Produced from 1995 to 2003, the W210 (or S210, code name for the wagon version) is one of the most popular Mercedes ever. It is sold in sedan (pictured) and station wagon versions. It stands out for its new design with four round front headlights and maintains the elegance worthy of an E-Class. The slender line allows this vehicle to have an aerodynamic coefficient (Cx) equal to 0.27. After all, Mercedes will be recognized other times for its excellent aerodynamics, especially with the C-Class. The interior becomes much more spacious than the previous model, the W124, and offers the typical Mercedes quality of the time, which perhaps has been lacking a bit in recent years. On a mechanical level, we find suspension with wishbones oscillating frontally and multilink in the back and they can also be self-adaptive as an option. Braking is entrusted to four-disc brakes of which the front ones are self-ventilated. At the time, the engines met the Euro 2 standard which had not yet entered into force, which means that they were not very polluting and energy-consuming. They could be combined with both manual and automatic transmissions. Other technologies that were innovative at the time were adopted, such as traction control and ABS. Technologies that even today we don’t find in many cars such as headlight washers and automatic wipers were present! The most successful version is the E200 that you find in the technical data sheet below, which guarantees very low fuel consumption and is therefore often used by many taxi drivers. The most powerful engine is the E60 AMG, which offers a 6.0 V8 with 381 horsepower. All-wheel-drive versions will also be released in a short time, with the initials “4Matic” in plain sight. In 1999, a restyling that makes the design even sportier and introduces new engines was launched. Among the enemies of the time, there are the BMW 5 Series E39 and the Chrysler 300C.

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🏎 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210 Sedan
📍 Germany
🛠 E200 Diesel 88HP
💨 17,6 seconds
🔝 177km/h
💶 No longer on sale
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