With its broad range of advanced petrol and diesel engines, significantly enhanced levels of safety and comfort equipment and class-leading versatility, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is perfectly positioned to maintain its position as the first choice for buyers looking for the ultimate in luxurious family-oriented versatility.
Prices for E-Class Estate line-up range from an attractive £31,510 for the E 200 BlueEFFICIENCY SE to £76,735 for the E 63 AMG.
The Estate is available with a choice of four turbodiesel engines – the E220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the E250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the E 350 BlueTEC and the E350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. Petrol powerplants include the E 200 BlueEFFICIENCY, the E 250 BlueEFFICIENCY, the E 350 BlueEFFICIENCY and the E 63 AMG.
Combining exceptionally high levels of refinement and punchy performance, the E-Class Estate range delivers up to 54.3 mpg on the combined cycle and Corporate Tax-friendly CO2 emissions that start from just 136 g/km. All engines are EU5-compliant, with power outputs ranging from 170 hp to 525 hp.
The E-Class Estate features class-leading levels of load space capacity and practicality. Fitted as standard with self-levelling rear suspension, Easy-Pack electrically-operated tailgate, with rising load space cover and Easy-Pack Quickfold rear seats, the car’s rear compartment can swallow up to 695 litres with the rear seats in place and a vast 1950 litres with the rear seats folded.
Easy-Pack Quickfold enables the rear seats to be lowered by operating the lever located on the d-pillar, with just one finger. There is no need to move seats or headrests to get full access to the maximum, fully flat load space. The regular dimensions of the intelligently configured loadbay means the Estate can swallow cuboids up to 1,725 x 1,000 x 620 mm in size.
To better reflect the expectations of UK drivers, the Classic, Elegance, Avantgarde and Sport model lines of the outgoing E-Class Estate range have been replaced to create the a more straightforward and approachable SE, Avantgarde and Sport model range.
“Through careful packaging we have created a very high level of standard specification for the new E-Class Estate and managed to achieve an attractive price position representing a four per cent average improvement in value over the current model,” said E-Class Product Manager, Nick Williams.
“The SE is now much more competitive as an entry-point model that it has ever been,” explained Williams. “It’s the model on which we’ve worked the most, boosting standard specification and making many features that are optional in some countries, such as advanced parking guidance, upgraded alloys wheels, Artico upholstery and heated front seats, standard in the UK.”
“With its luxurious levels of appointment, we feel the Avantgarde will appeal to the more traditional Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate buyer,” continued Williams, “while the UK-only Sport model is our conquest car. Its AMG styling means we’re confident of attracting new, younger – or young-at-heart – customers to the Mercedes-Benz brand.”
Like the new E-Class Saloon and Coupé range, the Estate features a comprehensive raft of economy-enhancing BlueEFFICIENCY measures. BlueEFFICIENCY technology – the watchword for exceptionally economical and eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz passenger cars – is designed to reduce weight, aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance to further optimise engine technology and to make energy management even more efficient. More than 98 per cent of the range now features all this BlueEFFICIENCY technology, with the exception of the E 63 AMG performance flagship.
As with its Saloon and Coupé counterparts, the E-Class Estate has been developed on UK roads. Right-hand drive prototype testing of various models was carried out and assessed by Mercedes-Benz road test experts and ‘normal’ Mercedes-Benz UK staff, with feedback and final adjustments made if necessary.
Comprehensively equipped entry-level model, available with four cylinder engines only. Equipped with AirMATIC suspension with rear self-levelling, Easy-Pack electrically-operated tailgate, Easy-Pack Quickfold rear seats, Headlamp Assist, Attention Assist, Adapative Brake Assist, nine airbags, Pre-Safe®, 16 inch alloy wheels, Artico upholstery, heated front seats, Multifunctional nappa leather steering wheel, Parktronic Advanced Parking Guidance, Automatic climate control, aluminium trim, a nappa leather-covered steering wheel and Bluetooth Connectivity as standard.
Costing an additional £2,550 over the SE, Avantgarde adds larger 17-inch alloys, full leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlamps with Intelligent Light System, LED daytime running lights and Adaptive Highbeam Assist, ambient lighting, black ash wood trim, 15 mm lower suspension, auto-dimming mirrors and a bespoke front apron.
A £1,530 step-up from Avantgarde to the flagship Sport line adds full AMG bodystyling as well as AMG floormats, pedals and sports steering wheel, sports seats, brushed aluminium trim, Dynamica microfibre/Artico seat facings, variable ratio Direct Steering, paddle shifters for the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission, Sports Braking and Sports Suspension systems and 18-inch AMG alloy wheels.
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