of the 2015 Mercedes‑Benz E‑Class. Base trim shown.
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- Interior appointments
- Engine choices
- High-performance AMG version
- Rear-facing jump seats in wagon
- Diesel fuel economy
- Comand multimedia functionality
- E63 AMG price
- Parking-brake pedal placement
- Small in-dash display
- Rear visibility
- Lowered top steals trunk space (Cabrio)
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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