Saloons on the street don’t come any more select than the E-Class Mercedes. In these
times when many are going high-rise, the autumn arrival of this Germanic mid-range
luxury saloon will unquestionably get folk clicking and considering.
Looks wise, the 2024 E-Class will please those already acquainted. Like all saloons, it
will be judged on the sum of its parts, engine, occupant and boot compartments. At
the front, the long bonnet, Mercedes grill and LED headlamps, which come with day
and night features, introduce you to the sophistication that is synonymous within all
its seventy-five years.
New customers will see the advancement created by designers, where they have
brought the E-Class fully up-to-date in terms of technology, safety and comfort. The
options of Airmatic air suspension and rear-axle steering are on the menu. With its
slightly longer wheelbase, those within get increased headroom, greater rear leg and
knee space, and a 25mm increase in elbow width. Luggage capacity has also
increased up to 540 litres.
Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, described the new E-Class
as “a long-standing success story with a heritage that goes back to the very early days
of the brand”,
Tekkies will like the improvements, with a more software-driven approach boosting
the performance and speed of data streams in a way that has led to a greater use of
‘intelligent ‘functions, enhanced driver assistance features, better communications, a
superior music and entertainment package, and a more extensive use of third-party
apps. An available feature is one that allows the driver to participate in online video
Already seen in the EQS, the MBUX Superscreen is an imposing feature through
which the E-Class information, communications, entertainment and guidance
systems are managed. Using its ‘Just Talk’ function and ‘intelligent voice control’
drivers can call-up assistance without using the keyword ‘Hey Mercedes’ all
prompted by a red microphone symbol on the display indicating that the vehicle is
ready and waiting for commands.
Four petrol versions (E200, E300 e, E300 e 4MATIC and E 400 e 4MATIC) and two
diesel versions (E220 d and E220 d 4MATIC) will make up the range at launch –
three equipped with fourth-generation plug-in mild hybrid electric power.
A new battery increases electric motor power from 15 to 17 kW and boosts torque to