Open main menu

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W211)

  (Redirected from Mercedes-Benz W211)


The Mercedes-Benz W211 is a chassis designation for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, produced from 2002 through 2009. The W211 models replaced the W210 E-Class models and were superseded by the Mercedes-Benz W212 in 2009. The car was available in two body types: Sedan and Estate (Estate models were sold in the US/Canada as Wagon).

Mercedes-Benz W211
2002-2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W211) Elegance sedan 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerDaimlerChrysler (2003–2007)
Daimler AG (2007–2009)
Magna Steyr (4MATIC models only)
ProductionJanuary 2002–2009
2008 – January 2011 (Iran)
1.5 million built
Model years2003–2009 (sedan)
2004-2009 (station wagon)
Assembly
DesignerHartmut Sinkwitz (1999)
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive (4Matic)
RelatedMercedes-Benz C219
Powertrain
EnginePetrol
1.8 I4 Kompressor
2.0 I4 Kompressor (S.E)
2.6 V6
3.0 V6
3.2 V6
3.5 V6
5.0 V8
5.4 V8 Kompressor
5.5 V8
6.2 V8
Diesel
2.2 I4
2.7 I5
3.0 V6
3.2 I6
4.0 V8
Transmission6-speed manual
5-speed 5G-Tronic automatic
7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase112.4 in (2,855 mm)
Length2003–04 Sedan: 190.3 in (4,834 mm)
2005–06 Sedan: 189.7 in (4,818 mm)
2007–09 Sedan: 191.0 in (4,851 mm)
2004–06 Wagon: 191.7 in (4,869 mm)
2007–09 Wagon: 192.3 in (4,884 mm)
Width2003–04: 71.3 in (1,811 mm)
2005–09: 71.7 in (1,821 mm)
Height2003–06 Sedan: 57.0 in (1,448 mm)
2007–09 Sedan: 58.4 in (1,483 mm)
2007–09 Wagon: 59.3 in (1,506 mm)
2004–09 Wagon: 58.9 in (1,496 mm)
AMG: 57.2 in (1,453 mm)
Chronology
PredecessorMercedes-Benz E-Class (W210)
SuccessorMercedes-Benz E-Class (W212)

The C219, sold as the CLS "4-door coupe", was introduced as a niche model in 2005, and is based on the W211's mechanical package.

Launched in 2002 for the 2003 model year, the W211 E-Class was another evolution of the previous model. Before North American sales began, the car was shown in the 2002 movie Men in Black II.[4][5][6] The W211 development program began in 1997, followed by design work. The final designs were chosen in 1999 and German patents were later filed on December 18, 2000 utilizing an E 500 prototype. Development ended in 2001 after 48 months of development at a total cost €2 billion euros. Pilot production went into testing in the summer of 2001, the W211 E-Class debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January 2002.[7][8][9]

2003–2006Edit

The W211 looked similar to the previous generation, but with a more modern and polished design.
 
Pre-facelift interior

The third generation E-Class debuted at the 2002 European Motor Show Brussels featuring twin-headlights, angled slightly rearward.[10] The 2003 E-Class was larger than its predecessors while offering less interior space, particularly in the estate version, than the W210 it replaced. It offered gasoline or diesel engines with a choice of rear or 4-wheel drive.[11]

Mercedes-Benz claimed to have reduced the fuel consumption of the new E-Class by up to 0.9 litres per 100 km compared with the outgoing model[10] though the official figures for some models were worse than the predecessor. The on-board computer of the W211 was more accurate than that of the W210 as it took into account stationary periods: consequently the W211 showed consumption of 7 to 10 mpg worse. In fact the cars use roughly the same amount of fuel.

The redesigned 2003 model featured electrohydraulic braking system Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC), which was standard equipment in the E-Class. Options included multicontour front seats and AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control) air suspension system.

The multicontour seat automatically adapts to the current driving situation, while the air suspension uses microelectronics to control both springing and damping. Airmatic was standard equipment in the top-of-the-range E 500 V8 model and was available as an option on all other E-Class models.[10] The W211 is a more complex car than its predecessor with a programmable serial bus and many automated systems.

The 2003 E-Class was manufactured in a 4-door sedan or 5-door station wagon body style; the three existing equipment lines – Classic, Elegance and Avantgarde – continue as before, offering different features to meet varying customer requirements.[10] The W211 is also the first E-Class since 1985 that is equipped with two windshield wipers.[11]

The transmission options were 5 or 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. The manufacturer's cylinder options were V6, V8, with up to 24-valves, and the Inline-4 or Supercharged Inline-4.[11] Engine outputs of the E 240 and E 270 models had both risen 5 kW to 130 kW, while the E 500 borrowed the 225 kW 5.0-litre V8 from the S-Class to supersede the E 430. The E 320 remained unchanged, with the V6 pumping out 165 kW of power.[10]

E 320 CDIEdit

The E 320 CDI used the 3,222 cc (3.222 L; 196.6 cu in) in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine, OM648, that made 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 3,800 rpm and 500 N⋅m (370 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–2,800 rpm.[12]

Engines were updated as a part of facelift (2006) process and new 320 CDI was a 2987 cc V6 delivering 224 hp at 3,800 rpm.

E 400 CDIEdit

The E 400 CDI used Mercedes-Benz's OM628 3,996 cc (3.996 L; 243.9 cu in) V8 diesel engine, that made 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) at 1,700–2,600 rpm.

E 55 AMG (2003–2006)Edit

Pre-facelift E 55 AMG (North America)

The second generation E 55 AMG debuted in September 2002 at the Paris Motor Show.[13] It debuted as the fastest production sedan in the world.[14] The E 55 AMG was also offered in an estate version for later model years.

E 55 PowertrainEdit

The E 55 AMG is powered by the M113 ML55 engine, a 5.4 L V8 with a Lysholm type supercharger manufactured by IHI. The E 55's engine won International Performance Engine of the Year for 2003. The E 55's engine, although the same as the one in the SL55 AMG, had less horsepower, at 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp) and 516 lb⋅ft (700 N⋅m) of torque. The difference in power is due to a smaller-diameter, longer-length exhaust system in the E 55.[15]

 
E 55 AMG Engine with front cover removed showing supercharger

The supercharged 5.4 L V8 engine was mated to the Speedshift 5-speed automatic transmission, which has a torque capacity of 796 lb⋅ft (1,079 N⋅m), as the newer 7G-Tronic introduced in 2003 is limited to 542 lb⋅ft (735 N⋅m), not enough to handle the torque from the supercharged V8.[16][17]

E 55 suspension, brakes, wheels & tiresEdit

E 55 came with an AMG tuned Airmatic suspension with 3 different driving modes as well as the ability to significantly raise the car. The E 55 features 14.2 inch (360 mm) cross drilled disc brakes at the front with 8 piston calipers. The rear brakes consist of 13 (330 mm) inch discs and 4 piston calipers. The E 55 came with 245/40/18 tires up front and 265/35/18 in the rear with performance tires on the standard AMG 18" split spoke wheels.

 
Interior of a 2004 E 55 AMG

E 55 PerformanceEdit

Car and Driver reported in their testing that the E 55 AMG was faster than the SL55 AMG.[18] The E 55 AMG was the fastest four door car in Mercedes-Benz's lineup at the time, and easily outperformed its rivals.[citation needed] While the E 55 could accelerate from 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 9.8 seconds, it took the Audi RS6 11 seconds.[19] The E 55 was the fastest production sedan available until Mercedes-Benz released the S65 AMG. However, Car and Driver criticized the brakes on the E 55, chastising them for being difficult to modulate, and said that the car as a whole felt 'aloof'.

Car and Driver also tested an E 55 AMG Wagon, which weighs 256 lb (116 kg) more than the sedan. They found that it accelerated from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 4.1 seconds and 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h) in 9.7 seconds.[20]

The E 55 was a sales success, being the best selling AMG until the release of the C 63 AMG.

2006–2009 (mid-generational refresh)Edit

The much-mechanically improved, facelifted version, had a new upright grille and a new front bumper.
Facelift Interior

The W211 was updated in 2006 for the 2007 model year, to address quality and technical issues raised by earlier models.[21] There was new standard and optional equipment, which enabled the W211 to hold its own against its competitors. Sensotronic was dropped due to customer complaints about its software, while Pre-Safe (w/o autonomous braking) was made standard. The announced vehicle was unveiled at the 2006 New York International Auto Show.[22] In total, 29 model variants were available, with 16 Saloons and 13 Estates. New standard equipment included PRE-SAFE active protection, NECK-PRO head restraints, flashing brake lights, tyre pressure monitor. The optional Intelligent Light System included bi-xenon headlamps and 5 different lighting functions. The bodies were restyled including the front grill, rear view mirror, redesigned headlamps, front spoiler, rear lights and steering wheel.[23]

Coinciding with the minor model update, the largest factory built engine in the E-class range, the E 500 (badged E 550 in some countries), had its engine size increased from 5 litres to 5.5 litres in 2006.

E 63 AMG (2007–2009)Edit

Facelift Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG (Japan)

The E 63 AMG was the refreshed high-performance model of the W211, replacing the E 55 AMG. Besides the Saloon, it was also offered in the Estate body style similarly to the E 55 AMG estate model to compete with the new wagon versions of the BMW M5 (E61) and Audi RS6 (C6), though those two high-performance wagons were never sold in North America.

This engine had a high-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block with twin-wire arc spray coated running surfaces. Compression ratio is 11.3:1. According to many auto journalists, the E 63 AMG was one of the quickest production sports sedans in the world.[24] Both the sedan (saloon) and wagon had a 0–60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 4.3 seconds. Compared to the previous E 55 AMG, the E 63 AMG had more horsepower but less torque, enabling it to be mated to the newer 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.

While the E 500 and E 550 had the standard Mercedes Airmatic DC suspension with adaptive damping, the E 63 AMG had the AMG-tuned Airmatic suspension which with the stability control turned off gave it far better driving dynamics than its non-AMG predecessors.[25]

The AMG Performance package P030 added electronic speed limiter deletion, limited-slip rear differential, Alcantara sports steering wheel, stiffer valving Airmatic suspension over the standard AMG tuned Airmatic, AMG 18 in (457 mm) 5-spoke multi-piece wheels, and optional AMG carbon fibre trim.[26]

E-Guard (2006–2009)Edit

The E-Guard was an armoured version with category B4 protection level. Engine choices included E 320 CDI, E 350, and E 500. The vehicles were reinforced with steel and aramid. Other safety equipment included Michelin MOExtended run-flat tyres with pressure loss warning system. All models had a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph).[27]

E 320/300 Bluetec (2007–2009)Edit

Commonrail Direct Injection with a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, launched in the USA as the E 320 BlueTEC in 2007 and in Europe as the E 300 BlueTEC in 2008. The W211 never had a urea injection system throughout its production. The Bluetec name was only adopted to have consistency between the petrol and diesel nomenclature.

MechanicalEdit

EnginesEdit

There was a wider range of engines available in Europe than North America and other markets. [28][29][30][31]

Model Type Power at rpm Torque at rpm 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) (seconds) Drive
Diesel engines.
E 200 CDI (2006–09) 2,148 cc (2.148 L; 131.1 cu in) I4 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft) 9.9 RWD
E 220 CDI (2003–05) 2,148 cc (2.148 L; 131.1 cu in) I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft) 10.6 RWD
E 220 CDI (2006–09) 2,148 cc (2.148 L; 131.1 cu in) I4 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) 9.1 RWD
E 270 CDI (2003–05) 2,685 cc (2.685 L; 163.8 cu in) I5 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) 9.3 RWD
E 280 CDI (2005–09) 2,987 cc (2.987 L; 182.3 cu in) V6 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) 440 N⋅m (325 lb⋅ft) 7.0 – 7.4 RWD & 4WD
E 300 BlueTEC 2,987 cc (2.987 L; 182.3 cu in) V6 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp) 540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–2,400 6.8 RWD
E 320 BlueTEC 2,987 cc (2.987 L; 182.3 cu in) V6 213 PS (157 kW; 210 hp) at 3,400 526 N⋅m (388 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–2,400 6.6 RWD
E 320 CDI (2003–05) 3,222 cc (3.222 L; 196.6 cu in) I6 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 4,200 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,800–2,600 7.7 RWD
E 320 CDI 2,987 cc (2.987 L; 182.3 cu in) V6 224 PS (165 kW; 221 hp) at 3,800 540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–2,800 6.3 – 6.6 RWD & 4WD
E 400 CDI 3,996 cc (3.996 L; 243.9 cu in) V8 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp) at 4,000 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) at 1,700-2,600 6.9 RWD
E 420 CDI 3,996 cc (3.996 L; 243.9 cu in) V8 314 PS (231 kW; 310 hp) at 3,600 730 N⋅m (538 lb⋅ft) at 2,200 5.2 RWD
Petrol/CNG engines
E 200 NGT 1,796 cc (1.796 L; 109.6 cu in) Supercharged I4 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) 240 N⋅m (177 lb⋅ft) 9.1 – 10.7 RWD
Petrol engines
E 200 KOMPRESSOR (2003–2007) E 200 Kompressor

S.E

1,796 cc (1.796 L; 109.6 cu in) Supercharged I4. 1,996cc S.E 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) 9.1 – 10.7

8.6 S.E

RWD
E 200 KOMPRESSOR (2007–2009) 1,796 cc (1.796 L; 109.6 cu in) Supercharged I4 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) 8.0 – 9.4 RWD
E 230 2.5 2,496 cc (2.496 L; 152.3 cu in) V6 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 6,100 245 N⋅m (181 lb⋅ft) at 2,900–5,500 7.5 – 9.1 RWD
E 240 2.6 2,598 cc (2.598 L; 158.5 cu in) V6 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) at 6,200 245 N⋅m (181 lb⋅ft) at 2,900 7.7 – 9.3 RWD
E 280 3.0 2,996 cc (2.996 L; 182.8 cu in) V6 231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp) at 6,000 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 2,700–5,000 6.7 – 7.3 RWD & 4WD
E 320 3,199 cc (3.199 L; 195.2 cu in) V6 221 PS (163 kW; 218 hp) at 5,600 315 N⋅m (232 lb⋅ft) at 3,000–4,800 7.3 RWD & 4WD
E 350 3,498 cc (3.498 L; 213.5 cu in) V6 272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp) at 6,000 350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft) at 2,400–5,000 6.0 – 6.9 RWD & 4WD
E 350 CGI 3,498 cc (3.498 L; 213.5 cu in) V6 292 PS (215 kW; 288 hp) at 6,400 365 N⋅m (269 lb⋅ft) at 3,000–5,100 6.0 RWD
E 500 4,966 cc (4.966 L; 303.0 cu in) V8 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp) at 5,600 459 N⋅m (339 lb⋅ft) at 2,700 5.8 RWD & 4WD
E 550 5,461 cc (5.461 L; 333.3 cu in) V8 390 PS (287 kW; 385 hp) at 6,000 530 N⋅m (391 lb⋅ft) at 2,800 5.3 RWD & 4WD
E 55 AMG 5,439 cc (5.439 L; 331.9 cu in) Supercharged V8 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp) at 6,100 699 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 2,650 4.4 RWD
E 63 AMG 6,208 cc (6.208 L; 378.8 cu in) V8 514 PS (378 kW; 507 hp) at 6,800 631 N⋅m (465 lb⋅ft) at 5,200 4.3 RWD
  • E 300 BlueTEC was sold as E 320 BlueTEC in US, Canada.
  • E 500 was sold with 5.0L in US, Canada for 2003–2006, and as the E 550 with 5.5L after 2007.
  • E 280 4MATIC was sold as E 300 4MATIC in Canada.
  • E 240 was sold as E 260 in Indonesia

TransmissionsEdit

Optional equipment: 5-Speed Automatic – code 42/3 in the data-card; 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) – code

2/7 in the data-card;

Up to approx. 07/2005:
Model Standard Optional
E 200 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 220 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 270 CDI 6-speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 CDI 5-Speed Automatic -
E 320 CDI 5-Speed Automatic -
E 400 CDI 5-Speed Automatic -
E 200 KOMPRESSOR 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 240 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 240 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 320 5-Speed Automatic -
E 350 7-speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 350 4MATIC 5-speed Automatic -
E 500 7-speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 500 4MATIC 5-speed Automatic -
E 55 AMG 5-speed Automatic -

From 07/2005:

Model Standard Optional
E 200 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 220 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 CDI 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic
E 320 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 320 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 200 KOMPRESSOR 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 350 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 350 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 500 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 500 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 55 AMG 5-speed Automatic -

From 09/2005:

Model Standard Optional
E 200 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 220 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 CDI 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 320 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 320 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 420 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 200 KOMPRESSOR 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 350 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 350 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 500 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 500 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 55 AMG 5-speed Automatic -

From 01/2006:

Model Standard Optional
E 200 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 220 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 CDI 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 320 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 320 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 420 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 200 KOMPRESSOR 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 350 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 350 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 500 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 500 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 63 AMG 7-speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -

From 09/2007:

Model Standard Optional
E 200 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 220 CDI 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 280 CDI 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 300 BlueTEC (from 12/2007) 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 320 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 320 CDI 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 420 CDI 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 200 KOMPRESSOR 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
E 200 NGT 5-Speed Automatic -rpmrpmrpm
E 230 6-Speed Manual (up to 09/2007 with 7G-TRONIC) 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC, from 09/2007)
E 280 6-Speed Manual 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC)
E 280 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 350 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 350 CGI (from 12/2007) 7-Speed Automatic (7G-Tronic) -
E 350 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 500 7-Speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -
E 500 4MATIC 5-Speed Automatic -
E 63 AMG 7-speed Automatic (7G-TRONIC) -

From 04/2008: The same, except:

Model Standard Optional
E 200 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY 5-Speed Automatic -

SafetyEdit

EuroNCAP adult occupant:[32]      
EuroNCAP pedestrian:     
IIHS overall frontal offset score:[33] Good
IIHS overall side crash test score:[34] Acceptable
NHTSA crash test ratings (2007):[35]
Frontal Driver:      
Frontal Passenger:      
Side Driver:      
Side Rear Passenger:      
Rollover:      

SalesEdit

On 19 December 2008, Mercedes-Benz announced it had delivered 1.5 million units of W211 E-Class vehicles, with 1,270,000 sedans and 230,000 wagons.[36]

US and Germany sales

 
Germany market share, E-Class vs. rivals
US Calendar Year Sales
2003[37] 55,683
2004 58,954
2005[38] 50,383
2006 50,195
2007[39] 48,950
2008 38,576

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ نگاهی به خط تولید مرسدس بنز ایران خودرو + آلبوم تصاویر Asb-e bokhar (Persian)
  3. ^ "DaimlerChrysler moves to Pekan". New Straits Times / Google News Archive. 17 October 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  4. ^ "E-Klasse Men in Black 2 PROMO". YouTube. 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  5. ^ "E-Class in 'Men in Black II'". Worldcarfans.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  6. ^ ""Men in Black II, 2002": cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles". IMCDb.org. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  7. ^ "2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class". World Car Fans. Archived from the original on 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  8. ^ http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/86B7EAFC6BDA7944CA2572100028B825
  9. ^ "DPMAregister – Designs – Registerauskunft zum Design".
  10. ^ a b c d e Lacy, GoAutoMedia - Justin. "Future Models - Mercedes-Benz - E-class - Range". goauto.com.au. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "Mercedes-Benz W211 is First Produced". World History Project.
  12. ^ "2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC – Test drive and new car review – 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC". Cars.about.com. 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  13. ^ Kiino, Ron. "Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG". Car and Driver. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  14. ^ Robinson, Peter. "Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG". Car and Driver. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  16. ^ "Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.3-liter V8". Insideline.com. 2005-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  17. ^ "Behind the Scenes: Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG" (PDF). December 2002. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  18. ^ May 2003 BY TONY SWAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON KILEY (2012-08-22). "2003 Audi RS 6 vs. BMW M5, Jaguar S-type R, M-B E55 AMG Comparison Tests – Page 3". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  19. ^ Hong, Patrick. "Power Trip - 2003 Audi RS 6 vs. 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG". Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  20. ^ Kiino, Ron. "Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Wagon". Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  21. ^ "Beautiful, But Horrible: 2003–2005 Mercedes-Benz W211 E-Class". CLUNKERTURE.
  22. ^ "Mercedes-Benz presents the new generation E-Class at the New York International Auto Show 2006". PRESSPORTAL. 2006-04-12.
  23. ^ World Premiere of the New Generation E-Class: Safer, More Dynamic and More Powerful, DAIMLER, 2011-04-11
  24. ^ "2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Test Drive". Cars.about.com. 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  25. ^ February 2007 BY TONY SWAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID DEWHURST. "2007 Audi S6 vs. BMW M5, M-B E63 AMG Comparison Tests – Page 4". Car and Driver. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  26. ^ "Mercedes releases performance pack for the E 63 AMG". Autoblog.com.
  27. ^ The new-generation E-Class: E-Guard with "high protection" ex factory Archived December 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ "Mercedes-Benz UK". Mercedes-benz.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  29. ^ "Mercedes-Benz Germany". Mercedes-benz.de. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  30. ^ "Mercedes-Benz USA". Mbusa.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  31. ^ "Auto-Data.net". Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  32. ^ "For safer cars | Mercedes Benz E Class". Euro NCAP. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  33. ^ "IIHS-HLDI: Mercedes E class". Iihs.org. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  34. ^ "IIHS-HLDI: Mercedes E class". Iihs.org. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  35. ^ "2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety and Crash Tests". Autos.msn.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  36. ^ Mercedes-Benz Delivers 1.5 Million units of the E-Class Archived December 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  37. ^ "2004 Highest Year on Record for Mercedes-Benz USA". Theautochannel.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  38. ^ "Mercedes-Benz Rings in the New Year with Record 2006 Sales". Theautochannel.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  39. ^ "Mercedes-Benz USA's Sales Drop 32.1 Percent In December 2008 | eMercedesBenz – The Unofficial Mercedes-Benz Weblog". eMercedesBenz. 2009-01-05. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2010-03-21.

External linksEdit