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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 26 - 68 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class running costs are fairly high and certain options are expensive, although the base models are well equipped and the four-cylinder petrol and diesels are affordable to run. Servicing isn't cheap, but the cars should hold their value very well. Expect to trade in after three years for near half the car's original cost if it's a diesel.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class emissions are pretty low considering the size of car we’re dealing with. Four cylinder diesels offer low emissions for such a large car and most of the E-Class saloons sold will be these models. A diesel hybrid model offers 109g/km emissions, but comes with a high list price that will put off most buyers.

Many owners of the previous E-Class suffered niggling problems with their cars which embarrassed Mercedes-Benz. This version has been thoroughly developed and should perform to a much higher standard. We wouldn't be too concerned about Mercedes-Benz E-Class reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £10 - £580
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Insurance group 29 - 44
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