Midsize luxury sedan icon continues to set new refinement standards
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has long maintained its status as the midsize luxury sedan segment leader thanks to world-class craftsmanship, unmatched ride quality, ample power and industry-leading innovation.
This year, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC (MSRP $72,900) packs quite a punch. It carries a direct-injected 3.0-litre biturbo V6 engine with 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, and its seven-speed automatic transmission comes with shift paddles for manual control when you want it. Equal to its impressive 5.3-second zero-to-100 km/h time is the outstanding fuel efficiency of the 2016 E400 – an estimated 8.5 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway – which is thanks in part to an ECO Start/Stop system that automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, and instantly restarts it once the brake pedal is released. The E400 is standard with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive.
Engineered specifically for dynamic handling, the Agility Control® suspension system automatically adjusts individual shock absorbers based on driving style and road surface. The result is sharper feedback and a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Hinting at its sporting character, the 2016 E 400 is outfitted with aggressive body detailing, bold AMG® twin 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and a double-slatted chrome grille with the Mercedes-Benz star prominently displayed. A sophisticated look is created by standard LED headlamps, daytime running lamps and tail lamps that are not only bright, but also save energy over traditional lamps.
The 2016 E 400 interior features perhaps the best balance of performance and luxury of any sedan in its class. Unrivaled Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship is evident in the Burl Walnut, Dark Ash or Brown Ash hand-polished wood trim, double-stitched leather upholstery and leather-wrapped, three-spoke multi-function steering wheel that grace the cabin. A power sunroof is standard, and a Panorama roof with dual power shades is available.
Numerous standard comfort and convenience features make driving more enjoyable year round. Front seats are heated and ventilated, and they are 14-way power-adjustable to make finding the perfect seating position easy. Keyless-G0® enables entry and starting of the 2016 E400 without ever using the key, and firing up the engine is as easy as pushing a button. For warmth and character at night, multicolor ambient LED lighting is standard, as is dual-zone digital automatic climate control.
The 2016 E400 comfortably accommodates five adult passengers and has over 265 litres of trunk space. For added cargo carrying versatility, the rear seatbacks fold down to expand trunk space.
Mercedes-Benz E 400 drivers enjoy the most advanced infotainment features. Highlights include the Mercedes-Benz Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system, which includes a rotary controller, steering wheel controls and a seven-inch high-resolution colour display. It gives drivers convenient control of Bluetooth® hands-free phone and streaming audio, navigation, entertainment and certain vehicle systems. The standard voice control system can actually learn your speech, and it even responds to “yeah” for “yes.” COMAND® Navigation includes an 80GB hard drive, maps and points of interest. HD Radio, an in-dash DVD/CD player, SD card reader and SiriusXM radio.
Delivering superior audio quality is a 14-speaker, 610-watt Harman Kardon® Logic 7® system with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround-sound, specifically engineered for the E-Class.
Always at the forefront of safety and driver-assist innovation, Mercedes-Benz loaded the 2016 E400 with cutting-edge standard safety features that include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and ATTENTION ASSIST®. Drivers and passengers are protected by an incredibly strong body structure that is nearly 75 percent high-strength steel. As a result of these and other features, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class earned a 2015 “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The Mercedes-Benz E400 continues to impress its owners and industry experts alike with its superb combination of performance, luxury, refinement, style and innovative safety. The E400 is an iconic sports sedan for many reasons, and it must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Schedule your test drive of the E400 4MATIC® today.