Great engineering - Best in its class
By olddoc on
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.