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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300

Original MSRP Range
$52,950--$55,450
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
21--22 MPG City / 29--30 MPG Hwy
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300

What We Like

Superb driving manners, quality and technology

What We Don't

Options can be expensive -- a common complaint about premium German cars

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300?

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

Which E 300 is the Best?

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.

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How Much Does a 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cost?

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.

E 300 Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan$55,450 / $51,5694 Cylinder Turbo24121 / 299-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan$52,950 / $49,2444 Cylinder Turbo24122 / 309-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 a Safe Car?

The E-Class comes standard with 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, driver drowsiness alert and a considerable array of airbags. Rear side airbags, though, are available separately, along with small airbags in the rear seat belts.

An impressive standard safety feature is Pre-Safe Sound, which, when sensing an imminent collision, sends out pink noise through the audio system, triggering a reflex in the inner ear and protecting occupants' hearing from the noise of the impact. It's kind of an audible equivalent of red-eye flashlights in cameras.

The optional side-impact protection automatically inflates the relevant seat bolster to move a person away from the point of collision.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the E-Class sedan and wagon its top rating of five stars overall, with five stars apiece for front- and side-impact protection.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has yet to publish crash-test scores, but it gave the previous-generation sedan and coupe its top rating of Good in all categories, so we expect the new model to perform similarly.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • AMG Line Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Power Liftgate Release
  • Premium Pkg 3
  • Premium Pkg 1
  • Premium Pkg 2
  • Collision Warning
  • Warmth & Comfort Pkg

Competition

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs the competition

2018 Audi A6 -- Sleek exterior, refined cabin and athletic driving character. But ready to be replaced by another generation soon.

2018 BMW 5 Series -- Comes with its own suite of impressive tech features. It's no slouch to drive, either.

2018 Cadillac CTS -- Good enough to be a major consideration in this class.

2018 Jaguar XF -- Supple, smooth and supercharged.

2018 Lexus GS -- Makes a compelling case against German dominance by providing a surprisingly rewarding drive while maintaining that hallmark Lexus-smooth ride.

Used Porsche Panamera -- Luxurious and spacious. And who needs self-driving features when it can drive like a Porsche? Look for a certified pre-owned (CPO) model and rest easy with the extensive warranty.

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