2014 MercedesBenz EClass Test Drive Popular Mechanics

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG sedan

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Drive

Mercedes’ angular gets softer styling and expanded safety features to be seen on the upcoming S-Class. Is revamped German the next luxury sedan?

On-Sale . May 2013

Base Price . to $95,000 (est.)

Competitors . A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, Infiniti M

. 2.1-liter I-4, 190 hp, 369 lb-ft; automatic; 3.5-liter V-6, 302 hp, 273 3.5-liter V-6 with electric 329 hp, 457 lb-ft; 5.5-liter turbocharged 402 hp, 443 lb-ft; 5.5-liter turbocharged 550 or 577 hp, 531 or 590 lb-ft; seven-speed automatic, RWD or AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy) . (est.)

What’s New . While the wears reshaped sheetmetal and the of two #147;faces#148;#151;Luxury or the more aggressive most notable additions to the Benz sedan are advanced features that will find their way to the upcoming including Active Lanekeeping a cross-traffic sensor with boosting, and Distronic Plus Steering Assist, which follows traffic ahead. the new E250 BlueTEC will be with a downsized 2.1-liter turbodiesel, the top-tier E63 AMG model a power boost and gains That will make the hot rod Mercedes-Benz’s first AMG sedan all-wheel drive.

The 2014 model takes yet step away from the old reputation for lazy steering and throttle response. Chassis depend on whether you opt for the standard version or the livelier Sport, tightens up the suspension damping and the steering ratio. When the E550 is replaced by the E400 in 2014, the next best to the top dog E63 AMG model will be powered by a V-6 that produces 333 hp and 354 lb-ft of

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG sedan

Tech Tidbit . Mercedes-Benz debuted techy features on top-tier cars before features trickled down to the But among the midlevel E-Class’s new of electronics systems is a steer-by-wire that uses stereoscopic to actively position the car in the center of the

Driving Character . Our afternoon traversing the Spanish countryside in the revealed satisfyingly robust with smooth but strong and capable handling. But it was the following piloting the 577-hp E63 AMG 4Matic through the limestone spires of offered an otherworldly experience defies what you’d from a 2-ton sedan. and fast, yet surprisingly sure-footed to a new all-wheel-drive system that 67 percent of power to the rear this four-door has claimed a time of 3.5 seconds that it into supercar territory, all in a stealthy package befitting a commuting car.

Our brain might say E400, but our screams for the E63 AMG 4Matic. Our wallet, prefers the E400 Hybrid or BlueTEC.

Favorite Detail . As as we appreciate the E-Class’s new safety and its departure from staid the intangibles such as its general of solidity and the vault-like seal of its impress the most. Among a sea of hastily assembled cars, the stands out as a well-bolted-together sedan feels like it will the test of time.

Driver’s Grievance . It’s than ever, but the E-Class comes across as a bit stodgy of Mercedes-Benz conventions such as the shift stalk and the door-mounted adjustments.

Bottom Line . The has always been a crucial car for and this latest iteration the model’s traditional values in a modern package. For 2014 managed to modernize the E-Class wrecking the winning formula.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG sedan

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