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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

With a five-star Euro NCAP rating, there isn’t much to worry about regarding Mercedes-Benz E-Class safety. As well as everything you would in expect in a saloon at this price, such as electronic stability control, there are some additional features that set it apart. Seven airbags are standard while up to nine can be selected when ordering. Four seatbelt pre-tensioners, Pre-Safe (which anticipates if a crash is likely and primes other safety features), Attention Assist (which monitors the driver's behaviour for potential drowsiness at the wheel) and Active Bonnet (which pops up to reduce the risk of head injury for pedestrians) are all standard. There are also other safety features available such as Adaptive Highbeam Assist (standard on Avantgarde and Sport models), Night View Assist and a lane departure warning system.

On top of all that, the facelift in 2013 meant a host of new safety features. Collision Prevention Assist will brake for you if the car senses there’s a crash imminent, which mitigates or prevents accidents. There’s an all-new LED lighting system which features functionality which does away with fog lights, automatically corners and can move to react to what the car is doing as well as automatically dipping the high beams.

The E-Class estate provides far greater load volume than any estate car rival. With the rear seats in place it offers an incredible 695 litres of luggage space. The rear seats fold almost flat and extends potential luggage volume to 1,950 litres to roof height. There is also the option of rear-facing child seats in the luggage compartment. They fold flat and have no impact on luggage space.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (10-16).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Line optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel

AMG Night edition equipment

AMG Night edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Night edition optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Space saver spare wheel

AMG Sport equipment

AMG Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Avantgarde equipment

Avantgarde standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Avantgarde optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Avantgarde Edition 125 equipment

Avantgarde Edition 125 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
Avantgarde Edition 125 optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Space saver spare wheel

Executive SE equipment

Executive SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Executive SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE Edition 125 equipment

SE Edition 125 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Edition 125 optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport Edition 125 equipment

Sport Edition 125 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Edition 125 optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Space saver spare wheel