Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate review

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For more than half a century now, Mercedes has been skilfully blending luxury and space in a large estate model that proudly wears that prestigious three-pointed star. In fact, there have been five generations so far, of which four have been badged, in one way or another, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.

And in so doing, it set a trend – one that left other premium producers floundering for years until Audi finally evened up the score with its estates, such as today’s A6 Avant, and BMW with its 5 Series Touring.

Right, that’s the history lesson done and dusted. Now let’s focus on how good the current E-Class Estate is; after all, tradition is all well and dandy, but here at What Car? it’s overridden, as always, by sound objectivity.

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We know from the E-Class saloon that the estate should have plenty going for it, but is it the best luxury wagon you can buy, and, if so, which engines and trims make the most sense? Read on and we’ll tell you all you need to know.

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Trims
There are 4 trims available for the E-Class estate. Click to see details.See all versions
SE
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AMG Line
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E CLASS
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