2004 Mercedes Benz E Class First Look & Review European Car Magazine

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

A look into Mercedes-Benz New 4th E-Class Wagon

We like—no, that love—station wagons. melding of utility and driving is unequalled in any other type of and because they can do so many so well, they’re usually the heavily used of any cars in car’s garage.

Unlike with their soccer mom and un-sporty handling, or the huge that are mostly big wastes of the modern station wagon so many positive traits it overcomes any lingering, negative left by the wood-sided behemoths many of us grew up with. In today’s designers have such style into the that some qualify for the of Show ring rather being relegated to the Working trials outside the arena.

a company that has made a central part of its lineup is a new and improved version. Twenty-five after the launch of its first wagon, Mercedes-Benz is bolstering its E-Class cars with a new Estate, the fourth generation of its It’s full of the technology made the new Es such shining in the Mercedes firmament, and it’s of additional features that its utility and safety in clever new

Even though the wagon has identical dimensions to the E-Class different roof contours and arrangement mean more and more space between the

Mercedes calls the wagon’s for hauling people and stuff else own one?) load management. The formal nomenclature is the system, the means by which unloading and stowage are made and more secure. Varying the of seats can increase load from 690 to 1,950 liters to almost 69 cu ft), accomplished in that transform the five-seater into four-, three-, and then one-seat layouts, for the first time, by folding the front passenger seatback.

Access to the luggage area is easier by a large liftgate can be stopped anywhere in the upper of its opening range. A button-operated drive system is optional.

available as an option is a hydraulically rear compartment floor, of supporting objects weighing up to 200 kg lb). The floor extends by 400mm (15.7 in.) for loading and unloading. The floor can be folded up, held by a gas-pressure to access the spare tire (U.S. and Canada only; the of the world gets Mercedes’ sealant kit and two stowage areas). across the line is the rear cover that moves as the tailgate is opened and then to its original position when the is closed.

Additional elements of the system include a stowage box makes use of the wedge-shaped space the rear-seat backrests, and the optional a system that divides the and secures the load. It consists of rails in the floor; fixing that lock into in the rails; a telescopic bar that into the fixing elements and can divide the load compartment laterally or diagonally; a retractable with a fabric strap can be locked into the rails the fixing elements and which divides the area laterally or and load-securing rings.

If you’ve got livestock to haul—kids up to (55 in.) tall and 50kg lb) in weight—there’s an optional, two-passenger, third row of seats. Cupholders and a stowage net help keep the neat, and when the seat is not in use it away under the compartment As expected from a company attends very closely to safety, this third row has head restraints and automatic seatbelts.

In addition to the same of safety offered in the E-Class including two-stage adaptive airbags and weight sensors, the sports several additional Enlarged crumple zones in the deflect forces in frontal and, given that cars will be ordered the third row of seats, there’s a new, U-shaped extruded section to protect the footwell Even the rear seat features a tubular steel and robust hinges and locks to against any loads that shift forward in the collision.

safety is augmented by the new, named Active Light premiering in the Estate and optionally with the bi-xenon headlamps. The mat-ches the light distribution to the angle by swiveling the headlamps, quickly at high speeds and slowly when the car is at a sedate Illumination of the bends in the road is increased by up to 90%.

Optimum handling comes in hand with the optional DC air suspension already offered in the sedans. A new feature of this adjustment of damping and springing is its to tighten or soften the spring while on the move in response to conditions. The AIRMATIC DC wagons get integrated all-around self-leveling Even those without the air get level control for the rear

There are also three new to the standard Sensotronic Brake system. First is the Softstop that adjusts brake pressures to keep stops being abrupt. It’s active but forfeits priority panic braking. Second is Assist, which keeps the car rolling forward or backward stopped on a steep hill. activated by a short, sharp of the brake pedal and is released the accelerator pedal is pushed. is Tailback Assist, which the car without the driver having to the brake pedal. It’s effective in stop-and-go traffic, as the need only operate the instead of having to constantly between two pedals. It’s through the cruise control and remains in operation up to around 38

The many electronic aids of the sedan are part of the standard and deliver the safe and stable manners that have to characterize today’s Mercedes-Benz

The best news is that new and improved Estate will not much more than the version, which has a MSRP of Sales of the E 320 and the pricier and powerful E 500 begin in the U.S. in the fall of

The E-Class Estate Lineup

of North America (which get only the E 320 until the E 500 joins it this year), there are six models available, three gasoline engines and three by common-rail diesel powerplants.

The transmission for the E 220 CDI, E 270 CDI, E 200 and E 240 models is a six-speed manual. For the E 320 and E 320 the familiar five-speed automatic Touchshift is standard. New for this year is a torque converter clutch that is possible in any not just in third, fourth and as in previous versions. It is used to slip between the pump and the wheel, improving mechanical and delivering better fuel

Petrol-powered E-type Estates

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

The models include two six-cylinder and a newly developed supercharged

Model: E 240; 2597cc V6; 177 240Nm (177 lb-ft) of Despite its badge, the 2.6 liters of the E six develops 7 more hp than its Also, 75% of its torque peak by 1500 rpm, 95% of twist is from 3000 to 4000 and the maximum is available at 4500 meaning the engine’s power is across a wide rev range. The engine also makes the car yet more economical to operate.

Model: E 320; 3199cc V6; 224 315Nm (232 lb-ft) of One of the most economical cars in its it can also scoot from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5

Model: E 200 Kompressor; 1796cc four; 163 bhp; 240Nm lb-ft) of torque. Highlights of newly developed DOHC designed to provide the pulling of a six with the economy of a four, are an supercharger, four valves per a Lanchester balancer, and a new vane-type with integrated control for the adjustable valve timing.

High-performance Diesels

The refined, diesel powerplants deliver up to 8% torque and 5% more horsepower previous oil-burners, and fuel has been reduced as well. improvements include a seven-hole replacing the previous six-hole enabling a smaller nozzle diameter and thus more dispersed fuel into the chamber for optimum burn.

also a new double pilot system, introduced to reduce the noise associated with Now, two small quantities of fuel flow into the chamber in quick succession, better pre-heating and reducing clatter.

Model: E 320 CDI: inline six; 204 bhp; (369 lb-ft) of torque. power and flexibility have increased with higher pressures (from 145 to 155 bar), the in-cylinder gas cycle and implementing the VNT with electrically adjustable vanes. Half of the available comes on at just 1000 and about 85% of the torque peak is between 1800 and 2600 The wagon can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 8.2 and consumption has also improved.

Model: E 270 CDI; 2685cc five; 177 bhp; 400Nm lb-ft) of torque. The peak is increased by 8% and is available by 1800 The optional five-speed automatic a torque increase to 425Nm. the increase in output from its it retains identical fuel


Model: E 220 CDI; 2148cc four; 150 bhp; 340Nm lb-ft) of torque. A major with the development of this was smoothness, achieved with the use of balancer shafts that at twice the crankshaft speed and offset intertia forces by the motion of the pistons, the gudgeon and the connecting rods. The 0 to 62-mph run is sec. 0.3 sec. faster its predecessor.

New, higher of practicality meet Mercedes’ luxury and safety in the fourth of E-Class station wagon.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

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