'Most intelligent estate ever built' claims Mercedes

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is just one of three new models of the exclusive German brand available for Laois buyers.

Now in its sixth-generation, this new model is one of three new Mercedes-Benz introductions set to launch here before year-end, others being the new C-Class Cabriolet and GLC Coupe, both of which are now featuring in Michael Moore Motors Portarlington and other dealer showrooms .

Styled and equipped along lines similar to the new Saloon, the new E-Class Estate offers innovative engineering and a compelling concept of space that Mercedes-Benz says ‘makes it the most intelligent estate they have ever built.’

Visually, it has a longer, sleeker, less upright look, thanks to its high beltline, short overhangs, long wheelbase, large wheels and low, stretched side windows. For the first time, roof rails are organically integrated as part of the standard equipment. Standard also is a load sill guard in stainless steel.

As with the Saloon, its frontal appearance varies depending on the chosen design and equipment line. The Exclusive line has a classic radiator grille with bonnet-mounted star, while more sporty Avantgarde and AMG lines have the star motif centred within the grille.

Towing capacity is up to 2100kg. Quiet running and low vibration are features achieved by the use of sound absorbers and bodywork insulation and strengthening, and other acoustic measures.

A feature appealing to larger families is a backwards-facing rear seat within the luggage area. It can be folded open to accommodate two children.

The styling, safety and technical innovations present in the E-Class - including autonomous driving technology – combine with the practical attributes of an estate to offer what Mercedes-Benz sales manager in Ireland, Ciaran Allen believes is ‘a compelling model offering made for urban and rural owners alike’.

“Combining, as it does, legendary E-Class luxury, comfort and prestige with the versatile and practical features that estate car owners will recognise, we are confident the new E-Class Estate will appeal to many who may be considering estate car ownership for the first time,” Mr Allen said.