MercedesBenz E500 Road Test Car Reviews Car and Driver

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Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211

Mercedes-Benz E500

Relentless wrapped in stylish bodywork.

like no other car in the world.

For that was the Mercedes motto. But the onslaught of new competitors from and a surging BMW, the company in the 1990s moved away the cold rationality implied by slogan and toward a warmer, and fuzzier, image of itself. by this spanking-new E500, we don’t think anyone the engineers about the change.

Under its stylish skin, the comes standard with the DC suspension that electronically — 20 times per second, our managing editor refuses to this — four of shock-absorber damping, two levels of stiffness, and variable ride at all four wheels to achieve the balance between ride and

When the driver applies the pedal, he or she is actually pressing a that takes the request for and separately sends precisely hydraulic pressure to each of the brake calipers based on the speed, cornering attitude, and of braking required. The accelerator is connected to the engine only by As a result, the engine-management computer different amounts of acceleration per of accelerator-pedal movement for a gentle or a leadfoot. Even the power-steering which does retain a mechanical link to the front alters its degree of power according to a series of tables into an

EPROM in yet another microcomputer.

Lest you think all of the E500’s has originated with the computer and engineers, the new car is also graced an unusually sleek, sturdy, and body. The hood, the trunklid, the fenders, and the various internal are stamped from aluminum. Of the panels, 42 percent of them are of various high-strength steels. And of these employ a new stamping that varies the thickness of the from 0.045 to 0.035 on the same body panel.

Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211

The result is an 18-percent improvement in to twisting, even though the weight of the body structure is unchanged. Meanwhile, the drag remains at the excellent 0.27 scored by the previous E-class, rear lift reduced 10 according to Mercedes.

None of technical esoterica is nearly as as the major restyling of this The four-eyed front end that with the previous model in and which has been expanded and across the Mercedes line, has now full circle and has been on the original.

The new front end is laid back to a steeper and sleeker prow, and the are enhanced with clear and highly detailed projector-beam units. In profile, the new model is not different from its predecessor, but a higher, more rounded does produce a more ambience. In back, tapered and SL-like taillights are much interesting-looking than the blocky of its predecessor.

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