Epitome of luxury, sophisticated technology, wide selection of features and engines, and elegant furnishings, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class for 2017 is undoubtedly hard to beat in its class. It offers advanced safety systems, strong gasoline engines, superb ride, smooth and efficient diesel engine, and a superb ride and body styles. Its date of release though speculative, should be expected in the 3rd Q of 2017.
With sedan, convertible, wagon, and coupe body styles, the E-Class lineup could as well split from the mainstream brand to form its own.
This vehicle comes with no lesser than five powerplants ranging from the sprightly four-cylinder engine to the twin-turbocharged V8 juggernaut. This shouldn’t be a surprise, after all, we are talking about Mercedes folks!
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has so much to offer we would have to write the longest review ever. It comes with tons of upscale materials and technologies that very few vehicles can match, and if some would try, they would lack a reputable and reliable nameplate to associate with. The beauty in this segment lies with reliability, reputation, and class. Which the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offer to the brim.
The E-Class offers a supple ride and top-notch performance. The engines that come under the hoods are simply among the best the class has seen. You can hardly find any fault while you are behind the Benz wheel.
That said, however, the vehicle has been in the market for quite some time now and newer models are slowly catching up. This segment is competitive and comes chock full of alluring features like the 2017 BMW 5 Series, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Jaguar XF, and 2017 Lexus GS.
Nevertheless, we’d be expressly lying if we told you there is another car in the market much better than the Benz. The Benz is the king.
Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Offered in sedan, coupe, wagon and convertible body styles. Additionally, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers each body style with its own set of trim levels (detailed below).
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The E250 and E350 sedans further split into Sport and Luxury models comes equipped with aluminum pedals, 17” alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a traditional grille, subtle white-faced gauges, a three-spoke steering, our spoke steering for the Luxury model, and a separate hood ornament.
Others include automatic climate control (dual-zone), a six-CD changer, MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery, adaptive suspension dampers, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 10-way power front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, LED taillight accents, iPod/USB audio interface, the COMMAND electronics interface, front-seat memory settings, and an eight-speaker premium sound system.
Adding on what the above trim offers, the E350 wagon also split in both Sport and Luxury trim further adds a rear-facing third-row seat, a rearview camera, and a power liftgate.
In Sport model only, the E400 sedan comes equipped with leather upholstery, 18” wheels, keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, power-folding soft top, a rear center pass-through, adjustable suspension dampers, and heated leather sport seats.
Plenty of packages are on offer for those who are seeking extra amenities. The Premium package, for instance, comes equipped with power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera, front heated seats, navigation system, satellite radio, voice controls, a power rear window sunshade, Harman Kardon premium sound system, split-folding rear seats, and AirScarf neck-warming system.
The “freak-themed” E63 AMG S wagon and sedan offer numerous tuned or AMG-developed components such as a limited-slip rear differential, adjustable suspension system, adjustable bolsters, 19-inch wheels, driver massage functions, and sport seats. They also comes equipped with several packages: Lane Tracking, Lighting, Premium, Keyless Go, and Driver Assistance packages.
Other notable options available for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class entire lineup includes a Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, a panoramic sunroof, door sills, automated parking system, and rear heated seats.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine Specifications
Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E250 is a diesel-fueled 2.1L turbo 4-cylinder engine good for 195 hp and 369 pounds-feet of torque. The power is routed to either the 2WD or the 4WD via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.
The E400 is offered with a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine good for 329 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque. This model still comes with the same transmission system and drive mode as the E250 model.
Next up, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E550 model comes equipped with a 4.7L turbocharged V8 engine good for 402 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. Finally, the E63 AMG S gets a 5.5L V8 good for 590 lbs. ft. of torque and 577 horsepower.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Date Of Release & Price
The E63 4MATIC S-Model is offered at $101,700, the Convertible – $62,250, the Diesel – $52,650, the Coupe – $54,200, Wagon – $59,900, and the Sedan – $52,650. As for its release date, expect it sometime during the 3rd Q of 2017.