Mercedes Benz E-Class Review (2005)

Mercedes Benz E-Class
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Mercedes Benz E-Class Review

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The all-new Mercedes Benz E-Class saloon was launched in the UK in August 2002.

The all-new Mercedes Benz E-Class saloon was launched in the UK in August 2002. Developed at a cost of some £1.6 billion over 4 years the new E-Class sets the precedent for premium saloon cars. The new E-Class offers the highest level of standard equipment and incorporates the latest technology.

The E-Class is available with an impressive range of eight different engines which includes five petrol engines ranging from the 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder to the 5.5 litre supercharged V8 and three refined and economical diesel engines. Transmissions range from 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic to 7G-Tronic automatic.

Available in Classic, Elegance and Avantgarde trim levels, with the high performance AMG model completing the impressive line up.

With tough competition in the form of Audi's new A6 and BMW's new 5 Series we tested the E 270 CDI to find out if Mercedes Benz's new luxury saloon is still class leader material.

Mercedes Benz E-Class Review | Part TwoMercedes Benz E-Class Review | Part ThreeMercedes Benz E-Class Review | Part FourMercedes Benz E-Class Review | Part FiveMercedes Benz E-Class Review | Part SixMercedes Benz E-Class Road Test
Mercedes Benz E-Class Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMercedes Benz E 270 CDI Avantgarde
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourCubanite Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.4 Seconds
Top Speed 142 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic Transmission With Tipfunction
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban28.8 mpg
Extra Urban53.3 mpg
Combined41.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group15
Euro NCAP Rating5
WarrantyThree-Year Unlimited mileage warranty
MobiloLife is Mercedes Benz guarantee to keep you mobile for up to 30 years. Renewed after each service performed by a Mercedes Benz authorised repairer and remains valid until the next service is due
Price (when tested on the 28/02/05)£ 31,497.77 OTR
Car As Tested £ 36967.77
Includes The Following Options:
Parameter Steering £200
Parktronic £590
Drivers seat, steering column and exterior mirrors electrically adjustable with memory
Passenger seat electrically adjustable with memory £370
AirMATIC Dual Control £1,240
Heated front seats £310
Leather upholstery £950
Mercedes Benz Audio 50 APS radio/cassette/single slot CD player with CD-ROM Navigation

The information contained within this Mercedes Benz E-Class review may have changed since publication on the 28 February 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Mercedes Benz dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2018