Although it’s an ageing sedan in its class, the new and improved 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class continues to maximize on modern technology, robust engine selection, and an elegant interior furnishings. Its strengths include numerous advanced safety features, smooth and efficient diesel engine, strong gasoline-powered engines, a wide variety of body styles, and a superb ride. Its release date, according to credible sources, should be expected in the coming weeks although the exact details are unknown.
The E-Class comes with an extensive number of trim levels that could be mistaken for a brand, additionally, it comes in four body configurations: convertible, coupe, wagon, and sedan. Also featured are countless feature combinations, and fuel-sipping five engines. Pleasantly though despite the dizzying amount of diversity, is the E-Class superb technology and feature list excellence.
Notwithstanding the number of rivals sprouting each year in the segment, the vehicle continues to appeal with its remarkable broad skill set and a tasteful styling. And if you have been following rumors, you’ll most definitely know that an all-new E-Class Series is around the corner. If King Solomon would still be alive today, he’d agree to the notion that old age is directly related to wisdom. And just as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is on the verge of its demise, the engineers at the German based automaker have hard ample time to “work out the kinks.”
Also unwavering is the vehicle’s supple ride that is only compromised by AMG S trims that come with rigid suspension tuning. Other cons including a potent straight-line performance, and a less involving driving experience. However, the car continues to impress with its variety of engines, performance suspension specifications, and tons of safety technologies.
Hopefully though, for those disappointed with some of the features mentioned above, may sample other alternatives that rival the E-Class. They include 2018 Jaguar XF, 2018 Audi A6, 2018 BMW 5 Series, and 2018 Lexus GS.
Interior Logo Design & Exterior Pictures – 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
As already mentioned at the introductory part of this review, the vehicle will come in up to four body-styles. Furthermore, each body-style will be available with various trims that correspond to the engine size. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-in Hybrid is reviewed separately.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E250 and E350 will come in two basic types: either Luxury or Sport. The former comes standard with three-spoke steering wheel, subtle white faced gauges, aluminum pedals for the Sport trim, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, an integrated three-pointed star, a two-bar grille, different wheels, a separate hood ornament, a traditional grille, and 17” alloy wheels.
Both 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Luxury and Sport will be available with an iPod/USB interface, a CD charger, eight-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, the COMAND electronics interface, auto-dimming mirrors, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, simulated leather upholstery, front-seat memory functions, 10-way power front seats, automatic climate control, a sunroof, adaptive suspension dampers, LED taillight accents, and LED headlights.
Additionally, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4Matic wagon comes in both Luxury and Sport configuration. Standard equipment in each include rear-facing 3rd row seat, LED running lights, a rearview camera, interior accents, sport tuned suspension for the Sport trim, and a power liftgate.
The E400 sedan comes with Lane Tracking package, leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and 18” wheels.
Still there? The E400 cabriolet and coupe come with heated leather seats, a sunroof, LED headlights, and sedan accoutrements. The Convertible adds a pop-up air deflector, a rear center pass through, and a power folding soft top.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine Specs
Beneath the bonnet of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E250 is a 2.1L diesel-fueled 4-cyl engine good for 195 hp and 369 pounds of torque. As for the E350, expect 273 pounds of torque and 302 horsepower from a 3.5L V6.
The other one is a 3.5L V6 engine good for 354 pounds of torque and 329 horsepower. The E550 steps up the ante with a 4.7L V8 good for 402 horsepower and 443 pounds of torque.
EPA ratings for the E550 stand at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price & Date Of Release
Buyers should expect the base Sport trim to come with an MSRP starting from $53,650, and about $101,700 for the AMG E63 4Matic S-Model. As for its release date, info available indicates that the vehicle should be ready for release in the coming weeks.