The 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class is the benchmark in the midsize luxury sedan segment, but there's a whole lot more to the E-Class than just luxury four-door sedans.
Why Buy a 2018 E-Class?
The E-Class was redesigned last year, and Mercedes really did a spectacular job. The enhancement and expansion of the range continues into the 2018 model year with a new wagon model, as well as the coupe and the cabriolet models also adopting the latest revised styling. Some new advanced safety features have been added to the range, and an even more powerful AMG® E 63 S will now be available in the sedan and wagon body styles. When it comes to advanced technology, clever gadgets, and incredibly occupant-friendly interiors, the E-Class delivers in every possible way. This latest model is a little larger than its predecessor, which is better for passenger and driver comfort and puts a little more space between it and the smaller C-Class. Improved sound-deadening cuts down on cabin noise from the four-cylinder engine, and larger engines deliver an almost silent ride. The combination of wood and metal trim on the dash and its flowing shape makes it the new standard in this class, and the seats are as soft, comfortable, and supportive as you could wish for.
What's the Difference Between the C-Class and E-Class?
The E-Class sits in the Mercedes family above the entry level CLA and the smaller C-Class, but just below the CLS and the S-Class flagship models in terms of pricing. That makes the E-Class a tempting proposition for anyone considering a Mercedes that's not a crossover. The latest styling is balanced, classically handsome, and even sporty at times with a long hood, short trunk-lid profile that stretches out on a longer wheelbase. The look is a little more relaxed than the compact C-Class.
Which E-Class is Best?
This latest E-Class has more varieties than Jaguar had in its entire vehicle range until recently. The base model, the rear-wheel drive E 300, has a 2.0-liter turbo-four that develops 241 horsepower. At the complete opposite end of the spectrum you can have an AMG-handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 offering a huge 603 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque that's now in the new AMG® E 63 S Sedan and Wagon. In between, you'll find a couple of 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6s, so there's something in there to suit a wide range of potential E-Class buyers--even those wanting to get from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.4 seconds.
How Much is the Mercedes E-Class?
The 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class isn't an inexpensive car by any means, but the E-Class offers luxury value. At a touch under $53k for an E 300 we're not talking peanuts here, but when you realize that a top trim Ford Fusion can cost $40k or more, the Mercedes starts to look a bit of a steal.