...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...
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
Following the launch of the updated 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class range earlier in the year, the German automaker has now presented the unique long-wheelbase version of the car... read more April 23, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran