Average Mercedes-Benz E-Class insurance costs
The average yearly cost for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class varies depending on the trim grade and body style. The cheapest model to cover was the E-Class E200 four-door sedan, with an average premium of $1,488.11 (from four separate quotes). The most expensive is likely going to be the E 63 S 4MATIC+ sedan, though we were unable to get quotes from mainstream car insurers. For higher-end car models, you'll need to request a quote from prestige car insurance specialists.
We used the following criteria to calculate average E-Class car insurance costs:
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- 15,000 kilometres driven per year
- No accidents in the past 5 years
- Driver lives in Sydney
- Car parked in garage at night, secure car park during day
- 40-year-old, rating one male driver
- White paint
- No modifications
- No insurance add-ons
- Standard excess offered
- Private or commuting use (5 days a week)
- No outstanding finance on car
- Driver's only vehicle
- Driver is a homeowner
- Age-restricted to 40 or older
How do car insurers calculate the cost of Mercedes-Benz E-Class cover?
A Mercedes-Benz E-Class starts from $105,949.30 driveaway, going up to $267,809.40 for top of the range models. The car is classified as a luxury four-door sedan, though Mercedes also builds coupé and cabriolet body variants based on the same platform.
The amount you pay will depend on several influences, but mainly your driver rating, your location, the distance you drive yearly, as well as the value of your Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Insurers are basically risk analysts, referencing stored data from past claims to predict risk and calculate insurance premiums.
About the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class officially launched in 1993. From the 1960s onwards, Mercedes would add Einspritzmotor (literally fuel injection engine) to predecessor models. When all engines became fuel injected, Mercedes took the character E and made it into the car we have today. Reportedly, the E-Class is one of the German luxury car brand's most popular lines.
The current generation launched in 2017 and is known as the W213 series. It is based upon the modular MRA architecture, meaning the sedan, cabriolet and coupé share the same platform.
The E-Class has a very high level of equipment and materials, making it, as one reviewer described it, a "beautiful motor car". Some of the luxury features fitted include massage seats with air-cooling, an adjustable surround sound system (which can be biased towards the rear if desired) and a clever augmented reality navigation system. Also available are things like 64-colour adjustable ambient interior lighting.
From 1 October 2020, the E-Class comes with a 5-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
For drivers seeking more performance, Mercedes produces two AMG-line models, the E 53 4MATIC+ and the E 63 S 4MATIC+. With more powerful engines, sports suspension and brakes, these two models make the E-Class more thrilling to drive.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Other things insurers will consider, which affect your Mercedes-Benz E-Class car insurance premium
- The E-Class's model year (The newer the vehicle, the better the availability of car parts)
- Trim level (Higher trim models have more equipment, but cost more to purchase. The more your Mercedes-Benz E-Class is worth, generally, the higher the cost of insurance)
- The colour of the E-Class (Metallic and pearlescent paint finishes up the purchase price and are more labour-intensive to repair)
- The level of cover (Comprehensive, third-party fire & theft or third-party)
- Estimated annual driving distance (The more you drive, the higher the chance you might have to make a claim)
- Factory safety and security equipment (Vehicles with technologies like autonomous emergency braking may help to reduce (or even mitigate) the severity of incidents)
- Car's day and night parking locations (If you lock your car in a garage, situated in a low-crime postcode, this should be cheaper than the same car left on the roadside)
- The driver's age (Younger drivers tend to pay more for car insurance)
- The driver's rating (Rating one drivers have a five-year history of no claims)
- Marital status (Car insurers may consider married persons a lower risk)
- The driver's gender (Data shows men are most likely to file claims for serious road injuries – in NSW anyway)
- Car usage (If you drive your Mercedes-Benz E-Class for work or business trips, your insurance cover could be more costly)
- Modifications (Modifications, upgrades and optional extras increase the complexity of repairs, raising your insurance premiums)
- Market value or agreed value cover (In the event of an accident, if you want a pre-agreed value payout for your car, rather than its current market value, you'll pay more to account for this)
- Theft rates (If insurers are constantly paying out for stolen E-Class cases, this will increase your insurance, as will living in an area of sustained crime rates)
Insurance costs vary from location to location and also depend on your driving record. If you're looking for car insurance for a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you should make sure to get several quotes from different providers, to get the best possible deal. Don't forget to check to see if the E-Class qualifies for any possible discounts due to factory-equipped safety technologies.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class insurance costs, by model
Mercedes-Benz E-Class detailed insurance quotes
The table below shows the cost of comprehensive car insurance for the E-Class, based on actual quotes using the above-given driver details.
|Model||Insurer 1||Insurer 2||Insurer 3||Insurer 4|
|E200 cabriolet||Could not quote||Could not quote||$2,142.16|
|Could not quote|
|E300 e sedan||$1,356.23|
|E53 4MATIC+ sedan||$1,785.30|
|Could not quote||$2,246.79|
|E 63 4MATIC+||Could not quote||Could not quote||Could not quote||Could not quote|
Random Mercedes-Benz facts
- Mercedes-Benz can trace its routes back to 1883 when it was known as Benz & Cie. The current company was founded in 1926. The Mercedes headquarters is in Stuttgart, Germany, the same city as Porsche.
- Mercedes built the first production automobile, known as the Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Because of this, Stuttgart is sometimes called "the cradle of the automobile".
- AMG was originally a third-party engineering works that dealt in performance upgrades for Mercedes vehicles. It was bought by the parent company of Benz back in 1999. AMG is an acronym of the two founding former Mercedes mechanics behind the brand. They were Aufrecht and Melcher. The G stands for Großaspach, the birthplace of Hans Werner Aufrecht.
- In 2018, Mercedes-AMG opened its first dealership in the world. The location? Mascot, a suburb of Sydney.
- Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 has won 7 world championship titles and 115 races.
How safe is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class?
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gave the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a 5-star crash safety rating in 2016. The rating applies to all variants.
The car scored the following in each safety category:
- Adult occupant safety: 95%
- Child occupant safety: 90%
- Vulnerable road users: 77%
- Safety assist: 62%
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