The 2017 Mercedes E350 introducing the new E-class is longer than the model it replaces so there’s more passenger space, especially in the back. The interior has been redesigned to bring it up to speed with other Mercedes models primarily S-Class making it one of the most luxurious cars in the class. Offering supreme comfort is one of the E-Class’ biggest goals and the optional air suspension makes the executive saloon impressively cosseting, while the car’s class-leading aerodynamics lower wind noise. However, they are impressively frugal, decently fast and quieter than in the old model. Petrol models are on the way and there is also a hybrid version that comes with numerous financial benefits.
2017 Mercedes E350 Performance
the E-Class sedan launches with a single drivetrain. It pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque to a 9-speed automatic, with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. The turbo-4 has strong acceleration, with a 0-60 mph time pegged at 6.2 seconds, and a top speed set at 130 mph. It’s a convincing 6-cylinder replacement, but it’s gruff under hard acceleration, even more so than Benz’s outgoing V-6 engines. The E43 boasts an impressive 396 hp and 384 lb-ft from its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6.
2017 Mercedes E350 Interior
Mercedes has given the E-Class’ cabin the feel of the luxury S-Class and the majority of the range comes fitted with two huge 12.3-inch digital displays that give the rest of the interior a simple, high-quality feel. The curvy dashboard features leather and high-quality plastic inserts that, in more-expensive models, can be in contrasting colours. Among its other technology and luxury features, the E-Class adopts a new infotainment look and feel, with high-resolution animation. Finally, the new E-Class comes with a choice of high-end Burmester sound systems, both of which use some structural members of the body as passive speakers. The more expensive sound system has 23 speakers and 3-D sound staging.