Used 2016 Mercedes‑Benz E‑Class Sedan
Mercedes‑Benz E‑Class Sedan
Though due for an overhaul soon, Mercedes’ E-Class is still highly desirable, offering more model variations than any other competitor.
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When it comes to satisfying the customer, the 2016 E-Class from Mercedes-Benz is the reigning luxury-car champ. Not only does it offer numerous engine and performance options, it does so in a sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon form. Long recognized as the go-to car for the successful elite, the E-Class’ combination of luxury, solidity and quality is hard to beat. Not as expressive or dramatic as a Cadillac CTS or Lexus GS, the E-Class exudes a type of subtle elegance that is both attractive and enviable. The 2016 E-Class also has an excellent reputation for safety, luxury and high resale value. Of course, for those who want something with a bit more bite, there’s the fire-breathing twin-turbo V8 AMG S sedan and wagon.
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If your next luxury car has to do it all, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will likely fit the bill. Excelling in the areas of safety, quality, technology and luxury, the E-Class sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible are all excellent cars in their own right.
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MB’s 2016 E-Class’ subtle styling doesn’t always turn heads and its price tag can induce sticker shock in short order. Cars with more flair and a lower price tag include the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis and Infiniti Q70. We also find the E-Class’ COMAND interface less than user friendly.
What's New for 2016
For 2016, a number of models are dropped from the line, including the E400 hybrid and the AMG trims (although the AMG S sedan and wagon remain in the lineup). All E-Class models receive a new head unit and a streamlined equipment list, as well as the introduction of the Night Package.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class midsize luxury collection offers five engine choices, 10 possible body choices and the option of rear- or all-wheel drive (RWD, AWD). Delivering impressive comfort and performance, each model excels in its own unique way. The E250 BlueTEC 4Matic, for instance, provides an abundance of low-end torque for rapid off-the-line starts yet is as quiet and fuel-efficient as a small 4-cylinder compact. The E400’s twin-turbo V6 delivers V8-like performance at a lower cost than the E550, which exists for those who simply cannot do with a V8. While it’s true the Cadillac CTS and BMW 5 Series tend to feel more communicative on the road, those seeking performance over comfort can always turn to the ultimate expression of E-Class bravado: the E63 AMG S sedan and wagon. With a 577-horsepower bi-turbocharged V8 and 4Matic AWD, the 2016 E63 AMG S is in a league of its own.
Parking in tight spots is stressful, but with the Surround-View camera system on the 2016 E-Class from Mercedes, you’ll get a 360-degree bird’s-eye view from four cameras, ensuring you’ll never dent, ding or bump anything you don’t want to. The E-Class can even park itself, if you like.
THE E63 AMG S MODEL
Without a doubt, the ultimate E-Class is the ferocious E63 AMG S. With an astounding 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, the AMG S upgrade elevates the E-Class to one of the finest performance sedans in the world. And you can have it in wagon form, too.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior offers profoundly comfortable seats, plenty of headroom and accommodating ergonomics all around. While wood trim is standard on most models, real leather isn’t – a surprising omission. At least the synthetic MB-Tex material plays a convincing stand-in. Upgraded dash materials and subtly restyled interior curves make the cabin of the E-Class feel a noticeable step above its predecessor, though it’s still a bit hard-edged when compared to the Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS 350 and Audi A6. The E-Class wagon utilizes a rear-facing 3rd-row seat to accommodate two additional passengers.
The E-Class for 2016 touts 4-lamp LED headlights set off the nose, which takes on a particularly aggressive form in the Sport version with a large Mercedes-Benz emblem on the grille. No one will ever accuse the E-Class of taking any huge risks design-wise, but for buyers looking for an easily identifiable yet low-key member of the Mercedes family, this premium sedan delivers enough attractive styling cues to make up for its otherwise uncharismatic visual presence. Two-door coupe and convertible models are roughly seven inches shorter than E-Class sedans, highlighted by the lack of a traditional B-pillar between the side windows.
Notable Standard Equipment
While all E-Class models come standard with Mercedes-Benz’s COMAND multimedia system with Bluetooth, you’ll have to spring for navigation. The usual array of other standard items includes power-adjustable seats, power sunroof and dual-zone climate control, while the AMG models are graced with more luxurious bells and whistles like an active multicontour driver’s seat, and a buttery-soft Alcantara headliner.
Notable Optional Equipment
While stand-alone items run the gamut from Keyless Go to rear-side airbags, option packages make it easier to combine additional features. The Driver Assist package adds adaptive cruise control, active blind-spot and lane-keeping assist. The Premium package on certain models offers a rearview camera, navigation, satellite radio, heated and ventilated seats, and a harman/kardon Logic7 surround-sound system. Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is an option on all variants, except on the E63, where it’s standard. Cabriolet variants can be equipped with the wind-taming Aircap and the Airscarf neck-heating systems.
Under the Hood
Mercedes-Benz offers a wide swath of powerplants in its 2016 E-Class cars, starting with the 2.1-liter, 195-horsepower 4-cylinder turbodiesel found in the E250 BlueTEC model. The E400’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 329 horsepower while the E550’s 4.7-liter V8 yields 402 horsepower. The E63 AMG S sits at the top of the E-Class food chain with its 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. All E-Class models are equipped with a 7-speed automatic gearbox, though the AMG models gain a multiclutch unit that’s better equipped for quick, sporty shifts.
2.1-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4
195 horsepower @ 3,800 rpm
369 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600-1,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/42 mpg (RWD), 27/38 mpg (AWD)
302 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
273 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29 mpg (RWD), 20/28 mpg (AWD), 20/27 (wagon)
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6
329 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
354 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400-5,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29 mpg (RWD), 20/28 mpg (AWD)
402 horsepower @ 5,000-5,750 rpm
443 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800-4,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/26 mpg
E63 AMG S 4Matic
5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8
577 horsepower @ 5,550 rpm
590 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/22 mpg
The diesel-powered 2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC is currently the entry-level E-Class model, with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just under $53,000. Next in line is the E350 starting just over $53,500, while the E400 4Matic version will set you back nearly $66,500 before features are added. Naturally, the souped-up AMG S versions will add a significant premium that lifts their base prices closer to $102,700. The E400 coupe starts around $55,000, while the E400 convertible demands an asking price closer to $63,000. Check KBB.com’s Fair Purchase Price to see what folks in your area are paying for these models. Expect typically strong resale value from E-Class Benzes, though the higher-priced models will take a steeper initial plunge than the more affordable versions.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Reviews
October 17, 2018
THE BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED.
I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR 4 YEARS NOW, BOUGHT IT FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER WITH 39K MILES AND IT CURRENTLY HAS 125K MILES. I HAVE DONE...
October 15, 2018
works really good
great car to many options to mention but enough to make you happy great media package to, i;m getting 26 mpg
October 10, 2018
best vehicle ever
best mercedes benz ive ever owned
June 05, 2018
Best car I have ever owned.
Best car I have ever driven. Comfortable without being mushy. Great acceleration and braking. Beautiful classic interior. A refined...
November 27, 2017
Bought Like New. BEST CAR EVER!!
I started looking for a car in 2014 when I saw my neighbor with a MB C300. I wanted the bigger, E -Class, called his salesperson but...
September 17, 2017
One of the best car I owned keep up the good work mercedes
September 05, 2017
This car is like brand new.
You would have to see and drive this car to realize its value. My older brother bought a brand new 2013 E350 3 years ago and paid over...
July 07, 2017
Best Luxury Car Meets Sports Car When Wanted
I have owned many top end vehicles over time. I have very much enjoyed this luxury class Mercedes E350 because of its versatility. It...
June 24, 2017
THIS MERCEDES IS THE BEST EVER RIDE COMFORT BETTER THAN I THOUGHT FOR GAS MILES 28 CITY 30 HWY WELL BUILT CAR FIT AND FINISH EXCELLENT...
January 01, 2017
Love my 2011 E350 Wagon
I've only had this car about a year, but I love it. purchased it with 28,500 miles and now have almost 45,000 miles. This car performs...