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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class safety portfolio received the maximum five star safety rating from Euro NCAP and along with 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.

Luggage capacity of 540 litres is about as generous as anyone could expect for a large saloon like the E-Class. There are reasonable storage compartments in the cabin and for cars fitted with the seven-speed automatic gearbox, extra storage in the centre console (these come with a steering column gear selector rather than a gearstick). An optional ski-bag luggage accessory allowing skis and other long items to be carried between the boot and the cabin can also be chosen as an option.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (09-16).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • 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
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Front fog lights
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Folding rear seats
  • 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
  • Front fog lights
  • 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