2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Review

The Mercedes Benz E-Class is one of the most sought Mercedes models due to its elegant comfort and abundant luxury. A Mercedes-Benz E-Class exudes an unmistakable German presence that is both stylish and dynamic. The E-Class is not only a comfortable midsize luxury vehicle, but it can also be enjoyable to drive. The E-Class competes with established brands such as the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Lexus ES and Volvo S90.

Detailed Review

The Mercedes Benz E-Class has been in production since 1993 and is currently in its 5th generation. It comes with a wide range of engine options both petrol and diesel.

2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Grades

E 250 Blue TEC Luxury– It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and a traditional grille with a separate hood ornament, LED headlights, LED taillight accents, adaptive suspension dampers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a center-mounted analog clock and 14-way power front seats with memory functions.

E 250 Blue TEC Sport–   IT comes with 18-inch wheels, a two-bar grille with an integrated three-pointed star, a sport-tuned suspension, subtle white-faced gauges and a three-spoke steering wheel. Other features include LED headlights, LED taillight accents, adaptive suspension dampers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a center-mounted analog clock, and 14-way power front seats with memory functions.

E 350 Luxury– It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and a traditional grille with a separate hood ornament, LED headlights, LED taillight accents, adaptive suspension dampers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a center-mounted analog clock, 14-way power front seats with memory functions.

E 350 Sport– It boasts 18-inch wheels, a two-bar grille with an integrated three-pointed star, a sport-tuned suspension, subtle white-faced gauges and a three-spoke steering wheel. Other standard features include LED headlights, LED taillight accents, adaptive suspension dampers, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a center-mounted analog clock, and 14-way power front seats with memory functions.

E 400– this trim level comes with 18-inch alloys, and they add heated leather sport seats to the mix.

E 550- This grade comes with adaptive suspension to go with their standard 18-inch AMG wheels, a power-folding soft top, a rear center pass-through and a pop-up air deflector.

E 63 AMG– This trim level is equipped with 19-inch wheels and sport seats with adjustable bolsters and driver massage functions, keyless Go, Parking Assist packages, along with heated rear seats and leather upholstery.

E 63 AMG S-Model– It features an even more powerful engine, a limited-slip rear differential, different 19-inch wheels and red brake calipers. illuminated door sills, a panoramic sunroof are the other standard features.

Interior Legroom & Space

The 2015 E Class Cabin is both traditional and contemporary. Sharp corners and folds contribute to a conventionally sumptuous impression. All E-Class models have wood, metal, and polished plastic trim pieces, resulting in a sophisticated appearance with exemplary fit and finish. The cabins are among the quietest in their category.

Sedans and wagons offer ample space in addition to plush features and luxurious seats, whilst coupes and convertibles offer less. Despite the customary sunroof, sedans provide enough head- and legroom for all five occupants, front and rear. Backseat access is simple.

The back seats of coupes and convertibles are very spacious, although accessing them can be difficult. Although legroom may be better, both seats are comfortable. Wagons are even more adaptable because to their fold-down seats and two available rear-facing third-row seats.

Cabin Storage

In the first row, there are 4 cup-holders, door panel storage, a storage shelf below the dashboard, a glovebox, and the center box. For the second row, there is storage on the front seat jacket pockets and door pockets.

Safety Features 

The E-Class comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, a driver drowsiness monitor, front and front-side airbags, front pelvic airbags, side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag.

2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Boot Space

The saloon E Class offers a boot volume of 15.9 cubic feet, while the wagon offers up to 57.4 cubic feet.

Exterior

Each of the 2016 E-Class body types is attractive and intimidating, yet conventional and somewhat conventional. Several trim levels have either a Sport or Luxury design concept. Luxury vehicles have a three-bar grille and a star emblem affixed on the hood. A large Mercedes-Benz star is integrated into the twin-louver grille of Sport versions. Character lines on the sides are now more refined, with shoulder lines that rise gently to the trunk lid and windows unobstructed by B-pillars. Horizontal LED tail lamps increase rearward visibility.

Other Extras: Advanced Parking Guidance, Artico Upholstery, rain-sensing wipers, LED daylight running lights, automatic climate control, Audio 20,

2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Fuel Consumption

The 2016 E-Class has an average fuel consumption of 8.6L/100KM.

2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Ground Clearance

The 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class has a ground clearance of 4.8 Inches(123 mm) which is below the minimum recommended clearance of 6.5 Inches for Kenyan roads. It may be necessary to modify the ground clearance to adjust the car to Kenyan roads.

2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class Stability and Handling

The majority of E-Class models are well-controlled and have agile road manners, although they are less precisely tuned than Audi or BMW sports cars. The E-Class does not let you down; it accelerates quickly and delivers power evenly at all speeds. Around turns, there is absolutely no body roll at all, and the car grips the pavement like glue.

Service Intervals
Minor Service: At 10,000 km for petrol and 5,000 km for diesel. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, and Engine Oil
Major Service: At 15,000km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, ATF Filter, Cabin Filter, Plugs, Front Brake Pads, Rear Brake Pads, ATF Oil, and Engine Oil.

Spare Parts Availability, Cost & Where to buy
Service parts are fairly priced and available in major towns in Kenya. Body parts are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. You can get listings for Mercedes Benz spare part dealers in this link.

Resale Value: Average

Mercedes Benz E-Class Competitors: BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Lexus ES and Volvo S90.

Cost of Ownership
Purchase Price: from Ksh.4,600,000
Comprehensive Insurance: Average Ksh. 120,000/ per annum- Or
3rd Party Insurance: Ksh. 7,000/- per annum
Change of Tyres(If necessary) Ksh. 24,000/- for 4 Tyres
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What we like about the 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class

  1. Rich interior
  2. Plenty of safety tech
  3. Good engine lineup

Conclusion

The 2016 Mercedes Benz E-Class exemplifies the modern midsize luxury car with its attractive interior, precise artistry, and extensive engine and feature selection. This category is a must-have if you are purchasing in this category.

See Also the 2015 Mercedes Benz E-Class Review

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