The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the latest in a long line of perennial top contenders among midsize luxury cars, keeps up the tradition of handsomely styled, smooth-riding, comfortable models loaded with upscale touches. Sophisticated and composed on the road, the E-Class delivers confident handling and, depending on configuration and options, can provide surprisingly spirited cornering, making it a suitable choice for a wide range of buyers.
The big news for 2017 is the completely redesigned E300 sedan. Sleeker and sportier than its predecessor, the new 10th-generation four-door features a 2.6-inch-longer wheelbase, a more aggressive front end, an elongated hood and a bobbed tail. Previously on the conservative side, it's now among the most stylish sedans in its class. Buyers can choose between a luxury version with a traditional Mercedes grille and the three-pointed star mounted on the hood or a sport model with the star centered in the grille.
The interior of the new E-Class sedan makes use of the longer wheelbase and provides front seat passengers with a bit of extra legroom. And although the backseat was never cramped, the new design increases rear seat room over that of the prior model, as well as much of the competition. As befitting a model in its luxury class, the E-Class cabin furnishes supremely comfortable seats and surrounds occupants with high-quality materials and wood and metal trim. Options include such high-end touches as a heated steering wheel and armrests and state-of-the-art sound systems.
Technology remains a strong suit for the midsize Mercedes. The updated infotainment system can be controlled by touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel and includes a wide-screen, high-resolution display. Standard Mercedes COMAND navigation, featuring 3-D graphics and maps, is managed by a touchpad mounted in the center console. And along with the new design comes a host of standard and optional advanced safety and driver assistance tech, such as Steering Pilot, which keeps the vehicle centered in its lane, and Parking Pilot, which searches for available spaces and automatically steers the car into them.
The only powertrain available in the sedan is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The E400 coupe and convertible ? unchanged for 2017 ? are powered by a 329-horsepower twin-turbo V6, and the carryover E550 models come with a 402-horsepower twin-turbo V8. Both the V6 and V8 are mated to a seven-speed transmission, and all models except the convertibles can be ordered with all-wheel drive.
Fuel economy for the rear-wheel drive E-Class sedan with the four-cylinder engine is 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway). Opting for 4Matic all-wheel drive reduces fuel economy slightly to 24 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway).
Whether your choice is the well-equipped base E300 sedan or the more powerful E400 or E550 coupe or convertible, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class model that best suits your needs.
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Review I have to disagree with the other reviewer regarding the technology and specifically, the navigation unit. If you are used to Mercedes legacy systems, this new one is far more robust which will require a definitely learning curve and require time to familiarize yourself with the locations and the procedures for creating your own customized shortcuts to make navigating the system even more user-friendly. I have not had my unit freeze up, however, I don't doubt that it can happen being that it is software. I am used to V8 engines so this will be an adjustment however, I did test drive the vehicle climbing steep hills and it had no problem. I'm returning to Mercedes after leaving them since 2003 due to electrical problems of my E class back then and stayed away to due the dated technology (which I love) and found that Mercedes decided it was time to catch up with this car. Good job! The seats are comfortable (I have package 2, sport package, and sport wheels). Be aware that the 19" wheels come with run flats...something I neglected to check before purchasing the car. These tires typically cost more to replace. If you can swing it, definitely go for the panoramic roof. Definitely "opens" up the cabin to make it feel more spacious to your back seat drivers and lets in a considerable more amount of light in the vehicle while driving. The ambient lighting is a nice touch if you are impressed by that sort of thing...makes for a nice interior at night while driving and adjusts to the brightness and color that you also like. I opted for the illuminated star in the front which makes the front end stand out....just another aesthetic if you enjoy that sort of thing. I have a iPhone 6s and have found that the system works well with the phone and with Siri (holding down the talk button on the steering wheel accesses Siri's commands). Played with Apple CarPlay as well...initial thoughts is that I won't have much use for it based on the system being able to handle calls, reminders, and texts through Siri using the steering wheel. Also tried the MercedesMe remote function through their app and was able to lock, unlock, start and even send a destination to the car prior to entering it from inside the house. I found that convenient to use the app rather than having to use the car nav system to just send the address to the car. The app also has some more useful elements of setting a valet perimeter for when your car is handed off to a valet to ensure they don't exceed what ever diameter you set (you get a text). Overall, great value in this car for comparable pricing that I did with the 5 series BMW. I decided against Jaguar XF and XE due to the technology has not been advanced despite the new screen in the XE and other Jaguar parts/reliability issues I've experienced, Audi because I didn't thing the ride was a s quiet or smooth, and Lexus because their cabins too have now become a bit more noisy than I like with their louder engines you hear coming through the front of the car in the cabin. I hope this review helps others. Worth noting, this car is very new so their may be future issues/recalls that I am unaware of as I write this review. The most recent is to have the homelink programmed if your garage door does not hold your garage door opener code...it's a simple software update and it works fine now.
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Is the 2017 Mercedes-benz E-class safe? The 2017 Mercedes-benz E-class earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, Coupe, Convertible, Wagon, Diesel, E63 AMG, E63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model, AMG E 63 S 4MATIC, AMG E 43 4MATIC, E55 AMG, Hybrid, E 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model, AMG E 63 4MATIC S-Model
Available Trims: E350 4MATIC, E350, E350 Sport 4MATIC, E 300 Sport 4MATIC, E 350 Sport 4MATIC, E350 Luxury 4MATIC, E 400 4MATIC, E 350 Luxury 4MATIC, E320, E320 4MATIC, E550, E350 Sport, E 400, E 300 Luxury 4MATIC, E550 4MATIC, E63 AMG, E500, E550 Sport 4MATIC, E63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model, E500 4MATIC, AMG E 63 S 4MATIC, E 300 Sport, E 350 Sport, E 400 Sport 4MATIC, E 300 AMG Line 4MATIC, E320 BLUETEC, AMG E 43 4MATIC, E320 CDI, E 350 Luxury, E350 Luxury, E55 AMG, E 250 Sport BlueTEC 4MATIC, E300TD, E430, E250 Luxury BlueTEC 4MATIC, E250 Sport BlueTEC 4MATIC, E320 BlueTEC, E 250 Sport BlueTEC, E 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model, E300D, E350 BlueTEC, E400 Sport Hybrid, AMG E 63 4MATIC S-Model, E 300 Luxury, E 400 Luxury 4MATIC, E 400 Sport Hybrid, E 550, E350 Luxury BlueTEC, E350 Sport BlueTEC, E420, E430 4MATIC
Exterior Colors: Black, Polar White, Iridium Silver Metallic, Steel Grey Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Arctic White, Lunar Blue Metallic , Selenite Grey Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic, Diamond White Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, designo Silver Metallic, Capri Blue Metallic, Desert Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Quartz Blue Metallic, Alabaster White, Indigo Blue Metallic, Indium Grey Metallic, Mars Red, designo Cardinal Red Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Dolomite Brown Metallic, Piedmont Green Metallic, Tectite Grey Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Dune Silver Metallic , Flint Grey Metallic, Granite Grey Metallic, Pearl Beige Metallic, Glacier White, Midnight Blue, Pewter Metallic, designo Mocha Black Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Platinum Blue Metallic, Aspen Green, Desert Silver, Barolo Red Metallic, Bordeaux Red, Bordeaux Red Metallic, Obsidian Black, designo Mocha Black, Agate Green, Calypso Green Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic (Late Availability), Cuprite Brown Metallic, Everest Green Metallic, Iridium Grey Metallic, Jade Green Metallic, Night Black Magno Matte, Olivine Grey Metallic, Pewter Silver Metallic, Sienna Black Metallic, Smoke Silver Metallic, Tectite Gray, designo Graphite, designo Mystic Brown