Few classes of cars have withstood the test of time much like the Mercedes Benz E-Class. Midrange luxury vehicles have run the gamut of trends, but the E-Class remains a desirable vehicle to this day due to Mercedes Benz’s astute attention to performance, safety, and design. Here are five of the many reasons it remains popular.
A Brief History Of The E-Class
First marketed in 1953, the E following the model number stood for “Einspritzmotor”, which translates to “fuel injection engine” in German and gained popularity during the early 1960s when Mercedes Benz began to use the fuel injection engine in cars other than their sport and luxury models. The E-Class first officially appeared as a prefix with the W124. With over 13 million E-Class cars being sold by 2015, and more than 355,000 being sold in 2018 alone, it is no surprise it remains a desirable vehicle.
1. Unparalleled Safety
Mercedes Benz pride themselves on providing the public with safe cars and their E-Class is no different. They have long been ahead of the game by inventing and implementing vehicle safety systems before other car makers, much less luxury brands. For example, they were the first to introduce anti-lock brakes (ABS) in 1978 and active emergency stop assist in 2016. In fact, the 2019 4-door sedan E-Class was chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This honor means that the E-Class earned good or better ratings in features such as:
- Driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front
- Moderate overlap front.
- Side and roof strength.
- Head restraints.
- Front crash prevention.
2. Top-Notch Service
Owning an E-Class automatically includes you in a group of people who take pride in owning luxury cars. Here at Foreign Affairs Motorsports, we understand your appreciation of luxury and quality. This means we dedicate ourselves to providing comprehensive Mercedes Benz care that aligns itself with company’s impeccable reputation. We offer quality maintenance services specific to your E-Class model year. Knowing your E-Class needs different services at different intervals, our master technicians are prepared to service your car with both our “Service A” option for 10,000-mile intervals and our “Service B” option for 20,000-mile intervals.
3. Continually Progressive
Since 1993, there have been five generations of the E-Class with each one surpassing the last in both design and functionality. For example, the same four basic body models (sedan, coupe, convertible, and estate) have stayed the same throughout the years, but each generation has received noticeable upgrades and options to their powertrain, with both diesel and hybrid now being available. Many of the newest models come equipped with the most desirable vehicle technology such as lane change assist, emergency stop assist, custom seat adjustments, and state-of-the-art command centers.
4. Adaptability And Customization
While the E-Class has long been respected for their amazing design and attention to detail, many people choose to customize their car after buying, to make it even more powerful. Due to their ability to be customized, the E-Class has become an incredibly popular vehicle to be used as police cars and taxis. Some after-market customizations include turbocharger or supercharger kits, air intake systems to increase horsepower, performance exhaust systems to improve fuel consumption, and performance chips for increased performance.
5. Timeless Beauty
No matter the make, model, or year of your E-Class, it will no doubt make a statement with its aesthetic. Mercedes Benz is a leader in providing not only quality performance, but extensive detail to the beauty of their vehicles both inside and out. All E-Class cars exhibit a total package of comfort and style that truly defines what it means to drive a luxury vehicle. From the sleek headlights and clean body design to plush seating and gorgeous wood details in the interior, the E-Class has you riding in both high comfort and high style.
The Mercedes Benz E-Class is by far one of their most popular cars year after year. Their attention to safety, amazing service, progressive ideas, ability to be customized, and incredible beauty prove how the Mercedes Benz E-Class remains so desirable, even after nearly 70 years.