2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Buyer's Guide

The Mercedes-Benz of Midsize Luxury Sedans (and Coupes, Convertibles & Wagons)

Already the best-selling car in the segment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan has been completely and impressively redesigned for 2017. The most prestigious and storied car in the class is now also the most forward-thinking, thanks to a more sculpted exterior design and an interior that marries traditional Mercedes richness with contemporary design and a class-leading list of cutting-edge technologies.

The E-Class Wagon is also all-new for 2017 (arriving in early ’17) and benefits from the same changes – but with more versatility including a foldable, rear-facing third-row seat. The E-Class Coupe and Convertible models carry on relatively unchanged for the time being.

There’s also plenty of good news for power-hungry enthusiasts, as you’ll see below.

Driving It

Turbocharged 4-cylinder engines are taking over the car world, and not even luxury sedans like the E-Class are immune. But there’s nothing to fear, as noted in our full review: "...the automaker’s 4-cylinder turbo gives the new and lighter E300 Sedan more than sufficient snap to keep pace with traffic in town or on the freeway, whether in rear-drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive."

Build and Price

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 Sedan starts around $53,000 and will easily surpass $80,000 for a fully loaded model. Build and price your own E-Class right here at KBB.com to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

"The most powerful E-Class of all time”

Mercedes has already unveiled three high-performance E-Class Sedan variants. The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is set to arrive early in 2017 with a turbocharged V6 good for 396 horsepower. But that’s just child’s play compared to what’s set to follow in summer. With a turbocharged V8 pumping out 563 hp, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 will launch to 60 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds. And if that won’t quite scratch your itch, the E63 S (pictured above) boasts 603 horsepower and will rocket to 60 in 3.3 seconds. It also has a higher (but still electronically limited) top speed of 186 mph.

Key Competitors

The BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 remain the two most obvious E-Class alternatives, but the segment is full of intriguing options. Be sure to check out our Midsize Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide before settling on a favorite.


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