What used Mercedes E-Class sports will I get for my budget?
An early 2010 example with more than 100,000 miles on the clock will cost you £8500, but if you want something with fewer miles on it, you’ll need to increase your budget to £9500. A facelifted car from 2013 starts at around £13,000, while a low-mileage example from 2017 can be as high as £25,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Mercedes E-Class sports?
If you’re keeping a tight grip on the purse strings, you should look at a four-cylinder E-Class for the best fuel economy. Both the 220 and 250 diesels have an official figure of 53.3mpg (NEDC) and emit 142g/km of CO2. The 350 V6 diesel isn’t too far behind the smaller ones, with an official figure of 47.1mpg and a 162g/km CO2 output. The 200 petrol is still pretty decent at 42.2mpg and 153g/km.
Further up the performance scale is the 350 V6 petrol, which has an official average of 39.2mpg and emissions of 175g/km, while the thirsty 500 V8 petrol has an ambitious average of 31mpg and 213g/km. A more efficient 400 V6 replaced the V8 after the facelift and is a bit more frugal at 37.7mpg and 173g/km.
Most examples of this generation of E-Class Cabriolet will fall under the previous road tax system, which was based on the amount of CO2 a car emitted, with only the very last examples registered after the 1 April 2017 changeover date being affected by the current flat rate system. Of those, watch out for the surcharge on cars that cost £40,000 or more when new, because it will make them much more expensive to run. Read more about road tax costs here.
Servicing costs will be higher than they are for rivals from Audi and BMW. Mercedes-Benz also doesn’t do cheaper main dealer servicing for older cars, so running an E-Class Cabriolet could be pricey. It might, therefore, be a good idea to investigate whether there's an independent Mercedes specialist near you that can carry out a service using the same genuine parts, because they'll charge much less.
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