While one of Mercedes' older E-class models, the inline six 300e has become one of the most popular vehicles in Mercedes history since it's introduction in 1986.
"The 300E is as close to a perfect used car as you'll find on the market today."
- Automobile Magazine April 1999
"The 1986 300E outperformed the 380 and 500 engined S-Class cars plus the contemporary Porsche 944 and IROC Z28 Camaro. A 300E is your best overall buy in a used Mercedes-Benz. Period. End of discussion."
- Illustrated Mercedes-Benz Buyer's Guide by Frank Barrett