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Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series

Icon Reborn: Mercedes E 300 (2010)

It’s not everyday you get to a legend; let alone twice. before setting foot the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you you’re about to taste a of history, a history that way back in 1953. At the time, was no Beatles, the American Civil Movement was still in its infancy, and a of Coca-Cola cost just 4 And yet, Mercedes-Benz was already waves with its W120 now lovingly referred to as the “Ponton”.

The was quite significant for Mercedes-Benz, because it was their first sedan. Highly regarded for its build quality, high of craftsmanship and robust engineering, the was an astounding success, moving than 52,000 units in the 4 years. When Mercedes-Benz its model naming scheme in the the E-Class was born. And despite the change, the E-Class stuck to its origin, and the 2010 model is no

A Mix of New and Old

Even at a glance, the 2010 is unmistakably Mercedes-Benz. Its shape is geometric, reflecting the current seen in high fashion and Even the radiator grille was the dynamic treatment thanks to its shape and the more upright slats found inside. And the large size gives a presence. In 1995, the E-Class was its definitive trademark: the twin-headlamp end. For 2010 though, it was reinterpreted into a rectangular flowing smoothly with the of the body. The E-Class also around with contrasting and convex surfaces structured hard creases and clearly lines. These all culminate in a line that follows the wheel arches—the Ponton hat tip to the Mercedes-Benz sedan that it all. And in the Avantgarde trim we tested, the wheel arches are with 17-inch split alloys.

Inside, the geometric design of the spreads itself nicely the squared-off cabin motif. let alone seeing the E-Class is a nice break from all the curvy dashes of late. you settle in the driver’s seat, the thing you’ll marvel is how it is. Unlike its competitors, there are no knees or scraped elbows. as comfortable as a lounge chair every movement’s electronically And like other Mercedes-Benzes, adjusted via a simple pictogram on the panel. This is quite for two reasons: one, it allows for a generous seat width and there’s no chance for you to knick Rolex trying to look for the adjuster. The same goes for the at the back, where the seats are supportive and comfortable to those at the Of course, if you’re wishing for adjustments, sorry, that’s only for the S-Class.

Easy to Understand Technology

The criticism leveled at Mercedes-Benz of is the company’s overemphasis on technology, to the that it actually distracts the driving experience rather enhance it. Thankfully, Mercedes-Benz has from its mistakes and toned the electronic doodads on this But that’s not to say that this car brimming with technology; of them were just to keep the driver safe and while leaving you alone of the time.

The multitude of buttons on the console, steering wheel and else in the cabin may seem at first, but they’re easy to get to. And unlike its rivals, where a knob causes you to scurry a mountain of menus, the solution forth by Mercedes-Benz in the E-Class is elegant. For example, controls audio, hands-free phone and control are all accessible through commands; and these are located easy reach of the driver. things like Bass and control, Bluetooth pairing and other specialized set-up are tucked in the COMAND APS.

On the driving aspect, the Avantgarde rewards you with some of key technologies. Upfront, the large grille feature active which close at higher reducing unwanted wind and drag (the E-Class has one of the co-efficient of drag in a passenger 0.25—rivaling the Toyota Prius). And the headlights automatically turn on at and they swivel with the of the steering wheel, giving nighttime illumination. This also features Mercedes-Benz’s foray into the use of LED lights for the Aside from LED for park the E-Class two sets of frowning LED that replace the standard fog lamps. At the side, the side mirrors dim automatically reducing and fold electronically when Over at the back, the E-Class a full LED clusters for its tail and rear-facing camera for maneuvering in spaces.

One Smooth Operator

The was never on the cutting edge of and the 2010 model is no different. there’s no argument that the sharpest knife to ever out of the Mercedes-Benz cupboard, it still the downright fun factor shown by of its rivals. It’s not an involving the steering is quick-witted but numb and the are agile, but uncommunicative. Less to drive it maybe, but it doesn’t mean it’s not good. the E-Class a corner or a twisty and it will allow itself to be at it with absolute gusto. And completely predictable in the process: it go wherever you want it to go.

Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series

The lack of sportiness in the E-Class is up by its stupendous levels of on-road comfort. The E-Class is decisively towards comfort rather sportiness and as such absorbs all of road imperfections you can think of broken asphalt to potholes. The feels poised and never a beat, unwilling to transfer any to the occupants. And the E-Class does while maintaining whisper There’s a surprising lack of cabin noise even as the goes up, a testament to the car’s sound absorption placement as as its aerodynamic shape.

Under the hood of the E-Class sits one engine choice. Unlike where the E-Class was available a multitude of engines, the local now only has a gasoline-powered 3.0-liter V6. This engine christens particular E-Class as the E 300. 231 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque available, the E 300 be fast enough by anyone’s and it is, but you need to push the engine and to work hard first.

If the suspension set-up was any indication, the E 300 like to work itself Slamming on the throttle will in pretty decent acceleration, quoted 0-100 k/h figures of 6.8 seconds. But the delivery itself is with a sort of hesitation the transmission. The better strategy is to let the and transmission lovingly whisper to other as opposed to having do a shouting match. Done the E 300 is more than enough car ever need. The gear on the 7-speed automatic enables the E 300 to the revs down and the fuel up. Stuck in Metro Manila the E 300 managed 7.09 km/L—a enough figure considering the cars tested before: a engined BMW 523i did 6.8 km/L, the older W211 E 280 eked out 6.6

Truly Memorable

Only will tell whether or not the Mercedes-Benz E-Class would be as a classic, but it certainly has made the start by going back to the values of the brand. It may have voted as the world’s most car, but beyond the wrapping is a in every sense of the word. It impeccable build quality excellent engineering in a highly cabin.

Though it’s not the fastest or sports sedan out there, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Avantgarde is truly a complete sensory It makes you feel special the you slide yourself into the seat, close the heavy and whiff the high-quality Nappa It’s the sort of car that you mind driving for miles and at the time, not feeling an ounce of It’s the type of car that if you own one, you find yourself it again and again.

By Ulysses Ang | by Ulysses Ang

Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series

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