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Mercedes E-Class owner reviews

"The Mercedes E-Class majors on superb refinement and technological innovation in the large executive car class"

Carbuyer Rating

4.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.7 out of 5

Price
£37,545 - £58,565
100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 1reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

E250 & E350cdi

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Having owned both the E250 & E350 CDI deisels in Avantgarde trim, there are good and bad elements to each. Comfort, build quality and refinement are first rate. In E250 form a persistent problem was injector failure with numerous replacements in all 4 cylinders. The E350 has a V6 engine and although less fuel efficient, this is THE engine for power and smooth delivery. Much quieter than its smaller sybling. Both automatic gearboxes were the 7g tiptronic plus and both had periodic niggles with confused changes. The food news is a software upgrade and periodic resets, which can be done by the driver following a very simple series of steps, puts this right. Would I recommend the car? I have had a lot of E Class deisel cars over the years. If you are prepared to look after them properly they won't let you down. They do lose a lot of residual value from new, but most luxury cars seem to. There are few cars that make the owner feel quite as special as a MB.
Reliability
Well maintained cars have few faults, but make sure if you buy second hand that the vehicle has a full dealer service history as faulty cars can be expensive to put right.
Performance
V6 offers string performance and reasonable economy in deisel form and is the best engine in my view.
Running Cost
Four cylinder diesels offer good economy. Even the V6 diesel won't break the bank.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

E Class 220d AMG Line Premium Plus 4dr 9G-Tronic

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
This is my sixth Mercedes E Class and is the best by far. Has a superb comfortable ride even on run flat tyres, good fuel consumption – I'm averaging 48 mpg since taking to the road. On long weekend journeys to Wales from Brackley I average over 50 mpg at average journey speed of 60 mph. A round day trip is 360 miles in superb silent luxury.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

220d SE Premium

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
I must say this is the best car I have ever owned. The tech is awesome, I'm really enjoying the widescreen cockpit. The car handles well and gives great mileage on fuel. The ride is smooth I chose the SE as the AMG comes with runflat tyres. I also believe the SE on standard 17” wheels offers a smoother ride.
Reliability

5 out of 5

I have had no problems with the car
Performance

5 out of 5

It’s nippy enough for me.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good running costs, if you are light footed 55mph is possible on local trips and 70mph on motorway.

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