CARMEL VALLEY, CA – The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is longer, taller and wider than the outgoing model, and the torsional rigidity of the body structure has been increased by about 18%, but, surprisingly, it’s not much heavier. The V-6 powered E320 weighs only 50 lbs. (23 kg) more than its predecessor, and the E500 V-8, which comes standard with a new (and fairly heavy) air suspension system, is just 100 lbs. (45 kg) heavier than the previous E430 sedan. Mercedes engineers say ...

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