Mercedes’ revamped E-class boasts better tech, more efficiency

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#Mercedes #CarsMercedes’ revamped E-class boasts better tech, more efficiency : It’s Mercedes-Benz’s bread-and-butter car, and it’s been redone. For 2017, an all-new E-class sedan leads the charge as Mercedes’ best-selling four-door. Although buyers are flocking to sport utility vehicles like never before these days, Mercedes still counts the E-class as its most important model.

And it goes back a long, long way. Ten generations over more than 60 years are considered the timeline of the car, even though “E-class” is a relatively new designation in the long history.

This new one is ready to hit the road in a new era with a look that mimics the larger S-class, and an interior with an increased emphasis on driver information. All the better to compete with not only various SUVs, but other mid-size luxury sedans as well.

Cars like the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XF, and Lexus GS all have their hats in the premium mid-size sedan ring, and frequently get cross-shopped with the E-class. To do battle, Mercedes has put its engineering might into new efficiency and new technology.

On the efficiency side, the standard engine is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder, turbo-charged, and hooked up to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The payoff is EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 mpg city and 30 highway, as well as a lower carbon footprint.