Mercedes-Benz E-Class review: Better than a BMW 5 Series?

Mercedes says everything it knows about how to build a car has gone into the new E-Class. Being that it is the oldest car brand in the world, that’s probably quite a lot of stuff.

The new E-Class went on sale in 2016. On our first drive in Portugal we were mighty impressed, but now we’ve had the chance to try the E-Class on home turf in the UK, for a proper review. The test car delivered was the big-selling E220d – which uses a new version of the Mercedes 2.2-litre direct injection Bluetec diesel (making 194bhp) – in AMG-line trim, which helps the E-Class to look significantly more purposeful blingy than a regular, SE-spec model.

But the thing that first got us really excited about this car was all its new tech. Mercedes has really gone to town. It’s not just in looks that the new E-Class is something of a miniaturised S-Class – it’s also inherited the uber-limousine’s technology suite, plus a bit more for good measure.

So is the oldest car company in the world now making the most technologically advanced cars on the road?

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