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E-Class Estate SE

FROM £40,880

  • 17” alloy wheels
  • SD navigation with widescreen cockpit
  • Reversing camera
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors (F&R)

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E-Class Estate AMG Line Edition

FROM £43,710

SE, Plus

  • 19” AMG alloy wheels (18” on PHEV)
  • COMAND with widescreen cockpit
  • AMG body styling
  • Privacy glass

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AMG Line Edition

E-Class Estate AMG Line Edition Premium

FROM £46,210

AMG Line, Plus

  • MultibeamLED headlights
  • Memory seats
  • 360 degree camera
  • Wireless charging

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AMG Line Edition Premium

E-Class Estate AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus

FROM £49,145

AMG Line Premium, plus:

  • 20” AMG alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless entry
  • Burmestersound system

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AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus

E-Class Estate AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Premium Plus

FROM £70,275

The Mercedes-AMG E-Class E 53 4MATIC+ Premium Plus emphasises its athletic exterior with black painted 20" AMG 5-twin spoke alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish and a radiator grille with integral Mercedes-Benz star with a single louvre in high-gloss black.

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AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Premium Plus

E-Class Estate AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Premium

FROM £66,785

The Mercedes-AMG E-Class E 53 4MATIC+ Premium combines powerful performance with high efficiency. Fitted with a 6-cylinder in-line engine, it generates 435 hp (320 kW) and 520 Nm maximum torque. These sporty credentials are matched by the iconic diamond grille, AMG bodystyling, and ‘BITURBO 4MATIC+’ lettering on the front wings.

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AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Premium

E-Class Estate AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Premium Plus

FROM £100,410

Exceeding the power of the E63 S 4MATIC+ Premium Plus with its staggering 612hp (450kW) output, this model comes with its very own highly distinctive features. Inside, you’ll enjoy AMG Performance seats. featuring integrated head restraints adorned with a stitched AMG emblem.

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AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Premium Plus

From £40,880

Now up to £5,000* off

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

A perfect combination of form and function.

Form, function, and freedom. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is a breath of fresh air, delivering elegance and agility to the executive estate market. Its flowing chassis and sweeping silhouette offer unrivalled style and balance, ensuring an energetic and exciting drive.

The E-Class Estate is more spacious and versatile than ever before. It’s the perfect family companion with its economic engines, comfortable cabin and extensive technology features to keep you and your family entertained.

With 10 specification trim levels to choose from, you will be able to pick out the perfect E-Class Estate for your needs. The E-Class Estate range is hugely versatile. From the entry-level SE, to the off-road focussed All-Terrain Edition to the AMG Line Hybrid, you will find a model for each and every requirement.

The E-Class Estate really does have everything you need. It’s packed full of features to enhance your driving experience and remove any stresses. KEYLESS-GO ensures you can get on the move without the struggle to find the keys in your bag, wireless charging keeps your battery full whilst you are on the move and the parking package with 360o camera will ensure even the trickiest of manoeuvres is a breeze.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Offers in South Wales

The technology doesn’t stop there either. You can trust in the highly sophisticated safety systems and driving aids installed in the E-Class Estate. Keeping you and your passengers safe on the road is the top priority. Active Brake Assist is equipped to help prevent collisions while PRE-SAFE Plus is fitted to keep you safe in the unfortunate event of an incident. There’s also intelligent features such as Active Distance Assist and Lane Tracking to help you stay focussed on even the longest of journeys.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is ready and waiting for your next family adventure. Unearth its wonders today with a test drive in Bridgend, Neyland, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport from Sinclair Mercedes. Get in touch with our friendly team who will offer friendly guidance and further information on all the cars’ features.

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The most practical full-sized Executive estate you can buy is now even better. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved version of the tenth generation Mercedes E-Class Estate

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The most practical full-sized Executive estate you can buy is now even better. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved version of the tenth generation Mercedes E-Class Estate

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes E-Class Estate has always been a very classy way to carry rather a lot. These days though, it's cleverer and more efficient than ever. A focus on downsized engines will be a big draw, there's a frugal base diesel, a plug-in hybrid and fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG models add some excitement. Overall, the whole range just feels slicker and more desirable than ever. It's all very impressive, particularly as you can carry up to 1,820-litres.

Background

It used to be that if you wanted a large, plush practical estate, you bought a big Volvo. For some years now though, that role has been only fully filled by the Mercedes E-Class Estate. Rivals trade space for a bit of style but this car continues to prioritise practicality, with 670-litres of room on offer even before you start folding seats. This tenth generation E-Class Estate of course enjoys all the advantages developed for its saloon counterpart, a car offering efficient engines, astonishing technology and luxurious comfort. This updated model gets a smarter look and quite a bit of extra technology to keep it current in the face of fresh or updated rivals introduced since the original launch. There are also cutting-edge driver assistance features that even allow owners to take a step closer to fully autonomous driving.

Driving Experience

On the move, you quickly find that Mercedes has achieved an excellent balance between comfort, refinement and agility with this E-Class Estate. It's as happy easing through town as it is covering great highway distances - but then you'd expect that. More surprising is how at home it feels on twistier roads, particularly if you've got a model fitted with the impressive 'AIR BODY CONTROL' pneumatic suspension that can be fine-tuned with the 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes controller. More technology is provided by the optional 'DRIVE PILOT' system that when activated, allows the car to pretty much drive itself, working with the adaptive cruise control and active steering systems to keep the E-Class rolling in its chosen lane at any chosen speed up to 130mph. Electrification is the theme with this revised tenth generation model, with plug-in hybrid technology now available right across the range on the diesel engines as well as the petrol ones, plus as before, there's a choice of rear-driven or 4MATIC AWD drivetrain options. All models come with 9G-Tronic 9-speed auto transmission. The volume unit is the 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol powerplant that features on the base E200 variant, an engine which now features an improved 48-volt mild hybrid system now integrated into the casing of the nine-speed automatic gearbox. This lightly electrified set-up can produce up to 20bhp and 180Nm of extra torque to reduce the load on the petrol engine. Completely new to the E-Class Estate line-up is the six cylinder petrol unit of the new E450 (borrowed from the CLS 450). In the diesel range, things kick off with the 194hp 2.0-litre E220d with 400Nm of torque. At the top of the diesel line-up is the six cylinder E400d 4MATIC, which produces 340hp and 700Nm. If you want a sporting E-Class Estate with a potent petrol powerplant, there's also a revised version of the 3.0-litre biturbo mild hybrid six cylinder engine used in the potent Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ variant, which benefits from slightly more electrified assistance, though the total output (435hp) is the same as before. Beyond that, there's the 4.0-litre V8 E 63 4MATIC+ S model which offers 612hp. Even on mainstream E-Class Estate models, handling should be sharper than you might expect, thanks to various 'Direct Control' suspension systems with selective damping. There's also the option of an 'Air Body Control multi-chamber air suspension' set-up offering the kind of pillowy ride that will remind you of the larger Mercedes S-Class saloon. A 'Dynamic Select' switch in the cockpit enables the driver to select from four 'Air Body Control' modes: 'Comfort', 'ECO', 'Sport' and 'Sport+'. The additional 'Individual' option allows drivers to configure their vehicle to suit their own preferences.

Design and Build

As facelift restyles go, this is quite a significant one. The front end features softer, re-shaped headlamps with full-LED beams and the grille's been revised too, as has the front bumper. Despite this model's sleek looks, with a capacity of 670 to 1820-litres, the E-Class Estate's load compartment is one of the biggest in the segment. As standard, the rear bench seat has new cargo-related functionality: it is possible to position the backrest at an approximately 10-degree steeper angle. This creates an additional 30 litres of cargo volume while continuing to enable full use to be made of five seats. In addition, the rear seat backrest folds down in a 40:20:40 split as standard, opening up plenty of potential configurations between transport capacity and seats. To release the backrests, there are electric switches located in the load compartment and to the right and left next to the backrests. The developers paid particular attention to practical dimensions and innovative management of the load space: for instance, the new E-Class Estate is one of the few car models that can accommodate a Europallet. With a minimum load compartment width between the wheel arches of 1100 millimetres, it was possible to retain the preceding model's very good measurement. If you want to carry extra people, there's the option of a rear-facing folding bench seat for children that makes this car into a full seven-seater. The proven combined cargo cover and net is back, offering both security from prying eyes and safety. The EASY-PACK tailgate provided as part of the standard equipment can be opened and closed very easily at the touch of a button for comfortable loading and unloading. Operation is electromechanical. We'd also want the optional EASY-PACK load-securing kit which allows the load compartment to be used in a versatile and safe manner.

Market and Model

Expect to allow a premium of £2,330 over the saloon model, which means pricing starting from around £41,500 for E-Class Estate ownership. Overall, that's pretty competitive against rivals like the Audi A6 Avant and the BMW 5 Series Touring. There's a choice of either standard 'Sport' trim or, for around £2,800 more, various sportier 'AMG Line' packages. Across the range, the standard specification is as complete as you'd have a right to expect for the prices being asked. All models feature a centre-dash 10.25-inch display, Parktronic parking sensors with a reversing camera and a Park Pilot self-parking system. There's also leather upholstery with heated front seats, LED headlights and taillights, 64-colour selectable LED interior lighting, two-zone automatic climate control, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with dual touchpads, electrically folding mirrors and 17-inch wheels. The 'AMG Line' models come with AMG exterior styling including unique bumpers and side skirts, larger 19-inch alloy wheels, perforated front brake discs, a three-spoke AMG steering wheel and Artico leather and Dynamica microfiber upholstery with a seat comfort package. The E400d model comes with Air Body Control multi-chamber air suspension as standard, as well as COMAND satellite navigation with 12.3-inch display and remote online services. Safety-wise, a whole range of next-generation camera systems have now been introduced, including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with route-based speed adjustment, Active Stop-and-Go Assist, Active Steering Assist, Active Brake Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist - now also with an exit warning feature.

Cost of Ownership

For a car that performs as broad a remit as the E-Class Estate, encompassing everything from German domestic market taxi fleets to family transport, company cars and all points in between, there's a pressing requirement for the car to turn in some great efficiency measures. To that end, Mercedes has worked hard to improve running costs this time round, which are aided by the increased emphasis on electrification across the range. Let's look at the WLTP-rated figures. The E200 petrol manages up to 37.2mpg on the combined cycle and 174g/km of CO2. And the diesels? Well the efficient 2.0-litre biturbo diesel engine in the volume E220d model manages up to 50.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 148g/km of CO2. If you go for the six cylinder E400d diesel, the estate version of that variant manages up to 38.7mpg and up to 181g/km - not bad for a 4WD high performance diesel full-sized executive model. And otherwise? Well this model series is designed for the long haul. There's plenty of proof of that: Greek taxi driver Gregorios Sachinidis clocked up 2.9 million miles in his 1976 240D and though build quality took a bit of a dip with the W120 series range we had between 1995 and 2003, it's now better than ever with this tenth generation version. This car will easily out-last you, one reason why all-important residual values have traditionally been strong with diesel and lower-order petrol engines. Unless you do something silly like specify an overly bright colour scheme, you can expect to get over 60% of your initial purchase price back after three years.

Summary

Before this tenth generation E-Class Estate appeared, the Mercedes of executive station wagons was perceived as a practical but slightly over-sensible choice in this sector. These days though, it's a much smarter choice - in more ways than one. Today, it feels like a car that's pricey but which offers a compelling value proposition. It drives with genuine polish, yet is capable of stepping from cruiser to carouser without breaking a sweat. Operating the car is relatively easy and you rarely feel as if this Mercedes is imposing its will on you, unlike certain rivals we could mention. The abiding impression is that this is a very carefully considered vehicle, developed by a company steeped in a proud engineering tradition. If you want to carry properly hefty loads in a car of this kind yet want to do so with more than a modicum of style, this is one to place right up there with its premium rivals. Better by design.

Offer is inclusive of VAT and off the on the road price of a New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate ordered between 1 Oct – 31 December 2020 and registered by 31st December 2020. Subject to availability. All prices are subject to any fiscal or legislative changes. No cash alternative. Private Customers only. Mercedes-Benz Cars UK reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time. Contact your retailer for full details. Information correct at time of going to press.

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