- Body Type: Sedan , 4WD/AWD
- Drive: AWD
- 36 Months
- Torque: 195 hp
- Year: 2016
- Engine Size: 2.1L
- Transmission: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Cylinders: 4
- Horsepower: 369 ft-lbs.
- EPA Mileage (CTY/HWY): 28/42 mpg
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overview
If you’re up on the news, you’ll know that an all-new E-Class is on the horizon. But there are still good reasons to give the 2016 E-Class a chance. For one thing, there’s the old bit of wisdom that cars at the end of their production cycles are more reliable, as the engineers have had time to “work out the kinks.” For another, the current E-Class remains fully competitive against its fresher foes, lacking only a certain sportiness when you’re driving it around turns — a familiar Mercedes trait that its successor may well share.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
Each body style offers various trim levels that correspond to the engine: diesel E250 Bluetec (sedan only), V6 E350 (sedan and wagon), turbocharged V6 E400 (all but wagon), V8 E550 (coupe and convertible) and turbocharged V8-powered E63 AMG S (sedan and wagon only).
The E250 and E350 sedans are split into two basic types: Luxury and Sport. Luxury models come with 17-inch alloy wheels and a traditional grille with a separate hood ornament, while Sport models feature different wheels, a two-bar grille with an integrated three-pointed star and a sport-tuned suspension. Inside, the Sport boasts aluminum pedals, subtle white-faced gauges and a three-spoke steering wheel in place of the Luxury’s four-spoke design.
Both Luxury and Sport come standard with LED headlights, LED taillight accents, adaptive suspension dampers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power front seats (with four-way lumbar), front-seat memory functions, MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, the COMAND electronics interface, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer and an iPod/USB audio interface.
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Driving Impression/Review
There’s a distinctive sense of solidity here that has long been a Mercedes trademark, yet the 2016 E-Class is also a very capable handler by the numbers. In any form, it’s a special car to drive. The only real downside is the growing collection of electronic driver aids, which certainly mean well but have the potential to interfere with your enjoyment. Fortunately, some can be turned off if you find them overly intrusive.