The E-class did pretty well in the latest German quality report.
They are the so called "yellow angles" providing roadside assistance about 3.5 million times per year all over Europe. A bit like AAA.
<B>ADAC Breakdown Statistics for 2004: Mercedes Models Demonstrate Their Reliability</B>
Stuttgart, Germany, April 28, 2005
Mercedes-Benz is one of the winners in this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s compilation of breakdown statistics by the German motoristsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ association ADAC. The brandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s passenger cars received top marks in three automotive categories.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class was the winner in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lower Mid-RangeÃ¢â‚¬? category, making it the most reliable compact car on GermanyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s roads, according to the breakdown statistics compiled by ADAC. The average breakdown rate for the 2004 models of the A-Class was only 2.3 per thousand.
Equally impressive was the performance of the M-Class, which won top honours in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Off-RoaderÃ¢â‚¬? category. The average breakdown rate for the 2004 models of the M-Class was only 2.5 per thousand.
<B>The experts at ADAC were especially pleased by the models of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the S-Class, whose extremely low breakdown rates won them top spots in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Upper Mid-Range/Luxury ClassÃ¢â‚¬? category.</B>