Gentle curves and taut lines, short overhangs and broad shoulders: The new E-Class Wagon combines interior spaciousness with a sporty silhouette.
Gregor Bresser Photos Daimler AG European vehicle model shown
It has been almost four decades since Mercedes-Benz first combined the quality and luxury of the E-Class of the day with a tailgate and generous interior space to create an entirely new vehicle category: the premium-class station wagon. Considered revolutionary back in 1977, the wagon still sets industry standards today. This winter, the sixth generation of the model series hits showrooms around the country.
Significantly more athletic in appearance than its predecessor, the car has a sporty, tapering roofline that leaves you wondering how the load compartment can possibly accommodate up to 1,820 litres of cargo. The Wagon incorporates all the innovations of the E-Class Sedan and also offers those wagon-specific features and intelligent solutions that have always set this model series apart.
The curved instrument panel translates the athletic look to the interior. High-quality materials, including open-pore wood, leather and metal fabric, lend the vehicle a lounge-like ambiance. The two optional high-resolution 31.2-centimetre displays merge to form an impressive widescreen cockpit. The instruments and multimedia functions are controlled by finger swipes on the touch-sensitive controls integrated in the steering wheel.
Extra rigidity in the body design, special bodywork insulation and sound absorbers under the rear seats and in the wheel arches prevent road noise from penetrating the vehicle interior. Perfectly finished door handles and window seals also keep unwanted wind noise to a minimum.
There is no nicer way to transport luggage – and with a capacity of 670 to 1820 litres, the load compartment is one of the largest in the premium segment.
The new E-Class Wagon proves that wagons are today’s lifestyle vehicles of choice. Elongated side windows and a more steeply raked rear window lend it a stretched and elegant look. Pretty with a purpose are the powerful rear end and large tailgate with two-piece LED lights. The standard-fit, organically integrated roof rails can cope with even the most cumbersome of loads.
One example of this is the new cargo position of the rear seat bench, whose backrest can be canted an extra 10 degrees as a standard feature. That may not sound like much, but it instantly increases cargo volume by 30 litres – without any loss of seating. The rear-seat backrest is also available from the factory with a 40:20:40 split, which means owners can decide how much of the rear bench is required for seating and how much will be allotted for cargo.