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By stephenkohl on
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
Have been driving my new 2014 E550 Coupe for about a week, and it is remarkable. I switched from a BMW 535 and there is no comparison. The E550 is a rocket, rides like a dream, and contrary to some places write, I feel much more connected to the road. The interior is gorgeous, exterior is sleek and beautiful, and the technology is fantastic. I was a little worried that the Lane Departure, Blind Spot, and other systems might be intrusive, but frankly, make it even more fun to drive. Gas mileage is about what you would expect, though the on/off feature should help, and is virtually unnoticed when stopped.
Sound system is also first ate
Engine, safety technology, seats, I guess, everything
Recently bought the Mercedes E550 Coupe.
If you miss the open air feel of the late 60's muscle car coupe with no B pillar and gobs of horsepower and torque, then car serious consideration.
In fact, it is the only mid sized coupe with no B pillar and a big V8 engine currently available.
Think a 1969 Pontiac GTO built by Mercedes; you would actually pay twice as much for a restored like new condition GTO and get half the car.
I know, I owned one, and this car puts most any muscle car to shame including the new comparably priced Shelby Mustang; I had one if them too.
0-60 in 4.9 seconds, conservatively rated at 402 HP and 443 ft/lbs of torque, and out handles any 60's muscle car while returning over 20 mpg combined city/highway.
Give it a serious look if you are considering a vintage muscle car which you actually intend to drive frequently instead of polish in your garage and take to car shows.