Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global motor manufacturer, Daimler AG, with a history of over 60 years in South Africa.

The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class

Every brand has its darling. For BMW, it’s the 3-series. At Honda, it’s the Accord. And for Mercedes-Benz, it is the E-class.

Mercedes-Benz has long laid claim to some of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the road. With the new E-Class, the German automaker says it’s outdone itself: the new 2017 E-Class is even more flush with technology than its nearly new S-Class.

New for the 2017 model year, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the German automaker’s mid-size four-door sedan. While other body styles carry over on the previous architecture—for now—the sedan is has been completely revamped, with a larger body, a style shared with the S- and C-Class cars, and features that make it the most “intelligent” sedan from the brand, according to Mercedes.

Technology

The 2017 E-class appears to break the most ground in offering a bewildering amount of technology features, some of which are not even offered on the S-class—yet.

The list includes semi-autonomous driving, autonomous lane changes, a system that uses your cell phone as the car key. Mercedes’ auto-braking system has been enhanced to operate under more scenarios, including pedestrian avoidance, while a new evasive steering-assistance system can add a calculated amount of steering torque during emergency manoeuvres.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Performance

Initially, the E-Class sedan launches with a single drivetrain. It pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque to a 9-speed automatic, with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.

The turbo-4 has strong acceleration, with a 0-60 mph time pegged at 6.2 seconds, and a top speed set at 130 mph. It’s a convincing 6-cylinder replacement,

Mercedes-Benz has been around for 126 years, ever since Carl Benz patented his ‘motorwagen’ in Germany in 1886, shaping the future of mobility in the process.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) acquired a manufacturing plant in East London which has been building vehicles in South Africa for over 60 years. Today MBSA manufactures Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in right-hand drive for the local market and in left-hand drive execution for export to the United States of America.

It also produces the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and buses, and FUSO trucks, as well as assembly of Freightliner trucks, a leading American brand. MBSA`s headquarters, marketing and support divisions are located in Zwartkop, Gauteng, from where the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Freightliner, Western Star and FUSO products are marketed and financed.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class remains a benchmark among luxury cars, among mid-size cars, and among four-door sedans. It’s more beautiful, more substantial and more efficient. Take your time and visit Mercedes Benz Centurion and purchase your first car you will not be disappointed.

Desh Bechan