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Mercedes E-Class scooped (2007)
04 December 2007 10:39
What’s carried over from the outgoing range?
The new E-class will sit on brand new chassis architecture. As well as a longer wheelbase and slightly wider front and rear tracks to boost cabin and luggage space, the E-class will employ a number of weight-saving elements including the extensive use of lightweight alloys and composites in the chassis and suspension to keep weight down and economy up.
Unwilling to face another embarrassing climb-down, Mercedes has ditched its steer-by-wire and four-wheel steering systems. The alloy-intensive suspension will be new, but will adhere to Mercedes’ trusted multilink rear axle and four-link front axle layout, complemented by next-generation ABC Active Body Control systems and Airmatic suspension.