New Mercedes E-Class Estate Review
When you need a luxury car that is practical it can be hard to find an argument to back up your choice, not so with the Mercedes E-Class Estate, with the largest luggage area of any estate car the E-Class really is the practical choice.
As with the Saloon the E-Class Estate has had a host of major revisions and all E-Class Estate models have an array of technology as standard these features include the Mercedes Pre-safe system, recognising when a collision or impact is inevitable, the Pre-safe system automatically closes the windows (if they are open) to avoid occupants or their limbs from being ejected through the aperture, seat belts pre-tension, the seats adjust to the most favourable position and air cushions within the seats inflate to give passengers the best protection. The Adaptive Brake System recognises the speed at which your foot is removed from the accelerator, dependant upon how rapid the foot is removed, this system will pre prime the braking system, pressure in the brake lines is increased and the brake linings are brought into light contact with the discs ensuring the bakes bite immediately when the brake pedal is used, flashing brake lights also warn drivers behind that the vehicle is decelerating rapidly. Direct Control steering has more direct steering and a retuned suspension package. Neck-Pro head restraints are also now a standard feature for the Mercedes E-Class Estate, in the event of a rear end collision, pre tensioned springs release and move the front headrests forwards and upwards to protect the occupants from experiencing whiplash.
The engine line up on the E-Class estate is also the same as that on its saloon sibling, petrol engine options range between the 184 bhp, 1.8 litre, supercharged, inline four cylinder that powers the E 200 Kompressor Estate up to the incredible 514 bhp, V8 unit that's under the bonnet of the E 63 AMG Estate. There is also a selection of three EU compliant diesel units on offer and a trip to the Mercedes website, www.mercedes.co.uk is suggested to decide which engine will exactly suit your needs.
With over a million sales worldwide between the saloon and the estate, the new Mercedes E-Class in its updated form is sure to carry on the Mercedes tradition of building not only luxurious cars, but the odd practical one as well.
Like the looks of the Mercedes E-Class Estate why not check out the BMW 5 Series Touring , the Audi A6 Avant, the Jaguar X Type Estate, the Peugeot 407 SW, the VW Passat Estate or the Volvo V70.
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