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The Mercedes E-Class blends sumptuous comfort, refinement and tech in a stylish executive package


Mercedes E-Class appeared as the fifth generation of Mercedes in 2016. If we observe its styling it is very similar to S-Class. The best thing about this car is that it set new high standards in the whole class mainly in terms of comfort and holds an amazingly lavish cabin.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engines

Mercedes’ strong 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel unlocks the Mercedes E-Class range in the E 200d and E 220d. Along with 192bhp and 400Nm of torque on demand in the latter, this is now quicker as compared to the old E 250d, but significantly the new 2.0 litre unit is much quieter than the clattery old 2.1-litre diesel. The 0-62mph sprint requires 7.3 seconds, though top speed stands at 149mph, but it’s the silky, subdued pulling performance that appeals most.

Refinement is much better, and the new four-cylinder diesel is simply a match for the 2.0 Ingenium unit in the Jaguar XF when it arrives to a subdued idle and quiet journey on the motorway. The nine-speed auto (non-manual) gearbox makes for low cruising revs of only 1,300rpm at 70mph, and the slippery shape of car also means there’s almost no wind noise.

The 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 engine

If you wish for extra performance the E 350d surely offers that. Along with its 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 there’s a huge 620Nm on tap, which shared with 254bhp gives a 5.9-second 0-62mph sprint. Nevertheless, it’s how the E 350d pulls muscularly from low revs along with plenty of potency that requires your attention.

Go for the accelerator for a burst of acceleration and the nine-speed auto kicks you down to the right gear, whereas the refinement simply means the E-Class builds speed misleadingly. There is just enough noise released from the nicer sounding V6 diesel when you try to rev it too, but it’s a smooth and quiet player the rest of the time.

The Mercedes E-Class E63 engine

The top most engine is the E 6, adorned with a massive 4.0-litre V8 Engine producing 604bhp. There is also the lesser E 43, which is petrol V6 model glued with 396bhp and 520Nm of torque. It also supplies strong performance, with 0-62mph needing just 4.6 seconds. It’ll be certainly the E 220d that makes up the mainstream of sales in the UK. However, Mercedes’ frugal E 350e plug-in hybrid targets to be triumphant in the business market.


Mixing a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine along with an electric motor, the E 350e offers rapid performance – gratitude to its 282bhp and 550Nm of torque – calm electric running in town, and low CO2 emissions. However, at the same time as its 134.5mpg and 49g/km might look striking on paper, the Benz E 350e can’t pretty live up to these particular figures out on the road.

The official 20-mile electric range is complicated to achieve, and once the battery energy is exhausted, the additional mass of the battery pack lowers performance. It means you need to rev the petrol motor hard, and it sounds edgy the more you do so.

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