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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (09-) Estate
17 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.
  • E63 AMG 5dr

    Philip Cross , Angus . Date: 07/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      22

    My car

    My vehicle is 2012 model with performance pack giving 555 BHP. Having owned an E320 CDI and then a E350 CDI this car is superb to drive. Difficult to get anywhere near quoted fuel consumption figures but have managed 28 mpg on a 65mph 50 mile journey. (Car not bought for fuel economy!). Equipment level superb as is all round finish.

  • E220 Bluetec SE 5dr

    Steve Marston , Hampshire . Date: 02/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.7

    My car

    The other reviews posted here (below) all seem to be for the old model E-Class estate. I bought mine new in May 2013 and it is the current model. I've now covered 8,000 miles and it has been a real pleasure to drive. In fact I would say it is one of the best cars that I've ever owned. It's quiet and smooth and it is surprisingly quick for a large diesel estate that weighs almost two tons. The level of standard equipment is impressive. About the only thing that it doesn't have is a sunroof. I've averaged 38.7 MPG over the past eight months on a mixture of short runs and motorway driving. On a long run I've achieved 48 MPG. I recommend the SE model mainly because the suspension is far more comfortable for day-to-day driving and it comes with a real leather interior. Unlike the AMG Sport which has much harder suspension and Mercedes man-made Artico "leather". I don't agree with the comments about the four cylinder engines being harsh. I had an Audi A6 before and that was not as good as the Mercedes engine in any respect. My only slight criticism of the E-Class is that you tend to get some rear wheel spin on quick standing starts, but again my Audi was far worse. If you are looking for a large, comfortable, executive cruiser with a cavernous boot this has to be on the list of cars to test drive.

  • E250 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 5dr

    Martyn Jones , Ayrshire . Date: 09/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    I bought this car in Ayr during October 2012 and the personal leasing deal was second to none. Here lies the issue. I admit that I bought on price and yes you know what I am about to say now - I then repenting at my leisure. I have owned 9 Mercedes previously and apart from the notorious rear wheel drive/automatic issue during Scottish winters (you put the car in the garage and drive your daughters VW Polo if you want to go anywhere) I have been happy. The issue - the seats. In my opinion and I can see a few comments buried in the text from other reviewers, you cannot adjust them easily and if you get the car serviced please ask the dealer NOT to move them. The main gripe is the firmness of the lower bolsters, the back rest bolsters are also a little firm to say the least, I felt like I was placing my right thigh on a very firm piece of foam with a metal bar running up the length of my leg. We experience changes physically as we get older and I guess my body (in my 50's) is not a supple as it once was, but I just could not get comfortable. The dealer did work with me to solve the issue, they fitted a new seat base, tried a cushion or we can sell you a new car, more £ per month and a C Class! The discomfort continued. So what did I do to rectify the issue? I lost £4,000 and traded the Mercedes for a very nice Audi A6 2.0L TDI S Line Avant and I am comfortable again. My experience says that I will never buy Mercedes again so make sure you test out the seat comfort thoroughly.

  • E220 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 5dr

    Matthew Price , Powys . Date: 21/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      200

    My car

    Having just bought this car within the last week I thought I would post some early thoughts. Firstly reviews I've read so far make a point of criticising the engine noise of the four cylinder diesel. This has not been an issue for me, in fact I would go so far as to say that it sounds not dissimilar to my last car, a Mercedes ML320 diesel. It certainly an excellent match when paired with the 7g tronic gearbox as on mine.

    I bought mine as a two month old Mercedes Direct vehicle with 6000 miles on the clock. I was slightly apprehensive about the change from the ML, but I have to add that although its early days, the signs are looking good.

    Of particular note equipment wise are the intelligent lighting and adaptive main beam assistants. They are quite remarkable in the way they operate and the lighting quality is second to none, seemingly melting the Tarmac with the amount of light when on main beam.

    The only concern I have and this is not confined to Mercedes alone, is the diesel particulate filter, which as the majority of my journeys are under 7 miles each way, I will need to monitor. As it states in the handbook that a run of twenty minutes will be needed on a regular basis to facilitate the cleaning process that my journeys don't allow.

    Little bit disappointed with the fuel consumption so far, averaging 47 mpg on the motorway at an average of 75 mph and currently only 25 around town. Hopefully as the miles build up and then engine beds in, this will improv

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