The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has undergone a full restyle from top to bottom.
With longer overall length and wheelbase, the new 2017 E-Class adopts design cues from the larger S-Class models and smaller C-Class. The automaker highlights abbreviated roofline, the long hood, broad rear flanks, the short overhangs, and large wheels as the signature Mercedes-Benz sedan styling cues.
Sport and Luxury styling treatments will be available for new E-Class. The latter has the classic chrome grille design and a conventional Mercedes hood ornament. The former on the other hand employs a sports grille with the three-pointed star embedded into the center. Single-piece “stardust-effect” taillights, a Mercedes first, provide the E-Class a unique appearance at night.
Mercedes significantly improved the quality of the E-Class sedan’s interior, from colors and materials to comfort levels and seat designs. Owners can select from plenty colors for the ambient lighting, and a variety of interior tones, trims, and textures too.
As in a bigger and more costly S-Class, an E-Class driver faces a large, dual-screen, digital instrumentation panel. Fitted in front of the driver is a conventional gauge display and the dashboard features a 12.3″ infotainment system display too.
On top of the huge list of the new safety technologies, the new E-Class is also provided with futuristic convenience and the communication systems. For instance, Remote Parking Pilot is new, and Mercedes say that it lets an E-Class owner, using the smartphone app, to direct the vehicle to autonomously move into and out of a parking space or a garage.
In addition, the E-Class is equipped with the “Car-to-X communication system”. Mercedes portray it as a “phone supported exchange of information with other cars on the road.”
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The only available engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder which generates 241-hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 22 city/30 highway (25 mpg combined) for a rear-drive model and 24 mpg combined.
Mercedes take driving safety seriously and equipped the 2017 E-Class with the standard drowsy driver monitoring system with the adjustable sensitivity, active brake assist with the cross-traffic response, forward-collision warning with the pedestrian detection, and also automatic emergency braking. Mercedes claims the new E-Class is so safe that it can fully avoid accidents at speeds up to 43 miles per hour.