the E-Class is a discount version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and that’s a good thing. It offers the same level of polishing and pain as the flagship Benz sedan, with exceptional interior materials, a quiet cabin and a compound ride. It offers the same level of polishing and pain as the flagship Benz sedan, with exceptional interior materials, a quiet cabin and a compound ride. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2020 is one of our favorites among the mid-size luxury sedan set that includes the BMW 5 series and the Audi A6. Its available dual-turbo V-6 delivers a smooth and assertive thrust that is routed through a nine-speed automatic transmission that cleverly shifts gears. A complete complement of the technological features is offered, such as air springs, a camera surround vision system, an automatic parking system and centering of the lane that drives the car along the road, as long as the driver has a slight grip on the steering wheel. Package rats will appreciate that the E-class wagon offers the same luxuries as the E-class sedan, but with more cargo space. Those looking for faster emotions, will want to take a look at the Mercedes-AMG E53 of 429 hp and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S bones.
The E350 sedan replaces the E300, which means a 241 to 255 horsepower bump that also brings a slight improvement in fuel economy. All models now come with blind spot monitoring and passive input as standard equipment. The Premium package, newly standard in coupes and E-class convertibles, includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, SiriusXM satellite radio, wireless phone charging and a Burmester sound system.
> E350 sedan: $ 55,045
> E450 sedan: $ 62,545
> E450 Coupe: $ 65,345
> E450 cabriolet: $ 72,395
A Mercedes with such a presence deserves a matching engine. If you are buying a class E sedan, we recommend skipping the entry level four-cylinder E350 with its 255 horsepower in favor of the E450 362 hp. The E450’s dual-turbo V-6 is always paired with four-wheel drive on sedans, but coupes and convertibles can also be fitted with rear-wheel drive. Buyers of those two doors that live in snowy climates will want to spend an additional $ 2,500 for four-wheel drive (4Matic in Benz marketing lingo). The $ 1900 air springs, also known as Air Body Control, provide a cloud-shaped ride that makes the E-class even more elegant on the uneven pavement.
Interior, Infotainment and Cargo
Sliding into the driver’s seat of class E, one would be forgiven for thinking it was an S class. The cabin is very well detailed with brushed aluminum, precious wood and some of the most comfortable seats we have tried. The more smell-fault among our staff found that it is overwhelming even in its lowest environment, but others preferred it compared to the usual smell of new cars.
Mercedes-Benz E-class 2020 comes standard with attractive infotainment features, and all of them are incorporated into a large and readable screen. The standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen dominates the dashboard as the cabin’s high-tech focal point. The system can be controlled in three different ways: by using any of the touchpads on the steering wheel, a rotating knob combined with a touch panel mounted on the center console, or voice commands. Simple functions such as changing the radio station or making a phone call are quite easy, but the navigation system requires a considerable amount of effort to enter a destination. Fortunately, the system also runs the capacity of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the rear end of the Mercedes-Benz E-class 2020 there is a trunk that offers less space than some rivals, but the Benz has defeated them when it comes to indoor storage cubby. Lowering the backrests opens up much more space to transport the cargo, but they do not fold completely flat, so that loading heavy objects may seem like a task. We still managed to fit 18 of our handbags inside the sedan with the rear seats hidden. Both the coupe and the convertible offer a trunk of 10 cubic feet; with the top down, however, the available space of the cabriolet model is greatly reduced. We could only place two handbags inside the trunk with the top of the convertible convertible, but the coupé managed to contain five.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
Mercedes-Benz offers the E-class in two powers: the E350 sedan is driven by a four-cylinder turbo, while the E450 models come with a dual-turbo V-6. The V-6 is the one to get; It is smooth, quiet, powerful and shot an E450 4Matic sedan from zero to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. For comparison, the 2019 E300 four-cylinder required 6.5 seconds. The more powerful 2020 E350 could be shaved a tenth of a second from that moment. We have not yet tried the E450 convertible O coupe, but we expect them to work similarly to the E450 sedan.
The Mercedes-Benz E-class 2020 is a car biased for comfort; The handling is competent but not sporty. He leans in the corners, but rarely feels overwhelmed when pushed hard. With the air suspension in its Comfort fit, the ride is creamy, and the E-Class is perfect for swallowing a lot of road. It glides over the imperfections of the pavement with only a slight notification of such unpleasant communications communicated to the cabin. With the drive mode selector set to Comfort or Eco, the direction is well weighted, not too light, not too heavy, and feels accurate. The E-class follows directly on the highway with a solid and predictable nature, and the feedback from the road is silenced.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
EPA ratings place the average E-class fuel economy package among rivals in the mid-size luxury sedan segment. The new 2020 E350 sedan is rated at 26 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 25 mpg with 4Matic four-wheel drive. Those are improvements of 1 mpg in the E300 sedan last year. The E450 model with V-6 engine is not as efficient as the turbo four, but it is not far. In our 200-mile road test, the E450 achieved 30 mpg compared to 32 mpg of the 2019 E300.
Safety features and driver assistance
With the best ratings from the two main US security agencies, class E is a great option. Driver assistance technology also plays an important role here, and class E offers a lot of features, including emergency automatic braking, lane maintenance assistance, and even a semi-autonomous driving mode. Some of these features are limited to expensive option packages. Key security features include:
> Standard Automated Emergency Brake
> Lane Maintenance Assistance Available
> Semi-autonomous driving mode available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
For your considerable investment in a Mercedes-Benz product, warranty offers could be more complete than the standard four-year / 50,000-mile coverage in all areas. All rivals offer longer corrosion protection policies and class E does not offer free scheduled maintenance.
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> No free scheduled maintenance