The previous entry-level E 300 versions become E 350 cars, thanks to a new 255-horsepower engine (a bump of 14 hp). Blind spot monitoring, keyless entry/ignition, hands-free trunk lid operation and a parking damage detector are all standard.
The optional Premium package now includes a 12.3-in digital driver information display.
AMG models gain an "Emotion Start" feature -- engage the left-side gearshift paddle while pressing the engine's start button, and the exhaust system becomes more vocal than usual. Driving modes for AMG cars also include a new "Slippery" setting. And the AMG E 53 gains illuminated door sills as standard. See the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models for sale near you
As long as the budget is there, aim for an AMG E 53 version. These cars are a great balance between power and sanity -- unless the wagon style is required. With any selection, choose the Driver Assistance package while exercising restraint in regard to the rest of the options. Find a Mercedes-Benz E-Class for sale
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class range covers sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible (aka cabriolet) body styles. The E 350 sedan ($55,045), E 450 4Matic sedan ($62,545) and E 450 4Matic wagon ($67,095) share similar equipment levels.
Standard features include 18-in alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, keyless entry/ignition, hands-free trunk lid operation, blind spot monitoring, a sunroof, 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, ambient LED cabin lighting, parking damage detector, a 12.3-in infotainment display, navigation, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, an 8-speaker audio system and an HD radio. The E 450 4Matic wagon also has a powered tailgate and 18-in wheels.
The Premium package includes a 12.3-in digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, heated front seats, satellite radio and a Burmester surround-sound system.
A Parking Assistance package adds a rear cross-traffic alert, a 360-degree camera system and a self-parking function.
A Driver Assistance package includes aids such as evasive action assistance, forward cross-traffic assistance, rear and side impact preparation, adaptive cruise control with active steering, lane-keeping assist, active blind spot assistance and forward collision mitigation.
Other options include adaptive air suspension, 19-in and 20-in alloy wheels, soft-close doors, ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a fragranced/ionized cabin air system, a head-up display, Wi-Fi and heating for the front armrests and steering wheel.
The E 450 coupe ($65,345) and E 450 cabriolet ($72,395) have both leather upholstery and the Premium package's contents as standard. The coupe has a panoramic sunroof, while the convertible versions also have wind deflectors and offer neck-warming vents set into the front seats (Airscarf).
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG E 53 sedan ($74,795) comes with its own drivetrain, AWD, air suspension and a braking setup appropriate for a more powerful machine. It has various AMG cosmetic additions as well, plus 19-in alloy wheels. There are also E 53 coupe ($75,945) and E 53 cabriolet ($82,645) versions.
The E 63 S sedan ($108,345) and E 63 S wagon ($112,745) have most of the equipment found in the E 53 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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2020 Audi A6 -- Sleek exterior, refined cabin and athletic driving character.
2020 BMW 5 Series -- Comes with its own impressive technology. No slouch to drive either.
2020 Genesis G80 -- Offers plenty of features for a relatively bargain price.
2020 Jaguar XF -- Supple, smooth and supercharged.
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 model and rest easy with the extensive warranty.