Our Opinion - 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review Some words that come to mind to describe a Mercedes-Benz E-class are “velvety,” “creamy,” “buttery,” and “smooth.” The E-class family includes a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, and a two-door convertible. All three offer a luxurious sense of comfort and a wide range of options that allow customers to make their cars fit their needs. The E350 sedan has a 255-horsepower inline-four engine, while the 3.0-liter inline-six engine in the E450 sedan has 362 horsepower. You can only get the E450 with six cylinders in the sleek coupe and soft-top convertible. The E-class comes with a power-adjustable steering column and a cold box in the glove box, among other luxury features. Some features you might expect to come standard at this price point, like leather seats and Mercedes’s more advanced driver assistance systems, are extras. Because the E-class is a quiet cruiser that puts comfort first, the AMG E53 is a good choice for people who need to get somewhere quickly. The E-class has always been and still is a good choice for people who want a well-made luxury car with a good track record. What's New? For the 2023 model year, the only change to the Mercedes-Benz E-class lineup is that the base price now includes metallic paint options that the manufacturer doesn’t make. Pros And Cons Pros: It has a lot of high-end technology and trim. Make cutting-edge technology for self-driving cars available. The base model gets better gas mileage and can be powered by electricity. Cons: It could look like an even bigger C-Class It might be expensive, but it’s cheaper than some. Engine, Transmission, and Performance Every E-class comes with three different engines and a nine-speed automatic transmission that is easy to use. The four-cylinder turbo engine in the E350 makes 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. It can work with both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The E450 models are powered by an inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine with 48-volt hybrid technology that works as an electric supercharger. The engine makes 369 pound-feet of torque and 362 horsepower. Depending on the body type, the power goes to different wheels: Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system can be added to the E350 sedan or driven from the back. All-wheel drive is the only option for the E450 sedan. You can choose between rear-drive and 4Matic all-wheel drive when you drive an E450 coupe or cabriolet (convertible). The E-handling class is good, but not sporty. This is because the car is more about comfort than speed. When pushed hard, it leans in strange places but never looks like it can’t handle the pressure. When the E-optional class’s air suspension is comfortable, the ride is smooth and great for long trips. It moves smoothly over pavement cracks, which don’t even make a sound in the cabin. When the drive mode is set to Comfort or Eco, the steering feels accurate and has a nice weight—neither it’s too light nor too heavy. On the highway, the E-class stays in a straight line and doesn’t make much noise. The E450, on the other hand, took 187 feet to stop from 70 miles per hour. Safety Some driver aids, like automatic emergency braking and monitoring for blind spots, come as standard, but most other equipment does not. Among the essential safety features are the following: Adaptive cruise control has the ability to stop and go. There are also options for lane departure warnings and help to stay in your lane. Automatic high-beam headlights can be added as an option. Internal and External Cargo Capacity The E-interior classes are beautifully done, with beautiful wood, brushed aluminum, and some of the most comfortable seats we’ve ever sat in. All models come with heated front seats, a digital instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch screen, ambient interior lighting that can be changed, and memory settings for the driver and front passenger seats. Optional features include: A head-up display. Front seats that massage you. A panoramic sunroof. Front seat cushions that let air flow through them. Even though Benz has a smaller trunk than some competitors, it beats them regarding storage inside the car. Even though the rear seatbacks can be lowered to make a lot more room for cargo, they don’t fold all the way flat, which makes it hard to move large items. Even with the back seats folded down, we could fit 18 carry-on bags in the car. The coupe and convertible models have a 10-cubic-foot trunk, but when the top is down, the convertible model has a lot less space to use. When the top was down, we could only fit two carry-on bags in the convertible’s trunk, but we could fit five in the box of the coupe. Fuel Economy and Actual MPG The EPA gave the four-cylinder E350 ratings of 23 mpg per city, 31 highway. For 2023, 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the road with all-wheel drive. The more powerful E450 gets up to 23 mpg per city, and 31 highways, so it is just as efficient. Once we’ve had a chance to test the different engines on our 75 mph highway fuel economy test route, we’ll be able to figure out their actual mpg. Infotainment and Connectivity The E-class comes with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system controlled by voice commands or a touchpad on the center console. Even though there are a lot of controls, the interface is more challenging to use than its predecessor, which had an applicable rotary controller in the center console. The MBUX system comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built-in. Upgrades are available for those who want better features, such as powerful Burmester sound and wireless charging. Price and How to Choose We recommend the sedan body style, with a powerful six-cylinder engine and 4Matic all-wheel-drive. We can also help with the E450 trim level. Keyless entry, heated front seats with memory settings, a fully digital dashboard, blind-spot monitoring, and an infotainment system are among the standard amenities included in this vehicle. We’d also add ventilated front seat cushions, a heated steering wheel, an optional air suspension, a head-up display, multi-contour front seats, and an agitated air suspension.