MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS

Mercedes Benz E Class

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How much does the Mercedes Benz E Class cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Mercedes Benz E Class to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Large Executive segment, it’s one of the best you can choose.

The Mercedes Benz E Class 2.0L diesel costs £20.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band B.

It does just over 72 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 28, which is lower than the Audi A6 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Jaguar XF 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Volvo V70 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.1L diesel2.9L diesel3.0L diesel
mpg53.3 - 72.442.2 - 64.246.3 - 48.738.7 - 54.3
emissions102 - 137116 - 177154 - 161136 - 192
tax£145.00 - £20.00£260.00 - £30.00£200.00£145.00 - £300.00
insuranceGroup 28 - 37Group 29 - 44Group 43 - 48Group 35 - 47

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Mercedes Benz E Class: How big is the boot?

You can take your pick of three body shapes with the Mercedes Benz E Class, ranging from the big boot in the estate to the smallest in the coupe.

The estate can take the most luggage; 5 large bags. The saloon can take 4 large bags and finally the coupe can take 3 large bags.

Worth knowing, the Volvo V70 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 815 litres.

Is the Mercedes Benz E Class easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the E Class is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just just over three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Large Executive class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

This car is actually 48mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Mercedes Benz E Class has the best performance?

The fastest Mercedes Benz E Class from 0-60, is the 2.9L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 700 lbs/ft torque and 340 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW 5 Series 3.0L petrol, which will beat your Mercedes Benz E Class to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.1L diesel2.9L diesel3.0L diesel
zeroTo627.3 - 8.77.3 - 10.34.9 - 5.15.9 - 8
torque360 - 400360 - 500700440 - 620
bhp150 - 194136 - 204340190 - 265

What size caravan or trailer, can the Mercedes Benz E Class tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Mercedes Benz E Class 2.9L diesel which has 700 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2100kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.