First of all: the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is certainly not a model in which you are short of power. But it won’t be as spacious as the E-class Estate once was. The previous generation kicked it up to 640 liters without the rear seats folded down and its predecessor – the S212 – swallowed no less than 695 liters. This brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-class has a volume of 640 liters with the rear seats up, which means it has a less lavish luggage space than its two predecessors. This is striking since the new E-Class Estate with a car length of 4.95 meters is a few millimeters larger than the station wagon it replaces. In addition, the E-Estate is almost three centimeters wider and has a wheelbase that is more than two centimeters larger than before.
So some liters were lost during the generation change. As with the sedan, the extra centimeters that the new E-Class Estate gains compared to the previous model mainly benefit the rear-seat passengers. If you throw the back seat flat, you will benefit from its slightly larger size. With – incidentally in unequal parts – folded rear seats, the new station-E slurps up to 1,830 liters of material. The previous one stuck at 1,820 with the rear seats folded down. As before, you have to settle for a smaller luggage space with plug-in hybrid versions. Due to the placement of the battery pack, you can store a plug-in E-Estate 460 liters (-155 liters) in the back. With the rear seats folded down, the plug-in hybrid Estates like 1,675 liters.
For those who know the latest E-class sedan, this Estate provides few surprises in terms of appearance. Like the sedan, the E-Class Estate will soon be available with an illuminated grille that is reminiscent of the ones that Mercedes-Benz screws onto its EQ models.
Engines and interior features are the same as the sedan variant so we won’t repeat it here.