Mercedes-Benz E-Class Aims for Tech-Savvy Customers by 2024

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has finally arrived, featuring a hybridized powertrain and a futuristic interior. Mercedes-Benz is proud to introduce the new generation of the E-Class sedan, which retains more traditional three-box sedan proportions but is visually linked to the EQE by the black trim between the headlights and grille. The automaker has breathed fresh life into this long-running model, providing a lineup of hybridized powertrains and advanced interior features.

The 2024 E-Class sedan boasts an optional third screen in front of the passenger, resulting in a large pane of glass stretching across the rest of the dashboard. The rest of the cabin features rich-looking leather and metal switchgear, and ambient lighting wraps around the dashboard. An optional package allows the lighting to pulse with the beat of whatever music is playing on the Burmester surround sound system. The 2024 E-Class sedan also boasts an infotainment system that is now drawing from a single onboard computer. The passenger can stream videos and games while on the move, thanks to a system that blocks the content if a dashboard-mounted camera senses the driver’s eyes wandering from the road towards the screen.

Mercedes-Benz has also installed several third-party apps, including Zoom, TikTok, and Angry Birds, on the central display, while the built-in entertainment system allows for streaming as part of a subscription program. The Superscreen allows for recording or video calls when the vehicle is stationary using the optional selfie and video camera that comes with the screen. The E-Class also benefits from augmented reality for navigation, overlaying arrows onto live images from the car’s myriad cameras.

The 2024 E-Class sedan boasts two hybridized powertrains that will be offered in the United States. Both engines feature an integrated starter-generator running off of a 48-volt electrical system. The electric motor contributes a boost of 23 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque that can be used to reduce turbo lag and smooth out the start/stop system. The E350 uses a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 295 pound-feet, while stepping up to the E450 brings a turbo 3.0-liter inline-six producing 375 horsepower and 369 pound-feet. All E-Class sedans are all-wheel drive, and both powertrains hook up to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The 2024 E-Class sedan also features a multilink suspension at each corner, with an optional air suspension replacing the base steel-spring setup as part of the Technology package. There are adaptive dampers and a load-leveling function that can adjust based on the road surface. The Technology package also adds rear-wheel steering, helping make the E-Class nimbler at lower speeds by reducing the turning circle by nearly three feet.

Additionally, the E-Class has many standard driver-assistance features but packages some upgrades, such as active steering with lane-centering and automatic lane changes, into an optional Driver Assistance Plus package.

Mercedes-Benz has not yet announced when the E-Class will go on sale in the United States. However, we expect the new sedan to hit dealerships by the end of the year. Pricing also remains a mystery, but the 2024 E-Class should start around $60,000, a slight increase over the 2023 model. The automaker is leaping into the future with avant-garde EVs like the EQE and EQS, but it has not forgotten the models that built its legacy. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan shows that even its traditional sedans can be modernized with advanced features and hybridized powertrains.

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