Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class review

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The E-Class has always been a car with a broad remit – it has an established presence in saloon, estate, coupé and even cabriolet guises. The saloon, in particular, has always been one of the best cars of its type, despite competing in a class full of very strong contenders.

Today, the E-Class continues that theme. It has a smart interior and delivers a comfortable ride – particularly if you steer clear of, bigger, upgraded alloy wheels.

The saloon range comprises two 2.0-litre diesel versions, a more expensive V6 diesel and a plug-in hybrid petrol-electric model. In the Mercedes-AMG range, there’s a V6 petrol sports model dubbed E53, as well as the top-of-the-range E63 S, which you can read about here.

So can this latest E-Class build on its illustrious predecessors and does it still stack up against the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF in this ultra-competitive set? Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions on the E-Class, along with our final recommendations for trim levels and engines.

 

Trims
There are 5 trims available for the E-Class saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
SE
This entry-level trim comes with plenty of luxuries, including alloys, climate control...View trim
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Diesel/PlugIn Elec Hybrid, Petrol, Diesel
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£34,536
Average Saving £3,529
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AMG Line
We’d only recommend this trim if you value sporty styling; there isn’t a lot else it ad...View trim
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid, Diesel/PlugIn Elec Hybrid, Petrol, Diesel
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£36,794
Average Saving £3,766
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AMG Line Premium
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£39,045
Average Saving £3,970
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OUR PICK
AMG E63
Standard with the E63, we’re talking fitments such as 19in alloy wheels, unique AMG bum...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£62,060
Average Saving £2,180
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AMG S
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol
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£88,496
Average Saving £6,229
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