The Mercedes E-Class first arrived back in 1993 however its roots can be traced right back to as early as the 1950’s through the Ponton Mercedes Saloon. Now, 26 years later the Current Mercedes E-Class is in its 5th generation and arrived in 2016. It is still one of the leading choices in the executive saloon class and rivals the likes of the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series.
The E-Class comes in 4 bodystyles, a saloon, a coupe,a convertible and an estate. There are also 2 trims to choose from, SE and AMG Line. The entry-level SE trim a Mercedes 8.4inch infotainment system which includes Garmin Sat-Nav and DAB radio, cruise control, self parking, LED Headlights, Heated seats and a reversing camera. The AMG Line adds a sportier look and comes with AMG branded alloys, electrically adjustable seats as well as AMG-tuned air suspension, sports seats and black leather upholstery. Optional extras are also available. A premium and Premium Plus Package is also on offer adding even more features.
There are a number of different engine options available for the Mercedes E-Class consisting of both petrol and diesel engines. The diesel engines on offer are the E220d which is powered by a four-cylinder engine and the E400d powered by a 340hp six-cylinder engine. The petrol engine in the E-Class line up is the E200 which is a 2.0litre petrol engine. Also available are the Mercedes AMG E53 and the E63 performance models, which are powered by a V6 and V8 engine. All engines comes with a 9 speed automatic gearbox as standard. Both the E200d and the E220d feature Mercedes’ Audi 20 infotainment system.
The new Mercedes E-Class has grown compared to its predecessor and is now 43mm longer than before, now measuring 4.9m. The E-Class now also weighs around 100kg less than before thanks to its aluminium body panels. The E-Class has plenty of space in both the front and the back meaning its comfortable and easy to access. The E-Class boasts a boot capacity of 540 litres meaning there’s plenty of room for luggage.