2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

This Merc likes to pamper its inhibitors with quintessential interior and relaxed ride quality, it's the 2019 Mercedes Benz E-class. Rather than taking corners like a mad dog, this one channels its power to deliver a laid back ride. Even the most taxing rides feel like a jolly endeavor and it does it like a classic executive. The Instagram-able interior and the galore of gizmos and features makes it even more delicious. This year, the E-class takes a new mantel and runs with the might of 33 more horses, so be prepared.

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Pros

Tasteful interior and classy styling

Lot of options to customize

More power than the yesteryear variant

Cons

Suspension feels a little stiff

What's New?

E 450 Replaces E 400

New driver assist Memory features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$56000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu. in.

horsepower

241 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115.7 in.

length

193.8 in.

width

73.7 in.

height

57.8 in.

curb weight

3935 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

10 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20 /28 /23 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

3 yr./ Unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr./50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe E 450

E 450

power
362-hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
mpg
23 combined

$56,000 - $62,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
E 450 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $62,300 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 362-hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
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9-speed automatic manual all wheel drive 4
E 450 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $56,000 MSRP (20 mpg/23/28 mpg) 362-hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
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9-speed automatic manual rear wheel drive 4
E 450 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $59,800 MSRP (20 mpg/23/28 mpg) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive TBD
E 450 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $62,300 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive TBD

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 16, 2019


Starting at $59,800, the E450 sits just below the AMG line-up. It has a 3.0L V6 Bi-turbo engine developing 362 horses and 369-pound-feet of torque. All that power is channeled via a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Not only this, but it also comes loaded with exhaustive luxury and safety equipment. The huge array of options will get you closer to your perfect version of the E Class coupe.

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Features

Trims and Features

Mercedes E450 replaces the E400 and is only available in one trim that is priced at $58,900. It is powered by a 3.0L V6 bi-turbo engine which kick starts the E class line up. The AMF-field E class turns up the heat with its raw power. The power is either sent to the rear wheel or all-wheels of the cars. There are no major changed to the E class line up, however, there are new driver memory features for the coupe and convertible variants. Other executive luxury features like Power front seats with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, massage feature seats, 12.3-inch infotainment etc. are installed in the E class.

As for additional packages, there are a lot of them, you can add Parking assist package, driver assist package, Night package with AMG styling or a solo AMG line package.

Trim

E 450

MSRP

$59,800

4Matic

$62,300

Key

Features

ECO Start/Stop system

 

DYNAMIC SELECT

 

"Sensual purity" in coupe design

 

Elegantly sporty, extra-spacious cabin

 

Pillarless hardtop design

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

12.3-inch high-resolution central display

 

COMAND system with touchpad controller

 

Car-to-X Communication

 

Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call Service

 

Active Brake Assist

 

Power front seats with memo

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Engine

"Every 2019 Mercedes E-Class boasts unflappable composure, but AMG models are ready to dance when a race track beckons" The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The name might be different but the 2019 Mercedes Benz E450 is still the same luxury executive and even more appealing than it was before. It's powered by peppy 3.0L Biturbo V6 engine making 362 horses and 369-pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to the class-leading 9G-TRONIC transmission that gives it excellent performance and increased fuel efficiency. Power can be channeled to all four wheels via the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

Models

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC 350 F Sport

Audi S5

Price

$59,800

$51,200

$50,790

$50,200

Engine

3.0L Twin Turbo Unleaded V-6

3.0L Intercooled Turbo Premium U`1nleaded I-6

3.5L Premium Unleaded V6

Intercooled Turbo 3.0L V-6

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic Tiptronic

Horsepower

362 @ 5500

322 @ 5500

311@6600

349 hp @5400 rpm

Torque

369 @ 1800

330 @ 1380

280 @ 4800

369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm

Compared to the last year's2019s E 400 coupe, the E 450 has a more powerful V6 engine that increases total power by 33 horsepower. The slick 9-speed automatic system has more gear ratios, so the transmission will be shifting gears more often to keep the engine in its power band. Lighter components have been used to ensure quiet shifting work, more efficiency, and comfort.

Acceleration

The E class is better known for its exceptional comfort and quintessential interior quality, however, the performance is equally admirable. The torquey turbocharged engine has a great pulling strength. The E Class coupe when equipped with this engine can thrash 0-60 mile marker in the sub-5-second window.

Models

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Audi S5

0-60 MPH

5.0 seconds

4.4 seconds

5.9 seconds

4.3 seconds

Quarter mile

12.6 seconds*

12.9 seconds

N/A

12.8 seconds

Engine

3.0L

3.0L

3.5L

3.0L

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The engine has enough gusto for your merging, passing, highway cruising, and spirited driving. The 4MATIC is available as standard equipment. It ensures better traction in a variety of bad terrain scenarios.

Ride and Handling

The mentality behind an E class buyer is to reach point A to B in the most lavish way, and Merc has done a great job to deliver comfort. The suspension is pretty good at tackling road undulations and the cabin ambiance is super quiet. If it is fitted with optional air suspension, the ride feels as if you're on a cushion that glides 2-inches over the tarmac.

The E 450 is equally relaxing in town as on the highway. The 9G-TRONIC gearbox is slick and provides for quick gear changes when overtaking is required and wafts along when you just feel like cruising on the endless roads.

Braking

Mercedes Benz E450 is equipped with 14.2-inch ventilated front and 12.6 inches rear discs. E450 weighs in at 4,134 pounds. Data from the braking test is unavailable for E450. However, the pedal feel is firm. The application of brakes is followed by a progressive slowing of the car. The brakes will not let you down and stop the car within the safety margins.

Model

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Audi S5

Brake Front (in.)

14.2

13.4

14

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

13

12

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4200

3635

3748

3847

70-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

166

N/A

N/A

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Fuel Economy

With the 9-speed transmission working tirelessly to ensure optimum gear shifts and turbocharged and fuel injected V6 engine, the E450 manages 20 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on the highway and combined mpg of 23. On a full tank of gasoline, E Class coupe will cover 591 miles on the interstate.

Model

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Audi S5

MPG (city)

19

21

20

21

MPG (highway)

26

32

28

30

MPG (combined)

22

25

23

24

 

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Interior

"First-rate interior all around, distinguished by design. While the Audi A6 is modern cool, the Benz is timeless class. While the BMW 5 Series favors space and logic, the Benz is sensual and aesthetic. Upholstery, touch points, surfaces, infotainment system integration - all top-shelf"- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

While other brands support logic and mutated designs, Merc keeps it simple with its evergreen design a plush quality. The front seats can be electrically adjustment with memory system to make you feel comfortable. The E Class takes a page from the S class's book as they share the same material quality. The sweeping digital dashboard is a treat to look at. Mercedes E Class blends technology with class better than other marquees.

In a time when cars are adopting tech at an exponential rate. Even A-B commuters are equipped with state of the art smartphone integration. Luxuries like heated and ventilated seats are available as standard options for many budget cars. What about the cars that defined luxury? The Mercedes E Class brings in luxury that was pretty much unheard of.

Model

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Audi S5

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.9/56.1/41.8

39.8/55.3/42.2

39/54.7/45.4

37.9/57.8/41.3

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.4/50.3/N/A

36.1/51.7/33.7

34.8/50.8/27.3

38.2/56.9/32.7

 

E Class brings in equipment like the air cabin fragrance system that makes the coupe smell like a fancy hotel room. With so many ways to diffuse it, it seems the E Class has a fragrance for different moods. It works along with ambient lighting. The surround cameras provide automatic feed when the car is in narrow spaces.

Infotainment System

The standard satellite navigation system is good but not like AMG E 53 models as they get enhanced features. The shortcut buttons to use the beautiful infotainment are placed in the natural hand-resting position when driving the car. Other phone integration features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto work fine without any issues.

The main attraction is a 12-inch digital instrument cluster which is placed adjacent to the central screen of the same size. The Merc also offers a 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi system, rear-seat entertainment package, and wireless phone-charging. To work the touchpad a bit of skill is needed but when you drive it daily, it gets to you and you feel very connected.

Interior Features

  • Overhead Console With Storage
  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Sun Sensor
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Front And Rear Door Pockets
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
  • Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filtration

Cargo Capacity

The E class boot space is 15 cu ft. There's more than enough space to carry bags or large suitcases but the Mercedes raised boot opening means it's not quite as easy to pack full of bulky items.

Model

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Audi S5

Cargo Volume (ft.3) seat 3

15

15.7

10.4

11.6

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Exterior

"Forget the days of blocky taxis; the 2019 Mercedes E-Class is a stunner in any form" - The Car Connection

Design and Styling

The E Class carries that understated nature of high-end German cars very well. The design follows subtle lines and if you are looking for something that has a massive street persona, then your money is better spent elsewhere. Although, the design has been around for a while now. It doesn\u2019t show any signs of aging. Most E Class buyers actually appreciate this understated opulence.

Model

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Audi S5

Curb weight (lbs.)

4200

3635

3748

3847

Length(in)

190

182.6

184.8

184.7

Width(in)

73.2

71.9

72.4

72.7

Height(in)

56.3

54.2

54.9

53.9

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

5.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

110.6

107.5

108.8

Track width (in) F/R

63.2/63.3

60.8/62.8

62.2/61.8

62.5/61.7

Dimensions and Weight

2019 Mercedes Benz E 450 is 193.8 inches in length and 72.9 inches in width. Wheelbase is 115.7 inches which provide for ample amount of space and comfort for the passengers. Height is 57.8 inches which provide for good aerodynamic stance. The E 450 weighs in at 4134 pounds.

Exterior Features

  • 18" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
  • Wheel Locks
  • 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
  • Accessory Styling Package
  • Chrome Door Handle Inserts
  • LED Logo Projectors
  • Illuminated Star
  • Panorama Roofry
  • 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Black Mirror Housing Cover

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Safety

It takes time and works to build reliable cars, however, Mercedes has been around for a lot of time and proved its safety suit\u2019s superiority. The same is reflected in the E class\u2019s standard safety features. The cluster of active and passive safety features is nothing short than impressive. However, it's still too soon for the E class to hit the brick wall for safety testing.

Safety Features

  • Brake Drying
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Rear Center 3-Point Belt
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Competition

Mercedes Benz vs BMW 4 series

"Logical" is the word which perfectly defines the 4 series. It follows the same drill as the Merc with a similar sense of maturity and plush quality. Overall, BMW's legacy of building groundbreaking coupes precedes with the 4 series. The 4 series might be a head turner but compared to the E450, it beauty feels a little pale. There are few elements in this Beemer which feel cheap, plus the boot space is low too. As for features, Mercedes happens to deliver a better standard feature list.

The only place where BMW shines is with its ride quality and price. Though we would suggest taking the full bite of Euro luxury with the E class.

Mercedes Benz vs Lexus RC 350 F Sport 

European brands are known for their unparallel luxury but no way they hold any copyrights for the same. Lexus features meticulously crafted fills of luxury on the RC which can easily counter the E class. Though other aspects of the E class trumps Lexus bigtime. Not just it\u2019s a practical choice, it has a better engine which makes it quicker than the RC 350. While Merc follows a simplistic approach to access its features, on the other hand, Lexus\u2019s nebulous infotainment is tricky to use.

Lexus might be a strong offering in the luxury coupe segment but Mercedes happens to be the better choice.

Mercedes Benz vs Audi S5

While Mercedes has a simplistic approach, Audi is more inclined over flamboyance and futuristic designs. Even in the drive quality, you will find Merc to be more mature and Audi more of an enthusiast. As for power, the E 450 trumps the S5 but with a little margin. The E 45 is more practical and comfort centric while the S5 has better ergonomic numbers.

The choice between the two is clearly related to your mindset, do you want a futurist and athletic ride or a comfortable and luxurious one.

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Final Verdict

The E Class coupe features a bump of 33 extra horses which is quite something. Though the engine isn\u2019t eager to pick up the pace it remarkably quiet. Mercedes intends the E Class to be a comfortable ride before being anything else. The cabin is well insulated, once inside it really feels like you have been separated from the outside world.

If you are looking for something that is athletic and will follow up with your mad steering inputs, then the E Class wouldn\u2019t be a befitting choice. Even with Sport and Sport Plus modes, the E Class was never meant to be a track-day weapon. At its best, the E Class is quick but it never wants to upset the comfort of the occupants.

This coupe justifies the Mercedes tag, it offers unmatched comfort. When equipped with the air suspension, the ride quality is too good to be true. The E Class coupe gobbles up potholes like they were never there. It is also equipped with state of the art semi-autonomous driving capability.