2020 Mercedes E-Class Sedan Gets More Power In America

Mercedes is putting the finishing touches on the facelifted E-Class, but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from giving the current model a few updates.

According to Car & Driver, Americans will get a new E350 sedan which replaces the E300. As the name suggests, the E350 is more powerful than its predecessor as it features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp (190 kW / 259 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque.

For comparison, the outgoing E300 had a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 241 hp (180 kW / 244 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. This enabled the sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in as little as 6.2 seconds.

The 14 hp (10 kW / 14 PS) boost is certainly welcome as it now makes the E-Class more powerful than the BMW 530i which has a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with 248 hp (185 kW / 251 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. However, both models fall short of the Audi A6 55 TFSI which has a 3.0-liter V6 that develops 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.

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Since a facelifted model is right around the corner, additional changes are limited. As a result, the E350 uses a familiar nine-speed automatic transmission which can be connected to an optional all-wheel drive system for an extra $2,500.

Unfortunately, one thing that has changed is the E-Class’ base price. The publication says the 2020 E350 will start at $55,045 which makes it $550 more expensive than the 2019 E300.

Note: 2017 Mercedes E300 Sedan pictured

  • I have heard that engine, it creates an unseemly noise racket for a $50K+ vehicle.

  • YJ Chua

    Americans always get the lousier stuff.

    European E350s are of the 48V mild hybrid variety, with 306hp from the engine + 14hp from the 48V system.

    Essentially, it’s the longitudinally-mounted version of the A35’s engine, plus the 48V system.

    The 255hp engine is in European versions of the E300 (and has the 48V system as well).

  • eb110americana

    2035: The Mercedes E7200000000000000004 replaces the E6800000000000000008. It now makes 308 hp from an electric turbo-hybrid 3-cylinder….and requires a small sherpa driving a motorcycle and sidecar next to it at all times in order to hold up the right side of the badge.

    If your numbered names don’t mean anything, then just stop changing them. This is getting stupid.

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