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The E300 4Matic has made its first visit to the states and it looks like it will be making a big splash when it returns with the fleet to hit the market. As expected of the E-Class line, it has a modest exterior with a few sleek lines through the design that help break up the monotony and make it more than just a plain Jane. But what matters most is what’s on the inside, and when you see the interior off these Benz you’ll fall in love.

Furthermore, much of the car’s mechanical components have been replaced with aluminum versions, trimming 100 pounds and making this sleek machine quite the efficient beast. For those with older E-Class models who are getting a little jealous, click here and see about sprucing up your own interior.

 

Ask Mercedes-Benz what built the bones of the brand, and they will cheerfully tell you that it was the stalwart E-Class that cemented Mercedes’ role as innovators in not just the luxury midsize segment, but the industry as a whole. The redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class unsurprisingly remains one of the segment standards, arriving with the level of design, quality, and technology we have come to expect of the three-pointed star.

Like the middle child it is, the 2017 E-Class blends the style of both the smaller, sportier C-Class and the luxe-centric S-Class into a smooth and well-designed executive package. When the cover dropped on the new E-Class back in January of this year, we can’t say we were surprised. Like the brand’s recently refreshed SUV lineup, the E-Class has a bit of every other Mercedes in both its bodylines and face. Continue Reading

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When looking through the specs of certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles, you will often come across the term “4MATIC” and have been left wondering what that actually means. Simply put, it is a type of four-wheel drive system that was created and is used by Mercedes-Benz. They are used in AWD vehicles as a means to minimize traction loss.

If you need a 4MATIC part or a whole system, visit our parts quote page and request a custom quote.

From the Wiki entry (which describes it much better than I ever could):

 

4Matic (stylized as 4MATIC) is the marketing name of an AWD four-wheel drive system developed by Mercedes-Benz. It is designed to increase traction in slippery conditions. The four-wheel-drive system was developed in conjunction with Steyr-Daimler-Puch (currently Magna Steyr), who manufactured the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in Austria.

Nearly all Mercedes-Benz vehicles that feature this system are paired with an automatic transmission as the default transmission. The first design of 4Matic system was introduced in 1987 on the W124 series (E Class) saloons (four-door) and estate (station wagon) cars. It was available with the 2.6 L and 3.0 L 6-cylinder petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines.

Some newer versions of 4Matic are true AWD as the system remains active at all times.[1] Sophisticated engine management and ABS systems control the amount of torque transferred to each wheel allowing the system to be effective at any speed. Continue Reading

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