2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Mercedes‑Benz E‑Class. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18-33 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    195-hp, 2.1-liter I-4 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior appointments
  • Engine choices
  • High-performance AMG version
  • Rear-facing jump seats in wagon
  • Diesel fuel economy
  • Comand multimedia functionality

The Bad

  • E63 AMG price
  • Parking-brake pedal placement
  • Small in-dash display
  • Rear visibility
  • Lowered top steals trunk space (Cabrio)

Notable Features of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

  • New E400 version with turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Coupe, convertible, sedan and wagon body styles
  • Diesel four-cylinder, gas V-6, two V-8s and a hybrid
  • High-performance E63 AMG sedan and wagon available
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

What Is the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-size luxury sedan, coupe, convertible or wagon that seats four or five. It is offered in Base, Sport and S-Model trim levels and competes with the Infiniti Q70, Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series. Rear-wheel drive is standard, though the Mercedes-Benz 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is available.

What's New on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

The new E 400 variant of the E-Class - available as a sedan, coupe or convertible - comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that produces 329 horsepower. This model replaces the V-6 E 350 coupe and convertible and V-8 E 550 sedan from previous model years.

What Features in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Are Most Important?

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered with several engines, all of which come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission:

  • The E 250 features a 195-hp, turbo-diesel 2.1-liter four-cylinder.
  • The E 350 comes equipped with a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6.
  • The E 400 uses a 329-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6.
  • The E 400 Hybrid includes a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 paired with a 27-hp electric motor. 
  • The E 550 features a 402-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V-8.
  • The performance-oriented E 63 AMG (available as a sedan or wagon) comes equipped with a hand-built twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 that produces 550 or 577 hp.

Significant standard features include wood interior trim, 17-inch wheels, heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, automatic air conditioning and either a power-operated top with convertible models and a power moonroof for all other body styles. Notable optional features include a spoiler, a power trunk lid (or liftgate with the wagon), heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system and leather upholstery. The E 63 AMG includes the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, unique AMG styling, sport exhaust, an adaptive sport suspension, LED headlights and 19-inch AMG wheels and offers an optional Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.

As required in all new cars of this model year, every 2015 E-Class comes equipped with an electronic stability system, front airbags and antilock brakes. Every E-Class also comes equipped with standard front side-impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, side curtain airbags, a forward collision warning system and active front head restraints. Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control with steering assist, a blind spot warning system, Pre-Safe system with autonomous braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure prevention, a backup camera and a surround camera system.

Should I Buy the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

The diverse array of engine options and body styles all but guarantee that most drivers will find some configuration of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class appealing. Add in the luxurious interior appointments, strong fuel economy and spirited performance, and it's that much easier to recommend.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Road Test

by Aaron Bragman

The Verdict: The Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet is a solid, lovely, luxurious four-seat convertible that's ready for a styling updat... Read More

2015 E-Class Video

Editor's note: This review was done in July 2014 about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very stylish looking ,,, with a lot of comfort

by UFC fan .. from Plano ,, Texas on August 27, 2018

Best performance and very good road handling with great looks .. very comfortable leg room front and back ,, very generous trunk .. perfect acceleration and pick up ... .. Read full review

(5.0)

Great versatile vehicle

by RayGlendale from Glendale, CA on August 17, 2018

Excellent stylish vehicle (Wagon), not a dime a dozen SUV. Handles like it is on rails and is extremely comfortable. Great value for the money. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class currently has 7 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The E-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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