The Mercedes E-Class is entering the 2019 model year in the United States with a host of improvements including new technology and an upgraded engine lineup.
First and foremost, there’s a new E450 variant that will be available as a sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible. The model features an upgraded twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 362 hp (270 kW / 367 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Compared to the E400 it replaces, the E450 packs an additional 33 hp (24 kW / 33 PS) and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) of torque.
Another new addition for 2019 is the Mercedes-AMG E53. It features a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with EQ Boost technology which enables the model to produce 429 hp (320 kW / 435 PS) and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque. In the E53 Sedan, it enables the all-wheel drive model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
Besides the six-cylinder engines, the 2019 E-Class sedan can be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 241 hp (179 kW / 244 PS) and 273 lb-ft (369 Nm) of torque.
Additional changes are limited but the E-Class lineup has a new three-spoke multifunction steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather upholstery. Customers will also be able to order to two new interior trim options.
Other updates include newly available packages on the E-Class sedan as well as a new 19-inch AMG wheel design. Mercedes also said the 2019 E-Class lineup will have “enhanced safety systems” and “route-based speed adaptation which uses a substantially broader scope of map and navigation data to more safety navigate different driving roads and situations.”
The 2019 Mercedes E-Class family will go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch.