The 2017 E-Class four-door sedan body uses more aluminum and high-strength steel than its predecessor. Newly standard safety features include Attention Assist, active brake assist, and Car-to-X communication. Evasive steering assist and Drive Pilot also are newly available.
A high-resolution 12.3-inch display screen, ready to provide navigation assistance, sits behind a glass plate that also encompasses instruments. Touch-sensitive controls are placed on the steering wheel.
Standard equipment is substantial, as expected, including dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-speaker COMAND audio with navigation and a CD player, SiriusXM and HD radio, Bluetooth, a sunroof, tilt/telescopic steering column, heated power mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and 18-inch run-flat tires. Inside are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless start, 64-color ambient lighting, and power front seats with a memory. Each E300 has Pre-Safe technology and LED headlights/taillights.
Interiors may be fitted with natural grain ash wood trim, as well as a Burmester surround-sound system. The option list also includes Parking Pilot with a rearview camera, a wood/leather steering wheel, blind-spot assist, Air Body Control, panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch widescreen instrument cluster, and heated/ventilated front seats. You can even get an illuminated Mercedes-Benz star for the grille.