New styling, latest MBUX infotainment
All-Terrain joins wagon lineup
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is nearly here, with pricing for the heavily redesigned and heavily teched executive sedan starting from $55,300 including destination. The car, which also gets new powertrains, should hit dealers by end of year.
With its midcycle refresh, Mercedes-Benz redid the nose and tail, flipping the grille as they’ve done recently with other models, but they’ve also added touch-sensitive steering wheels, a standard digital dash, and the latest MBUX infotainment. All packaged with a new inline-six behind the pointed star of E 450 models.
The new E will also get a new version of safety systems including exit warning assist protection when you’re getting out, longer waits before it won’t restart the adaptive cruise in traffic, and the awkwardly named End-of-Traffic-Jam Assist, which will let you know that you’re coming up on a tailback before you’re noticed it. A head-up display is on offer as is augmented reality navigation.
New in the E 450 is a 3.0L inline-six making 362 hp and 369 lb-ft, the engine augmented with Merc’s 48V EQ Boost for another 21 hp and 184 lb-ft. The E-Class All-Terrain is also new to the US market, offering a look and capability much like Audi’s Allroad or Volvo’s Cross Country models. If you want a wagon without the cladding, you’ll need to step up to the AMG E63 S wagon, which sticks around for at least another year.
All AMG cars get adaptive damping air suspension which has been revised with a three-chamber system for improved response and comfort. The cars also add surround-view camera as standard.
E 350 $54,250
E 350 4MATIC $56,750
E 450 4MATIC $62,000
AMG E 53 $73,900
AMG E 63 S $107,500
E 450 $64,950
E 450 4MATIC $67,450
AMG E 53 $76,250
E 450 $71,950
E 450 4MATIC $74,450
AMG E 53 $82,850
E 450 4MATIC All Terrain $67,600
AMG E 63 S $112,450