2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP $54,050 - $61,550

Ranked #14 in Sedan

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 22, 2020

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As the E-Class now comes with more powerful trims to bring up the fun factor. Although, The Coupe and convertible will suit the enthusiastic driver title, as the sedan will lack a little in terms of enjoyability factor due to being less engaging. Now packing a twin-turbo V6, the E450 has more than 360 hp under the hood to play around. While the adaptive suspension makes sure the passengers in the back are always enjoying the ride without any undulations being transferred into the cabin.

Even though the E-Class has grown a lot over the years with a lot of changes in both engine and aesthetic department. It still faces tough competition from a number of rivals which are the same from multiple rivaling brands. Biggest rivals being the Audi A6 and BMW 5-series trying their best to outrun the E-Class. Even with a upper hand in technology, Mercedes still lags behind in terms of pocket friendly pricing as per the rivals. As its German rivals are less expensive and more practical.

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Sets the benchmark with its highly luxurious and customizable interior

Good balance between power and fuel economy

Loads of tech for safety and infotainment

Exceptional ride quality


Limited cargo space

Exterior design could use an update

Prices quickly escalate when adding in packages

What's New?

The Energizing Comfort package becomes standard

The E300 has been replaced by a more powerful E350 trim

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr Sedan

passenger capacity


top speed

130 mph


rear wheel drive

engine type


121 cu.in.


255 hp @ 5800 rpm


273 lbs.-ft. @ 1800 rpm


9-speed shiftable automatic


suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.7/11.8 in.



115.7 in.


63.7 in.


73.7 in.


57.8 in.

curb weight

3792 lbs.

ground clearance

3.8 in.


cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.


zero to 60 mph

5.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.6 sec.

fuel economy


21/25/30 mpg


basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

roadside assistance


Pictures & Videos



E 350$54,050 onwards

E 450$61,550 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Polar White color
Polar White

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

Mercedes is known for providing us with the best of luxury throughout its 93-year history. For all those looking for a car which is a little more luxuriant than the C-Class and not as expensive as the S-Class, the Mercedes E-Class sedan will surely fit your needs to serve the middle ground that offers a near-perfect value for money.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Rear View


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy





2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Features


Replacing the E300, this year a more powerful E350 had joined the Mercedes-Benz range for the E class. Featuring a robust inline-4 engine that produces 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.Apart from this,E450 is also available in one trim that is priced at $61,550. It is powered by a 3.0L V6 bi-turbo engine that delivers 329 horsepower and with increased turbo boost, 354-pound-feet of torque on tap. 

The engine is mated to a 9G-TRONIC transmission that delivers quick gear changes in virtually every driving situation. Not only is it versatile and lighter but also very quiet and fuel-efficient. The E450 comes standard with LED headlamps, tail lamps and daytime running lights, rearview camera, sports brake system, power liftgate, Aircap wind deflector, crosswind assist, 64-color LED ambient lighting, power front seats with memory, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.



E450 4Matic




Key Features

2.0L Turbocharged inline-4

3.0L Biturbo V6


Optional 4matic AWD System

Standard 4Matic AWD system


Nappa Leather Upholstery

Adaptive Air Suspension


Power-adjustable seats with multi-level Heating, Ventilation, and Massaging Functions



12.3-inch Digital Touchscreen



COMAND Controller and Navigation System


23-Speaker Burmester High-End Surround Sound System


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To enjoy the best of power and luxury on offer, the E450 4Matic is the one to go for. Because of the price difference it offers impeccable handling thanks to its excellent AWD system. The fun to drive factor is enhanced even further by the more powerful V6 engine.


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine and Performance


2020 Mercedes Benz E450 is powered by a 3.0L Biturbo V6 engine making 362 horses and 369-pound-feet of torque. It is mated to the class-leading 9G-TRONIC transmission that gives it excellent performance and increased fuel efficiency. Power can be channeled to all four wheels via the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. 

Compared to last year's E 400 sedan, the E 450 has a more powerful V6 engine that increases total power by 33 horsepower. The 9-speed automatic system has more gear ratios, so the transmission will shift gears more often to keep the engine in its powerband. Lighter components have been used to ensure quiet shifting work, more efficiency, and comfort. 

With this increment in power, Merc 450 sedan now competes with the likes of Audi A6, BMW 540i.


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan







3.0L Biturbo V6

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.5L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Turbocharged inline-6


9-Speed G-Tronic Automatic

7-Speed S-Tronic Dual-Clutch Automatic

10-Speed Sport Direct Shift Automatic

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic






Power output(hp)

362 @ 6000 rpm

335 @ 5000 rpm

416 @ 6000 rpm

335 @ 5500 rpm


369 @ 1800 rpm

369 @ 1370 rpm

442 @ 1600 rpm

332 @ 1380 rpm

Compared to power figures, the E450 manages to come out as the second most powerful car of the lot. It falls short of almost 50hp to the Lexus LS 500. Taking the last two spots are BMW and Audi with identical horsepower figures but A6 manages to put higher torque numbers


Featuring a power-packed engine, the Mercedes Benz E400 has a 3.0L V6 bi-turbo engine that shows its prowess in the 0-60MPH timings. Even though the engine requires a little time for the turbo to spin and to bring the car to life. The E400 accelerates to 60 mph from a standing stop in 5.3 seconds and if you wish to keep the accelerator pedal down on the floor till the quarter-mile marker, it will be achieved in under 14 seconds. 


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan

0-60 mph

5.0 sec

5.1 sec

4.9 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter mile

13.6 sec @ 105 mph

14.2 sec @ 95 mph

13.8 sec @ 103 mph

13.8 sec @ 114 mph


3.0L Biturbo V6

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.5L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Turbocharged inline-6

Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 at 15k mi/yr)





Coming onto the acceleration test among the rivals. The BMW takes the crown with the fastest timing of 4.5 seconds for 0-60mph. It is followed by Lexus with a time of 4.9 seconds. The E450 comes out in the second last place with a time of flat 5 seconds. But the game changes completely if the cars get tested for the quarter-mile run. In this, Mercedes takes the crown with a 13.6-sec quarter-mile time which is the fastest of the lot. 


Mercedes did take braking seriously while working on the E class. As it comes fitted with high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes in both front and back. These brakes provide fabulous bite due to being electronically determined by an independent 4-wheel ABS that works in tandem with the Stability Control. Along with feather light pedal feeling, these brakes perform very well under all circumstances. These brakes are designed to take on both types of environment, track and stop and go road traffic too.


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan

Front Brakes(in.)





Rear Brakes(in.)





Curb Weight(lbs.)





60-0 mph(ft.)





Again, when compared in terms of braking. The Merc comes out in the second last position with 110ft distance in the 60-0mph braking test. Top numbers are in favor of the Audi A6 with the shortest braking distance of 103ft from a speed of 60mph to a standstill. The Lexus comes out in the last position, as this is also the heaviest car of the lot. Being the lightest, the BMW still manages to come out in the second position with a braking distance of 108ft.

Ride and Handling

Most people buy the E Class because they want to reach their destination as comfortably as possible. The suspension is pretty good at tackling road undulations and the interior space is super quiet. If it is fitted with optional air suspension, the ride feels as if you're on a cushion that floats over bumps. The E 450 is equally relaxing in town as on the highway. The 9G-TRONIC gearbox is slick and provides for quick gear changes when overtaking is required and wafts along when you just feel like cruising on the endless roads.

Steering inputs are smooth and predictable, all thanks to the electromechanical steering mechanism. Adding to the grip factor around corners, the 4Matic AWD makes a whole lot of difference by providing a lot of traction around corners. It helps in sticking the E-Class to the road around corners. However, if you are looking for some fun around corners, you just have to turn the traction control off and put in the Sport+ mode, this will convert your subtle E-Class into a convenient drift machine.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Fuel Economy


The Mercedes-Benz E450 manages to put respectful fuel economy numbers on the board. With combined EPA-rated 23 mpg makes it a pocket-friendly daily commuter easily. But if compared to other rivals, it fails in comparison to the fuel economy of other luxury sedans. It also features auto start-stop to shut down the engine when standing at a red light or the same situation which helps in saving fuel effectively.


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan
















Fuel Capacity(gal.)





Despite showing good numbers in fuel economy, the E-Class loses when compared to its rivaling cars. Audi A6 and BMW 540i take the lead with top scores in all three categories of city, highway and combined fuel economy, i.e 22,29,24 respectively. Third place is taken by Lexus for its LS500 with a combined economy of 24mpg.


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior


E400's cabin is masterfully crafted with genuine leather and on the whole, feels like the S-class as soon as you get inside the car. The front has got these 4 vents and a giant 12.3-inch high-resolution central infotainment screen. E400 is super spacious from the inside. The use of Alcantara and grain leather as optional helps in uplifting the overall interior feel. With minimal to no panel gap noticeable around. Its supportive front seats come with electrical adjustment and memory system to make you feel comfortable. You even get 4-way electrically adjustable lumbar support as standard to help reduce a backache on long journeys.

Both front seats come with height adjustment. The back seats are made easy by the wide rear door openings. There's more than enough leg and headroom for passengers over 6-foot tall to get comfortable. Also, with a 40/20/40 split, it offers a variety of cargo and passenger configurations. All the doors and the trunk lid can be operated remotely along with the ignition through the Mercedes me connect mobile app. 


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan

Passenger Capacity





Front Room(Head/Shoulder/ Leg)(in.)





Rear Room(Head /Shoulder/Leg)(in.)





The E-Class features the best in segment rear seating space which includes head, shoulder, and legroom ample enough for taller passengers. One car which comes close to these numbers is the A6 which shows similar figures in terms of interior space for comfort of passengers. Despite being the largest car of the lot yet its interior space seems restricted compared to its size is the Lexus LS 500.


The shortcut buttons to use the beautiful infotainment are placed in the natural hand-resting position when driving the car. To work the touchpad a bit of skill is needed but when you drive it daily, it gets to you and you feel very connected. The only let down in the previous versions was that the driver's cockpit doesn't have the digital setting instead it gets 2 big dials and a small multi-function display. Well, this has been rectified with a connected center console and an instrument cluster with big display screens. 

2020 Mercedes Benz E450 is full of elegant tech features. Its built-in infotainment system, titled COMMAND, is powerful, responsive, and easy to use. The system employs a big 12.3-inch hi-res screen for giving out important climate and navigational information. Obviously, learning to use the infotainment system takes some time but after that, it' s all too easy. The infotainment system can be controlled via a touchpad as well as a selector knob present on the center console area. Moreover, there are small touchpads mounted on the steering wheel to allow controlling the infotainment system with simple thumb swipes. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are available too, in addition, to support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Taking care of the sound department are 13spealers with a power output of 590-watt and a 9 channel digital amplifier. If that sounds low, you can opt for a high-end 23 speaker and 2 amplifier audio setup for your E-Class. 

Some additional Infotainment features include:

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • 2 USB Ports
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Connectivity
  • Auxiliary Cable Input
  • SD Card Reader
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Heads-Up Display

Cargo Space

When going for a luxurious sedan, you expect quite a lot of cargo space in the trunk. Adhering to that, the E-Class does manage to provide a cargo space of 13.1cu.ft. but the Mercedes raised boot opening means it's not quite as easy to pack full of bulky items. Considering a wheelbase of more than 115 inches, it is a bit embarrassing that the E-Class fails to deliver on this aspect. The boot space is not even uniformly distributed and will make you struggle to fit in more than a few large-sized suitcases. Yes, for additional space, the second-row seats can be folded down.


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan

Storage volume(ft.3)





In terms of boot space, BMW 540i has the largest boot by volume at 18.7 cu ft. The closest rival to that kind of space is Audi A6 at 14.1 cu ft. Mercedes has the least space at 13.1 cu ft. while the Merc comes down at the last position. 

Interior Features

  • Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel
  • Cabin Particulate Air Filter with Fragrance Control
  • Homelink Garage Door Opener
  • Illuminated Door-Sills
  • Power Rear-Window Sunshade

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior


The design of the car looks absolutely purposeful and premium which you want at this price but there is one element that does look a bit too weird. The way the front grille sticks out in front of the headlight which from some angles looks like it got an extended nose job done but all in all it looks perfect. A lot has changed after the complete redesign in 2018. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Front View

The E450 now comes with 18-inch 5-spoke wheels as standard and there is also an option of AMG-derived 19 and 20-inch variants too. Color choices have also been increased as a part of the AMG Line package. Uplifting the characteristic look is the diamond front grille and dual-LED tail lights. Although, a single look at the side profile might confuse you whether you are looking at a C-Class or a S-Class. 


Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Audi A6 Prestige 55 TFSI Quattro

Lexus LS 500 RWD

BMW 540i xDrive Sedan

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Ground Clearance(in.)










Track Width(in.) F/R





The Lexus LS 500 is the biggest car in this segment. It is also the heaviest of the group along with all dimensions wider than all other rivals. The Audi A6 and the E-Class showcase similar dimensions. While BMW is much lighter, but it's improper weight distribution makes it a sluggish car while taking a sharp corner.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety


Mercedes Benz E 450 is like a safe cloud. In addition to flaunting a multitude of safety and security feats, 2020 E450 offers an excellent IIHS and NHTSA scorecard. The ride is awarded a 5-star rating for each parameter in the NHTSA. While the current gen E450 features 7 airbags that offer 9-way protection. Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, and Emergency-sensing Brake Assist are available as standard safety features. It has host of safety features that are standard such as:

The chassis used is strong enough to survive the worst of impacts. But take one step further, the designers at Mercedes build a much stronger body frame. They stuffed up the car with so many safety features that you might wonder why there needs to be a driver at all. Even though the safety suite doesn’t offer full autonomy when driving the car, they still make the driving experience hassle free for situations which might lead to fatal damages. Including a Pre-Safe system that takes control of the car’s systems if it senses a collision. Along with all these safety features a Driver Attention Alert is also present that work by keeping a check on 70 different parameters to determine any signs of fatigue in the driver that might lead to any accident.

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Driver Attention Assist
  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning with Automated Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Dual-stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Pre-Safe System
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts
  • Rear-View Camera with Cross-Traffic Alert

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Competition



Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Audi A6

One of the prime competitors to the 2020 Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan is the Audi A6. The ride features a 3.0L TFSI V6 engine, which produces 335 hp of power and 369 lb.-ft of torque. While the torque is the same as that offered by the E450, power is greater. The engine is coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission mode. Pricing options for the Audi A6 Premium start a little above what you might pay for the E-Class. 

The coupe leads the pack in terms of an impressive combined fuel economy of 28 mpg. Moreover, Audi A6 has the most ground clearance of 6.6 inches in the competition. Its 37.4 inches of rear legroom is also maximum among its class rivals. On the contrary, the ride has the least wheelbase of 114.6 inches in the competition.

2020 Audi A6

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Lexus LS 500

People dub Lexus as the Japanese Mercedes, and that is with good reason. Lexus is trying its best to cope up with all the latest tech and safety features that are a demand in the present times, but never quite surpass, any contemporary Mercedes-Benz. The comparison between the E-Class and LS 500 cements that fact. You might get a lot of options as standard in the Lexus, but, the Merc offers a lot more than that to you but in terms of optional features. Even though Lexus has earned a lot in every segment possible, we still have to see how it fares against its European rival, though Mercedes has earned a lot of respect with its awards during its serving period of almost a century.

2020 Lexus LS 500

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs BMW 5-Series

Flaunting a 3.0L Inline-6 turbo engine, BMW 540i is yet another class rival of the Mercedes Benz E Class. The ride relies on an 8-speed automatic transmission mode for gear-shifting. The engine generates 335 hp of power and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. BMW 540i is the fastest coupe in the competition. The ride covers a quarter-mile in just 13.8 seconds and shoots to 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds.

The opening bid for the BMW 530i is almost the same as for the E-Class. It has the least curb weight of 3746 lbs. in the competition. Mercedes-Benz E450 is 200 lbs. heavier than the 540i. BMW 540i came to a halt at a distance of 2 feet before the E450, when decelerated fully from 60 MPH. Nonetheless, BMW 540i outshines Mercedes-Benz E450 with a combined fuel economy of 27 mpg. Ground clearance and wheelbase for 530i is 6.2 and 117.1 inches, respectively.

2020 BMW 5-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Final Verdict

Everything ranging from the driving experience to the exquisite interiors righteously makes 2020 E450 one of the best midsize luxury sedans. Adding this to the fact that ride comes with a wide variety of optional features and packages to opt for, makes the ride even more lucrative. Least trunk space and lowest-in-league combined fuel economy push E450 behind its class rivals. Nonetheless, leave for these two, the ride equals or even bests its competitors in all other considerations, may it be interiors or performance.

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