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Mercedes E-Class (5th, W213/S213) Review Rundown

Mercedes-BenzPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Comfortable and comfortable to drive
  • More advanced infotainment and connectivity options
  • Comfortable seats
Cons**
  • Expensive for an E-Class

Summary

The E-Class has moved to Mercedes' latest MBUX infotainment and connectivity software. The right-hand display now touch-operated via the screen itself, with a square pad to replace the rotary click wheel control. The seats really are very comfortable, although this and myriad other options contribute to a laugh-inducing sticker price.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The E-Class has moved to Mercedes’ latest MBUX infotainment and connectivity software. The right-hand display now touch-operated via the screen itself, with a square pad to replace the rotary click wheel control. The plug-in hybrid E300e driven here is also largely unchanged from its introduction last year. Its 13.5kWh battery allows for a realistic 30-mile EV range.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast and responsive off the line
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for what’s on offer

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mercedes E-Class is about as traditional as you can get in the executive saloon market. Even the entry-level E 220d SE packs more standard kit than the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF. All versions borrow technology from the S-Class limousine, while the styling gains some influence from that model, too. There's a decent range of engines, with diesel, petrol and hybrid powertrains on offer.
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Pros[**]
  • Fastest four-cylinder engine
  • Good standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Lack of standard kit

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mercedes has sold more than one million examples of the tenth-generation E-Class since its launch in 2016. This facelifted version has a lot riding on its shoulders from a commercial perspective. Mercedes has fiddled with the E- class' engines, safety kit and cabin, which means there are plenty of risks involved. Initial impressions are good – the updated E- Class seems to share the same comfortable ride as the outgoing car.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Improved infotainment
  • Improved cabin quality
Cons[**]
  • More expensive than the outgoing car
  • Alternatives offer better fuel economy

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The E-Class saloon takes its inspiration from Mercedes' S-Class. The plug-in diesel versions appear to be a slightly stronger bet, as expert data predicts residual values of around 51-54%. The cabin feels upmarket, with the slick centre console design, metal-finish air vents and 64-colour ambient light set-up giving the car the same luxurious ambience as the brand's flagship.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek interior
  • Good standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Lacklustre fuel economy
  • Lack of standard equipment

carmagazine[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
Even the very base E-Class now comes as standard with a pair of 10.25-inch displays under a single sheet of glass. As part of the transition to MBUX the centre console now houses a large touchpad controller instead of the scroll wheel. There's loads of room for rear passengers (though boot space in the hybrid is severely limited by the battery) Build quality is top-notch and everything feels luxurious to the touch.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment tech
  • Lots of room for rear passengers
Cons[**]
  • Noisy petrol engine
  • Noisy diesel engine

References

1. ^ Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300e 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-08-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Mercedes E-Class review. autoexpress. 2020-10-09 Retrieved 2021-12-17.
3. ^ New Mercedes E-Class facelift ride review. autoexpress. 2020-01-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Mercedes E-Class Estate review. autoexpress. 2021-04-26 Retrieved 2021-04-27.
5. ^ Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2020) review: simply the Benz. carmagazine. 2020-08-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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