Novità in arrivo per la Classe E, che avrà un nuovo 2.0 benzina (anche ibrido)

Il 2020 è l’anno del restyling di metà carriera per le Mercedes Classe E berlina e wagon, che saranno negli autosaloni dall’estate con migliorie per lo stile e le tecnologie.

La loro presentazione è attesa quasi certamente al Salone di Ginevra, in programma dal 5 marzo, ma il costruttore tedesco rompe gli “indugi” e mostra le prime immagini delle Classe E restyling, mascherate nei punti giusti per camuffare le novità alla carrozzeria: si notano modifiche ai fari, alla mascherina (ampliata) e al paraurti, dotato di una fascia inferiore più estesa.

Fotogallery: Mercedes Classe E restyling, le prime immagini

All'interno c'è Hey Mercedes

All’interno debuttano i comandi a sfioramento per il rinnovato volante, lo specchietto retrovisore privo di cornice, nuovi tessuti e il tappetino touch fra i sedili per controllare il sistema multimediale (non c’è più la rotella): è possibile disegnarvi sopra numeri o lettere per digitare numeri di telefono o indirizzi.

Cambia inoltre il sistema elettrico, in grado di supportare il sistema multimediale MBUX, non presente sulla Classe E oggi in vendita: al guidatore basterà dire Hey Mercedes per far eseguire all’auto svariate operazioni, come la regolazione della temperatura o la ricerca di un ristorante su internet. I due schermi affiancati nella consolle sono di 10,3" o 12,5" (optional).

Mercedes-Benz Facelift Prototype

2.0 benzina da 272 CV e più autonomia all'ibrida plug-in diesel

L’unico nuovo motore è il 4 cilindri 2.0 benzina (chiamato internamente M260), che prende il posto del “duemila” noto come M254: arriva a sviluppare 272 CV. Il motore M260 è studiato per integrarsi a sistemi ibridi leggeri, dotati del moto-generatore EQ Boost, e plug-in.

La casa tedesca ha anticipato inoltre l'aumento di autonomia della versione ibrida plug-in E 300 de EQ Power, che adotterà le batterie di 31,2 kWh della GLE 350 de: passerà da circa 50 a circa 100 km.

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Facts about the new E-Class: exciting intelligence


Extensive model facelift

 


Stuttgart/Las Vegas. With over 14 million units delivered since 1946, the E-Class is the bestselling model
series in the history of Mercedes-Benz. Many regard it as the "heart of the brand." In 2016 the E-Class took
a major step into the future: the tenth generation sets styling highlights with its pure yet emotional design and
exclusive, high-quality interior. It also impressed with its wealth of innovations, including the driver assistance
systems. This emotional and smart combination has proven extremely successful: to date more than one million
customers around the world have decided in favor of the current-generation E-Class Sedan or
E-Class Wagon. The E-Class intelligence is becoming even more exciting and dynamic: in summer 2020 the
sedan and wagon will be in the showrooms of our European sales partners as the first representatives of the
extensively facelifted model series. The long wheelbase sedan (China), coupe and cabriolet will soon follow.
Key facts:
 Next level of Intelligent Drive
o Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment: with the help of information
from LiveTraffic, the E-Class can recognize and respond to traffic jams and slow-moving traffic even
before the driver becomes aware of them. When a traffic jam is detected (and if the driver does not
choose a different response), DISTRONIC reduces the speed to around 62 mph as a precaution.
o Active Traffic Jam Assist: in the event of a highway traffic jam where there are lane markings, this can
substantially assist the driver with lane-keeping and maintaining a safe distance at speeds up to
around 37 mph.
o Active Steering Assist: can assist the driver in forming an emergency lane on multi-lane roads.
o Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function: if there is a danger of a collision with oncoming traffic
when making a turn across a highway, the E-Class can brake at the speeds typical of such maneuvers.
o Active Blind Spot Assist with exit warning: this function can lower the risk of a collision with other road
users, for example passing cyclists. Active Blind Spot Assist also monitors the blind spot when at a
standstill, and can warn the driver of approaching vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles when opening the
door.
o Parking Package with 360° camera: Side View gives the Parking package a new function that keeps an
eye on the entire side of the vehicle. The extended side view makes it easier to maneuver alongside
nearby, parallel obstacles such as curbs and garage walls.
Embargoed until: January 21, 2020 at 6:01
p.m. EST (January 22, 2020, 12:01 a.m. CET)
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 Enhanced interior comfort comfort
o New steering wheel generation with touch control buttons (control by swiping a touchscreen surface)
o Large display screens as standard (2 x 10.25 inches)
o Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with "Hey Mercedes" voice control and augmented reality
(additional information such as house numbers is shown virtually in the video image of the
surroundings on the media display, and traffic lights are also shown)
o Interior Assist (allows intuitive, natural operation of different comfort and MBUX functions by
movement recognition)
o ENERGIZING Comfort Control with ENERGIZING COACH (individual fitness recommendations based on
an intelligent algorithm, integration via wearables)
o ENERGIZING seat kinetics and Power Nap (in conjunction with 48-volt system or plug-in hybrids)
o New Air Quality Indicator function (for megacities)
o Via Mercedes me: Mercedes-Benz Urban Guard (all-around surveillance of the parked vehicle with the
following functions):
 Collision damage warning
 Tow-away protection warning
 Anti-theft warning
 Tracking function in case of theft
 Owner's ability to deactivate the vehicle key by smartphone as a preventive measure if the
key is lost or stolen
 Efficient Technology Initiative: electrification of the powertrain
o Seven plug-in hybrids, among them 4MATIC variants and wagons
o New in-line engines:
 M 254: two-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with ISG (Integrated Starter-Generator) and 48-
volt onboard network, rated output: 268 hp; up to additional 20 hp with EQ Boost/ISG,
aluminum crankcase, NANOSLIDE®
-coated cylinder liners, CAMTRONIC control of the intake
valves
 M 256: Beltless 6-cylinder gasoline engine with ISG and 48 volt onboard network, rated
output 362 hp; up to additional 20 hp with EQ Boost/ISG, aluminum crankcase, Nanoslide®
-
coated cylinder liners, CAMTRONIC intake valve control
*The descriptions and data in this press kit apply to the international Mercedes-Benz model range. They may vary from
country to country.