Boxes, dogs and golf bags. As sure as eggs, the most common thing to find in the back of a wagon will be one of these three items. That’s why we buy them. We love the extra space that a wagon provides along with the added freedom of going more places with more people. Going places is what the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is all about. A classy car like the E-Class Estate is always going to say nice things about its driver. Charming, sophisticated, sporty and flexible are characteristics that everyone adheres to. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate shows its owner off.
Let’s head straight out the back, and take a look at what the E-Class Estate offers in the way of load-carrying ability. Electronically lifted, the tailgate is the gateway to loads of space. With the seats folded down flat, the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate has 1950 litres to fill. Whether it’s a double mattress or hundreds of balloons, that’s a lot of air you’ll need to fill this wagon up!
Silky, smooth transmissions almost feel as nice as the high grade leather seats. The air of opulence inside the E-Class Estate is very attractive. All E-Class Estates offer quiet, luxurious travel that is deceptively swift and very addictive. Thermatic climate control is a standard feature on all models, while the Thermotronic Luxury Automatic climate control is the top option. A nice even temperature is met shortly after the E-Class Estate fires into life, and climatised seats for the front passenger and driver have a three-stage heating function that is exquisite to use on a cold winters day.
If you like, the rear seat passengers can come equipped with the Rear Comfort Package and, believe-you-me, the reclining seats, heated seats, blinds and cup holders make the journey a very laid back affair. Even if you don’t opt for the two interior packages, which are upgrades in upholstery and trim, the standard ARTICO man-made leather or genuine leather always appeals. Many of the interior fascia and surfaces are kept in elegant black, while the fit-and-finish is simply breath-taking.
Top features inside the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate include a Command Online Multimedia system, a panoramic sliding sunroof, a load securing kit and Blind Spot Assist. For the highest entertainment system, opt for the exclusive Mercedes-Benz Rear Seat Entertainment System. Two brilliant LCD colour screens with a 17.8 cm screen show all the latest DVD videos, photos and even video games. A separate DVD player allows two different movies to be viewed on the two monitors. USB stick or SD card devices can be used in the rear also.
The optional ELEGANCE package provides a very high level of refinement. Exterior features include chrome highlights, while the pleasant interior has a tasteful array of fine trim and wood inlays. The optional AVANTGARDE package has more of a sporty flavour, and the exterior is very striking. Gorgeous dark red leather upholstery surrounded in black trimmings is the reason you feel so much like royalty. The optional EXCLUSIVE package hints in the name as to why this is the top choice for luxury.
I commented on the transmission being silky and smooth. Two options are available. Slick changing between gears is easy with the six-speed manual option. Automatic gear changes are completed via a best-in class-7 G-Tronic Plus gearbox. The crisp E-Class engine performance and accurate gear selection is hard to beat.
Petrol Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estates are quiet, smooth performers. Highway cruising is exceptionally satisfying, while the brute force performance of the 63 AMG Estate is out of this world. Mercedes diesel engines are very well designed, and with the BlueEFFICIENCY blueprint, the E 250 CDI offers class-leading power and fuel efficiency.
If you’re on the lookout for, arguably, the best Estate/Wagon in Australia, then make sure you test drive the very safe new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate models. They won’t disappoint.
The current Mercedes Benz E-Class Estates include the:
For any more information on the Mercedes Benz E-Class Estate or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mercedes-Benz dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!
Back to Mercedes Benz Car Reviews