Mercedes E Class Model Guide

W124 1993-1995

This generation came in a 4 door saloon, 5 door estate, as well as a 2 door coupe and convertible. The 4 cylinder petrol models were not marketed in the US. With both diesel and petrol versions ranging from 4 cylinders to 8 cylinders available in UK and Europe.
From 1993 onward was when they changed the model names. For example a 500 E became a E 500. With the 300 E, the 3 litre engine was swapped out for a 3.2 and the name changed to E 320.

From ‘91 to ‘95, a limited run sport version of the E was created with help from Porsche. This was called the E 500 (500 E pre 1993).

W210 1995-2002

The W210 was available in a 4 door saloon as well as a 5 door estate. This generation further took the E class further up into the luxury market. It was facelifted in 1999 with minor cosmetic changes as well as changes to performance and quality. The W210 was replaced with the W211 in 2002, however the W210 estate was still on sale until the W211 estate was released.
The E class was still available with 4,6 and 8 cylinder engines the same as the previous model. An AMG version was released with a handmade 5.4 350bhp naturally aspirated V8 powering the rear wheels.

W211 2002-2009

This E class also came with range of petrol and diesel engines ranging from 4, 6 and 8 cylinders. The biggest engine was in the E500, which was badged up as an E550 in the US, with a 5 litre V8, which was then later upped to 5.5 litres in 2006 in line with the facelift.
Again it came in both 4 door saloon and 5 door estate versions. There was also two AMG versions created, the early E55 AMG came with the same 5.4 V8 in the W210 E55 but with an added supercharger which took the power up to around 470bhp. In line with the facelift the E63 was introduced, where the 5.4 supercharged unit was swapped out for a 6.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 that is still in use today in some AMG models. This engine was known for its characteristic noise particularly in the SLS sports car and C63 AMG.

W212 2009-2016

The W212 came in both saloon and estate guises and featured a host of new gadgets, including, Lane Assist, Night View Assist, Blind Sport Monitor and many others. In 2013 the E Class went under the knife and was comprehensively face-lifted, this marked the end of the traditional twin headlight appearance. There were new LED tail lights, as well as DRL’s at the front. There was also an E63 model that carried the same 6.2 naturally aspirated V8 as the previous generations E63.


This generation of E class also brought the Coupe and Cabriolet version of the E class, they shared the same engines and features as its saloon and estate siblings, but did not get a hot AMG version.

W213 2016-current

The new E class was introduced at the North American International Auto Show, with a 1 billion euro investment behind it. It included more flowing, curvy lines than previous models, which is inline with Mercedes current design plan. This generation of E class will see a host of engine updates, including a change from V6 to straight 6 petrol engines as well as a host of new petrol and diesel 4 cylinder engines.

W212 2009-2016The W212 was introduced with a host of new engines and upgraded tech. It came on both 4 door saloon and 5 door estate guises. New