The 2020 Mercedes Benz E200 is the premium saloon for you if you’re after a more subdued, comfortable alternative to the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
There are plenty of models to pick from in the range, from entry-level cars that excel on a motorway cruise right up to the powerful AMG models that focus on performance above all else.
This latest sixth generation 2020 Mercedes Benz E200 has had some subtle design tweaks, including a new grille, bonnet and wheel designs, as well as new colour options. Inside things have changed too. There are new trim colours, leather seats come as standard, the seat design itself is new and the steering wheels have changed offering even more functionality.
The latest E-Class gets Mercedes’ newest infotainment set-up, which includes clever voice control features, a feature-rich sat-nav and twin 12-inch displays now as standard. There’s a new touchpad controller for this system on the centre console, too, which does away with the old rotary dial controller. Some will like it, others won’t.
There’s loads of room in the back seats, a big boot – especially in the estate model – and plenty of in-cabin storage, so the E-Class is a practical car.
The latest E-Class features a range of new engines including petrol, diesel and plug-in power – the latter allowing you to drive to work on electric power alone. Even the more conventional engines feature mild-hybrid technology to improve efficiency.
While not quite as fun to drive as a BMW 5 Series, the E-Class drives more smoothly over bumps on its standard-fit adaptive suspension. AMG models get adaptive air suspension as standard, which has a slightly stiffer default set-up.
Clever driver assistance tech helps take the slog out of motorway trips, and Mercedes’ optional autonomous cruise control is one of the best systems of its type. It’s not perfect but is smoother than some other manufacturers’ systems. That said, it’d be nice if it was standard…
So, overall the E-Class is more suited to comfort than performance – so it’s perfect if you’re looking for a companion for long trips or a regular commute.
Contact us if you have an interest in getting the new 2021 E-class.
Mercedes-Benz E 200 Saloon 2.0 (A)
|1991cc, 16-valves, inline-4, turbocharged
|211hp at 6100rpm
|320Nm at 1650-4000rpm
|9G-DCT 9-speed automatic
|7.1 litres per 100km
Mercedes-Benz E 200 AMG Line
Mercedes-Benz E 200 Sport