2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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in Midsize sedans
2017 MODEL

$52,150 - $72,400

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Overview

When it comes to an all-rounder midsize luxury car, Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan is an opportune pick. The ride is up for a 2017 avatar with a reshuffled deck. Ranging from powerful performance to offering a wide range of tech features, there are several perks offered by the coupe. The handsome clean-sheet design combined with comfy ride further intensifies 2017 Mercedes Benz E300's repute as an excellent midsize luxury car choice.

2017 Mercedes Benz E300 packs a 2.0L Inline 4 turbo engine that generates 241 hp of power. Additionally, the 2.0L turbo engine produces 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is complemented by a responsive 9-speed automatic transmission mode for gear-shifting.

In the segment, E300 competes with the likes of BMW 530i and Audi A6 Premium. Volvo S90 T5 Momentum is also a prime competitor to the midsize luxury ride from BMW. With a starting bid of $52,150, 2017 Mercedes Benz E300 is the most expensive among its class rivals. E300 lags behind all its rivals in terms of engine power, however, it leads the pack as the most comprehensive midsize luxury coupe in the fraternity.

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Pros

Striking, spacious cabin and interiors

Comfortable, quiet riding experience

A plethora of tech features

Robust performance

Powerful security features

Cons

Smaller trunk space compared to rivals

Least-in-league combined fuel economy

What's New?

Comprehensive redesign


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52150

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu. in.

horsepower

241 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8 in. ventilated disc brakes/12.7 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115.7 in.

length

193.8 in.

width

73.7 in.

height

57.8 in.

curb weight

3792 lbs.

ground clearance

4.2 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/30 mpg

highway range

522 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Polaris White color  2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Diamond Silver Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in designo Diamond White Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Black color
Polaris White

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Ratings

Safety

10

Exterior

8.1

Engine

7.6

Interior

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.3

Features

7.7

Driving

9.0

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sport

E 300 Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$52,150 - $54,650

Configurations
E 300 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (22/25/30)
HP: 241 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 273 lbs.-ft. @ 1,300 rpm
E 300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/24/29)
HP: 241 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 273 lbs.-ft. @ 1,300 rpm

 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Luxury

E 300 Luxury

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$52,150 - $54,650

Configurations
E 300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (22/25/30)
HP: 241 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 273 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm
E 300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (22/24/29)
HP: 241 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 273 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 43

AMG E 43

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$72,400

Configurations
AMG E 43 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (18/21/25)
HP: 396 -hp @ 6100-rpm Torque: 384 lbs.-ft. @ 2,500 rpm

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 26, 2018

8.4

Overall Rating


7.7/10
Features

 

7.6/10
Engine

 

7.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.0/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 

10/10
Safety

 
 
 

When it comes to an all-rounder midsize luxury car, Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan is an opportune pick. The ride is up for a 2017 avatar with a reshuffled deck. Ranging from powerful performance to offering a wide range of tech features, there are several perks offered by the coupe. The handsome clean-sheet design combined with comfy ride further intensifies 2017 Mercedes Benz E300' s repute as an excellent midsize luxury car choice.

2017 Mercedes Benz E300 packs a 2.0L Inline 4 turbo engine that generates 241 hp of power. Additionally, the 2.0L turbo engine produces 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is complemented by a responsive 9-speed automatic transmission mode for gear-shifting.

In the segment, E300 competes with the likes of BMW 530i and Audi A6 Premium. Volvo S90 T5 Momentum is also a prime competitor to the midsize luxury ride from BMW. With a starting from $52,150, 2017 Mercedes Benz E300 is the most expensive among its class rivals. E300 lags behind all its rivals in terms of engine power, however, it leads the pack as the most comprehensive midsize luxury coupe in the fraternity.

Features

7.7/10

There are a total of 5 trims available for the 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan. E 300 Sport is the base trim, while AMG E 43 4MATIC is the high-end trim. Other trims are E 300 Luxury, E300 Sport 4MATIC, and E 300 Luxury 4MATIC. E 300 Sport and E 300 Luxury are each priced at $52,150 while AMG E 43 4MATIC comes with an opening bid of $72,400. E 300 Sport 4MATIC and E 300 Luxury 4MATIC are each available with a starting price of $54,650.

Trim E 300 sport E 300 Luxury E 300 sport 4MATIC E 300 Luxury 4MATIC AMG E 43 4MATIC
MSRP $52,150 $52,150 $54,650 $54,650 $72,400
  Standard       All the features of E300 Luxury/Sport plus;
Key

 

Features

LED Daytime Running Lamps, headlamps and taillamps LED Daytime Running Lamps, headlamps and taillamps LED Daytime Running Lamps, headlamps and taillamps Daytime Running Lamps, headlamps and taillamps
SmartKey remote locking w/KEYLESS-START
AMG-specific interior
SmartKey remote locking w/KEYLESS-START SmartKey remote locking w/KEYLESS-START Rear-window wiper/washer w/auto-on in Reverse 19-inch wheels
Dual-zone automatic climate control Dual-zone automatic climate control Electronic trunk closer Dual-zone automatic climate control AMG sport-tuned suspension and braking
Analog gauges Analog gauges SmartKey remote locking w/KEYLESS-START Electronic trunk closer 14-speaker Burmester surround-sound 
12.3" high-resolution color central screen 12.3" high-resolution color central screen Dual-zone automatic climate control 12.3" high-resolution color central screen

Each of the 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class trim comes with a galore of standard features. Every E300 trim comes with LED Daytime Running Lamps and dual-zone automatic climate control as standard features. Furthermore, a 12.3-inch high-res color central screen is standard with every trim. All trims flaunt a FrontBass system, leave for the AMG E 43 4MATIC. The high-end trim instead features a Burmester Surround Sound System.

Electronic trunk closer is available as a standard feature on all trims, leave for the E 300 Sport and E 300 Luxury trims. All the 5 trims support SmartKey remote locking with Keyless-start. The 12.3-inch high-res central screen in the AMG E 43 4MATIC flaunts an AMG-specific design. While non-4MATIC trims feature a rear-wheel-drive system, 4MATIC trims employ an all-wheel-drive system.

Engine

7.6/10

Underneath the hood, 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan packs a 2.0L Inline 4 turbo engine. The capable engine produces 241 hp of power in addition to 273 lb.-ft. of torque. While the power is least amongst the competition, torque is the maximum. Audi A6 Premium offers the most engine power of 252 hp. Power delivered by Volvo S90 T5 Momentum and BMW 530i is 250 and 248 hp, respectively.

Models Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
MSRP $52,150 $51,200 $47,600 $46,950
Engine 2.0L Inline 4 Turbo 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 2.0L 16V Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo
Transmission 9 Speed Automatic 8 Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 241 hp 248 hp 252 hp 250 hp
Torque 273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft 273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft

Audi A6 Premium ties with E300 for maximum torque generation, as it also offers 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Both BMW 530i and Volvo S90 T5 offers 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these rides also employs an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. Audi A6 Premium features a 7-speed automatic transmission mode for gear-shifting. Mercedes-Benz E300, on the other hand, relies on a responsive 9-speed automatic transmission mode for switching gears.

Acceleration

2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan accelerates to 60 MPH in 6.2 seconds. This is second only to BMW 530i, which shoots to 60 MPH in 6 seconds. Volvo S90 T5 Momentum takes 6.5 seconds to hit the 60 MPH mark. Audi A6 Premium is the slowest coupe with a 6.7-second requirement for shooting to a 60 MPH speed. Nonetheless, the ride has the lowest CO2 emission value of 6.3. E300, on the other hand, has the most CO2 emission value of 7.1.

Models Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
0-60 MPH 6.2 sec 6.0 sec 6.7 sec 6.5 sec
Quarter mile 14.3 sec 13.5 sec 14.7 sec 15.3 sec
Engine 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L 2.0L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.1 6.5 6.3 6.5

Both BMW 530i and Volvo S90 T5 Momentum supports a CO2 emission value of 6.5. For covering a quarter-mile, Mercedes Benz E300 requires 14.3 seconds. Again, this is second to BMW 530i' s 13.5 seconds. Audi A6 Premium covers a quarter-mile in 14.7 seconds. Volvo S90 T5 Momentum requires the most time of 15.3 seconds for traversing a quarter-mile.

Ride and Handling

There are two driving configurations available with the E300, each ready to unleash with the flick of a button. The Comfort mode sets the 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan to a tender calibration of the brakes and transmission. Each jolt from the rough patches thrown by the road is absorbed by the powerful selective damping system. Additionally, adaptive air suspension helps in further smoothening ride quality no matter you' re cruising or just roaming city streets.

The second driving configuration featured in E300 is accessible by means of Sport or Sport+ modes. Acceleration becomes more aggressive, whereas gear-shifting allows for enhanced responsiveness. In order to enhance road grip, the suspension increases in firmness. Moreover, the standard torque vectoring adjusts wheel speed to facilitate a precise cornering. Thus, the sedan keeps its cool and avoid any harshness the road has to offer.

Braking

Brake sizes for E300 are 12.7 and 11.8 inches for front and rear, respectively. Audi A6 Premium, as well as the Volvo S90 T5 Momentum, has the biggest front brake of 13.6 inches. BMW 530i, on the contrary, has the smallest front brake of 11.6 inches. In fact, its rear brake of 11.7-inch is also the smallest rear brake size in the competition. Audi A6 Premium has the biggest rear brake too, measuring 13 inches.

Model Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
Brake Front (in.) 12.7 11.6 13.6 13.6
Brake Rear (in.) 11.8 11.7 13.0 12.6
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3792 3746 3858 4012
60-0 MPH (ft.) 106 106 117 120

Both 2017 Mercedes Benz E300 and BMW 530i flaunt a powerful braking system. Their respective robust braking systems allow the rides to come to a full halt at a distance of 106 when decelerated continuously from 60 MPH. Audi A6 Premium requires 117 feet for doing so, while the same for the Volvo S90 T5 Momentum is 120 feet.

Dimension and Weight

The 2017 incarnation of Mercedes-Benz E300 flaunts a compact build. It has length, width, and height of 193.8, 73.7, and 57.8 inches, respectively. The length is the least in the competition, while the width is second only to 73.5 inches supported by the BMW 530i. Volvo S90 has the most length and width of 195.4 and 74 inches, respectively in the class. However, it has the least height of 56.8 inches. BMW 530i is the tallest of them all with a height of 58.2 inches.

Model Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
Curb weight (lbs.) 3792 3746 3858 4012
Length(in) 193.8 194.6 194.2 195.4
Width(in) 73.7 73.5 73.8 74.0
Height(in) 57.8 58.2 57.8 56.8
Ground clearance (in) 5.5 6.2 6.6 6.0
Wheelbase (in) 115.7 117.1 114.6 115.8
Track width (in) F/R 63.6/63.7 63.0/63.9 64.1/63.7 64.1/63.7

The ground clearance of 5.5 inches supported by the 2017 Mercedes Benz E300 is the least among its class rivals. Audi A6 Premium has the most ground clearance of 6.6 inches in the fraternity. The 2017 avatar of E300 flaunts a wheelbase of 115.7 inches. BMW 530i has the most wheelbase of 117.1 inches, whereas Audi A6 Premium has the least wheelbase of 114.6 inches.

Fuel Economy

7.3/10

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 offers a standard combined fuel economy of 25 mpg. The ride offers 22 mpg in cities and 30 mpg on highways. Its class rivals, however, offer better fuel economies.

Model Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
MPG (city) 22 24 24 23
MPG (highway) 30 34 34 34
MPG (combined) 25 27 28 27

Both BMW 530i and Volvo S90 T5 Momentum offers a combined fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon of gas. Audi A6 Premium leads the pack with a slightly better combined fuel economy of 28 mpg.

Interior

9.0/10

Seating and Comfort

Like its class rivals, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 is capable of accommodating a total of 5 persons. Front headroom and legroom available to the ride is 37.9 and 41.3 inches, respectively. Audi A6 Premium has the tightest headroom of 37.2 inches in the front, while the ride ties with E300 for the least legroom in the front.

Model Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 37.9/57.8/41.3 38.8/57.5/41.4 37.2/57.5/41.3 38.7/57.5/42.2
Second

 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/56.9/35.8 37.5/55.9/36.5 37.8/56.3/37.4 37.8/55.9/35.9

Headroom and legroom available in the rear of 2017 Mercedes Benz E300 are 38.2 and 35.8 inches, respectively. Legroom is obviously confined and the least that one can get in the segment. Audi A6 Premium offers the most rear legroom of 37.4 inches. Nonetheless, the headroom offered by E300 in the rear is the maximum among its class rivals. On the contrary, BMW 530i offers the least rear headroom of 37.5 inches in the class.

Infotainment System

2017 Mercedes Benz E300 is full of elegant tech features. Its built-in infotainment system, titled COMAND, is powerful, responsive, and easy to use. The system employs a big 12.3-inch hi-res screen for giving out important climate and navigational information. Obviously, learning to use the infotainment system takes some time but after that, it' s all too easy.

The infotainment system can be controlled via a touchpad as well as a selector knob present on the center console area. Moreover, there are small touchpads mounted on the steering wheel to allow controlling the infotainment system with simple thumb swipes. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are available too, in addition, to support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Interior Features

There are several things worth cheering about the insides of the E300. In fact, the interiors of the coupe feel like a scaled-down version of the S-Class. On the inside, the 2017 Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan comes with:

  • High-end walnut and ash trim
  • Soft-touch plastics
  • Elegantly designed dashboard
  • Plush cabin
  • Optional Acoustic Comfort package for reducing noise in the cabin
  • Several seating options to choose from
  • High-end walnut and ash trim
  • Soft-touch plastics
  • Elegantly designed dashboard
  • Plush cabin
  • Optional Acoustic Comfort package for reducing noise in the cabin
  • Several seating options to choose from

Cargo Capacity

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 offers an acceptable 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space. However, this is the least that one can get into the competition.

Model Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport BMW 530i Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI) Volvo S90 T5 momentum
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 13.1 18.7 14.1 13.5

Volvo S90 T5 Momentum offers the slightly better cargo capacity of 13.5 cubic feet. Audi A6 Premium offers the even better cargo capacity of 14.1 cubic feet. Nonetheless, it is the BMW 530i that offers the most cargo capacity among its class brethren. The ride flaunts a cargo capacity of 18.7 cubic feet.

Exterior

8.1/10
  • Big Benz grille; a hood-mounted star for Luxury models and three-pointed logo inside the grille for Sport models
  • Deep shoulder line slightly going towards the rear wheels
  • Beautiful LED-ribbed tail lights
  • Big Benz grille; a hood-mounted star for Luxury models and three-pointed logo inside the grille for Sport models
  • Deep shoulder line slightly going towards the rear wheels
  • Beautiful LED-ribbed tail lights

Safety

10/10

In addition to flaunting a multitude of safety and security feats, 2017 E300 offers an excellent IIHS and NHTSA scorecard. The ride is awarded a \u201c5-star\u201d rating for each parameter in the NHTSA.

2017 Mercedes Benz E300 features 7 airbags that offer 9-way protection. Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, and Emergency-sensing Brake Assist are available as standard safety features.

Safety Features
Adaptive braking technology: Predictive Brake Priming, Automatic Brake Drying, Hill-Start Assist, and brake HOLD feature
Car-to-X Communication
Active Brake Assist
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
7 air bags offering 9-way protection
Antitheft alarm system w/remote panic feature
Crosswind Assist
Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Emergency-sensing Brake Assist (BAS)

IIHS Rating

Category IIHS Rating
Small overlap front driver side Good
Small overlap front passenger side Good
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Front crash prevention Superior
Headlights Good
Child seats anchors (LATCH) Good

NHTSA Rating

Category NHTSA Rating
Overall rating 5 star
Overall frontal barrier crash rating 5 star
Frontal barrier crash rating driver 5 star
Overall side crash rating 5 star
Side barrier rating 5 star
Side pole rating driver front seat 5 star
Combined side rating rear seat 5 star
Rollover rating 5 star
Side barrier rating driver 5 star
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger 5 star
Combined side rating front seat 5 star
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat 5 star

Competition

Audi A6 Premium (2.0 TFSI)

One of the prime competitors to the 2017 Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan is the Audi A6 Premium. The ride features a 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder engine, which produces 252 hp of power and 273 lb.-ft of torque. While the torque is the same as that offered by the E300, power is greater. The engine is coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission mode. Pricing options for the Audi A6 Premium start from $47,600. The ride takes 6.7 seconds for accelerating to 60 MPH.

Audi A6 Premium support a curb weight of 3858 lbs. Hence, it is heavier than that of the E300 and BMW 530i but lighter than the Volvo S90 T5. The coupe leads the pack in terms of an impressive combined fuel economy of 28 mpg. Moreover, Audi A6 has the most ground clearance of 6.6 inches in the competition. Its 37.4 inches of rear legroom is also maximum among its class rivals. On the contrary, the ride has the least wheelbase of 114.6 inches in the competition.

BMW 530i

Flaunting a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine, BMW 530i is yet another class rival of the Mercedes Benz E Class. The ride relies on an 8-speed automatic transmission mode for gear-shifting. The 2.0L turbo engine generates 248 hp of power and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. BMW 530i is the fastest coupe in the competition. The ride covers a quarter-mile in just 13.5 seconds and shoots to 60 MPH in 6 seconds.

The opening bid for the BMW 530i is $51,200. It has the least curb weight of 3746 lbs. in the competition. Mercedes-Benz E300 is 46 lbs. heavier than the 530i. Both E300 and BMW 530i comes to a halt at a distance of 106 feet when decelerated fully from 60 MPH. Nonetheless, BMW 530i outshines Mercedes-Benz E300 with a combined fuel economy of 27 mpg. Ground clearance and wheelbase for 530i is 6.2 and 117.1 inches, respectively.

Volvo S90 T5 Momentum

With an introductory price tag of $46,950, Volvo S90 T5 Momentum is the most inexpensive ride in the league. The ride features a 2.0L 16V inline 4-cylinder turbo engine. It is capable of producing 250 hp of power in addition to 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is complemented by an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The ride requires 6.5 and 15.3 seconds for accelerating to 60 MPH and covering a quarter-mile, respectively.

Volvo S90 T5 Momentum is the bulkiest ride in the league with a total curb weight of 4012 lbs. Moreover, it takes the most distance of 120 feet for coming to a full halt when continually decelerated from 60 MPH. Still, it offers an impressive combined fuel economy of 27 mpg. S90 T5 Momentum has a decent ground clearance of 6 inches and wheelbase of 115.8 inches. The ride flaunts an impressive front headroom and legroom of 38.7 and 42.2 inches, respectively.

Final Verdict

Everything ranging from the driving experience to the exquisite interiors righteously makes 2017 E300 one of the best midsize luxury sedans. Adding this to the fact that ride comes with a wide variety of optional features and packages to opt for, makes the ride even more lucrative.

Least trunk space and lowest-in-league combined fuel economy push E300 behind its class rivals. Nonetheless, leave for these two, the ride equals or even bests its competitors in all other considerations, may it be interiors or performance.

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