MotorTrend's 2021 Car of the Year®

MotorTrend® has awarded the E-Class its highest honor for 2021.  The entire line, its editors praise, "makes everyone feel special, delivers the best experience, and stands out from the rest of the segment. It does everything right, and does it naturally.[1]


How does the E-Class fit into the Mercedes-Benz lineup?

Distinctive styling, class-leading safety and trailblazing technology.  The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has set the benchmarks that all other luxury midsize sedans work tirelessly to imitate.

  • Starting at $54,250[2]
  • Seats 5
  • Mercedes-Benz Models: E 350 Sedan, E 350 4MATIC Sedan, E 450 4MATIC Sedan, E 450 Coupe, E 450 4MATIC Coupe, E 450 Cabriolet, E 450 4MATIC Cabriolet and E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain Wagon 
  • Mercedes-AMG Models: AMG E 53 Sedan, AMG E 63 S Sedan, AMG E 53 Coupe, AMG E 53 Cabriolet and AMG E 63 S Wagon            


Power and Performance

The measure of an E-Class is still how it moves, and the way it moves you. Agile and athletic, it's engineered and tuned to evoke your confidence and inspire your joy on city streets, open highways, and the road to the future. The 255-hp turbo E 350 squeezes more power from less fuel, self-tuning every few milliseconds. The E 450's 362-hp turbo inline-6 is electrified with EQ Boost technology, for added gas-free response and responsibility.

DYNAMIC SELECT dials in performance with the tap of a console button. The 9-speed transmission, throttle and more sharpen in Sport mode, ease up in ECO. There's even a mode you can set up as you like.

Standard on the E 450 and an E 350 option, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive adds confidence in challenging conditions. Selective damping or available AIR BODY CONTROL® each respond to sharpen handling and smooth the ride.



Dual 12.3-inch displays create a customizable cockpit with reconfigurable gauges. The central multimedia touchscreen integrates with controls on the wheel and console, MBUX voice control, and more. An extensive ambient lighting network adds to driving enjoyment and can help reduce fatigue. You can choose from 64 colors: solo, in pairs, or in motion. Tap a climate adjuster and a gentle red or blue flash confirms.

Along with its tech, the E-Class tradition of craftsmanship advances as well. Upholstery is hand-fitted to heated front seats, you can choose from five wood trims at no charge and available options range from acoustic glass to a giant sunroof.


Advanced systems can help de-stress driving, from standard Blind Spot Assist to pre-crash hearing protection. Options can help you change lanes with a tap of a turn signal, or help the cruise control steer, stop-and-go in traffic, even slow for an offramp. [3]

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available TODAY at Mercedes-Benz of Southampton and ready to be experienced. Contact us to learn more about this model and schedule a an appointment to get behind the wheel.


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[2] Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary.

[3] Some systems are optional. Even the most advanced safety systems may not be sufficient to avoid an accident. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Drivers are cautioned not to wait for system alerts before braking or taking evasive action, as that may not afford sufficient time and distance. See Operator's Manual for system operating speeds and additional information and warnings