Mercedes-Benz is making changes to the middle child in the E-class family. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 replaces the previous E400, and signals the addition of 33 horses and 15 lb-ft of torque to the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6’s engine, which now packs a total of 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
All that oomph will be sent rearward on E450 coupe and cabriolet models. E450 sedans and wagons, on the other hand, comes standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive, a feature that is available as an option on the coupe and cabrio.
With its V-6 engine, the E450 remains a holdout in the brand’s move toward a new inline-six unit, which already is slated to power the more performance-oriented 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 and also is found under the hood of the E-class–based CLS. That turbocharged straight-six works with a 48-volt starter/generator and makes 362 horsepower in the CLS450. The CLS53 and E53 benefit from an additional electric supercharger, raising total output to 429 horses.
Such electric trickery won’t make its way to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450, however. The company notes that both the E450 and the four-cylinder E300 will benefit from new comfort and convenience features including new interior trim options, a redesigned three-spoke steering wheel that includes spoke-mounted buttons for many of the car’s active-safety features, and a fresh set of 19-inch wheels that will be available with the Night package and its attendant black exterior accents.
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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 will reach dealers in the fall, with pricing to be announced in the coming months.
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