Only available on the E-Class Sedan, the E300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that makes 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission that helps send power down to the rear wheels. Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is an optional extra. The E300 starts at $54,945 (all prices include a $995 destination and handling fee).
Standard features on the E300 includes Dynamic Select, which is a multimode drive program, all-LED exterior lighting, power tilt/sliding sunroof, a 12.3-inch high-resolution infotainment screen, car-to-X communication, automatic emergency braking, Attention Assist, Crosswind Assist, a rearview camera, adaptive braking technology, SmartKey with Keyless-Start, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, and a voice control system.
Optional packages on the E300 include a Warmth and Comfort Package ($1,050) that adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated front armrests and upper door panels (which are as decadent as they sound), and galvanized shift paddles. The Premium 1 Package ($3,700) adds an automatic parking assistant, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, hands-free access, a powered trunk, a Burmester surround audio system, and wireless charging.
The Premium 2 Package ($6,600) adds all of the features from the Premium 1 Package plus LED headlights that move in response to turns, automatic high beams, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an Air Balance cabin-air purification system, and a power rear-window sunshade, as well.
Lastly, the Premium 3 Package ($10,200) has everything from the lower packages, but adds all of Mercedes' active safety and semi-autonomous systems. Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Steering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, Congestion Emergency Braking, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Surround View System, Pre-Safe Impulse Side, Pre-Safe Plus, and a head-up display make the E-Class one of the most advanced vehicles on the planet.