Small administration tweaks accumulate the new E-Class fresh.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class ancestors gets a cardinal of updates for 2021, including administration tweaks, new mild-hybrid agent options and a big infotainment upgrade. Because of these enhancements, the 2021 E-Class models are a few thousand dollars added big-ticket than their predecessors, with appraisement starting at $55,300 (all amounts accommodate $1,050 for destination), Mercedes-Benz appear Wednesday.
That $55,300 amount applies to the rear-wheel-drive E350 sedan, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo I4 agent with 255 application and 273 pound-feet of torque. Adding 4Matic all-wheel drive bumps the amount up to $57,800. The auto is the alone E-Class anatomy appearance to get this 2.0-liter agent option.
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Mercedes’ new 3.0-liter turbo I6 agent is accessible beyond the lath in the E450 models. On its own, this agent makes 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, but it’s supplemented by Mercedes’ EQ-Boost 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, which can add 21 hp and 184 lb-ft as needed. Buyers can accept from the E450 4Matic Auto ($63,050), E450 Coupe ($66,000), E450 4Matic Coupe ($68,500), E450 Cabriolet ($73,000), E450 4Matic Cabriolet ($75,500) or the new E450 4Matic All-Terrain ($68,650), a aerial adaptation of the E-Class wagon. The closing is air-conditioned cool — a aces adversary to the new Audi A6 Allroad.
A added able adaptation of that 3.0-liter straight-six agent is accessible in the Mercedes-AMG E53 models, with achievement aloft to 429 hp and 384 lb-ft — afore the EQ-Boost assist. The AMG E53 cars get different abeyance tunes, administration cues and autogenous treatments, as well. The E53 Auto starts at $74,950, while the E53 Coupe and Cabriolet appear in at $77,300 and $83,900, respectively.
Finally, there’s the top-dog Mercedes-AMG E63 S, which is alone accessible in the E-Class’ Auto and Wagon anatomy styles. The E63 uses the aforementioned 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 agent as before, admitting with 603 hp on tap, that’s hardly a complaint. These most-powerful E-Class variants are additionally the best expensive, at $108,550 for the E63 S Auto and $113,500 for the E63 S Wagon.
Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz appear capacity about a constituent amalgam E350e that’ll go on auction in Europe. When asked about this version’s approaching in America, a Mercedes-Benz agent told us there are “no announcements apropos the E350e for the US bazaar at this time.”
All of the E-Class models attending a bit bluff than afore and the cars’ cabins action a ambit of new colors and materials. The big upgrade, though, is on the infotainment tech front, area the E-Class makes the about-face to Mercedes’ admirable MBUX software, best accomplished on a brace of 12.3-inch displays on the dashboard.
The adapted E-Class models are accepted to access in Mercedes-Benz dealerships afore the end of the year.