Mercedes-Benz has only made minor changes to the 2016 E-Class. The E400 hybrid has been discontinued as well as the E63 AMG.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a midsize vehicle that comes as a coupe, cabriolet, sedan or wagon. The E-Class first debuted in the market for the 1994 model year. Since then the car has gone through four generations of production, the fourth one having started with the 2010 model year.
Top competing vehicles include the Jaguar XF, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Lexus GS and Cadillac CTS.
Styles and Pricing
The sedan version of the E-Class can seat five occupants while the coupe and cabriolet seat up to four and the wagon version can seat up to seven occupants. The sedan comes in trim levels E350, E350 Bluetec, E400 Hybrid, E550 4Matic and E63 AMG. The cabriolet comes in two trims: E350 and E550. The coupe only comes in an E350 4Matic trim. Finally, the wagon comes in E350 4Matic and E63 AMG trims.
Standard equipment for the E350, E350 Bluetec and E400 Hybrid sedans are pretty similar. All three include automatic headlights, 17-inch wheels, sunroof, LED headlights, cruise control, automatic wipers, dual zone automatic climate control, power adjustable front seats with memory settings, premium vinyl upholstery, ambient lighting, power adjustable steering wheel, COMAND electronics interface, auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, telematics system and a sound system with eight speakers, auxiliary audio jack and a six-CD changer. E350 sedans are further divided into Luxury and Sport sub-trims, with differences in trim, suspension tuning and wheel design.
E350 wagons come with a rearview camera, power liftgate, all-wheel-drive and a third row of seating. E350 coupe models get leather upholstery, heated front seats, 60/40 split folding rear seats, a console-mounted shifter and shifter paddles mounted to the steering wheel. For E350 cabriolet models, standard equipment includes a rear seat center pass-through, power-folding roof and a pop-up air deflector.
Each E550 model comes with 18-inch wheels, larger brakes and leather upholstery. The 4Matic sedan version also gets all-wheel-drive and the equipment from the Sport sub-trim. Coupe models come with a sport body kit and a sport tuned suspension.
A Premium 1 package adds a rearview camera, navigation, heated seats, power rear sunshade, satellite radio and a Harman Kardon sound system with fourteen speakers and an iPod interface. E550 models also come with ventilated front seats. Cabriolet models also get the AirScarf neck heater system.
The Premium 2 package comes with adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers, automatic high beams, keyless entry and ignition and a power trunk lid. A Lane Tracking package comes with a lane departure warning and keeping system as well as blind spot monitoring. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control and advanced versions of the features in the Lane Tracking package.
The E63 AMG comes with pretty much everything on the E550 and adds an upgraded suspension, transmission, steering, brakes and exhaust. In...