What used Mercedes E-Class estate will I get for my budget?
You’ll need to think around £17,000 as a starting point to buy an E-Class Estate of this generation, this for a late 2016 or early 2017 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history to support it. Considering the amount of car you get for your money, and its obvious quality, this seems like a very good deal indeed. Spend between £18,000 and £25,000 and you’ll step into a good 2018 or 2019 car with all the same criteria. Look to spend between £25,000 and £30,000 on higher-trim 2019 cars or lower-trim 2020 models.
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How much does it cost to run a Mercedes E-Class estate?
The most economical engines are the diesels, not surprisingly, with the entry-level E 200d and E 220d averaging a claimed 67.3mpg under the older NEDC tests.
Under the later and more realistic WLTP tests the 2020 E220d records 50.4mpg, the E200 petrol 37.2mpg, the E300de diesel/electric plug-in 217.3mpg, the E400d 40.9mpg, the E53 29.7mpg, the E63 S 22.8mpg,
Tax for all cars registered after April 2017 will be at the flat rate, and there's currently a small saving on that for the hybrid, but any models costing over £40,000 will attract a supplementary charge that's payable for five years from the car's second year. The current flat rate is £150 a year for the annual VED tax and £325 a year for the supplementary tax. You can find out more about road tax costs here.