2016 Geneva Motor Show: Luxury Debuts

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E-Class will launch in the U.S. market with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, combined with a new 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. The standard steel-spring suspension has two available DIRECT CONTROL suspension systems and a new AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension is optional. New E-Class technological highlights include DRIVE PILOT with Distance Pilot Distronic, which lets drivers follow a vehicle at a pre-selected distance at speeds up to 130 mph. Steering Pilot functions at speeds up to 130 mph in ideal conditions and can actively intervene even if road lines are unclear at speeds up to 81 mph. An Active Lane-change Assist uses both cameras and radar to aid the driver when changing lanes, and Active Brake Assist warns drivers about impending crash situations, and even detects pedestrians crossing in front of the car. Other technologies include Evasive Steering Assist, Car-to-X Communication, and PRE-SAFE Impulse Side.

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