2017 Mercedes E-Class Wagon Heads to US With 329 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Maybe wagons aren’t dead after all.

Mercedes-Benz has just introduced the 2017 Mercedes E400 wagon, sporting a 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine with 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Although the popularity of wagons has diminished over the recent years thanks to crossovers and SUVs, Mercedes will continue offering its E-Class wagon variant in the U.S. Unfortunately, the company has confirmed the hotter Mercedes-AMG E43 is currently not planned for the U.S. market, although that doesn’t rule out any other AMG models. Don’t be surprised if the range-topping E63 comes to the U.S. at a later date.

For now, shoppers will have to settle for the E400 4MATIC wagon, which sees its powerplant mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. With three rows of seats, the E400 wagon allows seating up for up to seven and the model comes standard with foldable rear-facing seats in the cargo area. The 2017 Mercedes E400 wagon will be available in both Luxury and Sport models, so shoppers can choose between classic bumpers and styling with a hood ornament or sportier bumpers further accented by a grille.

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Like the E-Class sedan, the wagon variant benefits from all the new high-tech features including two optional high-resolution displays, each with a 12.3-inch screen. The automaker claims the model is one of the most quiet vehicles in its class, even though a wagon is at a disadvantage by design compared to a sedan due to the large resonating interior volume. U.S. buyers can also opt for the Acoustic & Comfort package that adds a special acoustic film in the windscreen and side windows to ensure low levels of background noise in the vehicle interior. It also contains further sound-insulating measures like additional insulation in the rear footwell and on the center tunnel.

Expect pricing for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 wagon to be announced closer to its launch early next year.

“The new Wagon is as dynamic as the Mercedes-Benz brand and as spacious as our customers expect. Intelligent features such as the cargo position for the rear seat backrest with its 40:20:40 split as standard allow even better use to be made of the generous load-carrying capacity,” says Ola Källenius, member of the Board of Management at Daimler AG and responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales. “And what is more, the Wagon obviously has all the innovations of the new E-Class – the most intelligent executive sedan in the world.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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