Mercedes E-Class Sedan Owner’s Guide

The Mercedes E-Class Sedan is nothing short of iconic. For decades, the E-class has embodied the classic luxury sedan with elegant simplicity and a smooth drive. But Mercedes has kept their flagship model thoroughly modern with cutting edge safety, driving and entertainment features. 

Learn what it’s like to drive a Mercedes E-Class Sedan in Austin. 

The Mercedes E-Class Sedan Model Essentials

If you could only use one word to describe the Mercedes E-Class Sedan model it would be “flow.” The interior is designed to flow with the body. The tech intuitively flows for an advanced ride. The exterior has a sweeping flow to the contours. The Mercedes E-Class Sedan brings a new meaning to the phrase go with the flow.


The 300 E Mercedes may not be the quickest off the line, but it is engineered to optimize fuel efficiency by continuously self-tuning. Shift the car into ECO mode for even better efficiency or put it in Sport mode for a more thrilling ride. If you have to have more power off the line, make the upgrade to one of the AMG E-Class Sedan models. 

The latest Mercedes E-Class Sedan comes with the following performance specs: 

  • 2.0L Inline-4 turbo (E 300 and E 300 4MATIC)
  • 3.0L V6 biturbo (E 450 4MATIC)
  • AMG-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost and electric auxiliary compressor (AMG E 53)
  • Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo (AMG E 63 S) 
  • Up to 603 horsepower 
  • 0-to-60 in as little as 3.3 seconds
  • Up to 627 lb-ft torque 
  • Up to 30 highway MPG 
  • 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission with shift paddles
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (optional)
  • Self-leveling AIR BODY CONTROL®
  • ESP cornering assist
  • Power steering with Direct-steer
  • Adaptive braking
  • Three overdrive ratios
  • Five drive modes
  • 4-wheel independent, multilink SUSPENSION
  • ECO Start/Stop system
  • Active brake assist
  • Attention assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®

Mercedes E-Class Sedan Pricing

The E-Class lineup includes luxury vehicles at a variety of price points. The E 300 Sedan starts at $53,500, and the price goes up from there: 

  • E 300 4MATIC – Starting at $56,000
  • E 450 4MATIC – Starting at $59,950
  • AMG E 53 – Starting at $72,550
  • AMG E 63 S – Starting at $106,350

Tech Features

Mercedes is touting the E-Class as a revelation in vehicular technology. The new Car-to-X connectivity alone sets the new Mercedes E-Class model apart from other sedans. It can tell you what’s ahead on the road and relay information to other drivers. This car is so intelligent it can even emit “pink noise” to protect ears in the event of a car wreck. 

The Mercedes E-Class Sedan features cutting-edge tech components including: 

  • 12.3” dash touchscreen 
  • Touchpad controller
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • COMAND® navigation with 3D maps and live traffic
  • HERE local search
  • Keyless start
  • Rear view camera
  • 64-color ambient lighting (optional)
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Voice control
  • FrontBass® system
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • NFC phone pairing (optional)
  • In-car WiFi (optional)
  • Hands-free Bluetooth 
  • Heads up display (optional)
  • One-touch aromatherapy
  • Heated, massage seats
  • Advanced steering wheel with two touch control pads

 Common Mercedes E-Class Sedan Maintenance in Austin

No matter which E-Class model you own, maintenance is a must. It starts at 7,500 miles with the basics that will need to be repeated down the road: 

  • Cooling system service
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Tire rotation
  • Safety inspection
  • Visual inspection of belts, hoses and brakes

Why use the standard maintenance schedule when you can follow a custom plan? The mechanics at German Auto Center can put together a personalized maintenance plan that’s built around how you drive, where you drive and when you drive. Give us a call to learn about our custom maintenance services.

Mercedes E-Class Sedan Repair in Austin 

Repairs are a part of owning any vehicle, but the Mercedes 300 E is a well-built machine. The model has been on the road for decades, but it’s proven to be highly reliable in the repairs department. Some of the more common Mercedes E-Class Sedan repairs we see in Austin include:

  • Valve cover gasket leaking
  • EHA valve failure
  • Trim cracks
  • Ignition lock failure
  • Speedometer failure
  • Leaking transmission oil seals
  • Emission air pumps seizing up

The new Mercedes E-Class Sedan has received the highest safety ratings from the IIHS, and to date it hasn’t been involved in any recalls. 

German Auto Center has provided Mercedes E-Class Sedan service in Austin for over 40 years. In that time we’ve handled just about every issue, repair and performance upgrade imaginable. Give us a call or come by the shop to discuss your E-Class needs.

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