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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

(2023 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

This model is still new so we don't have a Used Car Expert Rating score yet. Check back soon.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

60
%
C

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

This model is still new so we don't have a Used Car Expert Rating score yet. Check back soon.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

60
%
C

Summary


The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a large executive car, available in either saloon and estate body styles. This is the latest sixth-generation model which became available in the UK in the second half of 2023.

Likely to be the last combustion-powered Mercedes-Benz range to arrive here in the UK, the E-Class has been warmly received by the British motoring media. Described by What Car?’s Neil Winn as “a superb company car”, the car has been widely praised for its plush and spacious interior, as well as the competitive electric range of plug-in hybrid versions.

“The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is roomier and more advanced than before”, say Top Gear’s Joe Holding, but if agile driving dynamics are a key priority he instead recommends a test drive of the latest BMW 5 Series instead.

Carwow adds that, while the E-Class is loaded with “cool technology” as standard, reflections off the large infotainment screen are “distracting”, and notes that plug-in hybrid versions come with a reduced boot capacity.

As of May 2024, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class holds a New Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 67%. It gets good grades for its low CO2 emissions and media review scores, but running costs are average. We don’t yet have a Euro NCAP safety rating, which may affect the Expert Rating score once it’s published. Check back again soon.

E-Class highlights

  • Smooth and comfortable driving experience
  • Spacious and well-built interior
  • Excellent infotainment

E-Class lowlights

  • No air suspension or rear-wheel steering in UK
  • Plug-in hybrid comes with a smaller boot
  • Diesel engine not as refined as petrol options

Key specifications


Body style: Large saloon and estate
Engines:
petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price:
From £55,290 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2023
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of May 2024, the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of May 2024, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As it’s a brand-new model range, we don’t have enough reliability data on the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as we have sufficient data on the E-Class, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models42 mpgD39 – 44 mpgC – D
Diesel models52 mpgB45 – 59 mpgA – C
Plug-in hybrid models518 mpgA470 – 565 mpgA – A
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models150 g/kmB146 – 157 g/kmB – C
Diesel models130 g/kmA126 – 136 g/kmA – B
Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models70 milesC68 – 71 milesC – C

Running costs for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range are a mixed bag, according to data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our commercial partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel economy is disappointing for petrol models but good for diesel-engined versions. The plug-in hybrid models look amazing on paper, but this is largely thanks to ridiculous EU/UK government lab tests that are completely inadequate for plug-in hybrids. There is no way you will ever travel for 518 miles on a single gallon (4.5 litres) of fuel and some electricity…

The battery range of the plug-in hybrid model is good compared to most rivals, even if you won’t hit 70 miles in real-world driving. It means that most households could do most of their weekly driving without using any petrol, as long as you are able to plug the E-Class in regularly.

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