With room for seven and nearly 500 hundred horsepower this wagon delivers a safe and fun experience for up to seven passengers. This car is very expensive new but is a serious piece of engineering. It's luxurious and fun to drive and looks subdued but sporty. It's a sleeper....
Having owned 7 MBZ's in total, we have finally come to where I can say this is the real deal. I like them so much, that I have two of these in my garage. A 2002 and 2005 for me. Yes, we are blessed! High maintenance cost, brakes/tires, but a once in a lifetime thrill. Everbody checks it out.
Blazingly fast, extremely comfortable
and totally unflappable. Cruises easily
at 40, 80 or 120 mph. Easier to drive
at triple digit speed than my old Grand
Sport Corvette. Seats very comfortable
and infinitely adjustable. Sound system
can use more wattage for high speed
cruising with open sunroof. Outrageous
cost for installed telephone.
Transmission sometimes lurches a bit,
but slapstick is easy to use and
dropping two gears quickly is easier
than with manual transmission.
Surprisingly good gas mileage on
highway driving, although difficult to
keep to speed limit.
I would definitely buy another
I went from an Audi S4 to my E55 and have to say I am really disappointed with the MB. It is a great car, fast as can be but doesn't compare with the Audi. The handling and build quality of the MB aren't up to the Audi standards which was a let down.
In just 14 months, I worked my way up the AMG ladder. I went from a 2004 C 32 to the 2005 C55 to the awesome 2005 E 55. All cars were brand new. My E 55 is the ultimate in performance, looks, and power. I have never been denied by the engine when I demand more power. It is always there. The E 55 is not a large car. It rides beautifully, easy to maneuver and park yet has all the characteristics of a small sports car. It is tight, is a breeze to control especially with the adjustable air ride. I took it on a trip to California from BC and had a ball. Passing was joy. It was over before you knew it. My dream car, the E 55 will satisfy my needs for many years to come.