...numerous safety and luxury features and high style make the E-Class one of our favorites.Published: 10/02/2004 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 2004: For 2004, the E-Class wagon benefits from the same full redesign the sedan received last year. A V8-powered version of the wagon is available this year and the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is optional on both sedans and wagons. Finally, the DVD-based navigation system, which was delayed for 2003, is on the options list this year. Pros: Sleek and dignified design inside and out, pleasing blend of ride and handling, sophisticated safety...
...The rear-drive E500 uses a new seven-speed-automatic transmission, but other models have a five-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. Safety Sensotronic brake control, which is a brake-by-wire system, promises faster, more surefooted emergency responses. Antilock brakes and Mercedes-Benz’s Electronic Stability Program are standard. Adaptive front airbags deploy at a lower force in less severe collisions. Seat belt pretensioners and load limiters are installed. Driving Impressions Civility reigns behind the wheel of the latest midsize sedan from...
Mercedes-Benz’s current E-Class has been on sale since the 2010 model year, and for 2014 it was given a major update. In Mercedes tradition, we should be seeing the... read more March 14, 2014 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Many automakers have abandoned straight-six engines in favor of more compact V-6 designs in order to improve packaging and pedestrian safety, but a few automakers are... read more November 11, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Following the recent news that the E-Class, at least in Europe, is now available with a nine-speed automatic transmission, Mercedes-Benz has released the full details on its... read more July 24, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Mercedes-Benz has quietly added a new nine-speed automatic to its E-Class range, though the option is not yet available in the U.S. The transmission, labeled a 9G-TRONIC, is... read more July 23, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
If you haven't been keeping pace with AMG lately, you might not know that all E Class AMG models will be all-wheel drive in the U.S. soon. A new, higher-performance S-Model... read more May 28, 2013 by Nelson Ireson