Which used Mercedes E-Class saloon should I buy?
Before the 2013 facelift, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range was divided into SE, Avantgarde and Sport trim levels, and as we’ve already discussed, it’s the former two which offer the best ride quality. Opt for SE and you’ll be restricted to a four-cylinder engine; for most, the 2.1-litre diesel will provide the best blend of performance and economy, but it’s pretty noisy, which is why we recommend upgrading to the larger V6 diesel if you can.
Post-facelift Sport became AMG Sport or AMG Line, both of which have large alloy wheels that do nothing for ride comfort. All models also benefitted from improved specifications and safety equipment, making these the ones to go for if your budget allows. If you fancy more power and can stomach the higher running costs the V6 engines are well worth a look.