Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2016–)

Model History

January 2016

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

The new E-Class will come with a choice of two engines at market launch: the E 200 with a four-cylinder petrol engine and the E 220 d with an all-new four-cylinder diesel engine. In the UK the range will start with the E 220 d.

Compared with its predecessor, its wheelbase has grown by 65mm and its overall length by 43mm.

Standard wheel and tyre sizes:

17-inch wheels with 225/55 R17 tyres

18-inch wheels with 245/45 R18 tyres

19-inch wheels with 245/35 R19 front tyres; 275/30 R19 rears

20-inch wheels with 275/30 R20 tyres

A further highlight of the new E-Class is its seats. Their ergonomic, sculptural form combines Mercedes-Benz’s hallmark suitability for long journeys with a refined, sporty look, featuring a unique design for each line. Another new feature in this segment is a Heat Comfort package including heated armrests in the doors and on the centre console.

The rear bench seat in the new E-Class Saloon comes with the option of a three-piece backrest with a 40/20/40 split. Integral features of the centre armrest include a stowage box and two pop-out drinks holders. There is also the option of a holder for a tablet PC for the rear passengers.

The E 350 e features hybrid technology and the Plug-In Hybrid allows around 30 kilometres of purely electric driving. Its four-cylinder petrol engine, in conjunction with a powerful electric motor, gives it a total system output of 279PS with a system torque of 600Nm.

The most powerful diesel variant will boast a six-cylinder engine incorporating advanced SCR exhaust technology, with an output of 258PS and a peak torque of 620Nm.

Another variant to join the range will be the E 400 4MATIC whose six-cylinder petrol engine has an output of 333PS and a maximum torque of 480Nm. This model is not currently planned for the UK.

Further variants will later complete the engine range, including a new four-cylinder diesel unit developing 150PS. The range of petrol engines will comprise four-cylinder versions with outputs ranging from 183PS to 245PS plus a six-cylinder variant developing 333PS.

All models available at market launch are equipped with the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. It enables fast gear changes and allows low engine revs, which has a particularly beneficial effect on efficiency and noise levels.

The suspension on the new E-Class offers agile driving pleasure on twisting roads as well as the highest level of ride comfort in this segment. The Saloon comes with steel suspension as standard. Three DIRECT CONTROL suspension systems with selective damping system are available in conjunction with this suspension:

  • Comfort suspension
  • Comfortable Avantgarde suspension with a sportier character,
    lowered by 15 millimetres
  • Sporty suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, lowered
    by 15 millimetres, which replaces the classic sports suspension

Alternatively the new E-Class can be equipped with multi-chamber air suspension all round – the only car in its segment to offer this option. Advantages of this system: Three chambers of different size in the spring struts of the rear axle and two in the spring struts of the front axle make it possible to control, in three stages, how stiffly the suspension reacts. In this way, the occupants enjoy soft base suspension, and the secure feeling of good handling stability as the speed increases.

March 2016

E43 AMG 4Matic launched

On sale in September 2016, with two new turbochargers and corresponding software applications, the supercharged six-cylinder engine delivers an output of 401PS.

The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shorter shift times, the retuned sports suspension based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension and the more direct steering ratio also provide for signature AMG Driving Performance.

On the E 43 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG has upgraded the six-cylinder engine's output by 34PS with the aid of two larger turbochargers and sophisticated software applications. The ample peak torque of 520Nm is available right from a low engine speed of 2500 rpm.

The new E 43 4MATIC reaches a speed of 62mph from a standing start in 4.6 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC
Engine V6 biturbo
Displacement 2996 cc
Output 295 kW (401 hp)
at 6100 rpm
Peak torque 520 Nm at 2500-5000 rpm
Fuel consumption, combined 8.3 l/100 km
CO 2 emissions, combined 189 g/km
Efficiency class D
Kerb weight (according to DIN/EC) 1765 kg*/1840 kg**
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.6 s
Top speed 250 km/h***

October 2016

Mercedes-AMG E 63 and E 63 S announced

With acceleration from 0 – 62 mph in 3.4 seconds it has an AMG Speedshift MCT (Multi Clutch Technology) nine-speed sports transmission combined with a wet start-off clutch. This allows more agile response times to be achieved. Another highlight is the completely new AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system.

The exterior design, featuring a new radiator grille and coupé-style inset bonnet, underlines the performance figures. The next generation of the E 63 thus offers a completely new level of sportiness and comfort.

In the latest generation of the E 63 4MATIC+ and the E 63 S 4MATIC+ Mercedes-AMG is introducing a number of new developments that redefine the performance saloon. Innovative powertrain engineering and maximum performance are combined with distinctive design, exclusive equipment and the latest infotainment features for comprehensive, connected multimedia applications.

February 2017

Mercedes AMG E 63 4Matic+ launched

Priced from £78,935 while the E 63 S 4MATIC+ costs £88,295 and the E 63 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1 is available for £106,585. First deliveries are due in June 2017.

All models are powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 571PS in the E 63 and 612PS in the E 63 S. The E 63 can sprint from standstill to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, compared to 3.4 seconds for the E 63 S (previous models generated 557PS and 585PS and achieved 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and 4.1 seconds respectively). Both models are electronically limited to 155 mph – unless specified with the AMG Drivers package which increases the top speed to an electronically limited 186mph.

The E 63 comes as standard with AMG Ride Control sports suspension; 19-inch AMG five twin-spoke alloy wheels; Nappa leather upholstery; split folding rear seats; Comand Online with a 12.3-inch display; and 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit display. The E 63 S adds 20-inch AMG five twin-spoke alloy wheels; active dynamic engine mounts; AMG performance seats; and a steering wheel finished in Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre.

The Edition 1 – based on the E 63 S – adds 20-inch AMG cross-spoke wheels in black; designo Selenite Grey magno paint; and AMG Night package. Extra detailing in Titanium Grey above the side skirts is also standard. Inside, standard equipment includes AMG sports seats and Dinamica steering wheel with yellow contrast stitching, plus AMG carbon fibre trim.

For £6,995, E 63 S and Edition 1 customers can opt for AMG high-performance ceramic brakes, while the AMG performance exhaust can be added to all models for £1,000.

An AMG carbon fibre package adds front splitter, side sill panels, and rear bumper finished in carbon fibre for £3,370. The AMG Night package adds black detailing on the side sills, black exterior mirror housings and a black front splitter, all for £595.

February 2017

E 220 d 4Matic launched

Prices start at £38,175 and it uses the same four-cylinder 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine as the standard rear-wheel-drive E 220 d. It produces 194PS and 400Nm and comes with a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox.

CO2 is 117g/km and claimed economy is 62.8mpg. With a torque split of 45:55 (front:rear), the 4MATIC system offers greater traction, driving dynamics and driving stability in all road conditions. This is the first time a diesel E-Class has been offered with all-wheel-drive in the UK.

May 2018

E 400d introduced

Prices for the E 400 d start at £52,685. The E 400 d, which replaces the E 350 d, uses a new 3.0-litre straight six turbodiesel engine (codenamed OM 656) with an output of 340PS and 700Nm (up from 258PS and 620Nm).

It can deliver up to 48.7 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 154 g/km of CO2. It has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, and can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds.

Trim

CO2 (g/km)

OTR price (£)

P11D (£)

Road fund licence (£)

BIK tax rate (%)

Saloon

E 200 d

SE

122

36,070

35,810

205

29

AMG Line

127

38,565

38,305

205

30

E 220 d

SE

122

37,565

37,305

205

29

AMG Line

127

40,060

39,800

205

30

E 220 d 4MATIC

SE

135

39,475

38,905

515

32

AMG Line

135

41,970

41,400

515

32

E 400 d 4MATIC

AMG Line

154

52,685

51,800

830

35

E 53 4MATIC+

-

200

63,790

62,495

1,240

37

E 63 4MATIC+

-

245

84,915

83,100

1,760

37

E 63 S 4MATIC+

-

245

94,275

92,460

1,760

37

November 2018

E 300 de goes on sale

Priced at £47,700, it is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 194PS and 400Nm of torque and a hybrid module with 122PS of electric power and 440Nm of torque (combined system output is 700 Nm).

It can achieve 166.2 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 41 g/km of CO2. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

The E 300 de has a fully electric range of 34 miles. It has a battery capacity of 13.5 kWh and can be charged from 10 to 100 per cent in under two hours with a 7.4 kW charger.

December 2018

E 300 e pricing announced

The E 300 e plug-in hybrid is now available to order, with prices starting at £47,450 for the SE model. It combines a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor, capable of covering 31 miles on electric power alone.

The entry-level SE features blind spot assist; widescreen cockpit; four USB ports; touchpad with controller; illuminated door sills; spilt-folding rear seats; Parking package including Active Parking Assist with front and rear parking sensors; Seat Comfort package including Electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support; ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours; 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels; Keyless-Go starting function; light carbon-grain aluminium trim with centre console in black open-pored ash wood; and heated front seats with electric adjustment.

The AMG Line trim adds AMG exterior bodystyling; 18-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; black open-pore ash wood trim with Artico Dinamica leather upholstery; AMG steering wheel with touch control buttons; and privacy glass.

The Premium package is available for £2,395 and includes COMAND Online; memory package; wireless charging; Multibeam LED; and Parking package including 360 camera.

The £4,395 Premium Plus package adds to this with Burmester surround sound system; Keyless-Go package including hands-free access, automatic powered boot closing and keyless entry; and a panoramic sunroof.

For £595 the Night package (only available with AMG Line trim) can be added and includes 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels in high-gloss black; diamond radiator grille and a single louvre in high-gloss black; front apron in high-gloss black; and rear bumper in high-gloss black with chrome trim.

The Comfort package – only available in conjunction with the Premium or Premium Plus package – costs £1,895 for SE trim (£3,295 for AMG Line) and includes Air Balance; Energizing comfort control; Air Body Control air suspension; and Nappa leather upholstery (AMG Line only).

Driver assistance systems include a Lane Tracking package (£595) that includes Active Lane Keeping Assist, and the more comprehensive Driving Assistance package (£1,695) which adds Active Brake Assist; Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Speed Limit Assist; Active Lane-change Assist; Evasive Steering Assist; Pre-Safe Impulse Side and Pre-Safe Plus.

March 2020

Facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

Tweaks include revised lights and a new front grille and bumper. There's a new Avantgarde Line entry-level model and upgrades to the All-Terrain model, making it look more similar to the SUV models. UK prices and specifications will be announced ahead of the updated E-Class going on sale in May.

June 2020

Updated Mercedes-AMG E 63 S revealed

Like the rest of the E-Class range, updates include a refreshed front-end and the latest MBUX infotainment. UK prices and specifications will follow.

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