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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

(2016 - present)

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a large executive car, available in either saloon and estate body styles. The current model was launched in 2016, with a facelifted model set to arrive in the UK in summer 2020. It is available with a rage of petrol and diesel engines, as well as a diesel/electric plug-in hybrid option.

The E-Class is also availabe in coupé and cabriolet body styles, which are not covered here. We are building a separate page for these models, so check back soon. There is also a flagship high-performance model called the Mercedes-AMG E 63, which will also get its own page soon.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media. As of June 2020, it holds a very creditable Expert Rating of 84%, which is better than the Audi A6 but still a few points behind its arch rival, the BMW 5 Series. It has been highly praised for its comfort and refinement, although it isn’t as dynamic to drive as the BMW. The All-Terrain estate version, which has a raised ride height and all-wheel drive, doesn’t score as highly and is considered expensive compared to the regular models.

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Body style: Large saloon and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £38,880 on-road

Launched: Summer 2016
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2016

95%

ADULT OCCUPANT

90%

CHILD OCCUPANT

77%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

62%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has received

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Premium Hybrid Car
  • Auto Trader Awards – Most Recommended Car
  • JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study – Most Dependable Large and Luxury Car

2017

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Car of the Year
  • Carbuyer Awards – Most Comfortable Car + Best In-Car Connectivity
  • Honest John Awards – Best Premium Large Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Executive Car + Best New Company Car
  • Fleet World Honours – Best New Car + Best Executive Car
  • Professional Driver Awards – Car of the Year

2016

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Executive Car
  • Professional Driver Awards – Best Executive Car
  • Tow Car of the Year Awards – Best tow car, £35K to £45K
  • Telegraph Cars Awards – Best Business Car

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