At a glance: The E-Class model update measures

Apr 12, 2006
Flashing brake lights
Two-part load-compartment floor (with oddments tray and chrome handle in Estate)
17-inch light-alloy wheels for AVANTGARDE (apart from E 200 CDI and E 220 CDI)
Stowage net in the boot
THERMATIC control unit with display
Bag hooks in the boot
Flashing brake lights
Intelligent Light System
EASY-PACK system for the Saloon
Tyre pressure loss warning system
Rain sensor with second sensitivity setting
Engines and transmissions
E 200 CDI and E 220 CDI with up to 13 percent higher output
E 200 KOMPRESSOR with 15 kW/20 hp more output
E 320 CDI with 30 Nm more torque
New E 500 with 60 kW/82 hp more output
New E 63 AMG with 378-kW/514-hp naturally aspirated V8 engine
DIRECT CONTROL: more direct gearshift linkage system for the six-speed transmission
New-look steering-wheel gearshift paddles in combination with sports package
DIRECT CONTROL: modifications to the steering, suspension for even more agile handling
New-look front section with more pronounced V-shape, larger radiator grille and modified bumper trim
New single-strut exterior mirrors
Side skirts in AVANTGARDE design
New tail-lamp unit design and rear bumper in AVANTGARDE design
New wider trim strip on the boot lid
Larger, high-level brake light on the Estate
New-look steering wheel and redesigned gearshift lever
New fabric patterns and new interior colour concept
CLASSIC with new eucalyptus trim