MotorTrend names the 2021 E-Class Car of the Year

November 24th, 2020 by


2021 E-Class - car of the year
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We are thrilled to share the new, refreshed 2021 E-Class has been named “The 2021 MotorTrend Car of the Year.” Are we really surprised? Not a chance! The new E-Class is smarter and sharper than ever before with its fresh design, exemplary performance capabilities, and impressive levels of standard equipment.

The 2021 MotorTrend Car of the Year finalists included the BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe, Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Nissan Sentra, and Porsche Taycan. To be awarded “Car of the Year” by MotorTrend, six key criteria are considered: advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function.

MotorTrend’s managing Editor Miguel Cortina said “[The E-Class] It’s the one that makes everyone feel special, the one that delivers the best experience, and the one that stands out from the rest of the segment. It does everything right and shows the legacy that it has playing in a segment like this. Feels truly like a Mercedes should. And it does it all naturally.”

What you can expect from the 2021 E-Class

  • Exterior: All-new front-end with a redesigned grille, standard LED headlamps, revamped tail lamps, a broader selection of wheels, and new colors & material for the exterior and interior.
  • Interior: Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control multimedia system based on AI, 12.3” digital instrument cluster and touchscreen multimedia display, new-generation multifunction steering wheel with capacitive touch control buttons and galvanized shift paddles.
  • Performance: 9G-TRONIC 9-Speed automatic transmission, 2.0L Inline 4-turbo engine | 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque  (E 350 and E 350 4MATIC®), 3.0L Inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost |362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque; EQ Boost for up to an additional 21 hp (E 450 4MATIC®).


2021 E-Class interior

Ready to get behind the wheel of the car of the year? Visit Mercedes-Benz of Eugene to test drive the all-new 2021 E-Class Sedan today!