As the name clearly suggest the Mercedes E-class model is more of an improved model between a sports utility vehicle and coupe. To be precise the car is of a special kind. This vehicle resembles Mercedes E-class Accord model in some aspects. But it is unfortunate such a unique vehicle has not performed as well as Accord model. Initially Mercedes E-class released the vehicle in 2009 though it wasn’t able to attract sufficient customers. Despite offering great features the vehicle hasn’t been able to dominate fully. Mercedes E-class has decided on giving this model a second chance and now they’re presently working on Mercedes E-class 2017 model. An allover modernization and performance refinement in terms of look is expected.
The lineup for the 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class is exceedingly extensive such that it can create a separate brand. The 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class features a total of 4 body styles i.e. wagon, sedan, coupe and the convertible together with countless combinations. With that said, the E400 hybrid together with the E63 AMG models have been discontinued leaving the E63 AMG wagon and Sedan as the only AMG models being offered this year. The E-Class has received some minor equipment upgrades.
There are a total of 4 body styles available under the 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class model. The E30 and E250 sedans are available in two main types, the Sport and Luxury. The luxury model comes with a traditional Mercedes Benz grille, 17 inch alloy wheels, separate hood ornament and a two bar grille. The Sport and Luxury come with LED headlights, adaptive suspension dampers and auto dimming headlights. The E-400 sedan comes with 18 inch alloy wheels while the E400 coupe and the convertible come with panoramic sunroof and non-adaptive LED headlights as standard. The premium package comes with a rearview camera and power folding mirrors.
Apart from being modern, the cabins also manage to be conservative. The creases and the sharp corners play a key role in conveying the traditional luxurious appearance of Mercedes Benz. All vehicles under this model have been engineered using refined plastic, wood and metal, thus creating a rather classic look. Apart from the plush elements, the 2016 E-class offers lots of space.
Engine and Fuel Efficiency
A majority of the 2016 Mercedes Benz E-class models are available with either an all-wheel drive or a rear wheel drive. All the vehicles under this model are made with a 7 speed transmission system, except the E63. Underneath the hood, the E250 Bluetech uses a 2.1 turbocharged four cylinder engines which have a rating of 195 horsepower and an estimated 369 pound per feet of torque. The E400 features a 3.0 liter, V6 engine which produces an estimated 329 horsepower and 354 pound per feet of torque.
The EPA estimated fuel economy varies widely due to the high number of options available under this model. The E250 checks at a combined 33 mpg combined i.e. 28 city and 42 highway while the E350 checks at 23 mpg combined i.e. 20 city and 29 highway.
Stability control, antilock disc brakes, front airbags, driver knee bag and front pelvic bags are standard for the E-Class model. Other safety features include the Mbrace telematics system which offers web based applications and smartphone integration.