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An E 400 4Matic sedan arrives, joined by E 63 S sedan and wagon versions, plus all-new coupes and convertibles. These latter two body styles are real E-Class variants; the previous generation's 2-door models were based on the C-Class platform. There have also been some changes to equipment. See the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models for sale near you
There are so many versions that recommending one in particular might perhaps work for one buyer but end up as absolute nonsense to another. The best advice is to keep a careful eye on the options.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class range encompasses sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles.
The E 300 sedan ($53,945), E 400 4Matic sedan ($59,895) and E 400 4Matic wagon ($64,045) share similar equipment levels. They're separated into Luxury and Sport trims. The Luxury has a 3-pointed star hood ornament, while the Sport gets a firmer suspension, 18-inch AMG-design wheels, a black headliner and a different grille with a Mercedes-Benz star emblem set into it.
Standard equipment includes 17-in alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, push-button start, a sunroof, an illuminated entry system, rain-sensing wipers, LED exterior lighting, power-folding/heated side mirrors, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory settings, selectable driving modes, a rearview camera, ambient LED cabin lighting, a 12.3-in infotainment display, navigation, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, an 8-speaker audio system and HD Radio. The E 400 4Matic wagon also has a powered tailgate and 18-in wheels.
The Premium 1 options bundle has blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a self-parking function for parallel and perpendicular spaces. It also brings heated front seats, satellite radio, wireless smartphone charging, a Burmester 14-speaker audio system, keyless entry/ignition and hands-free/powered operation of the sedan's trunk lid.
Premium 2 takes the contents of Premium 1 and adds adaptive headlights, a fragranced cabin air system, automatic high beams and a powered sunshade for the sedan's rear window.
Premium 3 comes with Premium 2's features plus the more involved driver aids such as evasive-action assistance, forward cross-traffic assistance, rear/side-impact preparation, adaptive cruise control with active steering, lane-keeping, blind spot monitoring and forward-collision mitigation, speed-limit road-sign recognition, a 360-degree camera system and a head-up display.
Other options include an adaptive air suspension, 19- and 20-in alloy wheels, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, heating for the front armrests and steering wheel, a second 12.3-in screen as an instrument cluster and upgraded audio setups.
The E 400 coupe ($59,895) and E 400 Cabriolet ($67,295) enjoy extras like leather upholstery and 18-in wheels. Naturally, the convertible versions have wind deflectors and offer neck-warming vents set into the front seats (Airscarf).
The Mercedes-AMG E 43 ($72,595) comes with its own engine, all-wheel-drive system, air suspension and braking setup appropriate for a more powerful machine. It also has various AMG cosmetic additions, plus 19-in alloy wheels.
The E 63 S sedan ($104,995) and E 63 S wagon ($107,945) have most of the equipment found in the E 43 and E 400, along with limited-slip rear differentials, special suspensions, strengthened driveline components and high-performance tires. Carbon-ceramic brake discs are an option.
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