2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Buyer's Guide

Now entering its tenth generation for 2017, Mercedes-Benz’s mid-range E-Class luxury sedan transforms with a modern look, and some truly cutting edge technology that looks to raise the standard for the class.

An engineering marvel, the E-Class is lighter despite being longer, and its body shape is slipperier than ever to reduce road noise and fuel consumption. Two distinct styling packages are available – Sport, which features an AMG-designed grille with large central Mercedes logo, and Luxury, which features a more traditional chrome-capped grille with three-pointed star hood ornament. The latter also is offered with a comfort-oriented suspension tune. Other advancements of the E-Class include a new multi-link suspension design with optional air suspension.

The interior takes a big leap forward, and a page from the flagship S-Class in terms of its styling, with available ambient lighting (64 colours!), cabin scent atomizer, quilted stitched leather upholstery, heated arm rests, and as well as a premium 23-speaker Burmester sound system with brushed metal speaker grilles. Like the S, it features a large centre display (8.4 inches in the standard form, 12.3 inches as an optional upgrade) centre console with excellent graphics, but goes one step further by allowing drivers to control most features including the climate control right from the steering wheel using touch-sensitive pads. An additional 12.3-inch display is available for the instrument cluster as an optional upgrade from traditional analogue gauges.

Initially, the E-Class will arrive as the E300, powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, which is shared in common with the GLC and C-Class. It makes 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, and comes paired to a nine-speed automatic and 4Matic all-wheel drive. Mercedes estimates a 0-100 km/h time of 6.3 seconds. Those desiring a bit more gusto may wish to wait for the E400 which packs a 3.0-litre turbo V6 with 333 hp, or the new entry-level Mercedes-AMG E43 which boasts a 396-hp and 384 lb-ft of torque version of that engine. The latter gets a rear-biased all-wheel drive system, and sport-tuned air suspension and will aim at the likes of the Audi S6 and BMW 550i. A V8-powered E63 is certain to follow at a later date.

What buyers won’t have to wait for is semi-autonomous driving capability. In addition to the de rigueur emergency autonomous braking, lane-keeping assist, the new Intelligent Drive Package includes Drive Pilot, which allows the car to accelerate, brake, and steer on its own – hands free – for periods of time. The E is also capable of changing lanes on its own, a process activated when the driver taps the turn signal. Another safety oriented innovation comes in the form of Pre-Safe Impulse Side, which uses radar sensors to detect a pending side impact; the seats will automatically inflate to push the driver toward the centre of the car. In all, this could very well be the safest new vehicle on the road today.

E-Class equipment includes standard 18-inch wheels, full LED headlamps, sunroof, Sport exterior styling, heated 14-way power adjustable seats upholstered in Artico leatherette, push-button start, attention assist, active brake assist, blind-spot warning, rain-sensing wipers, and run-flat tires. Oddly, a reverse camera is not standard, nor is a proximity key or rear heated seats; they are included as a part of equipment packages or available as standalone options.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $61,200 MSRP
9.5
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
241 hp @5500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC $61,200 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC 241 hp @5500 rpm 273 ft-lb @1300 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC 193.8" 73.7" 57.8" 115.7"
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC N/A
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC
4dr Sdn E 300 4MATIC
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC $64,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC 329 hp @5250 rpm 354 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC 185.2" 70.3" 55" 108.7"
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC Leather Seats
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC
2dr Cpe E 400 4MATIC
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC $69,400 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC 329 hp @5250 rpm 354 ft-lb @1600 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC 193.8" 73.7" 57.8" 115.7"
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC Leather Seats
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC
4dr Sdn E 400 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD $71,300 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD 329 hp @5250 rpm 354 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD 185.2" 70.3" 55" 108.7"
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD Leather Seats
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD
2dr Cabriolet E 400 RWD
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC $73,600 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC 329 hp @5250 rpm 354 ft-lb @1600 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC 194.2" 72.9" 58.1" 115.7"
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC Leather Seats
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC
4dr Wgn E 400 4MATIC
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD $74,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD 402 hp @5000 rpm 443 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD 185.2" 70.3" 55" 108.7"
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD Leather Seats
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD
2dr Cpe E 550 RWD
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC $79,900 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC 396 hp @6100 rpm 384 ft-lb @2500 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC 194.6" 73.2" 57" 115.7"
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC Leather Seats
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC
4dr Sdn AMG E 43 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD $81,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD 402 hp @5000 rpm 443 ft-lb @1600 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD 185.2" 70.3" 55" 108.7"
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD Leather Seats
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD
2dr Cabriolet E 550 RWD

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Mercedes-Benz / E-Class

Average Rating

2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Trim: E320
by Blackguts on 10-16-2012
love it to bits
very stable, reliable car, I've had this car for several months, it's my first Mercedes and I may even buy another one
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Trim: E320 4MATIC
by FallsGuy on 10-13-2012
Everything works perfectly! Fussy owner who maintained religiously, synthetic oil, shines like new.
I bought this car because i was planning on moving to Ottawa and felt I needed the AWD. Turns out I'm staying in Niagara and now sell Nissan automobiles. I feel I should drive what I sell so I'm selling my beloved Benz. It will make someone else very happy indeed. Maybe a Christmas present??
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Trim: E320
by MsBenz on 10-11-2012
Smoooth Ride
Super smooth ride, handsome interior with a classy exterior body style, I have not been disappointed since I purchases this vehicle. The only thing I would have liked is if it was a 4matic as mine is not.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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