The E-Class is the heart of Mercedes-Benz's lineup, offering a range of models from sedans and wagons to coupes and convertibles. For 2024, the E-Class gets a subtle but significant update that enhances its style, technology, and performance. I spent a day driving the new E-Class sedan around Malibu, California's scenic roads and was impressed by its refinement, elegance, and versatility.
Sleek and sophisticated design
The 2024 E-Class sedan features a sleek, sophisticated design that blends classic Mercedes-Benz cues with modern touches. The front end sports a new grille with a single horizontal bar and a large three-pointed star emblem, flanked by LED headlights with distinctive daytime running lights. The side profile is clean and elegant, with a long hood, short overhangs, and a gently sloping roofline. The rear end showcases new LED taillights that wrap around the trunk lid and a chrome strip that connects them.
The E-Class sedan is available in four trim levels: E 350, E 450, E 53 AMG, and E 63 S AMG. The E 350 and E 450 come with standard 18-inch wheels, while the E 53 AMG has 19-inch wheels, and the E 63 S AMG has 20-inch wheels. The AMG models also feature more aggressive styling elements, such as larger air intakes, quad exhaust tips, and a rear spoiler.
Luxurious and high-tech interior
The interior of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is luxurious and high-tech, with premium materials, ambient lighting, and a dual-screen setup that spans the dashboard. The screens measure 12.3 inches each and are controlled by touch, voice, or a touchpad on the center console. The left screen serves as the digital instrument cluster, while the right screen runs the MBUX infotainment system. The MBUX system is fast and intuitive, with natural language recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and over-the-air updates. The system also features augmented reality navigation, which overlays directional arrows and street names on a live camera feed of the road ahead.
The E-Class sedan offers plenty of space and comfort for five passengers, with supportive seats, ample legroom, and generous headroom. The trunk has a decent capacity of 13.1 cubic feet, which can be expanded by folding down the rear seats. The cabin is also equipped with various convenience and safety features, such as wireless charging, USB-C ports, a head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and a surround-view camera.