Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a range of executive cars manufactured by German automaker Mercedes-Benz in various engine and body configurations produced since 1993, marketed worldwide across five generations.

Prior to 1993, Mercedes-Benz offered the same category of car under a non-unified naming structure. The E initially stood for Einspritzmotor (German for fuel injection engine); a new feature in volume production vehicles at the time that the E-Class first appeared, with the E as a suffix to the engine nomenclature (e.g. 230 E) in the 1960s. It was not until the launch of the facelifted W124 in 1993 that the E was used as a prefix (i.e., E 220) and the model referred to officially as the E-Class (or E-Klasse). At this time all Mercedes cars used fuel injection and the company felt it was no longer necessary to add this as a distinguishing feature. All generations of the E-Class have offered either rear-wheel drive or Mercedes' 4Matic four-wheel drive system.

Historically, the E-Class is Mercedes-Benz' best-selling model, with more than 13 million sold by 2015. Though originally available as four-door sedan and five-door station wagon, the W212 series in 2009 debuted a two-door coupé and two-door convertible. Before that, the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class (1997 to 2009) design and styling was derived from the E-Class although technically it was based on the mechanical underpinnings of the smaller C-Class. Due to the E-Class's size and durability, it has filled many market segments, from personal cars to frequently serving as taxis in European and Asian countries, as well special-purpose vehicles (e.g. police or ambulance modifications) from the factory.

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Comfort: 9.5
Costs: 7.5
Design: 8.6
Performance: 8.5
Reliability: 8.6
Price: 26000 $


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