December 30, 2002

Mercedes-Benz to unveil new E-Class wagon in Detroit

Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz announced that the new E-Class station wagon will have its world premiere at the Detroit auto show in January. It’s scheduled to go on sale in March 2003.

Standard features will include Sensotronic Brake Control – the electrohydraulic brake system which now incorporates convenience functions such as Tailback Assist and Anti-stall Assist – as well as load-adaptive self-levelling rear suspension, adaptive front airbags, two-stage belt force limiters and large windowbags, to name just a handful of the 20-plus features that form part of the standard package.

Optional equipment available for the new Estate includes further high-tech systems such as Airmatic DC air suspension, Comand control and display system with DVD player, Thermotronic four-zone climate control and the dynamic multicontour seat which automatically adapts to the current driving situation.

Among the highlights are the bi-xenon headlamps with Active Light System – which follow the movements of the steering wheel and thus substantially enhance the driver’s range of vision when cornering – as well as the new Easy-Pack tailgate with a hydraulic drive system for easy opening and closing at the touch of a button.

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