Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300

2019 Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan

Pros: All-around refinement; ride quality and composure; innovative safety and technology features

Cons: Steep prices; control interface is complicated to use; stingy cargo room in coupes and convertibles

CG Says: The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class replaces its E 400 range with new E 450 models. The E 450’s 362-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 has 33 more horses than the previous E 400’s engine. Also added is the AMG E 53 with a new 429-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six which replaces the E 43 that was powered by a 369-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6.  The premium midsize E-Class offers sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible bodystyles. The base E 300’s engine is a 241-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The most powerful E-Class is the AMG E 63 S that packs a 603-horsepower turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard with all engines. Rear-wheel drive is standard on E 300 and E 450 coupe and convertible and all-wheel drive is available on those models. All-wheel drive is standard on E 450 sedan and wagon and on all AMG models. The E-Class offers a host of safety and autonomous-driving technology. Mercedes-Benz says the E-Class’s automatic-braking system is effective in avoiding accidents at speeds up to 43 mph and can apply brakes to avoid accidents involving cross traffic at intersections. If the car senses an imminent side collision, it can inflate bolsters to move front-seat passengers away from the doors. Also in case of an imminent accident, the stereo will emit a loud sound to trigger a natural reflex in the ears that will protect the passengers’ hearing from the loud sounds of a crash. The E-Class offers other cutting-edge technological features as well. “Car-to-X” communication uses cell-phone technology to exchange information about the road ahead and warn drivers of possible hazards. Drive Pilot is an autonomous driving aid that steers, brakes, and accelerates to follow traffic at speeds up to 130 mph. Remote Parking Pilot allows the vehicle to be moved into and out of garages and parking spaces remotely using a smartphone app. The E-Class wagon has a hands-free-opening tailgate, along with most of the innovations offered on the sedan. The E-Class is a technological tour de force, offering groundbreaking features that aren’t matched by its class rivals. Helping to justify its steep pricing are exceptional build quality and smooth powertrains.

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 E 300 sedan: $54,495
AWD E 300 sedan: $56,995
AWD E 450 sedan: $60,945
E 450 coupe: $60,795
AWD E 450 coupe: $63,295
E 450 convertible: $68,295
AWD E 450 convertible: $70,795
AWD E 450 wagon: $65,195
AWD E 53 sedan: $73,545
AWD E 53 coupe: $74,695
AWD E 53 convertible: $81,345
AWD E 63 S sedan: $107,345
AWD E 63 S wagon: $109,845

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (E 300)
Horsepower
241
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (E 450)
Horsepower
362
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six (E 53)
Horsepower
429
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (E 63 S)
Horsepower
603
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S wagon
Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 convertible
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 53 coupe
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 coupe
Also Consider
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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