Best Bet
  • (4.8) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $52,650–$68,700
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-33
  • Engine: 195-hp, 2.1-liter I-4 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

What We Don't Like

  • E63 S AMG price
  • Parking-brake pedal placement
  • Backup camera not standard

Notable Features

  • Coupe, convertible, sedan and wagon body styles
  • Gas or diesel power
  • High-performance E63 S AMG sedan and wagon available
  • Seven-speed automatic standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered in four body styles (sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible), with a choice of several engines and rear or all-wheel drive. The sedan and wagon are available in high-performance AMG form. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Infiniti Q70.

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New for 2016
Owners will receive five years of free basic mbrace Connect communication service. The coupe and convertible's available Sport Package adds AMG-style exterior design cues for the E400 model.
Significant Standard Features

  • 195-horsepower, turbo-diesel 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine (E250 Bluetec)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators
  • Forward collision warning with autonomous braking
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (E350)
  • 329-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 (E400)
  • 402-hp, turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8 (E550)
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system

E63 S AMG
The E63 S AMG performance sedan and wagon come with all-wheel drive and are powered by a hand-built twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine rated at 577 hp.
What's Special

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with aluminum shift paddles
  • AMG adaptive sport suspension
  • AMG sport exhaust system
  • Power front sport seats
  • Backup camera
  • Available carbon fiber trim
  • Available carbon-ceramic brakes

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Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 19 reviews

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Most reliable car. I have owned several

by BellaBabe22 from Arcadia, Calif on November 10, 2017

Love this vehicle. Very easy to handle. Love the look of it. The color is the best...Every one has silver, gold, blk or white. Mine I Red. Love it. It stands out

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12 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Small overlap front
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 10 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years