The E-Class Cabriolet is less sporty than the and Infiniti G37 convertibles, and it has a traditional soft top rather than a more elaborate as well as heavy and expensive retractable hardtop. I've owned it since October 2010, have completed all recommended service on time, and kept the car in a garage for 5 of 6 years. The E550s are powered by a 5. After that, prices drop to £140. I didn't even ask the cost. Pricing as of October 2010. But it's powerful enough, while combined economy of 56.
A few ticks slower to 60 might be worth a more composed structural feel. Complete with head restraints, cupholders and three-point seat belts, the seat folds down to create a flat load floor — though it takes both hands and a few steps to do so, unlike the easy-drop forward-facing third rows in most minivans. I'm not hard on cars, and have taken care of this one to the extent possible. Mercedes boasts that the top can be raised and lowered in 20 seconds, and even when the vehicle is moving up to 25 miles per hour. Naturally, combined or hwy mpg, your actual mileage may vary. You could even consider the E-Class Coupe as a plush grand touring alternative to the and , although both of these cars are far sportier with a lot less room inside.
And while convertibles of all sorts are most popular in southern climates, Mercedes has also made it a priority to focus on extending the open-air season for those living in colder locales. This isn't quite a full-on performance model like an , but it has a 435bhp 3. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard. The sedan and wagon are available with a Driver Assistance package that adds a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cruise control and a lane-departure warning system. Like before, a rear-facing third row is standard; it can accommodate children up to about 4 feet tall, Mercedes-Benz says. Image 9 of 18 It's much more economical than the six-cylinder E 400 d, although this engine's claimed economy of 47.
There are only two seats in the back and only two seatbelts, so there's no possibility of using the E-Class Coupe as a five-seater. Our Sport tester had a set of optional 18-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels and low-profile tires, and the sum of it all exposed plenty of bumps. Move up to the 5. For a car of this league, I expect better. The suspension cushioned highway imperfections well enough, but around town it responded both noisily and harshly to potholes and other crevices.
Power is strong enough around town, but the engine needs to rev high to muster up interstate passing power. Click for a full list of safety features. In the coupe, the rear seat's legroom is about the same as in most luxury two-doors, but headroom is limited. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. Attractive and versatile, the latest E-Class wagon is a worthy choice in the admittedly small premium-wagon segment, and it returns to the E-Class family after a brief hiatus.
A new AirCap feature includes a deployable wind deflector above the windscreen that keeps air from flowing though the cabin. Driving Impressions The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class strikes a brilliant balance between ride quality and handling ability. All E-Class coupes and convertibles are available only with rear-wheel drive. The seats are firm, but offer endless comfort and support over the long haul. If you do get a chance to test a Sport and Luxury back-to-back, shoot me an email with your thoughts using the link at the bottom of this review. Considering the E-Class Coupe's relaxed nature, we'd go for the E 220 d over the faster model - it's just as quick everyday, and is more economical, too. With the top down, both models will flex and exhibit more than a little cowl shake.
It has about 86,000 miles. Don't own out of warranty. Further they said the brake rotors are uneven and that is causing a wobble in the brake pedal. Last year, the selection of body styles included just a sedan and a coupe, but this year those choices are joined by an all-new convertible and the returning E-Class wagon. The E 220 d has the latest 2. The rest of the cabin is made up of high-quality materials — glossy wood trim, brushed metal switches and trim finishes and high quality carpets all help it feel very luxurious inside. Mercedes also offers a Night Package that ads gloss black trim and bigger wheels for extra cost.
In addition, there is Mercedes AirScarf system, which blows warm air from just beneath the headrests onto the necks of the front seat passengers, for that extra cozy feel. A relaxed, comfortable drive did. Another big draw is Mercedes' 30-year Europe-wide roadside assistance package, although there are terms and conditions attached to this for a model to qualify. Both the E350 and E550 sedans are available with either rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive, while the E350 wagon is offered solely with the all-wheel-drive powertrain. Within its segment, the E is by far the most adaptable, rewarding and confident car for the widest variety of surfaces and situations.
Meanwhile, is emphasizing the new, larger car's four-seat capacity. Cargo Volume Compared Price Max. We've yet to drive it, but it should offer something a bit more enjoyable for keen drivers. It adds the extra 12. Heated and cooled seats are also available. One of the closest was the , but that has now been replaced by the , which is a bit more of an S-Class Coupe rival.