By the first model that is bound to modern E-Class historical roots, sedan of W120 «Ponton», produced from 1953 to 1962, became. For him first on a luggage door next to denotation of volume in liters of engine (for example, 180) began to mark the system of injection of «Е».
Then a successor adopted a historical relay race for him, W110 «Fintail» that in a basket sedan was produced from 1961 to 1968 inclusive. Next reincarnation of ancestor E - Class happened in 1968, when a company presented a new model - W 114/W115 \"Stroke-8\", that was produced in two basket modifications(sedan, 2-door compartment) and unlike predecessors, it was built on a span-new platform that will be used on all automobile models of Mercedes - Benz to 1980th.
By the real breach among the models-precursors of modern E-Class became producing in 1975 of Mercedes-Benz W123 that was produced in three basket modifications: sedan, wagon and compartment.
A producer offers the wide row of petrol and diesel engines for different modifications – Class (W212).
Unites them one is innovative technology of Blue EFFICIENCY, due to that succeeded to a great extent (on the 20 fall consumption of fuel, here soaping up aggregates. The row of petrol engines is presented by motors by volume of 1.8 (184 and 204 hp), 3.5 (250 and 306 hp), 4.7 (408 hp) and 5.5 (for the version of Е63 AMG, 525 hp) L.
The salon of car abounds luxurious materials of finishing of details of interior and upholstering of arm-chairs. For all modifications of model the large device panel stylistically incorporated in single unit with overhead part of central cantilever by peaks is characteristic. On a device panel a central place occupies a speedometer, he, as well as other devices, is submerged in «wells» with chrome-plated contours.
Built on the platform of W212 a generation is produced in four basket modifications: sedan, wagon, compartment and cabriolet. Thus, a compartment and cabriolet have the shortened wheel-base (2760 mm), while the wheel-base of the sedan and station wagon makes 2874 mm.
The sizes of basket Differ at different modifications: sedan (4868х1854х1471 mm), touring (4895x1854x1512 mm), compartment (4698х1786х1397 mm) and cabriolet (4698х1786х1398 mm).
If count for nothing difference in the construction of baskets of all four modifications of modern E-Class, it is possible to mark a few basic lines in that they inter se differentiate radically. Foremost, it touches registration of forehand. Sedan and wagon have a hexagonal grate of radiator with the massive chrome-plated mount.