The Active multicontour seats for driver and front passenger feature separately controlled air chambers, which can be configured to suit individual physiognomic requirements.
The seat side bolsters adapt dynamically and automatically to the driving situation. Seat cushion depth, seat side bolsters and lumbar support can all be adjusted pneumatically. Additional comfort is provided by a dynamic massage function in seven zones. This is one of many reasons why the Active Multicontour Seats were awarded the quality seal by the "Aktion gesunder Rücken e. V." ("Campaign for healthy backs"), which is awarded to products that are particularly "back friendly".
A lofty, luxury-class-level, seating feeling is offered by the luxury individual rear seats with luxury head restraints.
In addition, the luxury individual seats impress with their leather upholstery, seat heating, large stowage compartment with cup holder between the individual seats (with a longitudinally divided armrest). The Sun Protection package with an electric roller blind for the rear window and manually-operated blinds in the rear doors as well as luxury double sun screens (extensible, two-piece folding, with vanity mirror) is also included in the exclusive scope of the package.
THERMATIC automatic climate control delivers individual temperatures and a pleasant climate in the vehicle interior.
The preferred temperature and air distribution for the left and right-hand sides of the interior can be regulated separately for the two zones. In addition, a special filter ensures optimum air quality by absorbing dust particles from the outside air.
The THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to adapt the climate in their respective seats to suit their individual requirements – independently of each other. The system keeps the temperature at the desired level automatically, even in strong sunlight.
To this end, sensors register the temperature inside and outside the vehicle, controlling the heating, cooling and fan for each temperature zone individually, according to requirements.
With the memory package the front seats, front seat head restraints, steering column and exterior mirrors can be adjusted electrically to any position.This increases convenience when there is a frequent change of drivers, storing the individual driver seat, steering column and exterior mirror settings for up to three people In addition the package features 4-way lumbar support for the driver and front passenger. The front-passenger mirror swivels automatically downwards when reverse is engaged (parking position) to provide a better overview when reversing.
As soon as a driver selects a setting with the touch of a button, electric controls automatically set the seat, exterior mirrors and steering column back to the previously saved positions. If the PRE-SAFE® system is activated, the front passenger seat can be moved automatically into a more favourable crash position. If the collision is then avoided, the multicontour seats are returned to their initial position once certain critical limit values are undercut.
The panoramic sliding sunroof consists of a fixed panoramic glass roof and an electrically operated glass sunroof that slides over the exterior of the roof. The large window panes with optimised net wind deflector provide the best possible light/visibility and a more generous sense of space from all the seats.
The sliding glass sunroof increases draught-free air circulation in the interior and counteracts the tendency of the windows to mist up in unfavourable weather conditions. With the wind deflector, driving at a high speed with an open roof causes neither excessive noise nor draughts. Thanks to a newly developed function, the automatic opening and closing can take it to the position which was selected last.
The sliding sunroof is operated by the multifunction switch in the overhead control panel. When the multifunction switch in the overhead control panel is moved beyond a pressure point in the appropriate direction and released, the sliding sunroof automatically moves to the relevant final position (e.g. tilting, opening, closing).
The climatised seats improve ride comfort on longer trips and reduce perspiration thanks to a pleasant air flow and selectable seat heating. Fans integrated in the seat upholstery uniformly distribute a flow of air in three intensity levels under the leather backrest and cushion covers.
The air flows through the fine perforation and quickly cools down the surface of the seats to a pleasant temperature – even if the vehicle has been heated by intense sunlight for a longer period of time. On cold days you can turn on the three-level adjustable seat heating, which guarantees together with the air flow that wet clothes dry faster.
 Part of the optional Active Multicontour Seat package
 Not available for AMG models
 Standard equipment for 4- and 6-cylinder models.
 Standard for the E 500, E 500 4MATIC and AMG models.
 Not available for the E 220 CDI BlueEFFICENCY Edition.
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