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

2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350 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 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has more power and a new badge for its entry-level model. The base turbo 2.0-liter sees horsepower increase from 241 to 255 and the E 300 becomes E 350. Otherwise, the E-Class range has few changes. The premium midsize E-Class offers sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible bodystyles. The previously mentioned base E 350’s engine is a 255-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The step-up E 450 has a 362-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. An AMG E 53 has a 429-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six that is paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. 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 350 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 350 sedan: $55,045
AWD E 350 sedan: $57,545
AWD E 450 sedan: $62,545
E 450 coupe: $65,345
AWD E 450 coupe: $67,845
E 450 convertible: $72,345
AWD E 450 convertible: $74,895
AWD E 450 wagon: $67,095
AWD E 53 sedan: $74,795
AWD E 53 coupe: $75,945
AWD E 53 convertible: $81,345
AWD E 63 S sedan: $108,345
AWD E 63 S wagon: $112,745

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (E 350)
Horsepower
255
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (E 450)
Horsepower
362
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six/electric motor (E 53)
Horsepower
429
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

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
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S wagon
Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 convertible
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 53 coupe
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 coupe
Also Consider
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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