As part of the recent push for unifying its sedan series, the German auto maker now offers the 2017 Mercedes E-Class, which will be 10th generation of the series that sits between the full size S-Class and somewhat more compact C-Class.
The design language is heavily influenced by both the S- and C-Class, which some may take exception to, and yet it still features plenty of unique styling details to make it quite distinct from both series.
What’s more, a wide range of engines, gasoline, diesel and hybrid, in both US and European market, plus an upscale cabin, and plenty of technology enhancements, will make this sedan a very tempting proposition.
Exterior and Interior
The front of 2017 Mercedes E-Class offers bold lines and a noticeably larger grille from both S- and C-Series, in addition to banked headlamps, including LED inserts.
The grille will be offered in two variants, that is, a classic piece with a three-pointed star on the hood in the Luxury trim, and the more dynamic piece with the star sitting smack dab in the middle of it offered by the Sport trim.
The profile comes with subtly distinct character lines, as well as a raked windshield and a flowing roof line. Around back, the composite taillights feature a unique lighting arrangement, plus LED lights as standard.
Moreover, the sedan has increased in size, in both length and width of the wheelbase, by a few inches, which widens the stance and opens up more rooms inside the cabin.
The E-Class boasts top-of-the-range cabin equipped with an amazing array of driving assist systems, such as the Drive Pilot system including the Speed Limit Pilot and the Steering Pilot functions.
Also, it will feature the world’s first comprehensive Cab-to-X solution, which informs via mobile devices of obstacles and conditions on the road.
The upscale design also offers two distinct instrument clusters, depending on the trim, featuring an 8.4-inch or 12.3-inch screens behind the steering wheel. Either screen comes paired with a distinct trim-based touchscreen on the center stack.
On the US market, the 2017 Mercedes E-Class will initially feature only a turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline-four generating 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, or 4MATIC as optional.
Other models will come down the road, including a diesel, hybrid and a more powerful gasoline unit.
In Europe, the model will be offered with four different engines: 2.0-liter inline-four, a hybrid, and two distinct diesel engines, with the more powerful one topping 258 horses and 457 pound-feet of torque.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Price and Release Date
The 2017 Mercedes E-Class is set for release in the summer of 2016. The pricing will start within a $52-55,000 range.