Telegraph on the new E Class

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I did think this statement in the article was interesting:
"The E-class is the heart of the company," said Thomas Weber, the Mercedes director in charge of research. It makes more money and receives more design and engineering love than anything else in the Mercedes brochure
I'm not sure whether the second sentence is attributable to Weber or the author?
 

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Nice to see the integrated sat-nav, unlike the I pad slapped on the top of the C class dash...
 

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At launch.

350e & petrol hybrid will be available - further down the article.
Hybrid only in the UK. No straight petrol except for an alleged mad V8 petrol at some unspecified future date.

If true, the E class will not get a second glance from me when its time for the C to go.
 

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It's likely we'll see an E43 AMG.

3.0 V6tt 367hp. possibly 4matic.
 

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I did think this statement in the article was interesting:
I'm not sure whether the second sentence is attributable to Weber or the author?

Yes Phil. Me too. I always thought the C Class was/is MB bread & butter car. :dk:

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Yes Phil. Me too. I always thought the C Class was/is MB bread & butter car. :dk:

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I think worldwide sales have a different skew. We like the C in this country as the reality is the E is on the large size for our quaint island and average garage/parking spot as I'm sure you're learning.

Less so in many other countries.
 

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I've always seen the C as the younger man's car, while the E is what men buy when they reach that certain age, and start spending their pension money.

The C is also considered the equivalent of the BMW 3 series and, more importantly, the Mondeo, which are the bread and butter for BMW and Ford. The E is more comparable to the 7 series and the Jag XJ, and cars of that ilk.

I'm glad that Merc decided to put the centre screen back where it belongs. It looks more natural there, and is less tempting to thieves who probably think it is detachable in its current dash mounted form.

As for me, I don't think I'll ever buy an E, as I want to remain young for as long as possible.
 

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Depends how much space you want in the boot. Had a C class Estate as a loan car and couldn't get the bike in without removing the retractable cover. Not enough width between suspension. I can get a tandem in the E :)

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I've always seen the C as the younger man's car, while the E is what men buy when they reach that certain age, and start spending their pension money.

The C is also considered the equivalent of the BMW 3 series and, more importantly, the Mondeo, which are the bread and butter for BMW and Ford. The E is more comparable to the 7 series and the Jag XJ, and cars of that ilk.

I'm glad that Merc decided to put the centre screen back where it belongs. It looks more natural there, and is less tempting to thieves who probably think it is detachable in its current dash mounted form.

As for me, I don't think I'll ever buy an E, as I want to remain young for as long as possible.
The E class is the car you buy when you have a family...especially the estate with three rows of seats.

The S Class is equivalent to the 7 series BMW,
the E is the equivalent of the 5 series,
the C the equivalent of the 3 series.

In the old days they were the Granada, Mondeo/Sierra and Escort classes.
 
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Just to really annoy the petrol peeps on here from 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class review | first drive | CarsGuide

Australia will get a full suite of five models when it goes on sale locally in July: E200 petrol (2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder), E300 petrol (2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol with more power), E400 petrol (3.0-litre twin turbo V6 petrol with all-wheel-drive), E220d (2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder diesel) and E350d (3.0-litre turbo V6 diesel). All are matched to nine-speed automatic transmissions.

:crazy:
 

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Depends how much space you want in the boot. Had a C class Estate as a loan car and couldn't get the bike in without removing the retractable cover. Not enough width between suspension. I can get a tandem in the E :)

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That's why we bought an E. Simply huge inside.
 

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TheFoX said:
As for me, I don't think I'll ever buy an E, as I want to remain young for as long as possible.
Buy an E63. That'll sort out your prejudices ;)
 

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E for us, always.

As a family, we've had smaller ones. In the 1983, Mum traded in a SLC for a 190. Apart from having 4 doors, she thought it smaller than the SLC. Moved on to the 202 which was okay, but Dad's 124 was so much more airy.

Strangely, I find my 126 SE to be no larger inside than 124s and my 210 is definitely roomier. The 203 was snug and load space in the estate was woeful.

Size wise, unless one has to park on the road, the extra length doesn't make much difference. I guess it all depends if you're used to what the rest of the world term full size or large family car like the S-class or 7 series.
 

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I've driven big cars like the Chrysler 300C in the US and Canada and size isn't remotely an issue.

My local roads are so narrow though that excess width becomes a liability. My 190e was never a problem but even the extra 4 inches of width on a W204 is making life more interesting. I've already touched door mirrors with someone thankfully without significant damage. Many modern cars are not suitable for narrow rural lanes but it doesn't stop people buying them. They are of course the ones coming the other way when I fear for my door mirror.

The other place I'd fear with a wider car are supermarket car parks where the allocated bays weren't designed with today's big cars in mind.
 

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