… a masterpiece in innovation, says Weststar CEO
Car shoppers car now begin to see, touch and feel the hospitality offered with the delivery to dealer showrooms across Nigeria of the all-new Mercedes E-Class saloon by Weststar Associates Nigeria Limited, owners of the brand with the 3-pointed star.
Over-all assessment of the German luxury brand presents a retooled new Mercedes-Benz E-Class excites with automotive intelligence. Taking on a comprehensive upgrade from its 10th generation predecessors, it comes with a host of innovations in design and technology. With this model upgrade, the E-Class continues to live up to its reputation as the “heart of the Mercedes-Benz brand”.
Exterior design of the new E-Class comes with a more dynamic design, showing a clear upgrade from its predecessor. The front end comes with increased chrome content, with headlamps & radiator grille being totally redesigned.
Bonnet features distinctive looking powerdomes, while the headlamps come in a flatter design, featuring all-LED technology. On the rear end, the new E-Class features a new rear bumper & a new boot lid, while the lights also get a redesign with new inner components. Another highlight from the exterior is the new aero wheels, which contribute to more sustainable driving.
Interior design comes with a sensual aura, high-quality materials and technical innovations. It is equipped with an entirely redesigned, intelligent steering wheel as part of the facelift. The touch control buttons on the steering wheel spokes are now also capacitive, reducing the need for mechanical control panels.
Design looks of the front seats accentuates the sporty aura of the interior by offering strong lateral support without compromising on comfort. There are also new appointment colours and materials added in the interior; these include the new colour combinations magma grey/neva grey, black/nut brown and magma grey/macchiato beige, and trims in silver open-pore ash wood, fondant burr walnut wood, brushed aluminium and aluminium with a carbon grain.
It is equipped with the latest generation of the MBUX multimedia system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). As standard, it includes two large 10.25-inch/26 cm screens, which for a widescreen look are arranged side by side. Two 12.3-inch/31.2 cm screens are optionally available. The information in the instrument cluster and on the media display is easily legible on the large, high-resolution screens. An emotive presentation with brilliant graphics underlines the comprehensibility of the intuitive control structure.
For the first time, the luxury sedan comes with electrified powertrains, the four-cylinder petrol (M 254) engines will feature a second-generation integrated starter-generator (ISG) producing up to 15 kW of additional output and 200 Nm more torque.
Technology is also standard equipment for the six-cylinder petrol (M 256) engines available for the first time in the E-Class. The line-up of high-efficiency, low-emission and powerful petrol engines will cover an output range from 115 to 270 kW. Also, included is the 9G-TRONIC transmission that has been further developed to accommodate the second-generation ISG.
When it comes to safety, the new E-Class has the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz driving assistance systems providing cooperative support to drivers. These include; the new steering wheel generation with capacitive hands-off detection, active brake assist; in the driving assistance package now also with turning maneuver function, active blind spot assist now also with exit warning and parking package in conjunction with 360° camera, with newly expanded side view and for the first-time automatic parking not only in parallel and end-on parking spaces, but also on marked areas.
Urban guard vehicle protection is also available for the new E-Class. It comprises an anti-theft alarm system, tow-away protection with visual and audible warning in case of a detected change in position, an alarm siren, interior monitoring and pre-installation for theft and parking collision detection.
For Mirko Plath, managing director and chief executive Weststar Associates Limited, “The new E-Class is a masterpiece in innovation, with this current generation selling over 1.2 million units globally still remains the most popular model even in this market. We are proud to be able to introduce this new model of the E-Class and we are excited for our customers to experience this new chapter in innovation & technology”. Local dealerships are Barbedos Cars, MB Automobile Services, Skymit Motors, Sunny Motors and Tetralog Nigeria.
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