The Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup has been enhanced with new, cutting-edge driving assistance systems. The automaker has also debuted the sedan and wagon variants of the inline-six powered E53 AMG.
Announced in Europe, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is now available for order with the sedan and wagon models expected to arrive in June 2018. When equipped with the Driver Assistance Package, the E-Class now benefits from new semi-autonomous tech found in the S-Class, including Active Distance Assist Distronic and Active Steering Assist. All body styles are now equipped with the latest generation of steering wheels, allowing the driver to control both Distronic and cruise control without looking elsewhere.
A new addition to the lineup is the SportsStyle Package, which boasts a chrome accent below the front bumper, a badge on the front wing, chrome trim element in the rear bumper, and visible tailpipe finishers. Inside, the package adds a black fabric headliner, center console in black open-pore ash wood, brushed stainless steel sport pedals with black rubber studs, and SportStyle Package floor mats.
Replacing the Mercedes-AMG E43 model is the new E53, sporting a mild-hybrid 48-volt setup. Paired to a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, the E53 4MATIC+ delivers 435 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain is paired to an AMG Speedshift nine-speed transmission and fully variable all-wheel drive.
Inside the cabin, the E53 also gets a new AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped with black nappa leather with a red 12 o’clock marking.
Expect North American pricing to be announced at a later date for the updated E-Class lineup.
Update 5/22/18: Mercedes-Benz North America has announced specs for the E53, which will have 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque from its powertrain. The sedan and convertible models will go zero-to-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, while the coupe does it in 4.3 seconds. All models have an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. Pricing has not been announced.
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