2021 Mercedes E-Class Pros and Cons Review: Business Class Upgrade


POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic (cabriolet), 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 4Matic+ (coupe) 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic, 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63S 4Matic+ (sedans) DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD Front-engine, AWD ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged I-6, alum block/head, plus electric motor Turbocharged I-6, alum block/head, plus electric motor, Twin-turbo 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 183.0 cu in/2,999 cc 183.0 cu in/2,999 cc, 243.0 cu in/3,982 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 10.5:1 10.5:1, 8.6:1 POWER (SAE NET) 362 hp @ 5,500 rpm (gas) + 21 hp (elec); 362 hp (comb), 429 hp @ 6,100 rpm (gas) + 21 hp (elec); 429 hp (comb) 362 hp @ 5,500 rpm (gas) + 21 hp (elec); 362 hp (comb), 603 hp @ 5,750 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 369 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm (gas) + 184 lb-ft (elec); 369 (comb), 384 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm + 184 lb-ft (elec); 384 (comb) 369 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm + 184 lb-ft (elec); 369 (comb), 627 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm REDLINE 6,500; 6,300 rpm 6,300, 7,000 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 10.5; 12.5 lb/hp 12.0, 7.4 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic 9-speed automatic AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 2.82:1/1.69:1, 3.07:1/1.87:1 4.69:1/2.82:1, 3.06:1/1.87:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Multilink, coil springs, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Multilink, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, air springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 15.2:1, 14.5:1 15.5:1, 14.5:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.3, 2.1 2.3, 2.1 BRAKES, F; R 14.2-in vented, drilled disc; 14.2-in vented disc, ABS, 14.6-in vented, drilled disc; 14.2-in vented disc 14.2-in vented, drilled disc; 14.2-in vented disc, 15.8-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc; 14.2-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 8.0 x 19-in, 8.0 x 20-in; 9.0 x 20-in, cast aluminum 8.0 x 18-in cast aluminum, 9.5 x 20-in; 10.0 x 20-in forged aluminum TIRES, F;R 245/40R19 98H Pirelli Cinturato P7 (M+S), 245/35R20 95Y; 275/30R20 97Y Pirelli P Zero (run flat) 245/45R18 100H Pirelli Cinturato P7 (M+S), 265/35R20 99Y; 295/30R20 101Y Michelin Pilot Sport 4S DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 113.1 in 115.7 in TRACK, F/R 62.9/63.2, 64.1/62.8 in 62.9/63.0, 64.9/62.8 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 190.4 x 73.1 x 56.6, 190.9 x 73.2 x 56.3 in 194.3 x 73.7 x 57.8, 196.4 x 75.1 x 56.6 in TURNING CIRCLE 37.5, 39.7 ft 38.2, 40.4 ft CURB WEIGHT 4,517, 4,489 lb 4,330, 4,490 lb WEIGHT DIST, F/R 54/46, 55/45 % 55/45, 56/44% SEATING CAPACITY 4 5 HEADROOM, F/R 38.7/36.4, 40.9/36.4 in 37.3/37.6, 37.4/38.2 in LEGROOM, F/R 41.8/34.1 in 41.7/36.1, 41.4/36.2 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 56.1/48.4, 50.3 in 57.8/57.1, 57.8/57.1 in CARGO VOLUME 9.5, 10.1 cu ft 13.1 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.6, 1.4 sec 1.5, 1.1 sec 0-40 2.3, 2.1 2.4, 1.7 0-50 3.3, 3.0 3.4, 2.3 0-60 4.4, 4.0 4.6, 3.0 0-70 5.9, 5.2 6.1, 3.8 0-80 7.4, 6.8 7.9, 4.8 0-90 9.5, 8.5 10.0, 5.9 0-100 11.8, 10.5 12.4, 7.1 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.3, 2.1 2.5, 1.4 QUARTER MILE 13.1 sec @ 104.8 mph, 12.6 sec @ 108.2 mph 13.3 sec @ 103.2 mph, 11.2 sec @ 124.2 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 130, 113 ft 127, 109 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.88, 0.91 g (avg) 0.83, 0.97 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 25.6 sec @ 0.71 g (avg), 25.3 sec @ 0.74 g (avg) 26.2 sec @ 0.69 g (avg), 23.6 sec @ 0.87 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,400, 1,450 rpm 1,400, 1,450 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $75,500, $77,300; $63,050, $108,550 PRICE AS TESTED $87,410, $100,410 $79,280, $138,040 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes Yes/Yes AIRBAGS 10: Dual front, f/r side, f/r curtain, f/r head 9: Dual front, f/r side, driver knee, f/r curtain BASIC WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles 4 yrs/50,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles 4 yrs/50,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 4 yrs/50,000 miles 4 yrs/50,000 miles FUEL CAPACITY 17.4 gal 21.1 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 23/29/25, 21/28/24 mpg 23/30/26, 15/23/18 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 147/116, 160/120 kW-hrs/100 miles 147/112, 225/147 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.76, 0.82 lb/mile 0.75, 1.09 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium

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