MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS DIESEL ESTATE E400d 4Matic AMG Line Premium 5dr 9G-Tronic






0 - 62 mph5.1s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2181 g/km


By Jonathan Crouch


The Mercedes E-Class Estate has always been a very classy way to carry rather a lot. The updated version of the fifth generation 'W213' model, introduced in 2020, became cleverer and more efficient than ever. A focus on downsized engines was a big draw for original customers. There was a frugal base diesel, a plug-in hybrid and, at the top of the range, fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG models to add some excitement. Overall, the whole range in this post-2020-era form just felt slicker and more desirable. It's all very impressive, particularly as you can carry up to 1,820-litres.


5dr Estate (2.0 diesel [E220d] / 3.0 diesel [E300d/E300 de/E400d] / 2.0 petrol [E200] / 3.0 petrol [E400/E 53 AMG] / 4.0 petrol [E 63 AMG])


It used to be that if you wanted a large, plush practical estate, you bought a big Volvo. For some years now though, that role has been only fully filled by the Mercedes E-Class Estate. Rivals trade space for a bit of style, but in W213 form this car continued to prioritise practicality, with 640-litres of room on offer even before you start folding seats. This 'W213'-series design was actually the fifth generation version to be badged 'E-Class' and was originally introduced in 2017, but here, we're looking at the facelifted model introduced in 2020. It does of course enjoy all the advantages developed for its saloon counterpart, a car offering efficient engines, astonishing technology and luxurious comfort. As part of the facelift, this W213 design gained a smarter look and quite a bit of extra technology to keep it current in the face of the various fresh or updated rivals introduced since the original launch. There were also cutting-edge driver assistance features that allowed owners to take a step closer to fully autonomous driving. The 'W213'-series E-Class Estate range sold until mid-2023, after which a new sixth generation version of this model was launched.

What You Get

One of the defining aspects of automotive design lies in creating styling characters so brand-specific that badges are hardly needed. This 'W213'-series E-Class Estate model always delivered that; it could only be a Mercedes. But what kind of Mercedes? The styling updates added to this design actually positioned this station wagon body style visually closer to the next model down in the range, the 'W206'-series C-Class Estate. This remained though, a stylish piece of penmanship, the boxy powerfully-extended silhouette characterised by short overhangs, a long wheelbase, large wheels and taut, well-defined flanks. Broad shoulders sit above the wheel arches and the profile is defined by a powerful waist-level swage line that flows from front to rear through the door handles, while a further crease lower down sits above a distinct sill line to give the flanks some shape. This Estate version added 10mm of length over the alternative E-Class saloon and both body styles in this revised form gained revised aero-influenced wheels, rims ranging from 17 to 20-inches in size. We should get to the update changes made as part of this mid-term facelift. There were certainly quite a few of them, as owners of earlier pre-2020-era 'W213'-series E-Class Estate models will note at the front. The swept-back power domed bonnet flows down into a grille that was turned upside down, in this revised form being wider at the bottom than the top; a little disappointingly, it was now no longer possible to have it with an upstanding bonnet ornament. The LED headlights flanking the grille were different too - and, in pricier 'AMG Line'-series variants featured Mercedes' MULTIBEAM tech with 84 individually controlled LEDs and integrated daytime running lamps. These top models also gained a bumper closer to the more assertive style of that used by the Mercedes-AMG performance versions, which gained more overt corner cut-outs characterised by twin strakes on either side. And inside? Well take a seat up-front and if you're familiar with the original 2017-era version of this 'W213'-series E-Class design, at first glance, there won't seem to be too many improvements over what went before, but delve into the detail and you'll find that quite a lot's different, thanks to the change to the brand's more sophisticated MBUX multimedia system, physically evidenced by the switch to a centre console-mounted touchpad interface. The multimedia colour display that helps to control a pair of bonded 12.3-inch monitors was standard across the range and could also be activated by touchscreen or the provided 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated functionality. Also improved was the steering wheel, enhanced to be a capacitive touch-sensitive design incorporating a restyle that allows for two separate bars of switchgear to be installed along the two horizontal spokes. The dash and fascia design doesn't have the dramatic, futuristic appeal of the seventh generation S-Class of this period, but at first glance, there's much the same feeling of opulence and quality. Plus the powered, heated leather seats are perfectly contoured and fitted around the driver to give ample comfort during long trips. In the rear, the first thing you find inside is more than ample space - again, no great surprise given this E-Class model's private hire popularity, though head room might be a touch tight for those over 6 foot. If the front passengers have their seats at the lowest setting, you might find room for your feet slightly limited, but otherwise the rear footwells are big and broad, plus there are pronounced knee room cut-outs in the front seat backs. Let's finish with a look at trunk room. The boot gets automatic operation for the tailgate, which rises to reveal a 640-litre space, easily the largest in the segment. It's a square, usefully-shaped area too, with 1,100mm of width between the wheel arches. Which is why this E-Class Estate is just about the only car you could choose that can accommodate a Europallet - though you might think twice about inflicting such a thing onto the immaculate carpets fitted here. In this updated W213 model, there was no longer the option of having a third row seat bench fitted back here though. This revised model's second row rear bench seat gained additional cargo-related functionality, making it possible to position the backrest at an approximately 10-degree steeper angle. This creates an additional 30-litres of cargo volume, while continuing to enable full use to be made of five seats. In addition, 40:20:40-split for the rear backrest, long items like skis can be slid in between two rear-seated passengers. To release the backrests, there are electric switches located in the load compartment and to the right and left next to the backrests. Use these and up to 1,820-litres of fresh air can be freed up. No segment rival can get anywhere close to that figure. Space falls by 170-litres if you opt for a Plug-in hybrid variant.

What You Pay

The post-2020-era version of this W213-series E-Class Estate values at around £500 more than the alternative saloon. Prices start at around £31,700 (around £34,750 retail) for a typical E220 petrol on a '20-plate with base 'Sport' trim, rising to around £37,900 (around £42,250 retail) for one of the last W213-series '22-plate cars. For the E220d diesel, prices start at around £29,250 (around £33,250 retail) for a typical E220d diesel on a '20-plate with base 'Sport' trim, rising to around £33,200 (around £37,250 retail) for one of the last W213-series late-'22-plate cars. For the E300 de plug-in diesel, prices start at around £40,300 (around £44,750 retail) for a typical E300 de diesel on a '20-plate with typical 'AMG Line Premium' trim, rising to around £45,200 (around £50,750 retail) for one of the last W213-series late-'22-plate cars. For the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+, estate prices start at around £46,300 (around £52,750 retail) for a typical 'Premium' variant on a '20-plate, rising to around £53,600 (around £61,000 retail) for one of the last W213-series '22-plate 'Premium'-spec cars. For the top Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ Estate, prices start at around £66,500 (around £74,500 retail) for a typical 'Night Edition Premium Plus' variant on a '20-plate, rising to around £85,300 (around £93,250 retail) for one of the last W213-series '23-plate 'Final Edition' cars. All quoted values are sourced through industry experts cap hpi. Click here for a free valuation.

What to Look For

Most E-Class Estate (W213-series) owners in our survey were satisfied, but inevitably, there were some who'd experienced problems. We came across a few owners who'd experienced failed NOx sensors - there are two that are a part of the selective catalytic reduction system. The cause is usually extreme exhaust heat and replacing the sensors isn't cheap. The M274 2.0-litre petrol engine has in certain cases sustained piston damage, a consequence of issues with the wrist pin or the gudgeon pin. The OM654 2.0-litre diesel engine has exhibited very few problems except for excessive wear of the roller and roller rocker arms. This leads to rough idling and strange noises coming from the air intake system, so keep a look out for that. We also come across issues with brake judder and screeching, so look out for that on your test drive. And we've heard it reported that the body paint is rather thin and sensitive, so scratches and spots are common. Check the paintwork thoroughly. And inspect the cargo area for damage. Some owners have reported failing LED light bulbs that illuminate the floor under the side door mirrors. And if the car you're looking at has air suspension, we understand that the relay for the AIRMATIC system is prone to failure - that relay can get stuck in the off position, meaning that the compressor won't engage and the suspension won't drop the car towards the ground. Otherwise, it's the usual things here; interior trim and electrical issues were the most commonly afflicted things that came up. Check for uneven panel gaps and paint flaws. Inspect the electrics and the air conditioning functionality - it should blow our really chilled air. As usual, insist on a fully stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2021 E300 de Estate - Ex Vat) An air filter is around £26. An oil filter is around £13. A fuel filter is around £36. Front brake pads sit in the £42-£84 bracket for a set (for rears it's around £63). Front brake discs cost in the £112-£127 bracket. Rear brake discs can cost in the £146 bracket. A set of wiper blades is around £42.

On the Road

Some full-sized Executive estates claim to be sporty: like versions of the BMW 5 Series Touring and Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Others, like this one, simply don't feel the need to try that hard - unless an AMG six cylinder or V8 powerplant happens to beat beneath the bonnet. It's unlikely to. This improved version of the 'W213'-series E-Class was still predominantly chosen with black pump-fuelled engines, usually the 194hp 2.0-litre diesel found in the volume E220d model. And this E-Class Estate was the only car in its segment - and virtually the only car on the market - that could be had with a diesel Plug-in hybrid powertrain. The WLTP efficiency results for that PHEV diesel variant were impressive, a combined average of 235.4mpg and up to 33g/km of CO2 - plus you get an all-electric driving range in the 30 mile bracket. All of this EQ Power tech was part of an increasing move towards engine electrification that headlined the changes made to this fifth generation E-Class Estate model. Two of the units on offer in the range you can plug-in, the E300 de model paired with another 'EQ Boost'-badged variant, the petrol E300 e. And two others got a mere dusting of electrification in the form of the brand's mild hybrid 48-volt tech - you'll find that with the line-up's two primary petrol powerplants, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit found in the entry-level E200 and the potent in-line six cylinder unit that featured in 367hp form in the E450 and in 435hp guise with the performance-orientated E 53 model. All the more powerful bigger capacity models in the line-up had to be had with the brand's 4MATIC+ 4WD system - the 330hp E400d diesel and the two petrol Mercedes-AMG performance models (which also got full-air suspension), namely the E 53 variant already mentioned and the wild 612hp V8 E 63. We've found that each of the engines work well with the wafty, relaxed gait that characterises this Mercedes, aided by effortless changes from a further refined version of the brand's 9G-TRONIC PLUS nine-speed automatic gearbox. And the experience is further embellished by the optional 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' technology many original owners specified, which allows the car to virtually drive itself in traffic jams or at highway cruising speeds.


Before this 'W213'-series E-Class Estate model appeared, the Mercedes of executive station wagons was perceived as a practical but slightly over-sensible choice in this sector. In this fifth generation form though - and particularly in the updated version of that W213 model that appeared in 2020 - it proved to be a much smarter choice, in more ways than one. In this form, the E-Class Estate feels like a car that's pricey but which offers a compelling value proposition. It drives with genuine polish, yet is capable of stepping from cruiser to carouser without breaking a sweat. Operating the car is relatively easy and you rarely feel as if this Mercedes is imposing its will on you, unlike certain rivals from this period we could mention. The abiding impression is that this is a very carefully considered vehicle, developed by a company steeped in a proud engineering tradition. If you want to carry properly hefty loads in a car of this kind from the 2020-2023 era, yet want to do so with more than a modicum of style, this is one to place right up there with its premium rivals. It's better by design.

  • Rear wiper
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Top surround of side windows in polished aluminium
  • Privacy glass Includes rear side windows and rear windscreen

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Perforated front brake discs and brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Active brake assist
  • Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill start assist

  • Floor mats with AMG lettering

  • Agility control sports suspension with selective damping system and lowering by 15mm
  • Rear air suspension with level control

  • Wireless charging
  • Smartphone integration via Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Media Interface, USB and Bluetooth interface

  • Direct steer speed sensitive steering
  • Cruise control with variable speed limiter
  • Blind spot assist
  • Attention assist
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)

  • Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
  • Remote boot release
  • ECO start/stop function

  • Trip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption
  • BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
  • MBUX augumented reality for navigation
  • Touchpad with controller
  • MBUX voice control activated by keywords ''Hey Mercedes''
  • Outside temperature display
  • Service indicator (Active Service System)
  • Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument cluster
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
  • Mercedes connect me
  • Brake wear warning display
  • Traffic sign assist

  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Body colour door mirrors

  • Black open pore ash wood centre console
  • Open pore black ash wood dashboard and door trim

  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Incorrect fuelling protection
  • 25 litre AdBlue tank
  • 66 litre fuel tank

  • High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour display
  • 2 USB ports in centre console
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Aerial integrated in rear window
  • 2 USB ports in the rear

  • AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons in polished aluminium
  • Chrome pins diamond radiator grille, surround in high gloss black, single louvre in chrome with insert in high gloss black and integral star
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Illuminated front door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Visible twin pipe exhaust system integrated into bumper

  • Multibeam LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • LED rear lights
  • Adaptive brake lights

  • THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system with 3 climate zones

  • 3-spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel with Touch Control buttons, trimmed in black nappa leather
  • Black door pins
  • Central stowage compartment with 12 V socket in centre console, USB socket for use with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Black roof lining
  • Artico man-made leather upper dashboard and beltlines with contrast stitching
  • Leather upholstery
  • Front centre armrest with stowage compartment
  • Steering column manually adjustable for height and reach
  • Glove compartment - lockable, air conditioned and illuminated
  • Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs
  • Steering wheel touch control buttons for audio and onboard settings
  • Steering wheel multifunction with gearshift paddles
  • Glasses compartment in overhead control panel

  • Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
  • Courtesy lights in rear grab handles with reading light functionality

  • Parking package including 360 degree camera - E Class
  • Stowage pack - E Class Estate
  • Seat comfort pack - E Class
  • Mirror pack - E Class

  • Window airbags
  • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Airbags - sidebag for driver and front passenger with combined thorax/pelvis bag
  • Active bonnet pedestrian safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Driver and adaptive front passenger airbags

  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points two outer rear seats
  • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
  • Head restraints for driver and front passenger (four-way adjustability)and in rear (two-way)
  • Four way partially front electric seat adjustment
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat
  • Heated front seats

  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Keyless entry go starting function

  • 9G TRONIC 9 speed automatic transmission

  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

  • Run flat tyres

  • 19" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with high sheen finish

  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.033
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.033
  • HC+NOx: 0.052
  • Particles: 0.0006
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 181
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

  • Cylinders: 6
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 9 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 92.3
  • CC: 2925

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 26.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 40.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 40.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 38.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 10.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 7.3

  • Generation Mark: 6
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 44E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 15500
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 95
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 90
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 77
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 62
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 330
  • Badge Engine CC: 3.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Coin Series: AMG Line Premium
  • Coin Description: d 4Matic
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30

  • Engine Power - KW: 243
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 516
  • Engine Torque - NM: 700
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1200
  • Engine Power - BHP: 330
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 5.1
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 71.4

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/40 R19
  • Wheel Style: AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE

  • Width (including mirrors): 2065
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1467
  • Length: 4945
  • Width: 1852
  • Wheelbase: 2939

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2015
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2695
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 66
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 640
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 680
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1820
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.9

  • Metallic paint: £685
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Designo metallic paintwork: £895
  • Designo Magno Paint: £1,795

  • Metallic - Cavansite blue: £685
  • Metallic - Graphite grey: £685
  • Metallic - Selenite Grey: £685
  • Metallic - Mojave silver: £685
  • Metallic - High tech silver: £685
  • Metallic - Obsidian black: £685

  • Solid - Polar white: £0

  • Designo metallic - Diamond white: £895
  • Designo metallic - Hyacinth red: £895
  • Designo magno - Selenite grey: £1,795

  • Leather - Black: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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