2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Coupe

Pros: Broad range of powertrains and body styles; all-around refinement; excellent ride quality; available no-cost Sport Package delivers a more-athletic look and feel

Cons: Steep prices; limited standard features; COMAND control interface is complicated to use; stingy cargo room and rear-seat passenger space in coupes and convertibles

CG Says: The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is mostly unchanged prior to a redesign next year. The E400 Hybrid and base E63 models are not offered for 2016. (In addition to the engines listed in the chart below, the E-Class lineup offers a 402-hp 4.7-liter V8 in the E550 and a 5.5-liter V8 with 577 hp in the S-Model E63 AMG models.)  While not as overtly sporty in popular trim levels as midsize offerings from Audi or BMW, the E-Class is rewarding to drive, and rivals larger premium sedans for highway composure. Prices are high, and climb higher quickly as options are added, but few vehicles in any class can match the E-Class’s enviable blend of performance, mechanical refinement, and luxury appointments.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door wagon, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4, 5, or 7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices E250 BlueTEC Sedan: $52,650
AWD E250 BlueTEC Sedan: $55,150
E350 Sedan: $53,100
AWD E350 Sedan: $55,600
AWD E350 Wagon: $59,900
E400 Coupe: $54,200
AWD E400 Coupe: $56,700
E400 Cabriolet: $62,250
E400 Sedan: $62,350
AWD E400 Sedan: $64,850
E550 Coupe: $60,300
E550 Cabriolet: $68,700
AWD S-Model E63 Sedan: $101,700
AWD S-Model E63 Wagon: $104,300

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
329
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 2.1-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
195
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38-42

2014 E250 BlueTEC
2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC sedan
2014 E550 Cabriolet
2016 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet
2014 E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Wagon
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Model E63 AMG Wagon