2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Release Date, Review – There have been over a year of speculations being rumored and it has finally been confirmed that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan vehicle going to be released. The initial showcasing is going to happen at the Detroit Auto Show where the new car is going to be exhibited to the general public for the first time. This is going to be the 10th-generation of the E-Class and the revamping of the lineup started in 2013 with the S-Class. Later on we got the C-Class release that came in 2014 as the updated started with a sporty exterior and brand new feature. The E-Class is going to showcase the same kind of elements that have been seen in the previous sedans.
The newest E-Class is going to be restyled in the same manor the current S-Class was designed. The midsize vehicles are going to come with some unique features that are going to diversify it from other models in the lineup but Mercedes-Benz is planning on incorporating more of a cohesive appearance which the vehicle adopts this time. All in all, there are going to be less details that will differentiate the models from each other which only happened one time before and it was in the 80s.
Leaving styling aside, the technical side of the new E-Class adopts a completely new platform which adds a new interior with a completely gorgeous look to it. There is going to be a new lineup of powertrains added this year and are going to include a turbocharged four-cylinder and a brand-new four-pot diesel. Not all of the engines are going to be available in the US market and for more information about the specs and the date you will be able to read in the review below.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class exterior
The best way to describe the exterior look of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is as a larger C-Class model or a smaller S-Class car. So if you ignore the proportions you will notice that all of these vehicles have a similar or perhaps the same front fascia to their design. The swooping roofline, the character line and the muscular beltline are all the same with these models. But there are many things that differ it from the other class vehicles as well. Some of the details include the headlamps which include LED additions and are designed with e different cluster. The bumper is A-shaped and is something which is added to almost any model that comes out under the Mercedes-Benz name. But the greatest changes will come based on the trim level actually.
Viewing the vehicle from the back, we notice that the designers in Mercedes-Benz aimed for a more cohesive design of their E-Class vehicles. It also poses some similarities with the aforementioned sedan classes above but does offer us some distinguishing patterns here. The roofline of the E-Class is almost as identical to the C and S classes with the exception of the C-pillars which are thicker here. The rear windscreen is positioned in a sportier angle and also add some longer doors to the back. The added character like is identical to the design with the other vehicles but this one is more subtle than seen in the other ones. The newest E-Class also has some larger dimensions than the preceding vehicles before it, so the length is increased to 193.8 inches and the wheelbase amounts to a total of 115.7 inches.
The interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a similar interior as the S-Class, which is good news as this is generally the best kind of an interior setup one could get inside a tightly packed competitive market. The cabin has the same organic type of a design of the dashboard which adds an enormous touchscreen in the middle of it. There are four air vents at the sides and a wide center stack which adopts a very beautiful design. The instrument cluster is completely new though and the added elements make it a very useful vehicle now. On the base models you can get a two analogue dials and a seven-inch screen in between while higher trims get a 12.3-inch screen. The base trims also get an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system while the in higher ones there is the 12.3-inch one used.
There is an innovation made to the steering wheel design which adds some function buttons atop of it. It can be used to detect horizontal and vertical swipes just like the screen of a smartphone or tablet and is used for the first time in this manner in a vehicle. The infotainment system is completely updated with new menus and functions which are assumed to be transferred to the S-Class when it receives its mid-cycle facelift. Much like in any new type of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you will get the same Linguatronic voice control, energy-saving LEDs for interior lighting and Comand rotary dial as well and additionally second-generation Burmester sound system with 23 speakers are going to be integrated into the roof.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the US market is only going to be released with one engine option. It will use a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-banger with the capability of amounting a production level of 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque in the E300. It combines with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission as standard and also is available with a all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system optionally.
European models of the E-Class are going to come with 2.0-liter four-pot will pump 184 horses and 221 pound-feet inside the base version of the car. The same engine is combined in a hybrid powertrain which adds an output of 79 horsepower and a whopping 442 pound-feet of twist combined with the electric engine. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel variant adds an output level of 195 horsepower and 295 pound-feet, and there is also going to be a 3.0-liter diesel engine with 258 horses and 457 pound-feet of torque as well.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.2 in. (113.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.1 in. (192.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 12.9 ft³
Curb weight: 3979 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 5 sec
MPG: 23/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cardinal Red Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Dolomite Brown Metallic, Indigo Blue Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price and release date
The price rage for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan vehicles starts at $52,650 and the release date comes in the alter part of this year making them available for sale by 2017. Closest competitors are the 2017 Audi A6 and the 2017 BMW 5 Series, respectively.