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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG (09-16) review.

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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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PROS

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

CONS

Expensive to buy, very high running costs

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

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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