New Generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class Makes Its World Debut

New-generation 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class makes its world debut, exterior front and side view

In what could possibly be one of the most anticlimactic product launches in history, Mercedes has officially taken the wraps off the newest member of the E-Class family – this, of course, after both photos and the brochure of the model have already made their way onto the Internet. Despite the relative lack of surprise surrounding its launch, there's still plenty we up until now haven't detailed regarding the 2010 E-Class, starting with its exemplary list of safety features. How safe is the new E-Class? According to Mercedes, the E-Class is "an 'intelligent partner' who can see, feel, react reflexively in critical situations and if necessary act independently to prevent accidents or mitigate their consequences." Take, for example, its ATTENTION ASSIST system. By monitoring the driver's attention level, ATTENTION ASSIST is able to warn the driver of impending drowsiness, thus reducing the possibility of falling asleep behind the wheel. Then there's the new Adaptive Main Beam Assist. When activated, the E-Class' high beams are automatically adjusted to fall just short of approaching vehicles, maximizing night visibility while driving without blinding oncoming drivers. And let's not forget the Brake Assist PLUS system, which uses a series of radars to detect potential hazards and employ emergency braking in the event it's required. These are just three of the new E-Class safety systems – there's many, many more, most of which made their debut on the S-Class sedan. Night View Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, PRE-SAFE – I think you get the idea.



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