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For Pick the right Mercedes E-Class and it does what Merc does best – comfort and safety. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are good, and standard equipment is outstanding.

Against If you're looking for the style or driving dynamics of a Jaguar XF, you'll be disappointed; the Mercedes E-Class is thoroughly conservative. Most versions simply aren’t refined enough.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon
33 5stars

Comfort is the big strength of the Mercedes E-Class but, then again, that’s exactly what you expect from a Merc. Choose your version carefully, though, because some models are far better than others.

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There are 13 Mercedes-Benz E-Class versions available

Saloon E220 Bluetec SE 4dr £32,750
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon E200 SE 4dr £34,340
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon E220 Bluetec AMG Line 4dr £35,245
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon E250 SE 4dr £35,470
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon E250 CDI SE 4dr £36,820
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon E200 AMG Line 4dr £36,850
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon E250 AMG Line 4dr £37,980
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Saloon E250 CDI AMG Line 4dr £39,445
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE 4dr £39,880
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon E350 Bluetec AMG Line 4dr £41,210
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon E300 BlueTECH Hybrid AMG Sport 4dr £42,375
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon E63 AMG 4dr £74,115
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon E63 AMG S 4dr £84,110
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Many buyers don't want a thrusting sports saloon; they just want something that will make journeys relaxing, calm and comfortable. That's exactly what the Mercedes E-Class delivers.

Provided you choose the right one, that is. 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 stodgy. AMG Sport models are firmer, while the models with air suspension are terrific, albeit pricey.

There’s a wide range of engines to choose from, too, but we reckon the E300 Hybrid is the pick of the range because it’s pretty quick and has the lowest running costs.

Reader test team says:

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon E220 CDI BlueEFF. SE 4dr

People compare this E class to the BMW 5 series but they are missing the point; nothing under £50 grand can transport 4 people in total comfort and…

Keith Dockrell

5 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE 4dr

I've done 10,000 miles since getting E300. I agonised over all the usual exec saloons and had extended test drives with them all (at least a…

Marcel Darroch-Davies

4 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon E220 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 4dr

As the latest 2013 model, it does look good. The front like a old model 5 series and the rear looks like the previous e class. This car looks huge…

alan peters

4 out of 5 stars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon E350 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 4dr

It does everything I had previously read about an E350...quiet, relaxed, refined and effortless in the way it covers distance in serene quiet and…

Adrian Day

4 out of 5 stars
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