2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Review: Luxurious yes, but it's no BMW

2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Consumer Review

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E350 Wagon (3.5L V6 7-speed Automatic)

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Luxurious yes, but it's no BMW
By DonnyMac on


2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


We decided we needed seating for 6-7, but didn't want an SUV. That left the E series and the Volvo V70. The E350 is beautiful, well-appointed and comfortable/luxurious. The suspension and steering, however, are softer than they should be, especially if you are used to driving a BMW with sports suspension (or even an Audi). The Volvo V70 R was sportier in power and handling, and had WAY better front seats (the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in, in fact), but was too stark/dark in the cockpit. Probably, upgrading to the E55 Wagon solves the problem, but for $35k more, that's insane. Come on Mercedes, make it handle more like a German driving machine!

Best Features

Rear facing third row seat and automatic power liftgate.

Worst Features

Tighter steering, better road feel and stiffer suspension.
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