The E-Class sedans by Mercedes-Benz will now come equipped with a host of accessories and sophisticated multimedia functionalities as part of Mercedes-Benz Accessories. Over 140 products and utilities are in store to refresh the E-Class and also increase practicality. Design tweaks, wheels, multimedia and connectivity are the areas concentrated upon to give the owners the pleasure of individuality to their premium executive sedan. The utmost attention seeking accessory will be the illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo. The centrally positioned star will be illuminated by optical fiber and LED technology.
The three-pointed star shines during the course of locking or unlocking the car or when the doors are open. The same was made available to the higher ML-Class and the GL-Class models a few months back. Mercedes will make available the ‘InCar Hotspot’ function wherein the cars roof aerial and a data enabled SIM card will establish connectivity on the move and a wireless router is provided to connect laptops, tablets and smartphones to the internet. T
he Drive Kit Plus is an Apple product specific feature which allows integration of the iPhone 4 and above to the E-Class with the help of the ‘Digital DriveStyle’ application. The iPad can also be integrated through a docking station to the E-Class. On the multimedia front, there is an entertainment system at the rear with two 17.8 cm screens integrated with a DVD player, USB and SD card slots along with infrared controlled headphones and remote control.
The telephone module with Bluetooth feature allows the integration of a number of multimedia functions with a built-in UMTS module that is linked to the aerial of the vehicle and gives a secure and stable internet connection to the COMAND Online feature.
To give the owner a more individual customizable option is the front apron spoiler lip which can be painted as the owners choice of colour and the wheels can be changed to the highly premium 5 twin-spoke matte-black 19-inch wheels. Among the less attractive but practical accessories are the roof carriers, storage boxes and also a rear mounted collapsible bicycle rack. These accessories are available through all authorized dealers of Mercedes-Benz.