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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W213) Goes on Sale in the United States

Redesigned for 2017, the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the stepping stone from the compact executive C-Class to the full-on luxobarge known as the S-Class. Including the $925 destination charge, the cheapest sedan model retails for $53,075.
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What do you get in return? Well, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 Sedan boasts loads of standard equipment and, truth be told, it has more in common with the S-Class than the C-Class as far as styling and tech are concerned. Take a look at the dashboard layout then tell me that it wasn’t inspired by the Sonderklasse.

As standard, Mercedes-Benz equips the E300 with the 12.3-inch high-res central display. The similarly-sized digital instrument cluster is a quite expensive option, though, as is wireless charging for your mobile phone, head-up display, in-car 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as the thumping great Burmester boombox.

So, what else does it get as standard? Here’s a list of highlights: power front seats with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED ambient lighting, 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, selective damping, LED head- and taillamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers, nine airbags and lots of other safety features.

Under the hood of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 lurks and engine with four cylinders. The 2.0-liter direct-injected turbo powerplant develops 241 ponies and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque at just 1,300 rpm. Pretty adequate if you ask me. If you want 4MATIC AWD, then prepare to add $2,500 to the price of the E300.

More powerful variants will arrive in dealerships lots after the E300 and E300 4Matic, including the not-an-AMG-but-still-fast 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43. If, however, you’re not a fan of the sedan body style, fret not because the W213 E-Class will arrive in the U.S. as a longroof as well. Better still, the luxurious wagon will be available in E400 4Matic flavor, which translates into 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque.

The hell-bent for leather Mercedes-AMG E63 Wagon could arrive Stateside in time for the 2018 model year. Oh, and don't forget that the Coupe and Cabriolet body styles are also in the pipeline for the U.S. market.

 

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