Mercedes is deeply ingrained in my family. From my grandmother’s unique diesel S-Class — white with pink pinstripes — to the E-Class that my parents drove for many years in the late 1980s, I’ve been on road trips in their back seats since I was a kid. Later, I learned to drive the 300TE in 1988, the station wagon that I took a nap on the long-distance highway ten years ago. Although my parents switched to other brands, Car trend E-Class has its own history. Before experiencing the comprehensive excellence of the updated E-Class, we named the E-Class our 1996 imported car of the year. Our 2021 car of the year.
Now we can spend a whole year 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, We have some questions. The stakes here are more than you think: Although more consumers will buy GLC or GLE, the E-level still helps to increase the overall brand awareness. So we really want to know what we will think after one year of ownership. Will our 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic sedan continue to be a luxury car favorite?Still get lost in the shadow of the redesign 2022 Class C, 2021 Class SAnd 2022 EQS sedan?
The suggested retail price of our E450 4Matic is $72,770
If our one-year E-Class test price of $72,770 is unexpected, you would not want to hear that our car lacks leather, panoramic glass sunroof (our standard sunroof) and ventilated front seats. Don’t forget us The 362-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged mild hybrid I-6 of the E450 was chosen instead of the 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 of the standard E350 model. The 107-horsepower jump means that Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system is standard, but it does not guarantee that you are ahead of the E-Class lineup—not even close. Both AMG models are moving in a more sporty direction; the first is the 429-horsepower E53 model, which also uses an I-6 engine. If the embarrassing muscle car is more in line with your style, Mercedes offers six figures, 603 horsepower E63 S.
By choosing the E450 4Matic model, we are closer to the core of the market. Going over the E350 adds some sportiness, but not so much that we forget that this is a luxury sedan, followed by a sports sedan.Considering the test price of this E450 4Matic of $72,770, our 2017 BMW 530i is one year Suggested retail price is US$72,135, Unlike our Mercedes, BMW is a basic engine model.
Our E450 options include a premium package worth US$2,300, equipped with a 360-degree camera system, Burmester sound system, and it looks like with Sounds great, parking sensor and parking assist system. Thanks to the added insulation and specially treated windshield and side windows, the Acoustic Comfort package worth $1,100 is expected to keep the cabin quiet.
Without the best active safety technology provided by Mercedes, we would not be able to complete our virtual build 2021 Class E, So we checked the checkbox for a driver assistance package worth $1,950. This set of technologies includes adaptive cruise control with active steering assist and the ability to slow down in curves, active lane change assist, automatic emergency braking with cross-traffic functions, lane keeping assist, and avoidance steering assist. Then there is the $350 augmented reality function of the navigation system-this is a new technology that we have also begun to see from other luxury brands. Will it become a must-have feature spread throughout the industry or a mostly overlooked feature, such as night vision? Just wait and see.
We are almost done! A driving recorder cost us US$200. The cost of upgrading from 18-inch wheels to 19-inch wheels is reasonable at US$1,000, while the Mojave Silver Metallic exterior color requires an additional fee of US$720.Almost all colors of E-Class are charged extra, but to be fair, this is a game Every car in this class In addition to the value-for-money Lexus ES. Last but not least, we chose Mercedes’ air suspension (called Air Body Control) for $1,900.
Beyond the three-pointed star
The charm of the three-pointed star is an important part of any Mercedes purchase. But the appeal of 2021 E-Class should surpass the prestige that the brand deserves. After all, this is the winner of two annual car awards. Will we still like it after 12 months? This is what we hope to find, and you can accept our promise-we will not add pink pinstripes.
|2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic specifications|
|Base price||63,050 USD|
|Test price||72,770 USD|
|Vehicle layout||Front engine, four-wheel drive, 5-pass, 4-door sedan|
|engine||3.0L/362-hp/369-lb-ft turbo dual overhead camshaft 24 valve I-6 plus 21-hp/184-lb-ft electric motor, 362 hp/369 lb-ft comb|
|Curb weight (F/R DIST)||4,270 lb (55/45%)|
|Wheel seat||115.7 inches|
|Length x width x height||194.3 x 73.7 x 57.8 inches|
|0-60 mph||4.6 seconds|
|Quarter mile||13.2 seconds @ 104.7 mph|
|Braking, 60-0 MPH||135 feet|
|Lateral acceleration||0.86 g (average)|
|MT Figure 8||26.3 seconds @ 0.68 g (average)|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||23/30/26 mile/gallon|
|Energy shortcomings, city/highway||147/112 kWh/100 miles|
|CO2 emissions, comb||0.75 lb/mile|
|total mileage||0.000 miles|
|Average fuel economy||00.0 mpg|
|Unresolved problem areas|