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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (2017 to 2023)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

59
%
D

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

74
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

68
%
D

Running Costs:

38
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

59
%
D

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

74
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

68
%
D

Running Costs:

38
%
D

Summary


The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé was the two-door version of the E-Class executive saloon of the same era. This model was launched in early 2017 and facelifted in the second half of 2020. It was discontinued in late 2023, replaced by an all-new model called the CLE.

An E-Class Cabriolet was also produced, which has its own page.

Available with either a petrol or diesel engine, the E-Class Coupé was well-received by the British motoring media, praised by Parkers for its “sumptuous yet modern interior”, and commended by What Car? for its “supremely quiet and comfortable” driving experience.

Heycar added that the coupé “offers a surprising amount of practicality”, while Top Gear described the car’s engine options as “reasonably cost-effective”.

However, the E-Class Coupé was not as highly-regarded as its saloon sibling in the eyes of reviewers, as it was not as focused on driving enjoyment as some of its rivals. Even so, Carbuyer argued that the E-Class Coupé had the “classy, visual prestige” to attract customers away from rivals like the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series Coupé.

As of May 2024, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé holds a Used Car Expert Rating of D, with a score of 59%. It received good review scores from motoring journalists, but its emissions are only average and it’s expensive to run.

E-Class Coupé highlights

  • High-quality interior
  • Comfortable and spacious cabin
  • Elegant exterior styling

E-Class Coupé lowlights

  • Expensive, base price and up
  • Loud wind noise at speed
  • Rivals are more fun to drive

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé
Engines:
petrol, diesel
Price when new:
From £51,370

Launched: Spring 2017
Last updated: Autumn 2020
Removed from sale: Autumn 2023


Media reviews


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

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Carwow

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Evo

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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Top Gear

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What Car?

+

Which?

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Notes on safety rating

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé was not crash tested by Euro NCAP during its production life.

Although the E-Class Coupé was based on the saloon of the same name, there were significant structural differences between the two models. As such, the coupé did not inherit the saloon’s safety rating.

The Coupé was well equipped with standard safety technology shared with the E-Class saloon, such as autonomous emergency braking and emergency steering assistance.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of January 2024, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a below-average reliability rating of 63%, according to warranty data provided exclusively to us by our commercial partner, MotorEasy. This score applies to both this generation of E-Class and also to previous models, which is worth considering if you are considering a used Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Based on more than 700 warranty claims, the average repair cost is just over £700 so a used car warranty is well worth considering if you own or are considering an E-Class. More than 35% of claims concern the electrical system, with an average bill of more than £500. Engine and gearbox faults are unsurprisingly the most expensive problems, and are not uncommon in the E-Class.

Make sure that any used car warranty you purchase covers all of these problem areas.

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 models35 mpgD32 – 38 mpgD – E
Diesel models46 mpgC39 – 57 mpgB – D
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models182 g/kmC167 – 216 g/kmC – D
Diesel models162 g/kmC143 – 192 g/kmB – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models40C34 – 50C – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£35A
Year 2£779C
Year 3£1,300C
Year 4£1,494C
Year 5£1,994C
Overall£5,602C

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé is pretty much middle of the road when it comes to ownership and running costs, according to whole-life numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel consumption is relatively poor for the petrol engines, and average for the diesel models. Servicing and insurance costs are very much average as well.

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If you’re looking at the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé, you might also be interested in these alternatives

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé is comfortable, refined and attractively styled, but it is not as fun to drive as its rivals.Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (2017 to 2023)