This 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 is Well Made, Attractive, and High Tech - But Just Not Very Exciting

The E Class has been the Mercedes-Benz bread and butter car for many years - 10 generations, in fact, if only five as an actual E Class designation. This midsized executive car has historically been the perfect mix of size, power, utility, and luxury. Some have been hot rods, some have been coupes, and some wagons. The E Class is an absolute institution.
So is this W113 a good car, and moreso, a good E Class? Undeniably, it is a good car, and the quality of finish and interior appointments is exceptional. I'm a little uninspired by the turbo four cylinder, and find nine forward gears to be confusing. But it drives well, feels very solid, and the utility is undeniable. So, yes, it is probably a good E Class. I just wish it did a little more for me, and asked more of the driver in terms of involvement.
Full review and test drive by Bill. Car provided by Autohaus of Naples, where it is currently for sale. Check out www.AutohausNaples.com, or give them a call at (239) 263-8500.

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  • Ben Tanfield
    Ben Tanfield2 hours ago

    Legend. We need Bill in the White House in 2020. Come on America... do the right thing!

  • Michael Crockette
    Michael Crockette16 hours ago

    sorry if real life issues are inconveniencing some folks but some of us have been inconvenienced for too long in this country. suck it up and deal with it.

  • Mauro Garrido
    Mauro Garrido23 hours ago

    want some exciting shape? go for coupe :D

  • Andre TV
    Andre TVDay ago

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  • Andre TV
    Andre TVDay ago

    Bill did you see this story? Be careful out there with your car business www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20200730/wewahitchka-man-buys-porsche-in-destin-with-check-printed-from-home-computer

  • Ned Schneebly
    Ned SchneeblyDay ago

    10:04 "Also if you run over any squirrels or possums, some other road kill, you can probably hang 'em from that as well, dry out a little bit before you throw 'em in a soup." LMFAO oh, Bill. XD

  • Freddy 2828
    Freddy 28282 days ago

    Is it as reliable as a Lexus?

  • Kam L
    Kam L2 days ago

    You just became one of my favorite youtubers. Quite the personality!

  • John Frei
    John Frei2 days ago

    Awesome review. It sounds like Mercedes is at least trying to capture some of that quality fit and finish that they used to be known for.

  • Matthew Archambault
    Matthew Archambault2 days ago

    Living in down town Chicago does suck at the moment, cheers

  • Walter Strahota
    Walter Strahota2 days ago

    Too much technology but good gun storage.

  • Anthony Baker
    Anthony Baker2 days ago

    Can't stand the baby motors in luxury cars.Weird times.I had a 2014 Mkz fully loaded with a 2.0 motor it was noisy very disappointing.My 2000 S Class 5.0 is nice just hit 200,000 miles.

  • dalrymcd1
    dalrymcd12 days ago

    Nobody wants to hear your crap

  • Darrell - The Sweat Mopper
    Darrell - The Sweat Mopper2 days ago

    "Let's get the f*ck out of here." Highlight of the vid πŸ˜‚

  • Mezzie Mezole
    Mezzie Mezole3 days ago

    I love bill he’s real asf hahaa

  • Jeff di Giusto
    Jeff di Giusto3 days ago

    Hey Bill, it's difficult not to go on a tangent when the COMMUNIST LOVING Dems absolutely refuse to accept the will of 'We, the People' in our 2016 Presidential election decision! They won't be happy until they get rid of our duly elected President or destroy America in the process, either way, they're happy! As every normal, levelheaded American does, I believe that after the next Presidential election the 'China Virus' will magically disappear, restrictions will slowly fall away and the U.S. economy will BOOM! That is unless somehow, by hook or crook, the Dems magically "Win" the election. If the Dems do "win", then it's all over for the America we once knew and loved, what's left of it anyway. And you're right, Bill... young consumers have destroyed the traditional personal luxury car market along with everything else we Boomers and other Real Americans love and cherish! Wake-up Americans!... we only have one shot at saving our nation and we sure as hell can't do that with the Globalist, Joe 'The Pervert' Biden in the White House! (although, 'Creepy Joe' sure knows how to squeeze money out of foreign governments for his families personal gain, gotta give him that!) If you don't agree with my opinion, you're a worthless socialist-loving liberal... So, you better get out the 'Liberal Playbook' and shoot me, burn down my home, destroy any statues I may have and, be sure to throw any Bibles on the fire too! You dirty commie SOB's! Oh yeah... great video, Bill, Good Luck at the new/old dealership and, Don't let the bastards get you down!

  • Ned Schneebly

    Ned Schneebly

    Day ago

    BIDEN 2020

  • Benny Maurice
    Benny Maurice3 days ago

    Leave politics out the vids especially when u can’t hide your distaste for protesters

  • DC Williams

    DC Williams

    Day ago

    Why because he spoke out against the riots? Get lost creepy libertard

  • Lu Gates
    Lu Gates3 days ago

    4 cylinder, no leather, no seat ventilation, no sunshade... this is not a luxury car. But the college student next door Jeep Cherokee has leather and ventilated seats... embarrassing!

  • AADX74
    AADX743 days ago

    We all WANT the commentary and pigs! That’s what we all tune in for.

  • SNG Garage Eng
    SNG Garage Eng3 days ago

    Bill you have best life , Live in paradise , sell luxury cars .

  • Douglas B.
    Douglas B.3 days ago

    Why is it not surprising an E-Class has the radio preset to NPR?

  • Cobyalex
    Cobyalex3 days ago

    I love "MAUDE" and I just bought the whole dvd collection. Everone loves my dry blunt real take on things and I am a Car Guru so to listen to you is a blend and you blend all my senses together!!! Luv ya Bill!!! "God I'll Get You For That" Lmao!!! You are the best or nothing!!!

  • Cobyalex
    Cobyalex3 days ago

    I love your car reviews for years !!! What channel can I keep hearing you and your fantastic sarcasm and humor so my style? And yes NPR is like a suicide pill!!! LOL Best, ~Alx

  • SDav21
    SDav213 days ago

    There is an E200 in other markets. Same engine but it has 180hp. 300 is used to show it's the higher power version of that car and equivalent to a NA 3 litre V6 in power.

  • The DocMack Car Channel
    The DocMack Car Channel4 days ago

    Is it me, or do you sound like Patrick Leonard Sajdak from Wheel of Fortune?

  • fana406
    fana4064 days ago

    The hood part was funny!!

  • Robert R
    Robert R4 days ago

    That giant pig and your rant. Love it.

  • Arthur Gibson
    Arthur Gibson4 days ago

    You should just be about the car not your feelings Do you need a tissue for your issues

  • Jerry G
    Jerry G4 days ago

    Suicidal olympic athletes LOL only on NPR

  • Aaron S
    Aaron S4 days ago

    A proper Mercedes-Benz E Class sedan has a chrome grill with a star on top and a V8 under the hood. As a repeat Mercedes-Benz owner it is disheartening to see these cars turn into generic, bland, uninspiring things with little dinky four cylinder engines.

  • Brett B
    Brett B4 days ago

    "There it is, look at that thing, dude, they're walking it. They have children walking a giant pig wearing weird hats. Yeah, this is America in 2020." 25:01

  • Brett B
    Brett B4 days ago

    "I took extra whiskey therapy this morning, because you never know when you're going to need it." Thank you Bill!

  • Paolo Zanconato
    Paolo Zanconato5 days ago

    Very beauty full

  • Bruce Inpb
    Bruce Inpb5 days ago

    Welcome back… We missed you Bill

  • raulio81
    raulio815 days ago

    Giant mini pig πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and they're walking it....what an abomination πŸ˜‚

  • William Heinsinger
    William Heinsinger5 days ago

    Hey Bill, I have a 2015 Honda Accord Sport and I Haven't given up on life,But I am seriously Considering an E300 for My next car πŸ‘

  • Leif Andersson
    Leif Andersson5 days ago

    Hi I’m a proud owner of the new 2018 E class. Very pleased with the car. This I my fifth Mercedes E. w123,w124,w210,w211,w213 I keep they well maintained at an MB authorised workshop and also hand wash my car. Mercedes is Still desireable and one of the supreme brands. They have never left me stranded!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

  • Andre TV
    Andre TV5 days ago

    You may enjoy the this tidbit of automotive info www.motorauthority.com/news/1128371_2021-gmc-syclone-with-750-hp-from-sve-is-here-to-rock-you-like-a-hurricane

  • Andre TV
    Andre TV5 days ago

    Peaceful protests that’s funny to call that peaceful. Wow NPR you’ve really torched yourself. Enjoy some nice music or a good audio book. Distance yourself from what they call news today. This is a sleek car. Sad they don’t push the driver experience in many cars anymore. You’re in some wild area with all those animals. I occasionally see deers on side of highway in Pennsylvania and I’m like wow. Oh yeah I can’t stand that self parking system to me ultimate of laziness. Backup cam should be more than enough. Very few new cars I get excited about. Thanks for another great show always very entertaining and informative.

  • Ron McCullock
    Ron McCullock6 days ago

    Superb review Bill, love your rants

  • Robert Lombardi
    Robert Lombardi6 days ago

    Well Presented as always!

  • David B
    David B6 days ago

    Please keep your social commentary to yourself as you're obviously out of touch and a few steps away from a Trumper. Typical of Florida and all the madness and death your governor has reigned on you.

  • Lula429 Roberts2
    Lula429 Roberts26 days ago

    πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜™πŸ˜šβ˜Ί such a good humor.

  • Chris G
    Chris G6 days ago

    The long sigh followed by: β€œlet’s get the fuck out of here.” LOL. Boy can I relate.

  • LAZY DOG
    LAZY DOG6 days ago

    A giant mini pig 🐷

  • Nick Wilczynski
    Nick Wilczynski6 days ago

    Playing Bill at half speed reminds me of my drunk years LOL

  • Niffty50
    Niffty506 days ago

    I think motor trend said it best many years ago "More of a lower case "S" that upper case "C"

  • Clean velvet
    Clean velvet6 days ago

    Haha weird kids with pigs 😁😁. And Bill please give that Mary Ann woman decent shoes, boots or something similar.

  • StugZz
    StugZz6 days ago

    Now Mercedes is playing fake engine notes through the audio. There is no way that 4cyl sounds like a v8. Cool but sad!

  • GS Ten
    GS Ten6 days ago

    Nov 3? Depends on whether normal looks like Gandhi or Mussolini.

  • Tom Saunders
    Tom Saunders6 days ago

    I am glad I found this channel!

  • zuti071
    zuti0716 days ago

    No weather report today!? It's 34'C across europe if you care.

  • Shogun Pro
    Shogun Pro6 days ago

    Dude, your review's are awesome !

  • Margarita Deville
    Margarita Deville6 days ago

    Infant containment net,absolutely priceless, Bill you are the best

  • Wladimir Nordemann
    Wladimir Nordemann6 days ago

    Soon we"ll all be driving electric cars and water-fuelled cars, no fun no heart warming sound no more twice pipes at the buttom, just sterile transportation. Great cars were meant to cheer you up and feel alive

  • Jason Walters
    Jason Walters6 days ago

    Seriously the best honest car reviews you will ever find! The great comedy and Bills extensive car knowledge is a great bonus! πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Philip Lee
    Philip Lee6 days ago

    β€œ Like an Accord.. made for people who have given up on life”... Priceless!!!!

  • Speed Fiend
    Speed Fiend6 days ago

    Rumor has it Bill contracted Swine Flu from the pig in the road and will be under Quarantine for 14 days. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Speed Fiend
    Speed Fiend6 days ago

    Fun fact: The Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Chrysler 300 all ride on a modified version of S Class and E Class suspension back from when Chrysler and Mercedes Benz were joined at the hip.

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    hydroxychloroquine works against covid6 days ago

    The key to a long, happy life - dont buy newspapers or watch mainstream media on the TV or trust your government, you will only end up disappointed. Back to the car, the new style E class look lovely. Im not sure white is a color for executive sedans, they should all be obsidian black :) ps. walking the pig.... no comment, just... no comment !