Mercedes Benz E-Class Review

Mercedes Benz E-Class
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Mercedes Benz E-Class Review

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The new Mercedes Benz E-Class is a stunningly attractive car with a sleek coupe-like side profile and great road presence.

How It Looks - Exterior

The new Mercedes Benz E-Class is a stunningly attractive car with a sleek coupe-like side profile and great road presence.

The four-headlamp front has been revised, a hint of a rear spoiler is now visible on the boot lip, the side profile has shorter front and rear overhangs, new curved lights enhance the rear of the car incorporating LED brake lights and indicators now feature in the exterior mirror housings for safety reasons.

The familiar pop-up Mercedes Benz badge still retains its position on the E-Class’ bonnet.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior design reflects the E-Class's exterior elegance with a beautifully crafted cabin. Our test car featured the optional leather upholstery which enhanced the ambience of the cabin and luxury colour coordinated floor mats and carpet complete the look. Black bird's-eye maple wood trim is standard on the Avantgarde model with subtle chrome accents.

The dashboard design is new and the dials are chromed with black-on-white for the Avantgarde model.

Infotainment

Our test car featured an Audio 50 APS system (£1,160 option) which features a radio/cassette/6-CD in-dash autochanger and CD-ROM Satellite Navigation system with colour screen. The autochanger is hidden behind an innovative powered panel. The sound quality was excellent.

Rivals
  • Audi A6, BMW 5 Series & Jaguar S-TYPE
What We Liked
  • Exterior & interior styling
  • Performance
  • Ride & handling
  • Optional AIRMATIC Dual Control semi-active air-suspension system
  • Five-speed automatic gearbox with Tipfunction
  • Fuel consumption
  • Electric seats with memory function
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror and drivers side exterior mirror
  • Xenon headlamps
What We Disliked

It is difficult to find many faults with the new Mercedes Benz E-Class - However.

  • The parking brake release mechanism is not lit at night making it fiddly to operate
What We'd Like To See
  • A lit parking brake release mechanism
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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