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New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate now on sale

A new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate model is now on sale here in the UK, offering more space, the latest tech and new engine options

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Part of the latest sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class range, a new E-Class Estate model is now available to order in the UK, offering more rear space for passengers, several on-board tech upgrades, a subtle exterior styling refresh and a new engine line-up.

Its range was first unveiled back in April – announced as Mercedes-Benz tries to keep its combustion-powered range up to date with the technology and design ethos rolled out across its newer all-electric EQ range.

The Estate has been given the same cosmetic treatment, including new-look tail lights in the rear, which are longer than before, and display a new three-pointed star light signature. An illuminated grille surround is also an optional extra.

Compared with its predecessor, the Estate has gotten bigger – three centimetres wider and two centimetres longer to be exact. The brand says that this change gives rear passengers a bit more leg and elbow room than the prior model.

Like the saloon, the E-Class Estate engine options list has been overhauled. Customers will be able to choose from four petrol and diesel engines with 48V of mild-hybrid assistance, or a plug-in hybrid with a 21kWh battery and a reported all-electric range of 62 miles. All models will be fitted with a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Opting for the plug-in hybrid engine will decrease the car’s storage space. The mild-hybrid E-Class Estate comes with 615 litres of boot space (1830 litres with the rear seats down), while the plug-in hybrid model instead comes with 460 litres of room in the boot (1675 litres with the rear seats down).

Over the standard E-Class, the Estate has been given an air suspension upgrade in the rear to improve driving comfort. Besides the hybridised engines, Mercedes-Benz adds that it has also been able to marginally improve the car’s aerodynamics when compared to the current Estate, further improving the car’s fuel efficiency.

In the cabin, the E-Class Estate has been given the same interior makeover as its saloon sibling, which includes the optional E-Class ‘Superscreen’ dashboard which runs the brand’s latest ‘MBUX’ software, as well as several third party apps, including TikTok, Zoom video calls, and even the Angry Birds game. A selfie camera is also located on the top of the dashboard.

The options list also includes ambient cabin lighting with a ‘sound visualisation’ – a lighting system that responds to the media you are playing – and an automatic climate control feature that automatically regulates temperature, air flow and air distribution for the front and back of the cabin separately.

Pricing for the new estate starts at just south of £58k for the lead-in ‘E 200 AMG Line’ model, rising to around £79k for the hybridised ‘E 200 e’ variant in the range-topping ‘AMG Line Premium Plus’ guise.

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Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Car Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in car-buying need with independent and impartial advice.