Mercedes-Benz E Class – A Brief History

Mercedes-Benz E Class is produced by Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz E Class is a light van. There are two principle reasons behind the naming of the vehicle, since the Vehicle was produced, E Class being a shortened version of that. The second reason for naming the vehicle is because of long standing employee, E Class Rosenstein, whose dedication to the company resulted in an unusually high accolade.

The Mercedes-Benz E Class is available in two different flavors. The first is a Standard panel version, the second allows for extra passenger accommodation by sacrificing part or the entirety of the heap area.

Mercedes E Class

June 2010 Mercedes announced they were beginning production on the Mercedes E Class E-cell the first commercial vehicle to incorporate electric powered engines. Before the end of 2010 Mercedes expect 100 vehicles to be produced. Before the end of 2011 that is expected to rise to a further 2000 vehicles.

In September 2010 Mercedes E Class van will undergo a face-lift, this will restyle the front and rear lights alongside the front bumper. There will also be improvements to the efficiency of the Diesel engine. A new six-speed manual gearbox will lead to a 15% reduction in fuel consumption; this is due to more economic ratios in the new gearbox. The nature of the materials used in production is set to improve alongside the steeling wheel suspension and instrumentation.

1st generation W638 (1996-2003)

In 1996 Mercedes-Benz produced the First Mercedes denoting the first generation they continued this production until 2003. The Mercedes E Class Van comes in two variants, the first is diesel engine with a power yield of 89kW and a bhp of 120, the petrol version has a more powerful engine with a power out-put of just under 105kW and a bhp of 140 alongside a Front-Wheel drive train.

Mercedes-Benz took the Chassis from the VW Transporter van and modeled the vehicle around that.

Second generation W639 (2003-present)

In 2003 Mercedes-Benz launched the second generation Mercedes E Class. The second generation E Class is more aerodynamic than its predecessor. What is more the second generation was powered by a new range of engines and a rear wheel drive drivetrain.

The second generation Mercedes E Class is available in three different lengths, with four new diesel engines to choose from, the top range being a 120 CDI this features a 3.0 liter V6 engine. The Model numeric’s follow Mercedes pattern that related to the power yield of the engine.