What used Mercedes E-Class sports will I get for my budget?
You’ll need a minimum of £26,000 to get behind the wheel of an E-Class Cabrio. This will buy one of the earlier cars from late 2017 with an average mileage for the year, a full service history and bought from an independent dealer. Expect to pay between £26,000 and £28,000 for a 2018 car that satisfies the same criteria, and £30,000-£34,000 for a car from a franchised dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes E-Class sports?
On paper, the E220 d is the most economical, with claimed average fuel consumption of 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km. The best-performing petrol car is the E300, which returns a claimed average fuel consumption of 31mpg.
Annual car tax for those registered before April 2017 will be based on CO2 emissions, but cars registered after that will pay the flat rate, currently at £145 a year. However, there is a supplementary luxury car surcharge if your car cost more than £40,000 new, and nearly all E-Class Cabrios do – so expect to pay the additional charge, which currently stands at £310 a year.
Insurance groups are relatively high, ranging from 35 to 41, so expect large bills there. Servicing will be pricey, too, although Mercedes operates a number of servicing plans that will allow you to pay monthly and budget for the cost.
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