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

    Richard Usher , . Date: 20/03/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      50

    My car

    I have the latest E220 SE model which MB manufacture. In 2014 MB produced a face lift model and they slimmed down the models to choose from..to the SE or AMG. The SE is the more conservative relaxed model and AMG more sporty aggressive looking brother.

    I am a company car driver and in 12 months have covered 60k miles. My E220 SE is the best car ive owned. Comfort is brilliant, the SE comees with all the gadgets and technology as standard. I tested Audi/BMW before choosing the MB, But from a company car drivers perspective, the rivals don't come close, excellent low CO2 emissions, and no need to spec up on expensive add ons which you have to with rival brands.

    The sat nav comand system is brilliant, I can hookup my iPhone, plays movies, Google, Internet radio and navigate using the Scroll wheel. command screen is large/clear with user friendly narration. I've driven accross Europe 3 times and it's never given a wrong direction, the live traffic info for autorerouting is excellent. There's masses of storage space, large centre console to hide keys etc, under seat storage,2 front 2 rear cup holders large enough for 1 litre bottles, 3 x 12v power sockets,, the climate control system is brilliant,much quieter than audi, best economy ive had is 75mpg! I do drive it hard and still return 50mpg, choose the 70ltr fuel tank and you'll only need to refuel every 1000+miles, opt for the LED intelligent lights, they are fantastic, clear visability, best all round company car you will

  • E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE 4dr

    Tony Ashley , berkshire . Date: 23/12/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      47

    My car

    E300 Bluetec Hybrid HV63GWG

    This has got to be the worst car I have ever had the misfortune to have and I've had a few dogs on my time. It has spent more time with the dealer than on the road since I bought it new last year. Drivetrain problems battery problems software problems you name it I've had it. In fact I've had it with this car. The dealership isn't much better 60 days it was in for last time while they tried to locate a fault with the hybrid battery (car wouldn't start on electric power which is the only way to start the car ) I asked them to fix a few other minor niggles while it was there and we forgot was there answer when I picked it up. In for service now and asked again about fixing the interior lights again 4th time of asking to be told we need to order the parts again hang on weren't they ordered last time but you forgot to fit them.

  • 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.

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