Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The E-Class Coupé looks attractively priced next to its rivals, because its starting price (for the entry-level E220d) is a fair amount lower than that of its closest rivals, the Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series (although the smaller A5 and 4 Series are quite a bit cheaper). Mercedes’ finance deals are often some of the best around, too.
Of the engines currently available, the rear-wheel-drive E220d makes the most sense. It’s the cheapest in the range to buy and, with CO2 emissions of 119g/km, the cheapest company car choice. Given its impressive fuel economy figures as well, it’s no surprise that Mercedes expects the E220d to be its most popular model.