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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG (02-08) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £64,290 - £68,004
Used price £4,585 - £11,910
Used monthly cost £114 - £297
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £330 - £580
Insurance group 47 - 48 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Storming performance, understated looks, available as an estate, refined cabin

CONS

Expensive to buy, very high running costs

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG rivals

Jaguar
XF R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

Written by David Ross on

When it comes to high performance, four-door saloons, few cars can match the incredible power and pace of the E-Class AMG. It was originally available with a 476bhp V8, but if this wasn't already powerful enough, it was later upgraded to a 6.2-litre engine with 514bhp and a 0-62mph of just 4.5 seconds - that's quicker than an Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Like alternatives such as the Audi RS6 and BMW M5 - the AMG is available as either a saloon or an estate which means it can be as practical as it is powerful. It's incredibly expensive to run and very thirsty too - but blends effortless acceleration with superb refinement.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG rivals

Jaguar
XF R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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