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  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a five star Euro NCAP rating
  • Loads of standard safety kit plus options to choose from
  • Space age tech mean the E-Class is almost autonomous 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Will my child seats fit?

Safety is a cornerstone of the Mercedes-Benz brand, so it’ll come as no surprise to find the E-Class Saloon packed to the gunnels with kit to keep you, your passengers, pedestrians and other road users safe – as well as a coveted five-star Euro NCAP rating.

You’ve got airbags all around the cabin, a bonnet that rises in the event of a pedestrian collision, a fatigue detection system, cruise control, Isofix child-seat lashing points, front and rear parking sensors, tyre-pressure monitoring and collision assistance features such as brake preparation if an impact is detected.

Another interesting system is Pre-safe Sound, which plays a frequency through the speaker system to prevent damage to ears in the event of an accident.

Optional E-Class Saloon safety kit

This is where the real technological wizardry comes in. There’s a huge amount of additional equipment you can pack onto your E-Class to improve safety.

You can have the Lane Tracking Package, which includes a blindspot assist system (warns of vehicles in your blindspot) and an active lane-keeping assist system that’ll steer you back into your lane if the car thinks you’re drifting out.

The Driving Assistance Plus pack is probably the biggest news here. It features a raft of features that come together to effectively make autonomous driving possible.

This means automatic emergency braking along with evasive steering assist – a feature that’ll help the driver steer the car away from objects in dangerous situations. There’s even a system for moving front-seat occupants away from the sides of the car in the event of an accident.

  • True five seater with space for tall adults
  • Massive boot to stash luggage  in as well
  • Futuristic remote parking is a great gadget 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Will my family fit?

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon is 43mm longer than its predecessor and there’s an extra 65mm between front and rear wheels. 

That means cabin space is extended, which in turn means more room all around. The rear seats are a welcome proposition even for taller adults, although very tall passengers will want to avoid the centre seat due to the tall transmission tunnel running through it.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Will it fit in my garage?

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class hides its size well thanks to its sweeping lines but it’s still pushing five metres in length, which means some parking spaces may feel a little short. Still, it’s easy to see out of and manoeuvre so providing you’ve got the room, it’ll be a doddle to park.

A very clever optional feature that dramatically boosts this car’s practicality is the Remote Parking Pilot, which can get cars into and out of parking spaces remotely via a smartphone application. That means you can squeeze the car into spots without worrying about having to get in and out of the doors, making smaller spaces a possibility.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Will my luggage fit?

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon has become a bit of a big boot champion (particularly in estate form) so there’s no surprise with this model’s capacity – 540 litres.

Teamed with a wide and square opening this makes the E-Class a very practical car and the perfect companion for weekends away or trips to the golf course. 

There is a penalty of around 140-litres of space for picking the (discontinued) hybrid version because its batteries are located under the boot floor, and take up a fair bit of space.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Central locking
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
AMG optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric sunroof
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
AMG Line optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

AMG Line Premium equipment

AMG Line Premium standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
AMG Line Premium optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Premium Plus equipment

AMG Line Premium Plus standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
AMG Line Premium Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG S equipment

AMG S standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Sports seats
AMG S optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric sunroof
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

AMG S Edition 1 equipment

AMG S Edition 1 standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
AMG S Edition 1 optional equipment
  • Central locking

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • PAS
SE optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

SE Premium equipment

SE Premium standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
SE Premium optional equipment
None available

SE Premium Plus equipment

SE Premium Plus standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
SE Premium Plus optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon was tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2016
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 90%
Pedestrian: 77%
Safety Assist: 62%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.