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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
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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5 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon.
  • E220 CDI BlueEFF. SE 4dr

    Keith Dockrell , Somerset . Date: 15/11/2014
    • 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
      54

    My car

    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 luxury on a 4 hour motorway journey like this E can. Yes if you want to thrash a car along a B road like a nutter then get yourself a BMW. If you want space, comfort, luxury and a supple ride this is the car for you. I've had mine 3 years and just put an order in for the coupe, it will be my 3rd Mercedes and I see myself growing old with Mr Benz. Build quality is excellent and not so much as a squeak or rattle out of the car in 60,000 miles. The 220 CDi has been extremely frugal, on one early morning traffic free motorway journey with cruise at 70 mph non stop for 2 hours I achieved an incredible 70.1 mpg! Tons of kit as standard, the COMMAND system knocks spots of the iDrive. I'd recommend this car to anyone who's looking for space, luxury, comfort, and who appreciates the finer things in life. If you want to be a nutter...buy a BMW.

  • E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE 4dr

    Marcel Darroch-Davies , Wiltshire . Date: 13/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    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 weekend). Yes the 520/525 is more fun to drive, as is the Jag and the A6 and BMW both have nicer interiors. That's not to say the E300 is bad to drive or has a horrible interior. It feels pretty hefty when thrown about and the gear box can be infuriating at times, but it still has enough about it to make you grin on a good A road, and the interior is actually very practical and hard wearing in real world use. But this is all missing the point of this car. It's quick enough, it's incredibly frugal, it's very comfortable and has so many toys as standard you'll neglect half of them after the honeymoon is over. The hybrid part of the drive train is very discrete, so much so you forget about it after a few weeks, this is a much better implantation than the neon lights and whistles you get in a Lexus (and yes I had one of those for a weekend too). Privately it doesn't make all that much sense but as a mile munching company car the E300 is hard to beat. I love it.

  • E220 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 4dr

    alan peters , . Date: 02/10/2013
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    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 both inside and out. Good points - Lovely interior, leather, classy trim, chunky yet soft feel steering wheel. Great radio sat nav with ipod inputs. feels really special. Good white headlights. Its so smart, I feel I have to dress accordingly, feel odd getting out of it in some old T shirt!

    Niggly points: The speedo is hard to read as the tiny needle is only on the outside on the dial and the middle is dominated by this bright lcd display that you cant turn off. Its really annoying. Steering feels vague and disconnected, which spoils the drive, it could feel so much sportier. Paddle shift and sport mode is pointless on a diesel, as it doesn't rev much. I haven't worked out the collision warning all I know is that is beeps going past lorries on dual carriageways which is annoying. There is no loose change container, it just slops around in the central armrest, it was much better on the c class. The 220 is the lowest and a bit small for the car. Overall though, lovely car, no regrets at all

  • E350 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 4dr

    Adrian Day , Cheshire . Date: 10/04/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    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 comfort. 70 mph is barely 1700rpm, 2000 rpm = 85 mph, and even then there is no wind or road noise. I agree the 7Spd auto is slow witted at times, it hesitates momentarily on occasions before changing gear. Mercedes really should do something about this; it spoils a great car needlessly. The 3.0 Litre V6 diesels is a gem, much quieter and smoother than the 4 pot engines. It purrs on tick over and suits the car perfectly... or purrfectly.... power delivery is linear and the torque makes quick work of hauling the car swiftly, safely on overtaking moves. It’s no B road hot rod. If you want to hustle on B roads go buy a Golf GTI, or you will be disappointed. This is a big comfy quiet cruiser, its natural home is long distances on motorways or fast A roads. The seats are large, supportive and comfortable. Servicing costs are helped by taking out a service plan as a B service (25,000 mls) comes in at around £350+. Rear tyres (265/35 R18) last around 22,000 miles and at £175 each (Dunlop) are only £20 more than those for a Ford Focus titanium. I’ve covered 15,000 miles in 9 months, and loved every moment. On starting that V6 hum, then the leather heated seats and the Harmon -Kardon upgrade hi-fi will soon relax the stress of a hectic day from you. Would I recommend one? Yes? Would i have another?... most definitely!

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