The E-class is a very comfortable place to be with plenty of leg/head room in both the front and the back for 6ft+ adults. The new steering wheel is comfortable to hold and ergonomically designed. Some colleagues noted that the grip points being thicker made them feel more in control, however, with the amount of buttons likened to a pilot’s cockpit, there was a feeling that these may get knocked haphazardly.
The car itself was pleasant to make journeys in, but the manual lever for the sliding seats felt clunky and in complete contrast to the electric manoeuvrability for some of the other seat features.
Surprisingly, it’s quite a loud vehicle with the sound deadening not really making an impact. The car fared well in comparison to other Mercedes cars experienced by the team, with most enjoying it and even claiming it was the best Mercedes they had ever driven. But, it was felt that it didn’t offer much over competitors, with general agreement that it didn’t ‘excite’ and it was ‘nothing special’.
Reviewed by Andrew Wright, Group Financial Controller, and Callum Jones, Assistant Accountant.