Our Fleet Test Drive: Mercedes E-class - 7th Report
17 May 2010
|P11D price:|| £32,545|
|Key rival:|| BMW 5-series|
I love discovering little bits and pieces that make the E-class easy to live with, and I reckon Mercedes has engineered in more than any other carmaker.
The latest one is that annoyance only experienced when you've had a couple of tall passengers that have moved the rear headrests. When they've got out, you're left with the headrests poking up, blocking the rear view.
Not in the E-class, where a prod of the button in the middle of the dashboard drops all three rear headrests to their lowest position. Simple, yet really useful.
|Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI Avantgarde manual|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average consumption||38.7mpg|
|Model price range||£27,570-£73,855|
|CO2 (tax) ||142g/km (20%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£108/£217|
|Service interval||variable mls|
|Boot space ||540 litres|
|Why we’re running it||To see if it can take on the |
excellence of BMW and
Jaguar in this sector
|Positive||Comfort, quality, |
|Negative||Manual gearbox, |
early fuel economy
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