Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the pricing details for the eagerly awaited 2024 E-Class lineup, featuring the W214-generation. The base models, E350 4Matic and E450 4Matic, come with all-wheel drive and a revamped exterior design. The pricing starts at $63,450 for the E350 4Matic Premium and climbs to $71,800 for the E450 4Matic Pinnacle, reflecting a notable increase from its predecessor of over $5,000.
Features and Trims
The base E-Class boasts an impressive array of features, including an AMG body kit, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, and a 14.4-inch touchscreen for the new MBUX infotainment system. The Pinnacle trim takes it a step further with an illuminated grille, a head-up display, and active ambient lighting with sound visualization. Mercedes-Benz has opted for a simplified trim structure, bundling essential features into the base “Premium” trim and offering additional enhancements in the “Pinnacle” trim.
Engine Specifications and Technology
Powering the E350 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The E450, on the other hand, is equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six producing 375 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both models incorporate a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2024 E-Class emphasizes cutting-edge technology, featuring the third-generation MBUX infotainment system and optional extras like the MBUX Superscreen Package.
Compared to its rivals, the 2024 E-Class appears to be on the pricier side. With the base E350 4Matic Premium starting at $63,450, it surpasses the base Audi A6 Quattro ($58,395) and the BMW 530i xDrive ($61,195). However, the new E-Class justifies its cost by offering advanced technology, including an optional selfie camera, though it’s important to note that the 2024 models are more expensive than their 2023 counterparts.
All-Wheel Drive Standard and Future Expectations
Mercedes-Benz has made all-wheel drive standard across the E-Class lineup, discontinuing the rear-wheel-drive configuration. While the AMG versions and the All-Terrain wagon are anticipated in the future, the current focus is on the sedan models. With the 2024 E-Class set to hit U.S. dealerships soon, more detailed information is expected to emerge, providing a comprehensive view of what this new generation has to offer.