V6-powered Mercedes-Benz E400 sedan debuts for 2018

When the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan debuted last year, the only available model was the E300 with the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. That model was followed by the V6-powered E400 wagon and the powerful E43 and E63 AMG twins as well as coupe and convertible variants. Later this summer, the E400 4Matic sedan will finally hit showrooms, continuing to fill out the expansive Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup.

Like the E400 wagon, the sedan gets a detuned version of the E43's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. Power is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic. There's no rear-drive version, and Mercedes doesn't offer a manual transmission on any U.S.-bound vehicle. Still, with 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, we're sure most owners will be happy with the powertrain.

As peppy as the standard four-cylinder E300 may be, the E400 is sure to run circles around it. It sounds a hell of a lot better, too. Performance numbers haven't been released, but expect a sub-5-second 0-60 mph run. The heavier wagon will hit 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

Pricing for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 hasn't been announced, but $62,000 seems like a good estimate. The E300 sedan starts at $53,945 while the E400 wagon will set you back at least $64,045. In addition to the E400 sedan, other 2018 E-Class variants include the E400 coupe and cabriolet and the 603 horsepower E63 S wagon. No matter what you're looking for, Mercedes seems to have a car for you.

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