic damping system.
The E-Class comes to the U.S. market with V6 and V8 gasoline engines, as well as the groundbreaking 50-state 3.0 liter BlueTEC diesel (launching in CY 2010) – the world’s cleanest diesel engine, compliant with ULEV and Bin 5 standards. The four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines are direct-injection units, and consume up to 23 percent less fuel than before. The combined NEDC consumption of the new four-cylinder diesel engines is just 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer. All the engines for the new E-Cass meet the EU5 emission standard, and in the case of the E350 BlueTEC the emissions are already below the EU6 limits planned for 2014.