Mercedes-Benz W212

E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Elegance ( 2009-2010 )

The Mercedes -Benz 212 series ( E-Class ) is a car of the upper middle class of Mercedes -Benz, which has been built since the beginning of 2009.

It replaced the predecessor from 211 series and is available as a saloon (W 212) or combination (S 212) available. The coupe and cabriolet versions form as C 207, or A 207, the stand-alone model series 207

The E 350 BlueTEC since September 2013, the world's first equipped with a nine-speed automatic car.

The premiere of the sedan took place on 10 January 2009 at the Detroit Motor Show held, extradition and showroom premiere at the dealerships on 28 March 2009. Early as mid- December some photos surfaced on the Internet. Advertised for the sedan with the slogan "Welcome home. The E-Class. " The Model T had its world premiere at the IAA 2009., The first models were delivered on 21 November 2009. Referred is for the Model T with the slogan" Make space for elegance. E- Class Estate. "

Compared to its predecessor, the car edgier and heavier, a design that was already seen in the C-Class from the 204 series in 2007 approaches acts. The first time introduced by the series 210 1995 four- eyed face was preserved, albeit in a square shape of the headlights. The front is now swept dynamically, the grille is slightly larger than its predecessor. At the rear, show up at the wheel arches style elements of the Ponton Mercedes from 1953.

The long-distance comfort boosted Mercedes -Benz mainly by a body technology with higher stiffness, improved seats and a newly developed suspension whose shock absorbers automatically adjust to the current driving situation. The engines, which meet all the EU 5 emission standard, operate as direct injection and consume according to factory specifications up to 23% less fuel than before. The drag coefficient is 0.25; this is a decrease from the previous model by four percentage points. Thus, the W 212 cars in its class with the lowest drag coefficient, which is achieved among other things by an automatically controlled fan shutter, which controls the air flow into the engine compartment.

The automatic transmission of the 6 - and 8- cylinder engines will be operated by a lever behind the steering wheel, the 4- cylinder engines was operated until September 2011 on the shift knob in the middle. Since early October 2011, the four-cylinder models are equipped with the 7- speed automatic transmission, the shift lever behind the steering wheel.

A special feature of the T- model vehicle of its kind is that it is possible to request to appoint two additional, retractable seats for the trunk. These can be set up if necessary. The two additional passengers then sit opposite direction of travel.

  • 8.1 Distronic Plus radar distance
  • 8.2 Agility Control sport suspension
  • 8.3 parking aid Parktronic with Parking Guidance
  • 8.4 Dynamic Handling package
  • 8.5 Air conditioning ThermoTronic
  • 8.6 Light package / Intelligent Light System with Adaptive High Beam Assist
  • 8.7 Airmatic air suspension
  • 8.8 MercedesSport
  • 8.9 Multimedia systems
  • 8:10 Night View Assist Plus
  • 8:11 seats
  • 8:12 Lane Tracking package
  • 8:13 traffic sign recognition


To achieve a high level of ride comfort, the static torsional stiffness has been compared to the predecessor model improved by up to 30%. As part of the development is particularly improved the connection points of the chassis and body and drive train and body, so that the vibrations are not as strong transmitted to the body.

The chassis technology has been newly developed. An amplitude- dependent damping system that works hydromechanical, called Direct Control suspension, and it does not require sensors and electronics is standard equipment. Under normal driving conditions, the damping forces automatically reduce - at higher excitation of the shock, such as a fast cornering, enabled the maximum damping forces and the entire vehicle is stabilized. For the front axle was developed a three-link system with MacPherson struts. By using aluminum, the weight of the front axle decreased compared to its predecessor by 12%. The shock absorber is installed in an upright position, whereby the force acting on the torque strut forces are reduced. At the rear a multi-link axle is used, which has been further modified compared to the original development over 25 years ago. To reduce the weight of the car, struts and hub carriers are manufactured from aluminum, only the subframe is made of high strength steel. In addition to the Direct Control suspension, there are standard on the Avantgarde equipment line and for all other surcharge, the Agility Control suspension. It is distinguished by a sportier tuning with reinforced anti-roll bars and a lowering of the body by 15 millimeters. The third option is the suspension Airmatic air suspension called for election.

The steering is newly developed. Standard is a servo support rack and pinion steering with speed-dependent power assistance ( speed-sensitive steering ). By another interpretation of the center bearing the response and the steering comfort has been improved over its predecessor. A Direct-Steer system is available as an option. With increasing steering angle, the transmission is direct, whereby the steering wheel movements, for example when parking or when driving through a traffic circle can be reduced.

All seats have filled inside pipes, which means that under the fabric or leather cover an additional foam filling is incorporated. This technically demanding procedure is applied only at Mercedes. In the basic model and the equipment line Avantgarde seat covers are transversely contoured at Elegance - in memory of the seat design from the 1960s and 1970s Mercedes - lengthwise. Also, the thickness of the foam is not the same at all points of the seat and varies in a total of eight digits depending on lifting the body part. The fabric of the substances an up to 30 - percent stake in wool, which improves the moisture absorption at high temperatures. The driver's seat is equipped with a lumbar support, with the lumbar lordosis is supported. In conjunction with the memory function is available as an optional extra, the driver's and front passenger's seat is equipped with electro-pneumatically adjustable four - way lumbar supports, through which the support can be laterally adjusted in height as well as in the expression. Compared to its predecessor, the backrest height is increased in the area of the upper backrest head by 30 %, thereby providing better support for the shoulders is achieved.

To allow the interior more space designed to the body as compared with the previous model 16 millimeters long, 10 mm lower and 32 mm wide. Also, the wheelbase grew and grew by 20 millimeters.

The surface of the instrument panel, which can be made in two colors if desired, consists of a skin made of polyurethane foam. It is also back-foamed, resulting in precise edges and a pleasant feel is created. In conjunction with the Exclusive package available as an option, the instrument panel is laminated with high quality tarpaulin goods and decorative stitching accents. In addition, the packet roof lining, sun visors and pillar trims are covered with Alcantara. The glove box offers around 6.8 liter capacity and can be cooled by the automatic climate control. In addition, a twelve- volt outlet and a jack for an external audio device are integrated. On request, here is the media interface for connecting an MP3 player space.

In the cockpit inform the driver five instruments on vehicle speed, engine rpm, time, coolant temperature and fuel level. By means of the so-called " black-panel technology," distributed to the individual round instruments warning and indicator lights are visible only when the ignition or when a fault occurs. In the middle of the large speedometer a two-piece, white backlit monochrome central display with a size of 4.5 inches is installed, which can be used in the upper area for changing displays (for example, mileage, range, driving range, fuel consumption ). Since summer 2011, a color display is installed.

Positioned centrally in the cockpit informs a color display in 16:9 format, all functions of the infotainment system, depending on the device various sizes are offered. For the unit Audio 20 and Audio 50 APS is a display with 5.8 -inch, with Comand APS 7.0 inch. The instruments are operated via a controller in the tunnel trim.

Standard equipment

Among the standard equipment (formerly equipment line Classic) include inter alia the luxury automatic climate Thermatic, which regulates the ventilation and temperature with the aid of sensors for driver and front passenger, a cooled glove compartment and two in the rear compartment air outlet openings offers. The Direct Control suspension with selective damping system automatically adjusts the shock absorbers on the driving situation. The first available at Mercedes Attention Assist analyzes driving behavior, warns the driver at speeds between 80 and 180 km / h as soon as signs of drowsiness or inattention are discovered, and calls for a break. The standard equipment includes the outside, among other rear lights in LED technology ( except indicators ), daytime running lights with halogen technology front next to the fog lights, H7 projection headlamps, radiator grille with three chrome slats, 16 - inch light- alloy wheels in a nine -spoke design (17-inch with all-wheel drive 4Matic ). In the interior there is an instrument cluster with five analog dial instruments, a multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with 12 buttons and trim in Eucalyptus wood (also available in aluminum), tire pressure loss warning system, rain and light sensor, quadruple electric windows and electric height and backrest adjustment of the front seats. As a radio system is offered with Audio 20 radio and CD system, component is also a central color display above the center console. The device is operated via a controller with buttons on the console between the seats. It supplements the operating options of the multifunction steering wheel.

Can be modified, the standard equipment with two trim lines, Elegance and Avantgarde above, and also with an exclusive package, an exterior sports package and a sports package AMG.

The Elegance line emphasizes the elegant and classic character of the model. In it, the trim strip is polished stainless steel and are chrome trim strips and the side fitted to the front and rear bumpers. The grille appears with four chrome-plated fins and there from 2012 17-inch, up to 2011 16- inch alloy wheels in 10 - spoke design (17-inch at 4 Matic ). In the interior there are storage boxes under the front seats and in the center console, ambient lighting behind the trim and doors. The trim itself are held in Walnut ( on request in ash brown).

The Avantgarde line makes the car a sporty and dynamic. It holds more than the Elegance also including a lowered by 15 mm body, a radiator grille with three chrome slats, a slightly modified front spoiler, 17 -inch alloy wheels in 5- twin-spoke design, since September 2011 square, firmly integrated in the rear bumper, exhaust tips, to 2011, the Intelligent Light System (including with bi-xenon headlights, daytime running lights and turn signals in LED technology - but without Adaptive Highbeam Assist ) and trim in black ash (optional aluminum). As of early 2012, obtained models with the Avantgarde equipment line also introduced a new three-spoke leather steering wheel from the CLS.

The Exclusive package offers headliner, pillars and sun visors in Alcantara in gray or beige, floor mats in velor, instrument panel and door trim with decorative stitching and seats with nappa leather. The exterior sports package features 18 - inch alloy wheels in 5- spoke design, enlarged and perforated brake discs at the front and on the sports tuned, lowered Direct Control suspension. In addition, all models are equipped with this package, recognizable by the square, tightly integrated into the rear bumper tailpipes. In early 2012 the Exterior Sports package has been added to front and rear aprons and side skirts AMG optics from the AMG sports package. The AMG Sports package includes, among other things, 18-inch AMG light -alloy wheels, AMG styling at the front, side and rear, since September 2011 square, firmly in the rear bumper integrated tailpipes, sport -tuned Direct Control suspension, AMG steering wheel, sports pedals ( pedals in brushed aluminum), shift paddles on the steering wheel in conjunction with automatic transmission and a black headliner.

Changes during the model year

Since July 2009, the E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY with start -stop system was ordered and available since September 2009. As standard, the pelvis airbags for driver and front passenger was installed.

For summer 2010, the Mercedes sports package could be ordered as optional equipment (see also below). Also from this model year, the LED daytime running lights was bundled with any other sequencer, the previous form of the boomerang has since remained exclusively reserved for the AMG sports package and was otherwise replaced by a LED strip. In parallel, the Avantgarde equipment line received standard Intelligent Light System, including the high-beam assistant, who was previously an option.

From December to built new xenon bulb with a color temperature 5000 Kelvin was now instead of 4200 Kelvin.

Since January 2011, Mercedes offered the sedan also with a bivalent natural gas drive. The E 200 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY called model which is equipped with a 5 -speed automatic, making as in the predecessor model from 1.8 liters 163 hp and has a torque of 240 Nm. The top speed is 224 km / h While the gas consumption is given as an average fuel consumption from 5.5 to 5.7 kilograms per 100 kilometers, the fuel consumption to an average of 8.1 to 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers amounts. The size of the fuel tank is 59 liters, the 19.5 kg of the gas tank. Were also paid from this date the E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY as standard 6- speed gearbox with start-stop function, which consumes 0.3 liters per 100 km less than the previous related. Has now been introduced the E 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY 7G -Tronic with standard. The 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with rear wheel drive could be optionally ordered with the 7G -Tronic Plus, now a start-stop system comprises (consumption minus 1.0 liters per 100 km). Also, the E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY has been delivered by now standard with the 7G -Tronic.

In July 2011, the COMAND APS NTG 4 is replaced by COMAND Online NTG 4.5 that has an internet access in the state. This change brings with it an updated maps. Furthermore, the E 500 comes standard with a front and rear apron AMG-styled. All E-Class variants are fitted as standard, the bar- shaped LED daytime running lights, which accounts for previously installed halogen lights. The price of the equipment line Avantgarde decreases from 3511 EUR to 2261 EUR, but the Intelligent Light System is no longer included in the price, but in the line all the outlets are running two - branch design in trapezoidal shape integrated into the rear apron.

Since September 2011, many of the previous engines are offered in a revised version. Among other things, the previous E is in this case 272 273 350 BlueEFFICIENCY replaces the M by the M 276 and E 500 BlueEFFICIENCY of M by the M 278. In addition, reduced to 252 hp version of the E 350 BlueEFFICIENCY is nachgeschoben as E 300 BlueEFFICIENCY. All models except for the six-cylinder diesel and the E 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY equipped with the ECO stop-start called start -stop system. In addition, the instrument cluster from now on comes standard with central color display. Also starting in the summer classic naturally aspirated engine in the E 63 AMG is replaced by the already known from the CLS 63 AMG engine. The performance remains the same, the torque was increased to 700 Nm, fuel consumption drops among other things thanks to a start -stop system by 2.8 liters to now 9.8 liters per 100 km. In addition, From summer all vehicles with the AMG Sports package instead of the LED daytime running lights in the form of the boomerang, the LED strip. From this point on all vehicles with the equipment line avant-garde, the AMG Sports package and the exterior sports package a dual-branch exhaust system with rectangular tailpipes, as is the case of the E 500. Another change to the summer of 2011 through 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 7G -Tronic the introduction of the Plus with start -stop system for the models E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, E. Here, the selector lever is omitted in the center console, which now takes its place in the automatic models on the steering wheel. At the same time does not apply to the direct-injection gasoline engines, the CGI extension in the model name.

From December 2011 produced E 250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY now have also on the revised 7- speed automatic transmission with start -stop system. The models E 350 BlueTEC and E 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY will henceforth be indeed, but also equipped with the revised 7G- Tronic Plus without start -stop system.

In January 2012, the exterior sports package was supplemented by a front and rear aprons and side skirts from the AMG sports package. Further roll vehicles that are equipped with the Elegance trim line on 17-inch light-alloy wheels from. Equipped with avant-garde of the line models get a new steering wheel from the CLS.

The hybrid models E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID and E 400 HYBRID will be introduced in mid-2012. These will first be presented at the North American International Auto Show 2012. During the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is distributed only on the European continent, the E 400 HYBRID will initially be available only on the U.S. market and then on some Asian markets (eg Japan and China). In the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is the first diesel hybrid model from German production. It combines the 2.1 -liter inline four- cylinder diesel engine (OM 651 DE 22 LA ) from the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with 150 kW ( 204 hp) with a 20 kW (27 hp) electric motor with a lithium -ion battery, which consumption to 4.2 liters of diesel per 100 km and CO2 emissions to 109 g / km drop. It involves the most fuel efficient vehicle in the upper middle class. The same electric module is combined 400 HYBRID with the V6 petrol engine in the E 350 BlueEFFICIENCY ( 276 M DE 35 ) with e. When starting each work only the electric motors, the hybrid models also the technique of recuperation (technology), so that when braking energy is recovered, and can a few kilometers are driven up to a speed of 35 km / h on electric power. In addition, the so-called sailing begins when the driver takes his foot off the accelerator and the car can be rolled so. Conventional vehicles lose it by the braking effect of the engine momentum. In hybrid vehicles, however, the engine is turned off when the driver releases the gas.

The battery of the hybrid module with a capacity of 0.8 kWh restricts neither the space in the interior or the luggage compartment ( Sedan: 540 l) a, which is an advantage over competing models such as the Lexus GS 450h ( 2.6 kWh), in which the trunk volume is given with 330 l, and the Audi A6 2.0 TFSI hybrid represents (1.3 kWh ), whose trunk volume decreases from 530 to 375 l.

At the Geneva Motor Show 2012, Mercedes- Benz introduced the so far most economical model of the E-Class. The E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition -called model could be reduced again in consumption to 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 km using an aerodynamics package, an electronic power steering, a longer rear axle ratio and low rolling resistance tires. This model, in contrast to the usual E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY not be combined with the 7G- Tronic Plus, but is only supplied with a 6- speed manual transmission. It is available since the end of March 2012.

When produced from June 2012 vehicles, the badge " BlueEFFICIENCY " is no longer on the fender. In addition, the Audio 50 APS is no longer available, it is replaced as in all other model series by the Becker MAP Pilot system.

In February 2013, the name BlueEFFICIENCY is very largely dispensed. It remains henceforth reserved for particularly fuel-efficient vehicles.




E 500 with AMG Sports package (2009-2011)

E 63 AMG (2009-2011)

E 63 AMG Estate (2009-2011)


In January 2013 an extensive facelift has been presented at the Detroit Motor Show. The front end has been completely revised for the first time is now available in the E-Class in the equipment package vanguard of the star on request in the grille, which no longer visually integrated into the hood but formed separately, is integrated. The base version and the Elegance trim line to receive a grill with three slats and with star on the hood. The headlights were after 18 years of bipartite compiled into a single unit ( as most recently with the 124 series ), the four-eye optics is, however, retained by the light bands of daytime running light which is realized by standard LED. For the first time, the low beam is realized by LED technology, on demand are all-LED headlights, replace the existing bi -xenon headlamps, offered. The side chrome trim are now mounted below the issued pontoon hip movement was removed after four years. At the rear are the aprons and the lights that now have completely LED technology, has been redesigned.

Inside, the instrument cluster on three analog clocks, of which the middle still has a digital display has been reduced. Furthermore, the steering wheel, center console and air vents, between which has now been placed as in the S-Class an analog clock, been modified.

Catchment will also receive many new assistance and safety systems.

The launch of the new model was implemented on 13 April 2013. Serial production started on March 1.

Engines and transmissions

The 4-cylinder models get a 6- speed manual transmission, the E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY was then shipped to May 2011 with a 5- speed automatic transmission with 7- speed automatic transmission with start -stop system. The 6 - and 8- cylinder models get the 7-speed automatic transmission 7G -Tronic. From summer 2011, all models feature the revised 7G- Tronic Plus with start -stop system. In July 2010, the revised E appeared 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 190 kW (265 hp ) and 620 Nm of the previous E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is optimized continued 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY under the name e. The E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY with 204 hp so that falls out of the motor program. As of March 2011, the E 200 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY is at the dealership. From September 2011, the already known from the CLS, the new V6 and V8 gasoline engines that have the third generation of direct gasoline injection, multiple injection and multi-spark ignition, delivered. In addition, 300 BlueEFFICIENCY comes with 252 hp from September 2011, the new e.

With the facelift, the engine range for the part varies greatly. While the four-cylinder petrol engines are now new developments and from 2.0 liters 135 kW (184 hp) in the E 200 and 155 kW afford (211 hp ) in the E 250, the previous six- cylinder petrol engines will remain untouched. Newly added in the 212 series premiere celebrating 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo comes in the E 400 ( 4MATIC ), which brings it to a power output of 245 kW (333 hp ), while as the four-cylinder Euro 6 standard, the met. It is the first six-cylinder gasoline engine from Mercedes -Benz, which is charged as compared to the previous naturally aspirated engines. A new AMG model, which is optionally driven by four-wheel drive and from 0 to 100 km / h to speed in under four seconds, appear in June 2013. On page of the diesel engines, the four-cylinder while the six-cylinder was only slightly reduced in their consumption, diesel range has been fundamentally changed: There are two levels of the previous 3.0-liter common-rail diesel engine, which called for the BlueTEC in both cases technique of urea injection to reduce emissions and meet the Euro 6 standard was extended, offered.

Four-cylinder petrol engines
Six-cylinder petrol engines
Eight -cylinder petrol engines
Four -cylinder diesel engines
Six-cylinder diesel engines

* The engine designation is encrypted as follows. M = motor, OM = oil motor, series = 3 digits, E = manifold injection, KE = port injection, DE = direct injection, ML = compressor, L = intercooler, A = exhaust gas turbocharger, red. = Reduced (r ) Power / Displacement, CB = increase

Safety Technology

The E-Class is to assume a pioneering role in security. How to keep a variety of driver assistance systems, extensive passive safety elements and also the -advanced pedestrian protection entered the E-Class.

As standard elements there is an extremely stable passenger cell, especially in the area of the sides of the vehicle, front airbags which are deployed depending on the severity two-stage, side airbags, window airbags, knee airbags and first pelvic airbags ( Mercedes introduced as pelvisbag ), an active bonnet, which in itself case a pedestrian accident in the rear area by 50 mm lifts and so the pedestrian has a larger crumple zone, an improved preventive safety ( accident prevention system ) with automatic closing of side windows and, where appropriate, the sunroof and the fatigue Warner Attention Assist

Expand allows the security technology with numerous options such as an automatic emergency braking function, improved adaptive cruise control Distronic radar- controlled Brake Assist BAS Plus, intelligent night vision assistant with pedestrian detection, Intelligent Light System with adaptive high-beam assistant, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, lane change assistant and parking assistant, which described in detail below are.

Special Features

As an option, the 212 series offers many new developments that have been introduced for the first time in a Mercedes. Other optional equipment were taken from the S-Class and modified.

General optional extras are seat heating and air conditioning for the driver and passenger comfort individual seats in the rear ( saloon only ), multi-contour seats with massage and dynamic handling function, memory package, in which the front seats fully electrically adjustable and the seat positions are stored, panoramic glass roof, the keyless locking system Keyless Go or even a anti-theft alarm system with tow-away protection and interior monitoring.

Among other things, there is also the following optional extras:

Distronic Plus radar distance

→ Main article: distance radar

The Distronic Plus radar distance keeps the distance to the vehicle ahead and accelerate independently, as long as the distance increases. Is new to this system is that the vehicle is braked to a standstill if necessary. Likewise, it is the prevention of accidents or mitigation of accident severity by braking the vehicle, if a collision is imminent and inevitable. The automatic emergency braking function is designed such that 1.6 second delay before an unavoidable collision with 40 % of the braking force and the driver is alerted audibly and visually 0.6 seconds before then applies maximum deceleration.

Agility Control sport suspension

(standard on Avantgarde equipment line and the AMG Sports package )

In contrast to the standard Direct Control suspension with steel springs and damping springs are stiffer. Component is also a speed-sensitive sports steering with a more direct ratio.

Parktronic parking aid with Parking Guidance

The Parktronic including Parking Guidance aids parking by acoustically and distances are illustrated using LEDs inside. Parking Guidance available on the instrument cluster references to the necessary impact of the steering wheel, steering angle and deflection when parking.

Dynamic Handling package

(standard on E 500 )

In the dynamic handling package can be changed from the classic ( and standard available ) Comfort mode to Sport mode. Thus, the damping is firmer, the engine response more direct and at a - available option - automatic shorten the response times. In the center console there is a button to switch the two modes.

Air conditioning ThermoTronic

The automatic climate control system ThermoTronic offers considerable advantages over standard Thermatic a division into three spatial zones, two zones in front and an area in the rear. For the first time, three different climate styles can be selected. Here Diffuse ensures low air velocity at the same time large-scale air distribution. Medium provides a medium setting and focus a direct flow of large amounts of air is mainly through air outlets in the center area.

The system works fully automatically supported by numerous sensors. Two of them to monitor the interior temperature, the temperature of the effluent four air vents of the air and detects the intensity and the direction of radiation of the sun. In addition, there is still dew point and pollutant sensor which activates at excessive carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide concentrations, for example during long trips in the tunnel, automatic recirculation.

To control there are two controls, one in the center console and a More the Funds Division at the rear of the tunnel console. Both show the selected settings, which can be performed by means of shift paddles on organic light emitting diodes ( OLED).

The air distribution provided by ten electric motors and 20 air vents. The heating capacity increased compared to the previous model by 10% to now 11 kw. The diesel models and 4- cylinder with direct fuel injection equipped with a heat exchanger with six heating elements as they give, because of their high thermal efficiency, at low outdoor temperatures too little heat output. The performance of the air-conditioning compressor, who now works continuously, increased by 5 % to more than 8 kw.

Light package / Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assistant

→ Main article: Intelligent Light System → Main article: Adaptive High Beam Assist

The light package initially includes the Intelligent Light System with the second stage, bi-xenon headlamps with cornering light function and LED daytime running lights, while it accounts for the fog lights in the front apron.

Component is included in the package also the Adaptive Highbeam Assist, in which - controlled by a camera - the low beam is adjusted automatically and continuously so that the cone of light under the tail lights of the next preceding vehicle ends or is grayed out on oncoming traffic. Maximum are thus ranges in the low beam up to 300 meters are possible. If no vehicle is no longer present, the system displays continuously and with a smooth transition to the high beam. For the driver, there is no abrupt change of light - the driver's eyes can easily be adapted as per the different illuminations.

The sedan and station wagon, the Light package including Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist is in the line of avant-garde since the 2010 amendment included.

Airmatic air suspension

(standard on E 500 )

The Airmatic was against the previous version in the 211 series, there still called Airmatic Dual Control, modified. For the first time it is available with an electronically controlled damping system that operates continuously and can control each wheel individually. Seven sensors monitor the driving situation and position of the body. A control unit which receives additional information about speed, steering wheel angle data and from the motor, it determines the optimal characteristics of the respective shock absorbers. Depending on the condition of the road and the vehicle, the damping force is adjusted automatically. Depending on the method is provided when bad roads to a softer damping, with dynamic driving performance tuning is firmer. Via a switch on the center console allows the driver to choose between two different modes in the vote - Comfort and Sport. In the latter mode, the hydraulic forces of the shock absorbers are increased.

A world premiere is the MacPherson strut front axle air in the shock absorber and wheel control are combined with the air spring in a module for the first time.

Mercedes Sport

Since mid- 2010, the Mercedes sports package is available as an option for all four models for customization. In this case, no exchange of the original parts will not under the so-called " add-on principle ", in contrast to conventional tuning, made. Rather, the individual components are added to the existing body. Choices are spoilers for the front, the side skirts, the rear, a rear apron with diffuser optics aperture, aperture front fog lamps and 18- inch alloy wheels in dual-color design. The sport suspension with firmer dampers puts the car by up to 15 millimeters lower. There is also a sports braking system with perforated brake discs. For the interior are a four -spoke sport steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, illuminated stainless steel door sill panels as well as special floor mats to choose from.

Was presented the new package at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010.

Multimedia systems

→ Main article: Comand system

Since late 2010, one can expand the Audio 20 CD to the navigation 20 so that a navigation center with entertainment connections and display representations such as Reality View Pro is created.

As the simplest to start navigation system is offered with the Audio 50 APS an entertainment system with DVD navigation and 2- D map display.

The Comand APS has a hard disk, in which a part can also be used for your own MP3 files and a 3- D map display.

Both systems can be extended to the Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with 14 speakers and 600 watts of power.

Night View Assist Plus

→ Main article: Night View Assist

With an infrared camera, the entire area of the high beam on the central display is shown as a grayscale image. In contrast to a thermal imager additional infrared lights are necessary in this system. They light - invisible to the people - with permanent high beam, so that even objects without heat (for example, branches or lost items ) are visible. Another advantage is the image quality that is inherently much worse for thermal imaging cameras. People are detected by the system and made ​​especially marked on the monitor with a frame. In the E-Class the night vision image can not be displayed in the view of the driver between the speedometer and tachometer in contrast to the S-Class. It is only displayed in the monitor of the navigation system.


The standard seats can be upgraded by numerous extensions.

In the active ventilated front seats four fans suck in the seat cushion and back to cool air from the area under the seat and distribute it under the seat.

Introduced in the previous model, multi-contour seat has been expanded in technical terms. The side panels can now be adjusted by a total of nine inches, so far there were only 5 centimeters. A front air cushion increases the depth of the seat for the first time by up to 50 millimeters.

The active multi-contour seat is an extension of the multi -contour seat dar. With him change piezo valves in the air chambers, depending on the steering angle, vehicle speed and lateral acceleration, the volume of the air chambers, leading to greater lateral support is guaranteed. Part of this seat with a massage function in the seat back, which consists of seven air chambers.

For the sedan seats can be ordered for the rear section first, then in the middle is a large storage compartment with cup holders. Part there is a seat heater and separate headrests.

The combination is also a third row of seats with two seats can be ordered for the trunk. This is addressed in the retractable load floor and opposite to the direction of travel, similar to the Dos -à- dos seat assembly, based on the two rear rows of seats. Access is via the trunk door. The seats are not suitable for adults.

Lane Tracking package

This track record provides a lane and a Blind Spot Assist. About a camera behind the windshield, the lane markings are detected and triggered in case of unintentional lane departure by means of steering wheel vibration warning.

When Blind Spot Assist the vehicle, the area is laterally by means of radar sensors, rear monitors. If another vehicle is detected in the blind spot, a red LED lights up in the relevant exterior mirror. If the driver of a lane change, so there is an acoustic warning.

Traffic Sign Recognition

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The system detects a forward-looking camera signs with speed limits and displays them in the instrument cluster.


In the spring of 2009, the E-Class was conferred by TÜV environmental certificate according to the ISO standard 14062 This certifies that this car throughout its life cycle -. From production to the daily operation through to recycling - the environment less loaded test than comparable products. To determine this balance 40,000 individual processes were used; as a result, came the eco-profile. Were examined, all environmentally relevant processes from development through production and use to disposal. Compared to the predecessor model - the 211 series - pushes the 212 series throughout their entire life cycle in 14 % less CO2 emissions.

On May 15, 2009, Auto Bild, the results of the AUTO BILD Design Awards announced at which 100,000 people have voted. The E-Class is Germany's most beautiful car of 2009., 13% of votes are of the opinion that the E-Class the most beautiful car of 2009 at all. It is the highest level of support since the beginning of the ceremony. By comparison, the 2008 Audi A4 was the most beautiful car with 6.89%. Also, the E-Class Coupe is in the category " coupes and convertibles " with 24.9 % of the voting place 1

On 26 November 2009 the E-Class won at Auto Trophy 2009, awarded by the Auto Zeitung, the title of Best luxury sedan. At this reader survey, 104 442 readers participated.

On 30 November 2009, the E 63 AMG was awarded the Sportscar of the year 2009 as the best sports sedan. This reader survey is based on the votes of 51,637 readers of Auto Bild Sportscars.

On 3 December 2009, she was awarded the " Business Class " award TOPauto 2010. This price is determined by 150 motoring journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

On 14 January 2010, the E-Class from ADAC was awarded as Car of 2010 with the Yellow Angel. This award was based on a survey, which was attended by around 250,000 people.

On 28 January 2010, the E-Class has been with the award The Best Cars of 2010: honored Upper middle class. This award is presented by the Auto Motor und Sport, and is based on a survey of the nearly 100,000 readers took part. With 35.8 %, the E-Class can be last year's winner, Audi A6, which reached 27.6% depend on.

On 12 February 2010 the entire E -Class family of the GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum was - Museum of Architecture awarded. " This is the oldest award for outstanding product design " and has been offered already for 60 years.

Furthermore, the E-Class also received awards from Europe. Thus, the W 212 has been named in Austria the Grand Austrian Automobile Prize in 2009 for most popular premium car of the Austrians. In Turkey, it was named the best car of the year, and in Ireland at the Continental Irish luxury / sports car of the Year.

Even the EuroCarBody Award 2009, in which the bodyshell is graded, the E-Class was won by. The body weight is at 492 kg, and the body has a torsional rigidity of 29,920 Nm / °. Thus, their steel body won against two aluminum bodies ( 2 Jaguar XJ; 3 Audi R8 Spyder ).

In addition, the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY has become Car of the Year 2009 with best power-to- balance.

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In the German vehicle statistics, the E-Class is positioned against its competitors as follows: