The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class generation W214 debuted last spring and finally arrived at US dealer centers. Mercedes-Benz raised prices on the new sedans E350 and E450, and they turned out to be not cheap. The basic E350 4Matic in the Premium configuration costs 63 450 dollars, and the price of the E450 4Matic in the Pinnacle configuration increased to 71 800 dollars. Overall, it is slightly more expensive than its nearest competitors.
The E350 is equipped with a 2,0-liter four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 255 hp and a torque of 295 Nm, and the E450 — a 3,0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 375 hp. and 369 Nm of twisting moment. In recent years Mercedes has refined its equipment offerings, including many premium functions in the basic Premium equipment.
Additional options have been added to the Pinnacle package, such as a grille with illumination and «active ambient lighting with sound visualization». All E-Class models are now also supplied as standard with all-wheel drive.
For comparison: the base Audi A6 Quattro costs 58 395 dollars, and the new BMW 530i xDrive — 61 195 dollars. Rear-wheel drive 530i is still cheaper – 58 895 dollars. Without the full technical characteristics of Mercedes it is difficult to compare them with each other, therefore, perhaps, with similar equipment Audi and BMW are approximately equivalent, if not more expensive. A similar story and with the six-cylinder versions of these luxury mid-size sedans.
It is worth noting that the new E-Class of 2024 will cost more than the 2023 model. Starting price E350 4Matic starts from 60 400 dollars, and E450 4Matic — from 66 700 dollars. But the new E-Class is equipped with a variety of technologies, including an additional selfie-camera.