Mercedes E-Class: Anti-ageing formula

The numbers
Engine: 4cyl, 2,143cc, diesel
Power: 202bhp
Torque: 500Nm
Gearbox: 7A, RWD
0-100kph: 7.5 seconds (claimed)
Top speed: 242kph (claimed)
LxWxH (mm): 4,879 x 1,854 x 1,474
Kerb weight: 1,800kg

Pros: Ride, features, styling
Cons: Steering feel, gearbox, handling

The verdict
The new styling makes the E look younger and more flamboyant than before. It was an easy 8/10 if it had a quicker ’box and sharper handling.