Mercedes-Benz E 220d 2017 review
Overall towcar rating
Superb ride and comfort.All round cameras, sunroof. The electronic gizmos once you have learned to operate them. Built in telephone which connects directly to Mercedes help line if you need advice on how to operate some of the finer points.The surround cameras make hitching up a doddle. Fuel economy,£20/year road tax.
Initially the factory fitted towbar and electrics would not recognise when caravan with all LED lights was connected. This is now resolved.The car is a bit low so you need to be wary when parking end on in a space with high kerbs.
Would you recommend it?
How well does it tow?
I tow close to a 100% match. The car pulls and stops the van with ease. It can be a bit twitchy with strongish side winds.It is not has good as the Disco 4 which it replaced.
What's it like without the caravan?
I like comfort and a smooth ride rather than a "drivers car", it is the best car that I have ever owned. In my opinion the ride and comfort is better than the Discovery 4 which it replaced.
Anything to look out for?
SO far the car is only 3 months old so I cannot say much about reliability.
Is it easy to live with?
It is not as good a tow car as the Disco and I do not know how I will get on tackling a muddy field.The car does everything that I expect of it and I have difficulty believing the fuel economy. I have never before got over 30 mpg towing a van or 55 solo on mixed driving.
Did you buy it new or used?
Where did you buy it?
What was the seller like?
I bought it from Mercedes Shrewsbury and found them excellent to deal with. They kept to everything that they agreed to.
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