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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.
  • E350 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 5dr

    Richard Haighton , Worcestershire . Date: 11/06/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I have had the updated (265bhp) version since March, and have covered approximately 5,000 miles.

    I can only assume the negative reviews relate to the pre update engine, as most of the comments here bear no relation to my own experience. I am easily achieving over 40mpg average, despite the car being amazingly quick if required. Following a much loved Audi Q7, the running costs are excellent.

    The car is very comfortable, brilliantly thought out (genius seat release) and very spacious - easily as large as the Audi inside. After 15 years of S Line Audis, it's also a pleasure to have a comfortable ride, sport suspension notwithstanding. Niggles include the single stalk control and pretty rubbish parking sensor system, but otherwise I really rate this car.

    I may change my views when it starts snowing....

  • E350 CDI BlueEFF. Avantgarde 5dr

    Gareth Treharne , . Date: 06/06/2011
    • 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
      37

    My car

    I'm delighted with this car. It's just so relaxing to drive - the engine is freakishly powerful and refined and the gearbox is superb. I think the earlier versions with the 231bhp engines were apparently disappointing with regard to fuel consumption, but my 265bhp Merc has managed 37mpg so far and I haven't been light with the throttle. The gearbox has also been upgraded to a "7G-tronic plus" version to give better economy and lower emissions. The only slight disappointment has been the stereo which is a little boomy. Otherwise I would recommend it as being worth every penny.

  • E200 CGI BlueEFF. SE 5dr

    John Hunt , Staffordshire . Date: 15/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35.8

    My car

    What a noisy car!! When on the motorway it sounds as if Niagara Falls are roaring away in the backseat. This is the noisiest estate car that I have ever owned. Mercedes, Stuttgart response was appalling ('....as manufacturers we simply don't know how to make quiet cars...'). So, if you want a large estate car with the acoustics of a delivery van - then this is the car for you. If not, then go elsewhere - anywhere.

  • E200 CGI BlueEFF. SE 5dr

    S Ingram Date: 04/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      29

    My car

    Bought in June 2010 from Mercedes of Preston. Extras: Metallic, Panoramic Roof, Airmatic Semi-Active Suspension, Comand, Reverse Camera, Privacy Glass, Memory Pack, Towbar.

    The Positives in my opinion:

    Comfortable(good contrast between comfort and sport mode with airmatic); Engine Performance(the 228bhp variant); 7 Speed Gearbox is good(the majority of the time); Spacious; Safety Equipment; Comand; Intelligent Lighting; Towing Performance;

    Could be better in my opinion:

    The engine refinement. Noisy under-load in the lower rev ranges. Possibly injector related, awaiting diagnostic at supplying dealer;

    There is a hesitation from the gearbox when pulling away from standstill in certain situations. Potential software update available, awaiting diagnotic from supplying dealer;

    The 'plastic' fuel filler flap has distorted and does not fit correctly. Due to be replaced under warranty.

    The Diesel Particulate Filter purge cycle happens frequently and is a little disconcerting as the engine note changes, revs rise and there is a very high temperature related burning smell.

    The foot operated handbrake seems a little old fashioned in this electronic age.

    After 8000 miles the fuel consumption is not meeting my expectation.

    Mercedes Benz Customer Services, thus far, have not met my expectation.

    Would I buy another? A little to early to say. Ask me again in a years time.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

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