AutonetMagz – The Mercedes-Benz E-Class basically has available since last year, but since Mercedes-Benz Indonesia want to maximize their assembly facilities in Wanaherang, Bogor and to make the car price tag more affordable, finally they decide to localized this 2017 E-Class.
The official inauguration has been done several months ago, but no price yet announced at that time. But recently, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia officially announced the price tag of this new “Baby S-Class”, with 2 variant, a E250 Avantgarde and E300 AMG Line, priced ar IDR 1.129 Billion and IDR 1.329 Billion respectively and off the road price tag.
If on the Mercedes Benz GLC250 got a reduction features in form of no side mirror folding, luckily the same thing didn’t happened on this new E-Class, as all remains the same, especially the Parking Pilot features integrated with the PARKTRONIC Parking assist. For the E300, it fitted with a 360 degrees camera to see the surroundings and make the car park for itself.
Initially I didn’t believed that Mercedes-Benz said that the Telematics system on teh E-Class is the most advance even if you compared it with the S-Class. But during the presentation, I couldn’t agree more to that, as it has fitted with HERE Maps navigation who are more accurate and precise, compared to the cheaper Garmin navigation. Just FYI, the HERE Maps is a navigation developed by Nokia and has been acquired by BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz.
The second one, is the Mercedes Benz COMMAND System currently could be controlled through iPad, as you could download the apps from Apple store and could connect it to the car, to control the navigation, ambient lighting, audio, media, and a lot of things, cool isn’t it.