Mercedes-Benz Unveils 2024 E-Class: A Glimpse into Luxury and Performance

Mercedes-Benz recently spilled the beans on the pricing details for its brand-new 2024 E-Class, and it’s making waves with its revamped look and an impressive array of tech features. The W214-generation E-Class, revealed in 2023, flaunts a sleeker exterior design, an upgraded cabin loaded with technology, and a slightly higher price tag compared to its predecessor.

Two Distinct Models for Discerning Buyers

For the initial launch, you’ve got two enticing options: the E350 4Matic and the E450 4Matic, both equipped with all-wheel drive. Sorry, rear-wheel-drive enthusiasts, there’s no plan to roll out that version on our turf just yet. Here’s the scoop on the pricing:

  • E350 4Matic Premium: $63,450
  • E450 4Matic Premium: $69,250
  • E350 4Matic Pinnacle: $66,000
  • E450 4Matic Pinnacle: $71,800

Bear in mind, these prices already include a reasonable $1,150 destination charge, akin to the shipping and handling fee for your favorite online purchases. To put it in perspective, the 2023 E350 started at $57,900 with rear-wheel-drive and $60,400 with 4Matic all-wheel-drive. Meanwhile, BMW’s rival G60-generation 530i for 2024 kicks off at $58,895 for the base, rear-wheel-drive model, with an additional $2,300 for all-wheel drive.

Features Galore: From Panoramic Sunroof to Surround-View Camera

The entry-level E-Class doesn’t skimp on the goodies. Picture this: an AMG body kit, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a 14.4-inch touchscreen showcasing the new MBUX infotainment system, and a surround-view camera, among other treats. Opting for the Pinnacle trim elevates your experience with extras like an illuminated grille, a head-up display, and ambient lighting that grooves with the sound.

If you’re all about the extras, there’s a smorgasbord of options, including a 17-speaker Burmester 4D surround-sound system (a proud Tech of the Year winner), and the MBUX Superscreen Package, offering a 12.3-inch display for your co-pilot and even a selfie camera. For those craving an extra dose of maneuverability and comfort, Mercedes-Benz bundles a rear-wheel steering system and an air suspension system into a tempting option package.

Power and Performance: Turbocharged Fun Awaits

Under the hood, the E350 boasts a zippy 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, dishing out 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the E450 steps up the game with a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six, flexing its muscles with 375 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both engines play nice with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. And, rumor has it, we might be in for some AMG-branded treats in the future.

Excitement is building up as Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide gear up to welcome the 2024 E-Class in the coming weeks. Plus, for wagon enthusiasts, the E-Class wagon (S214 internally) is making a comeback, with whispers of an All-Terrain version heading our way—details are scarce, but anticipation is high!