The exterior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class features new distinct headlamps that come with an intelligent system. The front lights of the new E-Class have been reinterpreted to feature the characteristic double eyebrow. Add that to the fact that its unique headlamps don a clear-lens design.
For a more majestic front appearance, it has LED High Performance headlamps featuring double torch and superb quality modelled details. Intelligence is a feature distinct to the optional MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, which feature Intelligent Light System (ILS) and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.
These optional headlamps follow the inner contour, thereby providing a characteristic note to the direction indicators, side lights, Coming Home lights and daytime running lamps. All these functions render Mercedes models easily recognizable, even among other vehicles. These functions are grouped under a lens of clear polycarbonate, featuring a scratch-resistant coating. Since the lens comes with black edging, there is a perception of both depth and quality.
Each MULTIBEAM LED headlamp is comprised of 84 individually controlled high-power LEDs, providing automatic yet reliable road illumination. These LEDs are precision-controlled, which allows them to distribute without blinding drivers of incoming vehicles. Since the headlamps have more individually controllable LEDs, the distributed road illumination is not only brighter, but also more brilliant and more precise.
This results to enhanced road safety for both the driver of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and drivers of other vehicles using the same road. Thanks to a higher degree of precision in light distribution, drivers of the Mercedes E-Class could now use the partial main-beam lights much longer, which means a safer time during a night trip.
In fact, the partial high-beam light output of these MULTIBEAM LED headlamps is up o 2.5 times greater than conventional headlamp systems. Aside from reliable road illumination, Mercedes' MULTIBEAM LED headlamps give rise to a new visual emphasis, thanks to passively illuminated blue light surfaces that outline the E-Class "torch effect" of the daytime running lamps and side lights.
These blue light surfaces are also illuminated when the driver switches on the low beam or high beam, thereby creating a blue setting that provides the E-Class a distinct character up front. Apart from the more distinctive front lights, the new Mercedes E-Class is now made more unique thanks to its one-part rear lights.
While the torch designed tail lamp follows the contour of the rear light to highlight the distinct form of the rear light, it is also designed to further enhance safety. Thanks to multi-level functionality, the light intensity of the brake lamp differs during daytime or night-time – all within the legally permissible limits.
Additionally, the direction indicator -- which also features multi-level functionality – now covers the entire width of the lower region of the rear light. Customers could also opt for available LED rear lights with a stardust effect for an extensive and consistent dazzling look. This effect is made possible by the minute yet irregular Lambert reflectors located the lens of the tail lamp. These so-called Lambert reflectors ensure an extensive, highly homogeneous and brilliant appearance. The optionally available rear light uses all-LED technology.