2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
I bought this car in July 2009. Got 6k miles on it. Went in for service and the dealer did a software update. Now the beautiful led fog lamps don't work at night. Dealer (s) nor Mercedes Benz does not have a fix for this problem! One of the major reasons I bought this car is for those great looking led fog lamps. Car looks ugly without them. I wish Mercedes would refund me some $$$. Or fix the problem faster! Or replace the hardware and stop blaming the software!
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
The car is technologically incredible. The 350 engine has plenty of power in all situations. The 550 is really an overkill. Blind spot works perfectly. Lane assist is well engineered. All the driving and safety electronics including night vision work as you expect them and superior to BMW, Infiniti and Lexus. Really! HK sound is a perfect 10. Navigation, phone and voice command are good but not great. About the same as my BMW 550, but not as good as Lexus and Infiniti. Gas mileage is what it is. Its a Benz, not a Honda. Plenty of luxury inside. Panoramic roof is great, but the mesh cover is really a bad idea. After driving the car for a month, you really appreciate it does,
Dynamic seat is well worth the money. When going straight, you have a Benz seat; when turning, the seat provides lateral support as though it's a Recaro racing seat. Sound system, blind spot, when a car in front of you suddenly stops, it alarms you. All the driving technologies.
Mesh sunroof cover. Night vision is cool but not practical. Ride is a little bumpy, but better than BMW 550, but not as good as the big Lexus. Voice recognition is excellent, but voice commands are not streamlined. Need many many more 1-step commands. Overall, the best in its class.
Overall, this is a wonderful automobile-my 4th E Class Sedan. However, I have had a very bad experience with the Continental tires supplied in this sport model. I had 2 blowouts and a bubble in the sidewall of a third tire in 4 months of ownership, 5000 total miles. I admit that driving in the Northeast with potholes is stressful on the tires, but I have never had a blowout before. I suspect that these tires have a weak sidewall. Continental and Mercedes customer relations have been no help.I would recommend the luxury version with the smaller wheels in areas of the country with uneven roads.