Mercedes-Benz E Class Fourth generation W212
|Also called||Mercedes-Benz E-Class|
|Assembly||Sindelfingen, Germany Toluca, Mexico 6th of October City, EgyptPekan, Malaysia (DRB-HICOM) Pune, India Beijing, China|
|Predecessor||Mercedes-Benz W211 Mercedes-Benz W209|
|Class||Executive car, mid-size luxury car|
|Body style||4-door saloon 5-door estate 2-door coupe 2-door convertible|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||2.1L diesel I4 3.0L diesel V6 1.8L turbocharged I4 3.0L V6 3.5L V6 4.7L turbocharged V8 5.5L V8 5.5L turbocharged V8 6.2L V8|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||108.7 in (2,761 mm) (coupe/convertible) 113.1 in (2,873 mm) (sedan/wagon)|
|Length||185.0 in (4,699 mm) (coupe/convertible) 191.0 in (4,851 mm) (E300 Avantgarde 4Matic sedan) 191.7 in (4,869 mm) (sedan) 192.2 in (4,882 mm) (AMG) 193.1 in (4,905 mm) (wagon)|
|Width||70.3 in (1,786 mm) (coupe/Convertible) 71.7 in (1,821 mm) (wagon) 73.0 in (1,854 mm) (sedan)|
|Height||54.8 in (1,392 mm) (coupe) 55.0 in (1,397 mm) (convertible) 57.7 in (1,466 mm) (AMG) 58.1 in (1,476 mm) (E550 Avantgarde 4Matic) 58.4 in (1,483 mm) (E320 Bluetec Avantgarde sedan) 59.0 in (1,499 mm) (E300 Avantgarde 4Matic sedan manual) 59.1 in (1,501 mm) (E350 Avantgarde sedan auto) 59.5 in (1,511 mm) (wagon)|
|Designer(s)||Thomas Stopka (2006) Robert Lesnik (2011)|
The Mercedes-Benz W212 is an internal Daimler Benz code for a sedan sold as the ninth-generation E-Class, replacing previous W211 models. C207 is the chassis code for the related E-Class Coupe, a replacement for the CLK-class coupe and cabriolet. The new E-Class went on sale in Europe in March and in America in July 2009.
Design work began in 2004 after the development program commenced in 2003, with the conceptual designs by Thomas Stopka being selected in 2005. After refinements and engineering considerations being made, the final design specifications were frozen in 2006. Certain elements of the exterior styling are taken from the preceding W204 C-Class and W221 S-Class each designed in 2002 and 2003. The bulging rear wheel arches are meant to be reminiscent of the fender flares of historic "Ponton" Mercedes models of the 1950s. The design of the W212 and C207 E-Class was previewed by the ConceptFASCINATION design study in September 2008.
The E-class saloon was unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. The new saloon went on sale in Europe in March, 2009 as a 2010 model year automobile.The new E-Class features several new safety technologies including driver fatigue detection, lane-departure warning, and traffic-sign recognition. It also includes features that improve performance, efficiency, and comfort, such as "Direct Control" adaptive suspension, active seats (which change shape to support the passengers in corners), and movable radiator louvers which improve the vehicle's aerodynamics. Standard Mercedes-Benz safety and convenience features, such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), airbags, and automatic climate control, are included as well.
The 2009 E-Class Coupé was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show and went on sale in May 2009. The C207 E-Class Coupe is related to the W212 sedan, sharing approximately 60 percent of its mechanical components The E-Class Coupe also possesses many of the same new and standard features of the sedan.
The estate version (chassis code S212) was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show and was released for sale in Europe on August 5.Early models include the four-cylinder-powered E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the V6-powered E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, and the V8-powered E 500US models began sales in June 2010 for the 2011 model year.
The A207 cabriolet was unveiled January 11, 2010 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It went on sale March 27, 2010 in Europe and in May 2010 in the United States.
Models available in the USA are the E350 (302 bhp) and E550 (402 hp) version. The US versions of the cabriolet feature the AIRSCARF system (a neck-level heating system for front occupants) and the new AIRCAP windshield spoiler system, deflecting air over the cabin for reduced draft and wind noise.
In Australia, a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder E250 CGI model is available, as well as a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine known as the E250 CDI. AIRSCARF and AIRCAP are the only options on the E250 models.
E 63 AMG
The 2009 E63 AMG sedan was unveiled at the 2009 New York International Auto Show.The new performance version of the E-Class is fitted with the same powertrain as the SL63 AMG, including AMG's 6.2-liter V8 and the SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports automatic transmission with four driver-selectable modes including a fully manual mode. Similar to the C63 AMG, the new E63 is more extensively modified than before, with a new, wider front axle, heavily revised suspension, and more distinct body panels.
The optional AMG Performance Package includes lightweight, forged 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with 255/35R19 front and 285/30R19 rear tires, stiffer suspension, a limited-slip differential, a special three-spoke sport steering wheel, and a reprogramming of the electronic top speed limiter to 300 km/h (190 mph) from 250 km/h (160 mph). The 6.2L V8 has 518 hp (386 kW) 465 lb·ft (630 N·m) and will go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds
The E-Guard armoured version, which features VR4 (formerly B4) level protection, went on sale in April 2009.The vehicles are equipped with steel and aramid fiber (Kevlar) armour and bullet-resistant windows, as well as run-flat tyres rated for a top speed of 240 kilometres per hour (150 mph) (50 kilometres (31 mi) at 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) when deflated), a special Level II version of the Airmatic air suspension system, emergency alarm system, intercom system, and underbody armour. As of 2011 it has an MSRP (in the Mexican market) of $1,954,900MXN Mexican Pesos, or approximately $143,000USD US Dollars.
E 250 BlueTEC (2009)
The E 250 BlueTEC is a concept vehicle based on the E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY sedan, but with BlueTEC selective catalytic reduction and the 7G-Tronic Plus transmission. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. The E 250 BlueTEC is capable of 28 MPG city/39 MPG highway.
|E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2010–||2010–||2010–|
|E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2010–||2009–||2010–|
|E 350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2009–||2009–||2010–|
|E 350 4MATIC||2009–||2010–||-||-|
|E 500 4MATIC||2009–||-||-||-|
|E 63 AMG||2009–||2010–||-||-|
|E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2010–||-||-|
|E 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2009–||2010–||2010–|
|E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2009–||2009–||2010–|
|E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||2010–||2010–||–||–|
|E 350 BlueTEC||2009–||2010–||-||-|
|E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2009–||2009–||2010–|
|E 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||2009–||-||-|
|E 350 CDIBlueEFFICIENCY||2009–||-||-||-|