Mercedes motors ahead with rise in autonomous E-class sales

Mercedes motors ahead with rise in autonomous E-class sales

Mercedes-Benz's redesigned E-class model has proven a hit with motorists, with the autonomous sedan rolling off dealership forecourts in ever increasing numbers.

According to Automotive News, E-class sales rose by double digit amounts in both August and September with Mercedes bosses confidently predicting that this trend will continue for the remainder of the year.

These sales have been prompted by a raft of hi-tech additions; including large dashboard screens and auxiliary autonomous driving features.

Some dealers have been more muted in their praise for the luxury vehicle, with one unnamed dealer observing that whilst sales are strong they are not quite as strong as they have been in the past, a fact attributed to the growing appeal of SUV’s.

Mercedes has been a leading proponent of autonomous driving, recently unveiling a semi-autonomous bus in Amsterdam and a self-driving truck in Germany.

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