2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic Review – The 10th generation of Mercedes-Benz’s age-old E-Class comes to market with brand-new styling, a perfectly updated interior, a fuel-efficient engine and a boatload of modern features. It’s remarkable that a model that has been around since 1947 was the segment sales leader in 2015, outselling such mainstays as BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. Similar to past E-Class models, Mercedes-Benz hasn’t avoided innovation, and this generation of the high-end sedan is the most forward-thinking Mercedes yet.
While the majority of automotive brands trace aesthetic lineage significantly between automobiles, Mercedes-Benz does so quite overtly. The old’ “corporate face” finds its way on every new MB item these days, however, it’s a wonderful one to be sure. Therein, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic looks exactly like an S-Class that’s been left in the washering too long, however, gains 1.7 inches of overall length on its predecessor. The new midsize Merc works its flagship brother or sister’s curves just as confidently.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic Review
Mercedes-Benz has constantly highlighted its cars with chrome without making them look over the top, and the new E-Class is no exception. Rounding out the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class’s a lot of distinctive exterior hints is a prolonged hood, squat position, and strong, racing shoulder line from nose to tail.
Inside, the stylistic architecture only enhances. The interior’s blend of high-quality materials, intriguing styles, and interface improvement take a visual lead over the competition. Wrap-around dash panels, dark wood grain trims and machined aluminum toggles and buttons, and fine leather inspects all the conventional luxury boxes, but each beautiful information is eclipsed by a set of extraordinary 12.3-inch digital display screens. The two screens share a single, ultra-wide glass pane and function as driver instrument cluster and COMAND infotainment module and though an analog gauge cluster with a 7.0-inch TFT display is standard, the 2nd screen is worth every penny of its $800 upgrade.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic also presents industry-first touch control buttons on the steering wheel that you press-to-select, swipe, and scroll simply like an iPhone. For your actual smart device, The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered with NFC (near field interaction) charging and comes geared up with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Engine and Performance
The previous generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class used four engines: a 4-cylinder diesel, 3.5-liter gas V6, twin-turbo V6 and AMG twin-turbo V8. Far, Mercedes have announced 3 for 2017: a 2.0-liter, 241-horsepower turbo-4 (in the E300), and a 329-horsepowers twin-turbo V6 (in the E400 wagon) and a 396-horsepower AMG twin-turbo V6 (in the E43). Our test drives over two days concentrated on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, backed by a 9-speed automated transmission. This powertrain is analogous to the previous 3.5-liter V6/7-speed automatic and which put out 302 horsepowers and 273 lb-ft of torque and delivered fuel economy rankings of 20 mpg city, 29 mpg on the highway in rear drive. For the brand-new engine in 2017, horsepower is lower (by 61) and torque is the very same, but the peak for both is now at lower rpm.
Those who are doubtful when they read that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder need not worry. The E-Class is quick off the line, and at highway speeds has plenty of power in reserve for passing. The brand-new transmission, which is controlled by means of Mercedes’ familiar slender column-mounted stalk, offers smooth, well-timed shifts.
When the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic goes on sale in late July, it will be used in Luxury and Sport trims. Rates will begin at $52,175 consisting of location, and another $2,500 will get you 4MATIC four-wheel drive. A minimum of one AMG variant will follow, as will an E-Class wagon. And if our first impression the basic engine is any indication, E-Class purchasers remain in for a real reward.