2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Click image to enlarge
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Detroit, Michigan – Mercedes-Benz used a special presentation on the eve of the North American International Auto Show to stage the world premiere of the 2010 E-Class sedan. The redesigned model boasts a 23 per cent increase in fuel efficiency and introduces a number of safety innovations, many of which will be standard across the line.
Initially, North American versions will be sold with 3.5-litre gasoline and 3.5-litre diesel V6 engines, and a V8 will be added later. A seven-speed automatic transmission will be the only choice here.
Innovative safety features include headlamps that adapt to traffic situations and “dip” automatically to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. This system will be available as part of a light and sight package that includes bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights.
Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Speed Limit Assist, Night View Assist and Brake Assist PLUS.
Another new safety feature, which will be standard, is Attention Assist drowsiness detection system, which monitors the driver’s behaviour through a sensitive steering angle sensor.