2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

 
 
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
 

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP 
$53,945
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$50,939
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 30 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 241 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Mercedes Benz E-Class is a mid-sized luxury car, in competition with Audi's A6, BMW's 5-Series and the Lexus GS. All offer plenty of space, with an array of powerful engines, but none offer the kind of refinement, ease of operation, or model variety of the E-Class. The E-Class also offers great fuel economy for a luxury vehicle, making due (in E300 guise) with a turbocharged 4-cylinder while most of its competitors use bigger and thirstier engines. While the engine in the E300 is small, thanks to turbocharging and an advanced transmission, acceleration remains competitive.

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What's New For 2018

For 2018, Mercedes-Benz broadens the E-Class range with the E400 and E400 4MATIC coupe, convertible, sedan and wagon. The AMG E63 S sedan and wagon are also new, and both of which employ 4MATIC all-wheel drive. E400 variants are powered by a 329-horsepower 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6, while the E63 employs a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 making 603 horsepower. Like the E300 and AMG E43 models, the new cars utilize a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Active Brake Assist Forward Collision
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • HD Radio
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Regular Amplifier
    • 8 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, Weatherband and External Memory Control
    • Radio: COMAND Navigation (NTG 5.5) -inc: high resolution 12.3" display, fast HDD navigation w/3D maps, map updates & live traffic included for 3 years, WiFi hotspot w/4G-LTE internet connection, smartphone integration w/Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, voice-operated control system and car-to-x communication NFC wireless charging is part of Premium P01 package.
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke
    • Tires: 245/45R18 AS
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Aluminum Front Windshield Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Rocker Panel Extensions
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Reservoir
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Power Front Seats -inc: 4-way lumbar support and 3-position memory
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Keyfob Fuel
    • Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • MB-Tex Upholstery
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Air Filtration
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • Power Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Power Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Trip Computer
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Systems Monitor
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Live Traffic -inc: Included for 3 years
    • eCall Emergency System
    • Tracker System
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Head Restraints
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Mechanical Features
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Automatic Ride Control Sport Tuned Suspension
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 180 Amp Alternator
    • 100-Amp/Hr 850CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and TouchShift Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC Automatic -inc: Steering Wheel Shift Paddles
    • Engine: 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.7
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.1
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 850
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/121
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 241 @ 5500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 273 @ 1300
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 115.7
    • Length, Overall (in) - 193.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.7
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.8
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.6
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.7
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.8
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.2
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.1
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - R03
    • Rear Tire Order Code - R03
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45YR18
    • Front Tire Size - P245/40HR19
    • Front Tire Size - P225/55HR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45YR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/40HR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/55HR17
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 421
    • Trans Type - 9
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.35
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.24
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.25
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.64
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.21
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.80
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.86
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.72
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3792
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

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  • designo Selenite Grey Magno Diamond Silver Metallic Iridium Silver Metallic Piedmont Green Metallic
  • designo Selenite Grey Magno
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Piedmont Green Metallic

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Introduction

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 sedan, coupe, wagon and cabriolet are all new, bigger, better looking, and more efficient than the previous versions. They follow the Mercedes-Benz E300 sedan, which was all new for 2017. Longer, lower and wider, these E-Class models are loaded with technology, including semi-autonomous driving features.

2018 E-Class rivals include the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, Jaguar XF, Cadillac CTS, Tesla Model S, and even the S-Class.

In its lineup of four body styles, the E-Class uses turbocharged engines of four, six and eight cylinders; rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and high-performance AMG models. The cars’ performance characteristics can be changed and tuned to the drivers’ liking with drive modes, adaptive suspensions and tunable steering. This review will be kind of generic, since a hundred iterations of E-Class could be described.

Base engine in the E300 is a turbo four making 241 horsepower. The E400 takes a twin-turbo V6 making 329 horsepower, with all-wheel drive.

The E-Class sedan runs the board in crash testing with the NHTSA, five stars in every test. The IIHS gives it Top Safety Pick Plus.

Every E-Class has forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, LED headlamps, and a sound alert that makes a noise at you when the car thinks you’re not paying attention to the road. In a crash, the seat bolsters tighten. A rearview camera comes standard on 2018 E-Class models.

The optional self-driving system is called Drive Pilot, and costs more than $10,000. It can change lanes automatically when the lane is clear and the driver signals for two seconds. It can follow, accelerate, and stop behind other cars in traffic at speed as high as 130 mph. It can follow lanes at speeds up to 81 mph even when the lanes aren’t well marked. The system can squeeze the brakes when oncoming traffic veers into your lane, and it can add force to the steering when the driver makes an evasive maneuver.

The rear-wheel drive E300 sedan gets 22 miles per gallon City, 30 Highway, 25 Combined.

The all-wheel-drive E400 4MATIC sedan gets 20/27/23 mpg; the coupe and cabriolet get 22 mpg Combined, and the wagon and AMG E43 sedan get 21 mpg Combined.

The powerful E63 sedan or wagon with a V8 engine gets 15/22/18 mpg.

Lineup

With so many versions, the price ranges from an entry level for the E300 sedan of less than $54,000, to the AMG E63 S wagon for twice that. Both before any options, which can add greatly to the bottom line.

The E300 only comes with the turbo four. The E400 only comes with the turbo six and all-wheel drive with air suspension, in the sedan and wagon. The E400 Coupe and Cabriolet are rear-wheel drive.

The E43 sedan gets a more powerful twin-turbo V6, while the E63 sedan and wagon use a twin-turbo V8 and all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment on the E300 includes synthetic leather upholstery, Bluetooth with audio streaming, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, power front seats, power windows/locks/mirrors, automatic climate control, remote start, navigation, ambient lighting, and rearview camera.

Options include real leather, wireless phone charging, Burmester audio, massaging seats, automatic park assist, rear-seatbelt and rear-side airbags, and a safety bundle that includes Drive Pilot and a surround-view camera system. An air suspension and all-wheel drive also are available.

More options include a head-up display, and active headlamps. The E300 can also be optioned with big 18-inch AMG wheels, sport suspension, a panoramic roof, 19- or 20-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats, adaptive headlights, satellite radio, and a set of 12.3-inch digital displays that replace conventional gauges.

Standard equipment in the E400 coupe includes keyless ignition, leather upholstery, memory front seats, a panoramic roof, and a rearview camera. Cabriolets add standard rear-seat side airbags and a power folding cloth top, as well as warm-air vents at neck level. Major options on both include an air suspension, and a head-up display. Wagons have a split-fold rear seat, fold-away third-row seats, and a power tailgate.

E43 sedans have 19-inch wheels, AMG exterior trim, a sport steering wheel, a stitched dash, and AMG gauges. Mobile apps that record track performance, a panoramic roof, and carbon-fiber trim are among the options.

E63 sedans and wagons get Nappa leather, heated and cooled front seats, and a power trunk closer (on sedans). The E63 offers carbon-ceramic brakes and a sport exhaust system.

Walkaround

Like the latest S-Class and C-Class, the E-Class sedan is balanced and handsome, with a long hood and short trunk. It looks more relaxed than the more compact C-Class. A deep line at the shoulders tapers under a carefully draped roofline, to the LED taillamps with a charming pattern Mercedes-Benz calls Stardust.

Now a tradition, Luxury models get a tri-star badge mounted on the hood, while Sport models get it in the less flashy grille.

The beautiful coupe and cabriolet are a bit lower than the sedan, and look even lower with frameless windows. But there’s small awkward pillar that divides the rear side window into 2/3 and 1/3.

AMG models are still lower, with bigger wheels and darker trim.

Interior

The E-Class cabin speaks in a rhythm of textures, wood and metallic weaves led by stitched and vividly colored leather rising and falling from the door panels to the center console. It glows under 64 shades of ambient lighting from ivory to purple, studded by circular air vents.

The dash can be dominated by twin high-rez 12.3-inch display screens that replace the gauges and controls, although most E300s will come with one screen and a handsome set of dials and climate switches underneath. In place of a shift lever, there’s a touch-sensitive control puck for the COMAND infotainment interface. It’s a futzy knob.

The COMAND infotainment system remains balky (although for 2018 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay appear). For example, too much is required to enter a destination in the navigation system, whose points of interest are too slim.

The E300 is receptive to fingertip control, namely in the steering wheel that has touch surfaces for swipe-and-tap operation. Intended or not.

Front seats have lots of lumbar support, and available massage. Bolstering in the AMG models is thick. The heated steering wheel also heats the armrests and center console. Rear seat has a middle armrest, cupholders, and available laptop holder.

There’s a choice of Burmester sound systems that use structural parts of the body as passive speakers with carved metal grilles. The system for $6000 has 23 speakers and crystal-clear 3D sound.

Luxury features include a cabin fragrance dispenser for a few hundred dollars, and the 64-color ambient lighting. Imagine purple lighting with white leather, and see Miami Vice. But with classier colors and leather, the E-Class can make a BMW look dowdy. Even a Jaguar.

There is good space in the rear of the sedan, where the seatback folds in three sections. The boost in cargo space is necessary because the sedan’s trunk is small, at 13.1 cubic feet.

The rear seat in the Coupe and Cabriolet offer seven inches less legroom than the sedan and wagon. However a six-footer will have enough legroom and headroom to fit.

A pair of rear-facing third-row seats is standard in the wagon. They fold into the cargo floor, to make a strong 35 cubic feet of space behind the second row.

Because the four-cylinder engine occasionally makes brusque noises that can sound cheap, the cabin could use more sound deadening.

Driving Impressions

We have driven the E-Class from the San Francisco Bay area to winding roads in Portugal, and have experienced everything from docile to frenetic, from four-cylinder to twin-turbo V8.

But even with the docile powertrain it’s fairly quick, able to accelerate from zero to sixty in 6.2 seconds (on the way to 130 mph). Its 273 pound-feet of torque comes on down low at 1300 rpm, giving good early acceleration. Its paddle-shifting 9-speed transmission helps keep it in the perfect spot of the powerband. Too bad the four-cylinder sounds gruff.

Two suspensions are available for the E300. There is a firm multi-link suspension with adaptive dampers in either base or sport (firmer) tune, or an air suspension with adaptive dampers. In addition to that, the wheel sizes range from 17 to 20 inches, mounted with different tires.

The 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system splits power front to rear at 45:55.

The air suspension (called Air Body Control) and driving modes give the E-Class breathtaking versatility. It can cruise with lots of suspension travel, slow and smooth shifts and light-touch steering in Comfort mode, or approach AMG levels of heft and stiffness when set in Sport Plus mode. The modes are Comfort, Economy, Sport and Sport Plus. Comfort offers languid steering and shifting, and lengthy suspension travel. We often preferred Sport mode, which brings the best compromise of a good ride and quickness from the throttle, steering and transmission.

The air suspension system uses springs with two chambers per front strut and two chambers per rear strut; the chambers inflate and deflate at lightning speed based on sensor readings from the road. It lowers the ride height on the freeway for better aerodynamics and fuel mileage, and can raise it when more ground clearance is needed.

The E400 makes few compromises. Its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 makes 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque at 1600 rpm, powering it from zero to sixty in 5.5 seconds in the rear-wheel-drive Coupe; in the all-wheel-drive sedan, with better traction from the standing start, it does that sprint in 5.2 seconds.

All that torque at such a low engine speed makes the E400 feel even quicker. Unlike the four-cylinder, it feels smooth and refined. Its 9-speed automatic transmission does quick and smooth shifts.

The Coupe and Convertible have a distinctive driving feel, slightly lower than the sedan. The air suspension and adaptive dampers are available, and they transform the ride and handling. In Comfort mode it’s stable and poised for daily driving, while it begs for Sport mode on winding roads.

The E43 sedan boosts that V6 to 396 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, mated to a stronger 9-speed that shifts like a racecar’s. It does zero to sixty in 4.5 seconds, and 155 miles per hour. The all-wheel drive stretches the front/rear bias to 39/61.

In Sport Plus, the throttle is lightning quick. The transmission will hold a gear through tight curves, or manual mode can be used. Individual mode allows the driver to soften the steering that can feel unsettled in Sport Plus. The ride is very firm but comfortable enough.

The AMG E 63 S, sedan or wagon, uses twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 making 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Try 3.3 seconds from zero to 60, and 180 mph top speed, without drama.

The all-wheel drive can go 0/100 front/rear, meaning you can take the wagon on the track and throw the tail around, drift it in the corners, then go 180 mph on the long straight.

The E 63 S will nail the corner apex with its taut suspension, four links in front and a multi-link rear with more bracing and stabilizer bars, thick tubes. The front brake rotors are 16 inches, with available carbon-ceramic for the track. Pirelli P Zero tires are mounted on 20-inch wheels.

It’s at home on the Nurburgring or American streets, with the air suspension and adaptive dampers that were developed on the S-Class. When you realize that the AMG models weigh more than two tons and are 190 inches long, it’s a reminder how far the E-Class has come.

Summary

The new E400 with its smooth engine, may be the best E-Class. The E43 is a high-performance sedan, while the AMG E63 is pure excess, in a good way.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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Other 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class styles
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Sedan
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Wagon
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Luxury 4MATIC Sedan
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 4MATIC Cabriolet
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 4MATIC Sedan
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 Luxury 4MATIC Wagon
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As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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