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 Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mercedes Benz E 270 CDI Avantgarde|
|Colour||Cubanite Silver Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||8.4 Seconds|
|Top Speed||142 mph|
|Transmission||5-Speed Automatic Transmission With Tipfunction|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||53.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5|
|Warranty||Three-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
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