We are thrilled to announce the thoroughly refreshed 2021 E-Class has been named the 2021 MotorTrend Car of the Year. This prestigious award is among the most sought-after accolades by automotive manufacturers, and it further solidifies the E-Class family as the heart of the Mercedes-Benz brand. As pointed out by MotorTrend, "Whether in sedan, wagon, coupe, or convertible form, be it straightforward transport or thrilling performance model, the E-Class reflects an excellence that is the industry benchmark."

(Read the entire MotorTrend Car of the Year announcement here.)

The 2021 E-Class family features a compelling combination of high-quality materials, advanced safety systems, thrilling performance, and distinct design. From the entry-level inline-4 cylinder engine to the handcrafted AMG V8, the entire E-Class lineup impressed during MotorTrend's testing amongst a highly competitive set of 18 new vehicles with 30 distinct variants. During testing, MotorTrend evaluated the contenders based on safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of the intended function, all categories in which the E-Class excels.