Mercedes introduces a new midrange model and a new AMG variant starting with the E300e. For the most part, the 2019 E-Class lineup will remain visually identical to its predecessor. The exterior will be almost a literal carbon copy of the 2018 model, save for the new badges on the new E450 and E53 variants, and new 19-inch wheels in the Night and Rear Safety packages. Inside, most of the looks and equipment will remain the same, but there will be a new three-spoke Nappa Leather steering wheel with additional controls for the new safety features.
The base E300 will remain the same in the powertrain department in 2019, carrying on with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This plug-in hybrid has a claimed range of up to 50km from its battery and the electric motor’s output is rated at 122hp.
Replacing the E400 will be the E450, which will be available as a sedan, coupe, or convertible. This will carry an upgraded 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that will produce 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque – increases of 33 horsepower and 15 lb-ft, respectively.