2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Burlington, MA

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Engine:

4.7 L V8

Horsepower:

449 hp

Torque:

516 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

18 city / 26 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

9-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine:

2.0 L I4

Horsepower:

241 hp

Torque:

273 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

22 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

9-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Serving Burlington, Concord, and Winchester, MA

Mercedes-Benz vehicles come out near the top of every segment that the company contests, including both luxury mid-size and luxury full-size sedan categories. This year, the former is represented by a fully redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, while the latter is led by the flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The two cars both offer unparalleled performance, a beautiful exterior and a full suite of the latest safety and autonomous driving technologies. In this article, we examine each of these categories in depth to give you an overview of the similarities and differences between these two amazing Mercedes-Benz sedans and help you decide on which of the two you want to take home with you.

Performance

When it comes to performance, the two vehicles offer a choice between a smaller and nimbler car with less power in the E-Class and a heavy but powerful leviathan in the S-Class. The standard engine on the E-Class is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which delivers a surprisingly potent 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The S-Class, on the other hand, gives you a choice between a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 with 449 horsepower and a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 with 523 horsepower. This is about double the power that the E-Class offers, but it comes with a caveat: the S-Class is 800 pounds heavier, and the V-12 model is even more massive. The S-Class is still faster of the two, but the E-Class catches up in the corners. If you are after even more power, both cars also offer a high-performance AMG® option. The E43 offers a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 396 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, while the S 63 and S 65 come is powerful V-8s that put out 577 and 621 horsepower respectively.

Appearance

As the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the S-Class delivers the classic Mercedes-Benz look: gentle curves, a swooping roofline and a regal grille topped with the three-spoked Mercedes-Benz logo. The entire car feels as if it has been sculpted out of marble and subtly adorned with the latest modern technology. The E-Class, by default, features a similar exterior look to the S-Class, though scaled down to its smaller size, in the Luxury models. However, to the delight of those who thought considered that look too derivative or conservative, there is the Sport model. There, the grille is scaled down, the lines are sharper and the Mercedes-Benz logo appears as a flat badge on the hood instead. While only the front of the car changes, it serves to give the whole car a more athletic and unique appearance.

Safety

Mercedes-Benz builds its cars with the conceit that anyone that finds themselves inside one should be treated as a VIP, which means that safety is a top priority in all of its cars. Both the E-Class and the S-Class sedans rely on both passive and active safety features to keep their charges safe, as well as incorporating some of the latest autonomous driving developments for both convenience and protection. All the latest systems are present, with each offering a little extra over the competition. For example, in addition to warning you if there are vehicles in your blind spot, the lane-change assist can actually make the lane change for you when it is safe. Likewise, the adaptive cruise control can not only keep distance from the car in front of you, but also follow the road without the need for you to steer the car.


There is a reason why Mercedes-Benz sedans are regularly chosen as one of the best vehicles in their class. Whether you are looking for a mid-size luxury car like the E-Class or a full-on super luxury car like the S-Class, by choosing Mercedes-Benz you are getting the best performance, styling and safety on the market. We invite you into our showroom to see these models of excellence. Our sales staff will be delighted to tell you all about the excellent features that separate these cars from the crowd.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.