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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (06 - 09) review

(2006 - 2009)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (06 - 09)
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What used Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon?

When it comes to depreciation the diesels are king and, as a result, highly attractive to used buyers. Consider a petrol model only if it's cheap and you don't intend to do many miles.

The smallest diesel averages 44.8mpg, while the E280 CDI achieves 39.2mpg and the E320 CDI 38.7mpg. The petrol models aren't as efficient, with the E220K averaging 34.4mpg, while the E280 does 30.1mpg. The E350 averages 29.1mpg, the E350 CGI 32.5mpg and the E500 24.6mpg.

Emissions for the diesels range from 167g/km to 194g/km, while the petrols don't fare as well, with start at 195g/km, and rise to 273g/km.

Mercedes dealers are an expensive place to service an old car, and you won't harm the car's value if you use a reliable independent garage.