With its striking exterior design, the new E 43 Estate is immediately recognisable as a member of the AMG family. Three large apertures in the front apron emphasise its muscular and self-assured appearance. The diamond radiator grille with chromed pins and the single transverse louvre in high-gloss black with inserts in highly polished chrome are further distinguishing features of the E 43 Estate. The side view is dominated by high-sheen 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black. The rear end likewise has sporty touches, with two exhaust tailpipes in highly polished chrome with a centre bar conveying a particularly sporty impression. The rear apron trim in a diffuser look is in silver chrome, while the roof spoiler on the tailgate is painted in the vehicle colour.
Inside, too, the Estate utilises the Saloon's award-winning design. The instrument panel can be adorned with two optional wide, high-resolution and brilliant displays, each with a 12.3-inch screen diagonal. Located under a shared glass cover, they merge to form a widescreen cockpit. There are three different styles to choose from: "Classic", "Sport" and "Progressive". Touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel allow the instrument cluster and multimedia system to be controlled at the swipe of a finger and have made their début in the new E-Class.
Further controls are provided in the form of a touchpad with controller in the centre console, which can also recognise handwriting, plus the LINGUATRONIC voice control system. There are also direct-access buttons for controlling the air conditioning, for example, and for convenient activation and deactivation of certain driving assistance systems. The design and equipment lines include enhanced ambience lighting featuring 64 colours and therefore offer plenty of opportunities for personalised adjustment.
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