The brilliant new Mercedes E-Class saloon will soon be joined in the German brand’s lineup by a practical Estate version. In preparation for this new car’s launch, Mercedes has announced official prices and specs for this luxurious executive estate. Read on for full details…
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The new E-Class Estate will initially be available with two 2.0-litre diesel engines and in two trim levels. E 220 d models produce 194hp and are capable of returning 67.3mpg – lesser powered E 200 d models can return a marginally more impressive 72.4mpg at the expense of 44hp. These two units are coupled to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and emit 109g/km and 102g/km of CO2 respectively. A six-cylinder E 350 d and 3.0-litre V6 E 43 will join the E-Class range in late 2016, too.
The E-Class will be offered in two trims levels, SE and AMG Line. Entry-level SE models will cost from £37,935 and come as standard with a powered boot-lid, sat-nav, parking sensors, a reversing camera, adjustable interior lighting, keyless start features, heated front seats, a DAB digital radio and 17-inch alloy wheels. Higher-spec AMG Line versions, priced at £40,430, will feature 19-inch alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed dashboard, ash wood trim, stainless steel pedals and an AMG three-spoke steering wheel.
Optional extras include the Premium Pack – offering memory seat functions and a panoramic glass sunroof – for £2,795 and the Premium Plus Pack – adding a Burmester sound system and LED headlights – for £1,100. Customers can choose to upgrade the standard infotainment system from a 8.4-inch display to a 12.3-inch version for £495.
A Driving Assistance pack, that includes advanced cruise control functions to help prevent the car from wandering on motorways and to adjust its speed depending on the current speed limit, is offered for £1,695. Active autonomous braking and evasive steering assistance functions are also offered as part of this package.
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New Mercedes E-Class Estate price, specs and release date (updated June 2016)
The Mercedes E-Class Estate has long been the go-to car for drivers after a blend of effortless comfort, stylish design and excellent load-carrying abilities. This new model will give the Audi A6 Avant and BMW 5 Series Touring a serious run for their money. Read on for full details…
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New Mercedes E-Class Estate styling
The new E-Class Estate might sport a boxier rear than the standard saloon, but it shares the same elegant front end and simple, strong lines that run almost the full length of the car. The wide rear lights help to disguise the tall rear windscreen and the softly curved side windows, and discrete use of black trim pieces beneath the rear spoiler make this hugely practical car look as compact as possible.
New Mercedes E-Class Estate interior
The E-Class Estate comes with the same impeccably built cabin and stylish dashboard design as the saloon but, thanks to its redesigned rear-end, it boasts an impressive 670-litre boot. If you fold the rear seats down, you’ll have access to a capacious 1,820-litre load bay that’s even wide enough to slide in a standard Europalett – a feat few cars on the road can match.
The E-Class Estate will come with the option of a third row of folding seats, designed specifically for children, to turn this practical five-seater into a reasonably spacious seven-seat family car. This feature may not be available from launch, but will be before 2017.
New Mercedes E-Class Estate engines and driving
The new estate will initially be offered in E220d guise with a new, 194hp 2.0-litre diesel engine. This new unit has proven to be a marked improvement over the grumbly old 2.1-litre engine, and should give the new E-Class Estate close to class-leading performance and efficiency.
An E350d variant will also go on sale before 2017, powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine. It’s likely these two diesel models will be fitted with the same nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Drivers looking for a little more performance may be tempted by the prospect of the new AMG E43 Estate, powered by a bi-turbo, 3.0-litre V6 engine developing 401hp. Mercedes’ 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system should help transmit this significant power output to the road safely, as well as provide extra grip on slippery road surfaces.
New Mercedes E-Class Estate value
A self-levelling rear air suspension system will be fitted to all E-Class Estates as standard. Not only will this technology ensure a full boot doesn’t affect the car’s ride-height, but choose the optional air suspension for the front wheels, too, and you’ll be assured of a comfortable ride.
The futuristic dashboard layout featuring two 12.3-inch screens for the infotainment system and instrument readouts will not be fitted as standard, unfortunately.
New Mercedes E-Class Estate price and release date
No official prices have been announced, but we do know the new E-Class Estate will go on sale before the end of 2016. As was the case with the previous generation, we expect the new estate to cost approximately £1,500 to £2,000 more across the range than the saloon. This means entry-level models could cost in the region of £37,000 to £38,000, while top-of-the-range versions could cost close to £54,000.
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