The Mercedes Benz E-Class has always been seen as the luxury saloon for the middle aged or elderly gentlemen. Tasteful yet refined looks, with a plush and comfortable interior and a badge to tell the world that your life’s worked out pretty good so far.
In the past few years, however, Mercedes has been trying to revamp the E-Class to make it more appealing to a younger generation of buyers and car leasing community. Aggressive styling cues, AMG styling packs on even a bog-standard 220d, and lots more besides to help it sheds its mid-life crisis image.
For the 2021 model year comes the facelifted fifth generation in the E-Class lineup. Revised styling, bleeding-edge technology, mild hybrid engines, and an interior that leagues and bounds ahead of the competition all are major selling points for the 2021 Mercedes Benz E-Class.
The current generation E-Class has been around since 2016, so to to keep it competitive with the likes of the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A6, Mercedes knew the 2020 E-Class had to stand out from the crowd.
The styling changes are more incremental than revolutionary, however. The front and rear bumpers are slightly different, the lines are a bit more pronounced, the headlights and taillights are brand new with a more aggressive glare and a various array of other incremental changes to give it a more imposing stance than its predecessor.
As before, the 2020 E-Class is available as a 4-door saloon, a 2 door coupe, an estate as well as a cabriolet model. Opt for the AMG styling pack and you’ll get an E-Class that looks every bit as aggressive as the more powerful E53 AMG without the woeful economy numbers. Though if you want the Panamericana grille, you’ll have to trade up to a full-fat AMG model for that.
The interior on pretty much all modern Mercedes-Benz models are in a league of their own and the E-Class is no different. Despite being the middle tier in the German manufacturer's sedan lineup, its way more S-Class than it is C-Class on the inside.
Step inside and you're immediately greeted with the MBUX infotainment system, arguably the best system in the car industry. As standard you get dual 10 inch displays, however, it's well worth it to upgrade to the 12 inch screens. This facelifted E-Class no longer features any analog dials whatsoever, it's all digital now.
There's also a brand new steering wheel as well which features capacitive touch controls and a steller design that just ties the whole interior together. As before everything you touch in the 2020 Mercedes E-Class is adorned with sumptuous leather, breathtaking wood paneling, and brushed aluminum accents.
Bring your checkbook and you can option extravagant features such as a panoramic sunroof, cooled seats, massaging front seats, and a plethora of safety features. Mercedes themselves say that interior comfort was a prime focus for the 2020 E-Class and its clear that they’ve delivered on that promise.
The 2020 Mercedes Benz E Class gets a brand new lineup of engines that feature a 48V mild-hybrid system that’s meant to boost fuel economy numbers by just a smidge. Pricing has yet to be announced for this facelifted Mercedes E-Class, however, expect it to cost around 5-10% more than the previous model.
The engine lineup includes your standard affair of turbocharged four and six-cylinder engines that produce anywhere from between 200bhp to 429bhp in the E53 AMG. The E63 has yet to make an appearance, though its safe to say we can expect the number to be right around 600bhp or more for the E63S AMG model.
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