Shortly after debuting the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53, the German automaker announced even more tweaks to its E-Class lineup. The big news is the elimination of the E400 and the arrival of its replacement, the E450.
Other than the new badges for the E450 model, the only visual items setting the 2019 E-Class apart from the 2018 model include the new three-spoke steering wheel with additional controls for the new safety features, two new interior trim options and new 19-inch AMG wheel options on the Night Package.
Other updates include a whole suite of new available safety features. While Mercedes didn’t dive too deep into these, it did mention that these features will be similar to what the 2018 S-Class received, like route-based speed adaptation. There will also be a new Rear Safety Package available on the 2019 E-Class.
Under its hood, the 2019 E-Class will remain unchanged, except the new E450. This model will carry the same 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 as the current E400, but its power will be set at 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque – increases of 33 horsepower and 15 pound-feet. The E450 will be available with rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz expects to have the 2019 E-Class in showrooms by the fall of 2018.