Even the standard-specification new E-Class qualifies as a first-class vehicle with visual highlights such as for instance the LED fibre optics tail lights or the stone grey radiator grille screen and a high-quality, stylishly harmonious interior.
The ELEGANCE equipment line emphasises the elegant side of the E-Class. From the exterior the high-sheen chrome elements are especially eye-catching. The harmoniously designed interior is an impressive sight with exclusive fabric upholstery and fine trim elements in high-sheen dark brown burr walnut.
The AVANTGARDE line lends the new E-Class a particularly sporty feel. The rectangular tail pipe trim in polished stainless steel integrated in the rear bumper and the front with centrally-placed star in the radiator grille as well as the sporty wing design with black diamond-pattern grille on the air intakes lend it a dynamic, distinctive, look. And matching these features, a host of aluminium trim elements lend the interior an active, sporty aspect.
Availabilities and scope of the design and equipment lines depend on the engines and the optional equipment chosen.
|Exhaust system||Not visible||Not visible||Twin-pipe with rectangular tailpipes integrated in bumper|
|Chrome trim elements||No lateral chrome trim elements||Chrome trim elements above side sill panels||Chrome trim elements above side sill panels|
|Front bumper||With a sporty wing design, air intakes with black diamond-pattern grille, without chrome trim elements||With a sporty wing design, air intakes with black louvres, with chrome trim elements on outer air intakes and under spoiler lip||With a sporty wing design, air intakes with black diamond-pattern grille, with chrome trim elements on outer air intakes and under spoiler lip|
|Rear bumper||Emphasises the vehicle width, with inlays in matt black plastic, without chrome trim elements||Emphasises the vehicle width, with inlays in high-gloss black plastic with chrome trim element||Sporty, with high-gloss black inlays and chrome trim element|
|Radiator grilles||Radiator trim with three stone-grey louvres||Radiator trim with three louvres painted in silver, with chrome-plated front edge||Soft nose clearly separated from bonnet, radiator trim with two louvres and centrally-placed star|
|Wheels|| 9-spoke light-alloy with 205/60 R 16 tyres on 7 J x 16 rims |
9-spoke light-alloy with 225/55 R 16 tyres on 7.5 J x 16 rims for 6-cylinder models and E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid
| Multi-spoke light-alloy with 245/45 R 17 tyres on 8 J x 17 rims (not available for the E 500 or the E 500 4MATIC) |
12-spoke light-alloy painted titanium silver, high-gloss, with 245/40 R 18 tyres on 8.5 J x 18 rims (for the E 500 and the E 500 4MATIC; optionally available for all other engines)
| 9-spoke light-alloy with 225/55 R 16 tyres on 7.5 J x 16 rims (not available for the E 500 or the E 500 4MATIC) |
5-twin-spoke light-alloy with 245/40 R 18 tyres on 8.5 J x 18 (for the E 500 and the E 500 4MATIC)
|Ambient lighting||Single-tone||Three-tone, at front behind trim elements and in the doors, dimmable||Three-tone, at front behind trim elements and in the doors, dimmable|
|Cover of air conditioning controls||Black plastic||Burr walnut, dark brown high-sheen||Aluminium, with dark-tone textured grain|
|Instrument cluster||3-tube with black backplates||3-tube with black backplates||3-tube with black backplates|
|Steering wheel||Four-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with two clasps in silver-chrome||Four-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with two clasps in silver-chrome||Sporty 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with perforated applications and thumbrest|
|Upholstery||Strassbourg fabric with transversal seams||Strassbourg fabric with transversal seams||ARTICO man-made leather / Grenoble fabric with transversal seams|
|Gearshift/selector lever||Gearshift/DIRECT SELECT selector lever in nappa leather||Gearshift/DIRECT SELECT selector lever in nappa leather with clasp in high-gloss dark brown burr walnut||Gearshift/DIRECT SELECT selector lever in nappa leather with clasp in aluminium with dark-tone textured grain|
|Trim elements||Aluminium trim with light-tone longitudinal grain||Trim elements in dark brown high-gloss burr walnut wood trim||Aluminium with dark-tone textured grain|