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SCORECARD Mercedes-Benz E 200 Estate

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

Engine: 1,991cc four-cylinder turbo (E 200 Estate) / 2,996cc V6 turbo (Mercedes-AMG E 43 Estate) Transmission:  9G-TRONIC Power:  184hp at 5,500rpm (E 200 Estate)/ 401hp at 6,100rpm (Mercedes-AMG E 43 Estate) Performance:  0-100km/h 8.1sec, max speed 231km/h (E 200 Estate)/ 0-100km/h 4.7sec, max speed 250km/h (Mercedes-AMG E 43 Estate)




n terms of the space on offer, the E-Class Estate continues to be one of the favourites in its segment: it has a cargo volume of up to 1820 litres and, in spite of a much sportier roof line, headroom and elbowroom in the rear are in turn the best in this class. The new estate will be available in the E 200, delivering 184hp and 300Nm of torque; and E 250, delivering 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque respectively. Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate, with the powerful 401 hp 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shortened shift times, AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and model-specific sports suspension, it boasts the AMG brand’s hallmark driving performance and increased agility. With a capacity of 670 to 1,820 litres, the E-Class Estate’s load compartment is one of the biggest in the segment. As standard, the rear bench seat has new cargo related functionality: it is possible to position the backrest at an approximately 10-degree steeper angle. This creates an additional 30 litres of cargo volume while continuing to enable full use to be made of five seats. In addition, the rear seat backrest folds down in a 40:20:40 split as standard, opening up plenty of potential configurations between transport capacity and seats. To release the backrests, there are electric switches located in the load compartment and to the right and left next to the backrests. The EASYPACK tailgate provided as part of the standard equipment can be opened and



closed very easily at the touch of a button for comfortable loading and unloading. Operation is electromechanical. To prevent the tailgate making contact with the garage roof, for example, it can be halted in any position and its opening angle limited. KEYLESS- GO (Optional for E 200) and optional HANDS-FREE ACCESS makes loading even more convenient: all that is required is to make a kicking motion with a foot underneath the rear bumper and the boot lid can be opened and closed fully automatically. You don’t need to have your hands free or to place any items of luggage on the ground. A selflevelling rear air suspension continues to be part of the vehicle concept as standard. This ensures that the Estate always stays horizontal, even when fully laden. With AIR BODY CONTROL, allround air suspension is available as an option. Exceptionally secure and easy to fit, the holding device for cycle racks is a world first. The HKGOLFER.COM

trailer coupling has two extra bolts on the ball coupling to support a suitable cycle rack safely. This enabled the load capacity to be increased to 100 kg and four bikes. With its striking exterior design, the new E 43 Estate is immediately recognisable as a member of the AMG family. Three large apertures in the front apron emphasise its muscular and selfassured appearance. The diamond radiator grille with chromed pins and the single transverse louvre in high-gloss black with inserts in highly polished chrome are further distinguishing features of the E 43 Estate. The side view is dominated by high-sheen 19-inch AMG fivetwin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in highgloss black. The rear end likewise has sporty touches, with two exhaust tailpipes in highly polished chrome with a centre bar conveying a particularly sporty impression. The rear apron trim in a diffuser look is in silver chrome, while the roof spoiler on the tailgate is painted in the vehicle colour. Inside, too, the Estate utilises the Saloon’s award-winning design. The instrument panel can be adorned with two optional wide, highresolution and brilliant displays, each with a 12.3inch screen diagonal. Located under a shared glass cover, they merge to form a widescreen cockpit. There are three different styles to choose from: “Classic”, “Sport” and “Progressive”. Touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel allow the instrument cluster and multimedia system to be controlled at the swipe of a finger and have made their début in the new E-Class. Further controls are provided in the form of a touchpad with controller in the centre console, which can also recognise handwriting, plus the LINGUATRONIC voice control system. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning, for example, and for convenient activation and deactivation of certain driving assistance systems. The design and equipment lines include enhanced ambience lighting featuring 64 colours and therefore offer plenty of opportunities for personalised adjustment. HKGOLFER.COM

The Estate utilises the Saloon's award-winning interior design

The rear seat backrest folds down in a 40:20:40 split as standard

The E-Class Estate's load compartment is one of the biggest in the segment



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