Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate review

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
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For more than half a century now, Mercedes has been skilfully blending luxury and space in a large estate model proudly wearing that prestigious three-pointed star. In fact, there have been five of these larger estate models in total, 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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There are 5 trims available for the E-Class estate. Click to see details.See all versions
AMG S Edition 1
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SE
We’d stick with the entry-level SE trim because it comes with a host of luxuries including alloys, climate control, an 8.4in infotainment screen, sat-nav, a DAB radio, cruise control, LED headlight...View trim
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AMG Line
Adds bigger 19in alloy wheels, firmer sports suspension, more aggressive-looking bumpers, black ash interior trim, and lumbar support but swaps real-leather from the SE for man-made leather. \n\n...View trim
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E CLASS
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AMG
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