2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

If you’re looking for a new luxury car and have come across Mercedes-Benz in your search, you may be both ecstatic and overwhelmed at all the options you’ll have available. While it’s nice to see all these luxury car options and amenities, it can be tough to know which model is the best fit for you. When it comes to the S-Class and the E-Class, these two models look very similar and may be tough to distinguish when looked at through the passing eye. However, there are actually some huge differences between them. In this comparison between the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, we’ll weigh the highlights in the midsize E-Class and the flagship S-Class so you can have an easier time deciding which executive car is the right choice!

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Burmester Surround Sound System Standard Sound System FrontBass Sound System
Full-size sedan Classification Midsize sedan
Sedan, coupe, cabriolet Available body styles Sedan, coupe, cabriolet, wagon
362 hp/369 lb-ft Standard Horsepower/Torque 255 hp/273 lb-ft

Which Mercedes-Benz sedan is right for me?

The basic difference between these two models is that the S-Class is a full-size sedan while the E-Class is a midsize sedan. While the size differences aren’t that noticeable, the features they offer are. The S-Class, the signature flagship sedan for Mercedes-Benz, is built to perform at a high capacity while achieving 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque in the base S 450. That’s quite a bit more than the base E 350 as you can see in the table above. However, the E-Class has one option that the S-Class doesn’t: a wagon body style. This is premier luxury in a larger car with more cargo space. Both models have AMG® options available, with the S-Class offering an exclusive AMG® S 63 sedan that gets 603 horsepower while the AMG® 63 S gets the same horsepower.

Inside, there are a few differences that continue to put them in separate categories. Both the base S 450 and E 350 come with a large 12.3 inch infotainment screen, but the S-Class also comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The exclusive DYNAMIC SELECT® driving mode selector comes standard in both models as it does every model across the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The S 450 comes out ahead with a 4-zone automatic climate control system (3-zone in the E 350), heated and ventilated front and rear seats (only available in the front seats of the E 350), and standard ENERGIZING® Comfort (optional in the E 350).

Are you interested in one of these models? We have them both here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis, so give us a call to learn more or schedule a test drive today!

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