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Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate

Mercedes-Benz
BIK List Price
£33,290
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate BIK list price
BIK Percentage
22%
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate BIK Percent
CO2
159g/km
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate CO2
Combined MPG
46.3
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate MPG

Review

Mercedes-Benz has always taken a more traditional approach to estate cars than its German rivals.

For one thing, it actually calls them estates rather than names like Touring and Avant, which try to bring unnecessary excitement to what for fleets is the workhorse or family-car class.

And it has always been careful to design a really useful load capacity through its generous boot space.

That approach continues with the E-class estate. At 695 litres with the rear seats up (1,950 with them down), the car beats its BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 rivals by 135 and 130 litres respectively.

The 1.8-litre petrol engine performs well and returns competitive figures – 185g/km CO2 and 35.3mpg comfortably beat the comparable A6 Avant’s 199g/km and 33.2mpg, and are only slightly behind the 5 Series Touring’s 182g/km and 36.2mpg.

On the road the E250’s seats provide good comfort and support – perfect for the motorway.

Away from the mile-munching, the E-class estate handles competently on twistier roads: it’s no 5 Series, but neither is it the anodyne offering of the old version.

The middle ground means greater comfort and an effortless drive.

The car also puts in a strong showing on residual values and running costs, splitting its two German rivals.

The 37% RV over three years/60,000 miles for the SE is just a point behind the equivalent new 5 Series Touring, and nine ahead of the A6.

Running costs are 50.97ppm (5 Series: 52.47ppm; A6: 59.49ppm).

Quibbles include a lazy semi automatic gearbox which slouches through the gears and a poor fit around the fuel flap, which didn’t sit flush with the body on our test vehicle, but otherwise a very accomplished performer.

Top Speed
N/A
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate Ved
Fuel Type
Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £13,475
4 Year 80k : £9,725
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 48.66
4 Year 80k : 46.15

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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