- mercedes-benz has announced pricing for the 2021 e-class and the amg-tuned e53 and e63 s (pictured above).
- the 2021 e-class features new exterior styling, touch-sensitive steering wheels, a standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and new powertrains.
- expect to see the 2021 e-class and mercedes-amg e53 and e63 s in dealers by the end of the year.
mercedes-benz has updated the e-class sedan, coupe, cabriolet, and wagon, its best-selling model series of all time, for the 2021 model year, and it's only slightly more expensive. the mid-cycle refresh included redesigned front and rear ends, new touch-sensitive steering wheels, a standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, the latest mbux infotainment system, and a new inline-six engine. the 2021 e-class will start at $55,300 when it goes on sale in the u.s. at the end of this year.
the 2021 e-class comes in five different models: the e350 and e450, which are both available with mercedes's 4matic all-wheel-drive; the all-wheel-drive e450 all terrain wagon; and the high-performance amg-tuned e53 and e63 s. unlike the new s-class, which dropped its coupe and cabriolet models, the e450 and mercedes-amg e53 are available as both two-door and droptop versions.
the base e350 sedan, powered by a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, starts at $55,300, and all-wheel drive adds an additional $2500. the e450 sedan, which is solely available with all-wheel drive and uses the new 362-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six paired with a 48-volt hybrid system, starts at $63,050. it's also available as a coupe model starting at $66,000— $68,500 with all-wheel drive—and a cabriolet starting at $73,000, or $75,500 with all-wheel drive. the e450 all terrain wagon starts at $68,650.
mercedes-amg also got its hands on the new e-class, and there are two high-performance variants: the 429-hp e53 and the 603-hp e63 s. the e53 is available in sedan ($74,950), coupe ($77,300), and cabriolet ($83,900) models, powered by an amg-tuned version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. the more powerful e63 s is offered in sedan ($108,550) and wagon ($113,500) models and uses amg's twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8.
mercedes is also adding a plug-in-hybrid e350e model to the e-class lineup but has not announced pricing or when it will arrive in the u.s. both the 2021 mercedes-benz e-class models and the high-performance amg-tuned models will go on sale in the u.s at the end of the year.