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 ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!


For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: amclincha@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2622
 

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.