Mercedes E-Class Estate (2016-present)

Space, luxury and a smooth ride: the Mercedes E-Class does it all - for those who can afford it

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths 

Spacious interior
Smooth, comfortable ride
High-tech options

Weaknesses 

Less rear legroom than rivals
Expensive
Smaller boot than previous car
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Mercedes-Benz E Class Diesel Estate e400d 4matic amg line night ed prem+ 5dr 9g-tronic

Total RRP £62,180

Your quote £48,150

You Save £14,030

The Mercedes E-Class Estate isn’t as flashy as many other cars from the same brand, but its unassuming and subtle design covers one of the best all-round family cars on the market.

With a luxurious interior, enormous boot and more computing power than the Space Shuttle (probably), there’s barely a challenge that the E-Class Estate can’t handle.

That’s particularly true if you opt for the four-wheel drive All-Terrain version, which is raised higher off the ground so that it’s more capable on rugged dirt tracks and muddy fields.

For families who can afford the hefty price (new prices start at £36,000 and 2016 cars cost from around £28,000) it offers as much practicality as most will ever need without buying a bulky, tall sport utility vehicle (SUV).

Even so, it’s not the most spacious car in its class. Anyone upgrading from the previous-generation E-Class Estate might be surprised to learn that the car’s boot, with the rear seats down, is 130 litres smaller than its predecessor, thanks to its curvier exterior.

The current car’s 1,820 litre loadspace, with seats folded, is still cavernous and you can fit a two-metre-long box along the flat floor, or an optional third row of rear-facing seats for mini passengers under 115cm tall. But the Skoda Superb provides 1,950l of space.

What you don’t get in the Skoda is the E-Class’ decadent dashboard, which combines glossy high-definition displays with high-quality leather, metal and wood materials.

Standard equipment includes sat-nav, reversing camera, leather seats, mood lighting and bright LED headlights, but you’ll need to dig deeper, or find a used model that’s been loaded up with options, for the full experience.

That’s because the two widescreen displays, which sit next to each other on the dashboard, are optional extras. Controlled with touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel or a rotary dial by the driver’s knee, they are simple to operate while keeping your yes on the road, once you’ve learned the menu system.

Also optional on all but the top-specification cars, is Mercedes’ air suspension, which delivers a pillowy ride, gliding over broken roads and minimising leaning in corners.

It’s limousine quality smooth, whether you’re carrying a car-full of passengers or just taking your rubbish to the tip. If you can’t stretch to this, then there’s nothing wrong with the standard suspension, which will iron out undulations in the road almost as well - with just the odd jolt to remind you that you’re driving on British roads.

Optional technology helps keep the driver relaxed too; a £1,700 package enables the car to accelerate, brake and steer itself on motorways and A-roads where traffic is separated. The E-Class will even overtake by itself if you click the indicator, but you’ll need to keep your hands on the steering wheel for the majority of the time.

It’s a car that lends itself to partial self-driving technology because it’s been designed for comfort rather than fast cornering. It remains steady and level on twisty roads, but feels heavy and ponderous, so you’re better off maintaining a smooth pace.

The E-Class has two sets of Isofix points in the back for secure mounting of child seats. It also has a five star rating from the independent Euro NCAP association.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 16:00

Mercedes-Benz E Class Prices

Mercedes-Benz E Class AMG Line

e300de amg line 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel/plugin elec hybrid
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,421

You could save up to: £12854

e300de amg line premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel/plugin elec hybrid
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £41,505

You could save up to: £13165

e300de amg line premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel/plugin elec hybrid
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £43,245

You could save up to: £13425

Mercedes-Benz E Class AMG Line Edition

e200 amg line edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,498

You could save up to: £11542

e200 amg line edition premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,233

You could save up to: £11802

e200 amg line edition premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,973

You could save up to: £12062

e220d 4matic amg line edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,782

You could save up to: £11783

e220d 4matic amg line edition prem + 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,258

You could save up to: £12302

e220d 4matic amg line edition prem 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,518

You could save up to: £12042

e220d amg line edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,390

You could save up to: £11575

e220d amg line edition premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,126

You could save up to: £11834

e220d amg line edition premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,866

You could save up to: £12094

e350d amg line edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,133

You could save up to: £12732

e350d amg line edition premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £40,869

You could save up to: £12991

e350d amg line edition premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £42,609

You could save up to: £13251

e400d 4matic amg line edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £43,460

You could save up to: £13330

e400d 4matic amg line edition prem + 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £46,936

You could save up to: £13849

e400d 4matic amg line edition prem 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £45,196

You could save up to: £13589

Mercedes-Benz E Class AMG Line Night Edition

e200 amg line night edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,447

You could save up to: £11983

e200 amg line night edition premium+ 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,187

You could save up to: £12243

e220d 4matic amg line night ed prem+ 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,472

You could save up to: £12483

e220d 4matic amg line night edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 52.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £35,732

You could save up to: £12223

e220d amg line night edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,340

You could save up to: £12015

e220d amg line night edition prem + 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 55.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £36,080

You could save up to: £12275

e350d amg line night ed premium + 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £43,823

You could save up to: £13432

e350d amg line night edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 49.6mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £42,083

You could save up to: £13172

e400d 4matic amg line night ed prem+ 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £48,150

You could save up to: £14030

e400d 4matic amg line night edition 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £46,410

You could save up to: £13770

Mercedes-Benz E Class SE

e 200 se 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 39.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £29,002

You could save up to: £11218

e 200 se premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 39.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £31,086

You could save up to: £11529

e 200 se premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 39.8mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,826

You could save up to: £11789

e220d 4matic se 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,612

You could save up to: £11458

e220d 4matic se premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,695

You could save up to: £11770

e220d 4matic se premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 57.7mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £34,435

You could save up to: £12030

e220d se 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 67.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,900

You could save up to: £11250

e220d se premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 67.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £30,983

You could save up to: £11562

e220d se premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel
  • Economy 67.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £32,723

You could save up to: £11822

e300de se 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel/plugin elec hybrid
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £37,250

You could save up to: £12530

e300de se premium 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel/plugin elec hybrid
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £39,334

You could save up to: £12841

e300de se premium plus 5dr 9g-tronic

  • Doors 5
  • Fuel diesel/plugin elec hybrid
  • Economy
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £41,074

You could save up to: £13101

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