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MERCEDES BENZ E-Klasse and predecessors Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 20
First production year: 1946
Engines: Mild hybrid, Diesel, Hybrid diesel, Hybrid gasoline, Gasoline, Natural gas, Hybrid
 

2020 - Present

The three-pointed-star German brand introduced a facelifted version of its respected executive sedan E-Class in 2020, as a measure for the Euro 6d norms, which started in January 2021. Ever since 1953, before even the E-Class had that name, the luxurious Mercedes-Benz range was well received by the market. Each time a new generation was introduced, it was a benchmark for its class. The first ...

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mild hybrid engines:

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 200 4MATIC 9AT (197 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 200 9AT (197 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 300 9AT (258 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 450 4MATIC 9AT (367 HP)

diesel engines:

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 220 d 4MATIC 9AT (194 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 220 d 9AT (194 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 400 d 9AT (330 HP)

hybrid diesel engines:

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 300 de 4MATIC 9AT (306 HP)

  MERCEDES BENZ E-Class (W213) 300 de 9AT (306 HP)

2016 - 2020

The fifth generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was unveiled in 2016 at the North American International Auto Show. It was a clear departure from the previous design language. In the mid-'90s, Mercedes-Benz switched from a mono-bloc headlights design to a dual headlamp, which could be seen on the E-Class and it was used until 2016 with the launch of the fifth generation of the mid-size...

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2013 - 2016

The 2013 E-Class makes a big step forward, coming with a fresh design, efficient engines and good dynamics. The first changes that catches your eye were made at the front end of the car. The headlights have been redesigned and the “four-eye” look has been kept, but with all headlight elements reunited under one glass. LED technology comes as standard now for the redesigned headlights. Other ...

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2009 - 2012

With more than 20 new technical developments, this saloon further consolidates the leading position of Mercedes-Benz in the luxury class. For more economic efficiency, the E-Klasse is available with a new generation of engines, all of them corresponding to the EU5 standards. For more than 50 years, the saloons in the E-Klasse and their predecessors have been acknowledged as trendsetters in the s...

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2006 - 2009

The latest E-Klasse gets yet another upgrade through minor body-shell and interior styling as well as engine replacements. The formerly used 3.2 L unit gets a displacement boots to 3.5 L, now capable of producing 268 hp while the E 500 remains unchanged. Further additions include a 3.0 L common rail diesel engine for the E320 model while more safety systems become standard. Four-wheel disc brak...

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2002 - 2006

The 2011 E-Class was the last to feature round headlights before it switched back to wide, glass-covered, headlamps. It was one of the most appreciated premium, mid-size sedans, from its times. With the W211 E-Class, the German car-maker tried to push the boundaries over the limit. It built it very robust and with a wide choice of engines. Its comfort was second only to its bigger brother, th...

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1999 - 2002

It was the last update for the already aging second-generation E-Class, and the German carmaker drastically improved some of the car's features. Designed mostly for comfortable rides and a luxurious appearance, the second generation of the E-Class went through a facelift four years after the model's introduction. The 1999 model was improved in all the areas and also adjusted to comp...

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1993 - 1995

This was one of the most successful vehicles in Mercedes-Benz's history, with over 2.7-million units produced between 1984 and 1997. In 1993 the German automaker decided to give the E-Class a final bump for the last years on the market and upgraded the vehicle's lineup both on the inside and on the outside. In addition, the drivetrains were also improved, even though the car was con...

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1993 - 1995

The 500 E from Mercedes-Benz was one of the first attempts to tackle the performance luxury sedans. It appeared in 1991 and it was developed and built by Porsche in their factory, in Zuffenhausen and it was continued after 1993, in the E 500 facelift. The short story is that the Mercedes-Benz board had decided to build a performance vehicle out of the well-known W124 E-Class. It took the bigg...

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1991 - 1993

The 500 E from Mercedes-Benz was one of the first attempts to tackle the performance luxury sedan segment. It appeared in 1991 and it was developed and built by Porsche in its factory, in Zuffenhausen. It was the first 4-door vehicle built in the Porsche factory, long before the Panamera was even on the marketing list. The short story is that Mercedes-Benz board had decided to built a perform...

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1985 - 1993

The 1985 face-lift saw the arrival of a heavily changed car sporting new looks and underpinnings. Fuel efficiency and engine running smoothness were improved through the introduction of modern fuel injection systems that were fitted on all models except the 200 which was equipped with a Stromberg/Pierburg type carburetor. More and more electronics began to find their way into cars and Mercedes-B...

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1977 - 1985

Mercedes-Benz introduced the W123 E-Class in 1973, and four years later, the carmaker introduced a long-wheelbase version, the V123. The German premium carmaker had a long tradition with its long-wheelbase versions. These vehicles were often used as shuttle cars for hotels, taxi companies, and even diplomatic transportation. Depending on their destination, the carmaker installed more or less ...

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1975 - 1985

After the “stroke eight” (W114-W115) model ended its successful career, a new star was born in Stuttgart: the 1975 Mercedes-Benz W123 model, as a model placed under the S-Class range, which was launched in 1972. The W123 was one of the most reliable cars in the German car manufacturer. Its rattling inline-four diesel engines were built to last forever and some of them were still in use even ...

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1968 - 1976

Mercedes-Benz introduced the “Stroke-Acht” (slash-eight) W114/115 sedan lineup in 1968 as a successor to the already old W110 model. The fin-tail Mercedes era was closing to an end, and the German carmaker hired Paul Braq to create a new range of vehicles. He started from a blank sheet of paper and created a minimalist design for a car that became famous and sold in almost two million units g...

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1965 - 1968

Mercedes-Benz introduced a seven-seat, long-wheelbase option for the E-Class, designed either for taxi drivers or for executive orders. The German carmaker introduced the 190 model in 1961 with a new design detail that brought it the fintail-body nickname. It replaced the "ponton" range with larger, more commanding-looking vehicles. Mercedes-Benz built the 190 based on the 220b mode...

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1961 - 1968

Heralding the inception of the successful "Fintail" dynasty, the W110 appeared as a little gorgeous four seater in the 1960's. Introduced with a choice of one petrol unit and a Diesel plant, both displacing 1.9 L, the cars were built to compete on the North American market with the car having been designed with an American style-inspired rear adorned with two small "fins&qu...

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1949 - 1951

After the war, all of Europe was destroyed and Germany didn't have an industry anymore. Mercedes-Benz gathered its forces and brought back its engineers to the drawing board. They had a country to revive and a company to grow. The design team didn't start from a blank sheet of paper. They had some of the plans used before and during WWII. In 1946 they started with a delivery van bui...

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1946 - 1955

After WWII, Mercedes-Benz resumed car production with this vehicle, the Typ 170, which was based on the 1936 model year. Unlike BMW, Adler, or Wanderer, the Mercedes-Benz plant was less affected by the war. Moreover, most of the tools needed to build the Typ 170 were still in working condition. Thus, the management decided to continue making the model, despite being already old. But customers...

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