2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Hybrid Powertrains, MBUX Superscreen Connectivity, Starting MSRP & More

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Summary Points

  • The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the sixth-generation variant of the German automaker’s longstanding midsize luxury car.
  • Two E-Class variants will arrive at U.S. dealerships, the E 350 4MATIC and E 450 4MATIC, both with hybrid powertrains.
  • MBUX Superscreen supports apps like Zoom, games like Angry Birds, and streaming services like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: What’s New?

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an all-new car despite retaining the curvy three-box design of its predecessor. It has a “cab-backward” design with a long hood, short front overhangs, marginally longer rear overhangs, and a slightly lengthier wheelbase (116.5 inches) than the outgoing variant.

The result is a slippery 0.23 drag coefficient shared with the outgoing E-Class, but the feat is more impressive given the new model has a larger frontal area.

On the inside, drivers and passengers benefit from the new electronic architecture that underpins the 2024 E-Class. A new central onboard computer enables features like MBUX Augmented Reality for Navigation and a unique “zero-layer design,” which reduces reliance on scrolling to initiate the most common functions.

Meanwhile, the optional MBUX Superscreen Package adds a 12.3-inch front passenger display with a privacy function, along with a selfie and video camera. The glass surface of the MBUX Superscreen extends from the A-pillar on the passenger side to the central display, meaning front passengers have their own personal display area for streaming video and other multimedia.

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Photo: MBUSA.

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Powertrain

Two E-Class variants will arrive at U.S. dealerships, the E 350 4MATIC and E 450 4MATIC.

The E 350 4MATIC has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor. It has 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque (2,000 to 3,200 rpm), while the mild hybrid system adds 22 more horses and 148 lb-ft. of torque on demand.

The E 450 4MATIC has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six with 375 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque. It’s also a mild hybrid with a similar electric motor that adds 22 horsepower and 148 lb-ft. of torque, enough to kill any turbo lag.

The brand’s 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic is standard for both the E 350 and E 450, while 4MATIC all-wheel-drive ensures better traction.

Available Air Suspension & Rear Axle Steering

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a Technology Package with rear-wheel steering and Airmatic air suspension with air springs and adaptive dampers. Moreover, it has an auto-leveling control that maintains an even stance despite varying loads. It can lower the ride height by 0.6 inches if the speedometer breaches 74 mph.

Meanwhile, the optional rear-axle steering turns the rear wheels in the opposite direction as the front at speeds below 37 mph for better agility. However, the system turns the rear wheels in the same direction at higher velocities for sportier handling.

E-Class models with 4MATIC and rear-wheel steering have a reduced turning circle of 36.5 feet (39.4 feet without rear-wheel steering).

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Photo: MBUSA.

MBUX Superscreen

The all-electric Mercedes EQS and EQE have the brand’s magnificent MBUX Hyperscreen, but the 2024 E-Class has the MBUX Superscreen with an optional front passenger display and augmented reality navigation.

Combined with the digital instrument display and the massive center touchscreen, the new E-Class is leading the charge in digital infotainment with built-in artificial intelligence. Of course, we’re not talking about Skynet, but rather a digital assistant that could memorize your driving preferences.

For instance, if you like the seat heating and ambient lighting set to orange when the interior temperature falls below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the AI could “memorize” the settings and apply the appropriate functions without pressing a switch or uttering a word.

Likewise, MBUX now responds to natural queries without awkwardly blurting the “Hey Mercedes” wake-up command every time. Mercedes said the new MBUX system is more software-driven than before, and a single, more powerful CPU governs the computing functions, enabling smoother and faster response times.

The MBUX Superscreen supports installing third-party apps like Zoom, Angry Birds, the Vivaldi web browser, and TikTok while supporting streaming apps like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. The MBUX Superscreen also has a selfie and video camera that lets the driver and passengers take photos or join a conference call when the car is parked.

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior layout.
The Mercedes-Benz Digital Vehicle Key lets owners unlock, lock, and start the 2024 E-Class with a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch. Photo: MBUSA.

Sound Visualization

All 2024 Mercedes E-Class variants have a standard Burmester 4D surround audio system with sound-resonating transducers, Dolby Atmos, and up to 21 speakers. Combined with the optional active ambient lighting system, the occupants can hear, feel, and see the music with pulsating lights and studio-quality sound, a first in the E-Class.

Additionally, the front passenger could stream video on the optional screen without the risk of distracting the driver (in theory). The passenger Superscreen has a camera-based privacy feature that minimizes the screen brightness automatically to avoid distracted driving.

Driving Assistance Package

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is expectedly brimming with advanced safety technology. It has automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

New safety features for the E-Class include attention assist, active brake assist, active lane keeping assist, and a parking package with a reverse camera and speed limit assist.

The optional Driving Assistance Package takes it further with active steering assist, improved lane centering, an intersection start-off function, brake assist, emergency stop, and more.

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Starting MSRP

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in Premium and Pinnacle variants.

The table below shows the starting MSRPs, which include the $1,150 destination and delivery charge. If you have questions about new vehicle financing, this Auto Loans 101 guide will point you in the right direction.

Premium Pinnacle
E 350 4MATIC Sedan: $63,450
E 450 4MATIC Sedan: $69,250
E 350 4MATIC Sedan: $66,000
E 450 4MATIC Sedan: $71,800

Photos & Source: MBUSA.