It is also very quiet on board, thanks to a class leading aerodynamic value, and with a plethora of assistance systems it is a pleasure to drive long distances with up to 7 people with the optional third seating row. Engine options include a new range of six- and eight-cylinder petrol, and four- and six-cylinder diesel units, with a plug-in hybrid set to follow later. As is customary I shall begin by talking about the car's looks. So look out for another German brand doing this very soon in its latest model. It does have the capability and the goods to deliver some of that - don't get me wrong. And all while sounding great! Heavy hitter Of the various power plants that will be available, we sampled the 300d, the 400d and the 450.
We've been ranking and reviewing the since 2007, backed by a team with more than 75 years of combined automotive experience. If it's the latest in technology you're after, you'll find no shortage of it here, from the handling enhancement of the Active Curve System adaptive stabilizer bars to the safety-oriented Collision Prevention Assist automatic pre-collision braking. Max power stands at 330hp at 3,600-4,000rpm and 700Nm of torque at 1,200-3,000rpm. If it senses an impending collision, Pre-Safe readies the cabin by tightening seat belts, closing windows, and emitting a harmless noise to protect hearing. These are average numbers for the segment.
Only the little rear window past the C-pillar reminds you of its predecessor. It's a handy little thing and goes beyond the usual voice command or touchscreen prompts you have so far been used to in cars. The S-Class and Maybach had it, but on those stately saloons it was easy to understand why it was offered. So you simply have to say 'Hi Mercedes' and the car will ask you what you need You can then set destinations on the nav, find a coffee place or a specific restaurant, call your sister, turn on ambient lighting or massage, adjust the climate control, and so on. The engine is a mild-hybrid capable of assisting in fuel saving or even performance, with an extra 350Nm torque and 22hp available for short bursts.
Gorgeous, comfortable, luxurious, roomy interior. The engines on introduction are efficient but a bit tame, luckily there are still a lot more versions to come. The wheels fill out the wheel arches nicely, and the cladding, running along the sides, looks better in contrast black rather than the body-coloured ones on some versions. Otherwise, though, materials quality and workmanship is excellent. The trouble was that, on all three cars, the ride varied. It comes standard with high-tech safety systems that help you stay alert, detect people and large animals in your path, and even handles some of the driving with its semiautonomous Pilot Assist. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our.
In addition there are 6-way electric adjustable seats in the rear — a first in the segment. Interior room is quite similar to the M-Class, which is to say adult-friendly all around. I guess it's a matter of getting used, but as someone who loves driving, this is not for me. The rest of the cabin, however, is beautifully turned out. Height, however, has gone down by 24mm.
As for the engines, they deliver excellent levels of refinement and performance, and the E-Active system delivers a very useful and unique proposition to cornering. Powering the 450 is a 3. Don't be fooled by its size: This 255-horsepower engine packs plenty of punch. Back seats easily fold flat. There are two grille styles — a single horizontal bar surrounded with a pinhead mesh and a slightly flared-out lower edge, and the other is a twin-bar grille with a hexagonal mesh and a more curved lower section. Why You Can Trust Us At U.
I feel positively regal driving this vehicle. Well, a back to back should sort that out. The screen housing stretches across over the dash to also hold the second screen as I mentioned. Check out our for great deals at your local Mercedes dealer. The body has updated styling and a longer wheelbase, with the latter adding stability and extra passenger space.
Adding to the sporty touch are the two grab handles integrated into the centre console; they are also pretty comfortable and fall nicely to hand. All while also giving you the higher spec interior trim and all the gadgets or creature comforts your greedy little heart desires. While the engines drew no real complaints, the suspension did. When it comes to competitors, the list is noticeably shorter. Mercedes implemented many improvements for this redesign, leaving nothing untouched.