Classy and comfortable, the saloon has been the biggest selling variant, while the estate, coupe and convertible have offered choice to the discerning driver.
The E-Class has been a mainstay of the Mercedes range for two decades and a serious player in the large executive car class for all of that time.
Regular updates and major facelifts have kept the E-Class up to date and the impressive list of standard equipment has evolved. So, too, have the options available.
Night vision, reversing camera and blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control are among the optional extras, along with lane-keeping and tracking
Also available is Collision Prevention Assist, an automatic braking system that stops car if it senses an imminent collision, and smart headlights that can be left on main beam permanently without dazzling approaching drivers. A headlamp washing system is also on the list.
Externally, Airmatic air suspension is available with self-levelling and the Adaptive Damping System, and a folding tow bar is supplied with a 13-pin socket.
Convenience and comfort in the cabin can be enhanced with practical 60:40 split-folding rear seats, a multi-contour driver’s seat, the seat- and mirror-setting memory package, privacy glass, and Keyless-Go which includes automatic powered boot closing, hands-free access and keyless entry and start.
An optional panoramic glass sunroof lets the light in, and the Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with 14 speakers and an additional amplifier brings music and more to the E-Class experience. A rear seat video entertainment system with headrest-mounted LCD screens is also available, as is satellite radio with real-time traffic information.
Exclusive metallic paint finishes, highlights and interior leather choices complete the options list as part of the design range.