2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The E-Class has been the best-selling Mercedes model over the years. The German car company sold more than 15 million of these executive-class cars by 2015. This is due to the fact that the medium-sized vehicle is suitable for a lot of customers including business people, families and single people who are on their way up in life. The E-Class is also more affordable than the super luxury vehicles in the upper tier of the Mercedes lineup. For people who want the very best that money can buy without having to mortgage their house, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a popular option.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class continues to offer the highest quality and variety of tech features and a superbly crafted interior. The E-Class delivers top-tier luxury and thrilling performance merged together into one exceptional automobile. This is why it is one of the most successful midsize luxury cars in the world.
What’s New for 2019?
Mercedes-Benz has been updating the E-Class and introducing new features to the prestigious lineup of cars in order to stay competitive with other high-end luxury vehicles. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has even more to offer this year with a new hybrid V6 powertrain and a more powerful six-cylinder gas-powered engine.
The high-end AMG E 43 performance model has been replaced by the AMG E 53, and it is available as either a coup, convertible or a sedan. The performance AMG engine is still a turbocharged V6, but it has been upgraded to a new inline-6 That is paired with a high-powered alternator that increases its fuel economy and provides more acceleration at lower speeds. The steering wheel on the E-Class has been redesigned, and the E 400 has been replaced by the E 450 trim with a more powerful engine. The coupe and convertible models now come standard with a driver-seat memory feature.
Performance and Handling
Each of the four available engines for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is capable of propelling the cars quickly. They all come standard with a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission that has excellent timing. The base engine that comes with the E 300 sedan is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders that delivers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
The 2.0-liter engine has very little turbo lag, and it is paired with a 9-speed transmission that delivers power to 17-inch wheels for the sedan or 18-inch wheels if you opt for the Sport exterior styling. The EPA fuel rating for the E 300 is 21 mpg for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway. The larger engines offer noticeably more performance, but they cost up to $250 more per year in fuel costs.
The ride of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is silky-smooth and stable. It cruises along comfortably. When drivers select the Sport or Sport+ driving modes via their dashboard controls, the car provides more athleticism and speed. The suspension maintains a very composed and comfortable ride without being "floaty." The available rapidly adjusting air suspension system further enhances the comfort of the ride, but the standard suspension is still excellent. Rear-wheel drive is standard for the lower trim E Class models.
Interior and Features
The interior of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is appointed with top-notch materials. The synthetic leather is of a very high quality that is nearly indistinguishable from genuine leather. Some of the style choices look superb, including the natural ash wood trim.
The sedan models have enough space for five adults. The coupe and cabriolet (convertible) models seat four people, and the wagon seats seven. The seats are bolstered by supportive cushions, and the front seats have many power adjustments. Adults have plenty of legroom in the back seats. The standard upholstery is MB-Tex synthetic leather that can be upgraded to grained leather or Nappa leather.
The infotainment system is controlled via a 12.3-inch digital display. The controls include a touchpad, a knob and a set of high-quality, unique steering wheel controls. Standard tech features for the E-Class include smartphone integration with the infotainment system, navigation, and a digital gauge array display is an optional upgrade from the traditional analog dials.
The standard safety features that come with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class include adaptive cruise control and a head-up display that projects the dashboard gauge information onto the windshield. The E-Class also comes standard with blind spot assisting technology, lane-keeping assistance and several more safety tech features.
Trim and Options
The 2019 E-Class models are available in sedan, coup, convertible (Cabriolet) and wagon body styles. There are also four trim levels. The features are not much different for higher trim levels except for the engine. This is because the base trim already has a lot of features that come standard.
The E-Class comes with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and many features such as LED headlights and a sunroof. The E 450 trim level has an upgraded engine that is 3.0-liter in size and the six-cylinder engine produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
The AMG E 53 comes with most of the standard equipment on the E 450, but it has a more powerful engine that is an inline-six that produces 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and 19-inch wheels. The powertrain and suspension are upgraded to match the more powerful engine, and the upholstery has a suede texture.
The top trim level for the E-Class is the AMG E 63 that is powered by a powerful eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine that produces 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter and the brakes can be upgraded to carbon-ceramic for supercar performance.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz E-Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mercedes-Benz E-Class MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.