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For Estate cars don’t come much bigger or better than this. A hugely fast wagon that's still a comfortable cruiser. It sounds fantastic, too.

Against Twin-clutch automatic gearbox can be a little jerky at times.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

A bit pricey, but with a car like this, driver reward is everything. We reckon the E-class is the best for delivering thrills without compromising to the luxurious experience.

What Car? readers say

3.529412


Key facts

0–60mph
4.3 secs
Top speed
155 mph
Average mpg
28.3
Tank range
410 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Mercedes E-Class is one of the most practical estates you can buy, with a huge, well-shaped boot and several thoughtful touches that make life that little bit easier.

Each version comes on a different suspension set-up, which changes the car’s character. The SE’s soft suspension is comfortable, but the handling is a little soggy. AMG Sport models are firmer, while the models with air suspension are terrific, but pricey.

There’s a wide range of engines to choose from, too, but we reckon the E220 CDI diesel is the pick of the range because it’s powerful enough and keeps running costs low.

Reader test team says:

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate E250 CDI BlueEFF. Avantgarde 5dr

My car is one of the last of the old models, being registered in Sep 2013. I got a great deal on the car and have never regretted my purchase. It…

Nicholas Lowther

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate E250 CDI AMG Line 5dr

The most uncomfortable car I have ever driven. Seats and seat backs hard. Suspension hard. Accelerator offset at 45 degrees so right leg/hip twisted…

julia szajdzicka

1 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate E350 Bluetec AMG Line 5dr

I bought a new E350 Estate in January 2014. The front passenger and driver's seat are by far the most uncomfortable in any car I have ever…

Robert Bourne

1 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate E250 CDI AMG Line 5dr

I have now owned this particular 2013 (63) model for 6 months covering 5500 miles. My average fuel consumption since delivery is 37mpg with a mix of…

Mark Rees

4 out of 5 stars
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