Testing the Mercedes E-Class Saloon

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When it comes to getting on the road, there are so many things that you are going to look for in a vehicle that it can often be hard to whittle down which set of wheels best suits you. You want a reliable, safe vehicle that will be able to put in the miles with as few bumps in the road as possible. Then you have a whole array of other things to consider: aesthetic, design, interior fabrics, interior space, colour options available, type of fuel consumed. The options are seemingly never ending. So, to help you out, here’s a quick look at the Mercedes E-Class Saloon. If it’s a great all round vehicle that you’re looking for, this might well be the car for you.


Safety First! The amount of road accidents is on the rise every single year. While you can do your best to be a safe driver – checking your mirrors, indicating, always keeping in the same lane, keeping within the speed limit, minimising in-car distractions – you can never completely guarantee your safety on the road. You need to bear in mind that you can never predict how other drivers on the road are going to react and cannot always rely on others being as responsible and as careful as you may be. You could also face problems such as adverse weather conditions or problems with the roads that you are travelling on. This is where general vehicle safety comes in. Though all modern made cars have to adhere to certain regulations, some are safer than others and the Mercedes E-Class Saloon is at the top of the league in this field. It has an impressive 95% adult occupant protection score, a 90% child occupant protection score and a 77% pedestrian protection score. It also offers all occupants high-level protection from whiplash should the vehicle experience rear impact on the roads. It’s side airbags also offer protection in the unfortunate case of side impact. What’s more? It incorporates the Mercedes renowned PRE-SAFE system which detects when danger is imminent from the way that the vehicle is moving. Should it detect a hazard, it closes windows, optimises automatic seat positions and tightens the slack out of any seatbelts that are in use at the time. Of course, as safe as any car may be, you still need to ensure that you are covered by reliable insurance and have a professional, specialist car accident lawyer at hand, such as Rosen & OHR, should the worst happen.


You can expect to choose from three different driving modes in the E-Class: comfort, sport and sport plus. There isn’t all too much difference between these but opting for either of the sports modes will sharpen up the gearbox and throttle response. The vehicle has sufficient grip to corner effectively, so is perfect for casual road users who simply want to get from A to B as safely as possible.

Engine and Gearbox

This vehicle has a Diesel engine, meaning a smooth drive that can reach relatively high speeds if desired. It also has a nine speed gearbox as standard, giving you more control over your driving experience.


The Mercedes E-Class is particularly well known for its spacious and comfortable interior which is generally out of character for such a modern, luxury branded motor. The back doors open wide and there isn’t excessive bending or stretching required to get in and out. The vehicle’s’ main competitors may be said to drive better, but when it comes to style and comfort, the Mercedes E-Class really does excel. From inside, they are relatively quiet when in motion, even on motorways at high speeds. They also handle bumps and potholes with impressive ease. For extra adaptability, you can request upgrades which offer support.


As the room has larger interiors, there’s inevitably more space in the back seats for luggage. However, this doesn’t end here. There is also ample boot space in a sensible, convenient shape that is easily accessible. Perfect!


While this isn’t the cheapest car on the market, all E-class models have impressive fuel efficiency without compromising on engine power. You can look to fork out a little more in terms of insurance though, as the car is highly desirable with impressive performance.

So, if a stylish, luxurious car for city cruising then this may well be the best option for you. Not only is it competitive in its field, but it is also one of the safest cars on the market, which should really be priority on the top of your list.