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2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan


2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$56,7500 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$114,500 MSRP*
Rear-Wheel Drive

Standard Drivetrain

4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Turbo I-4 with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque

Base Engine

3.0L Turbo I-6 with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
AMG®-Enhanced 3.0L Turbo I-6 with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque

Range-Topping Engine

4.0L V8 biturbo with 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque

Burmester 3D Surround Sound System**


What’s the difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class models? While either of these luxury sedans would make a fine addition to any Rochester Hills driveway, if you’re trying to decide on a new automobile, you need to pick one. To help with your decision, the team at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester has put the following detailed, side-by-side 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. E-Class comparison together to help you make your decision.



2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Price & Luxury

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class starts at $56,750 MSRP*—roughly half of what you’d pay for a 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class without any upgrades. While the S-Class starts at $114,500 MSRP*, it’s clear that it has a lot more—in terms of features, fun, and class—for your adventures in Troy. In fact, all of the following features come standard in the S-Class, but cost extra in the E-Class:

  • AIRMATIC®® Air Suspension
  • Burmester 3D Surround Sound System w/ Sound Personalization**
  • Toll Gate Transponder
  • Fingerprint sensor/biometric authentication
  • Doors & rear window Powered Rear Sun Blinds
  • Soft-close doors
  • Active Multicontour Front Seats

With a longer wheelbase, a more elegant profile, and a much longer list of standard features, the S-Class earns its status as the flagship Mercedes-Benz sedan. However, the E-Class is no slouch either: both sedans come standard with luxuries including

  • Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • Heated front seats
  • and much more

2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Dimensions

The S-Class has a longer wheelbase than the E-Class, which has cascading effects throughout the S-Class’s total length, rear legroom, and more:

  • Rear Legroom: If you often travel with passengers in the rear, or enjoy being chauffeured from time to time. If so, you’ll appreciate that the S-Class offers 43.8 inches of rear legroom. The E-Class sedan has 36.2 inches.
  • Total Length: With a total length of 208.2 inches, the S-Class is more than one foot longer than the E-Class sedan. At 194.3 inches, the E-Class is a little more maneuverable on Rochester-area highways—but the stately S-Class makes a more lasting impression.

2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Performance

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a formidable sport sedan that offers more engine options than its high-end sibling. However, the S-Class features more power in its standard configuration. Its range-topping engine is also stronger than anything you can get in the E-Class today. Here’s a closer look at how their specs compare:

2023 E-Class Engines

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque

2023 S-Class Engines

  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque

While it’s possible to access the strongest E-Class engine for significantly less than the price of a base-level S-Class, drivers who are looking for V8 power only have one option in this race! Both models offer Mercedes-Benz’s lauded 4MATIC® AWD, but only the S-Class offers it as a standard feature.

Check Out the Mercedes-Benz E-Class & S-Class Sedans at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester

Whichever Mercedes-Benz you choose, come to Mercedes-Benz of Rochester to find your next vehicle. We make it easy to get pre-approved for financing from the comfort of your home in Sterling Heights or Rochester Hills. Start exploring our new vehicle specials or value your trade today!


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