The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an executive car/full-size sedan model produced and sold by Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of the Daimler AG multinational automotive corporation. Within the Mercedes-Benz vehicle catalog of sedan models, the E-Class is sized and priced above the Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact executive car and below the Mercedes-Benz S-Class full-size luxury sedan.
Originally produced under Daimler-Benz, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class took inspiration from many retired Mercedes executive cars and was a direct successor to the W124 model, which started production in 1984. The first time the E-Class name and badging appeared was on a facelifted Mercedes-Benz W124 model in 1993, and the new name stuck around after the model’s second generation debut in 1995.
Now in its fifth generation, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been offered in many variants over the years, most notably as a convertible, a coupe, and a wagon. The current competition of luxury cars that the E-Class faces includes the Audi A6, the BMW 5-Series, the Jaguar XF, the Porsche Panamera, and the Volvo S90.
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz E 350 (Starting MSRP $54,950)
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain Wagon (Starting MSRP $68,400)
- Pros: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class executive car has an exquisite and refined interior, silky-smooth performance from its V6 engine option, and a smooth and comfortable ride in terms of interior materials, driving dynamics, and ride quality.
- Cons: Some infotainment feature controls of the E-Class can be finicky, its braking distance should be better, and its base engine is a bit underwhelming.
- See Also: C-Class, and S-Class
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