Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Pros

  • Sleek and dignified design inside and out, pleasing blend of ride and handling, variety of powerful and fuel-efficient engines, sophisticated safety features, all-wheel drive available on both sedans and wagons.

Cons

  • More expensive than competitors, antiquated and confusing control layout, electronically controlled brakes lack progressive feel.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Although it costs more than its peers, a combination of excellent driving dynamics, numerous safety and luxury features, and high style make the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class one of our favorites.

vehicle overview

For more than 20 years, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been one of the most successful and popular midsize luxury sedans. For many, it represents the ideal middle ground between what could be seen as the plebian C-Class and the overly visible and expensive S-Class. Indeed, the current E-Class, which was last redesigned in 2003, has found about a million buyers worldwide. Such popularity in an increasingly arduous market also makes it one of those rare cars that seems to be valued as much by consumers as by the company profiting from its sale.

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also happens to come in more flavors than Diet Coke -- literally. With two body styles, four engines and two drivetrains, this midsize luxury car provides buyers with a deep menu of choices. The Mercedes E350 and E550 are the most popular choices, as they provide ample power, an elegantly detailed interior and a suspension so smooth you'd swear its engineering inspiration was a canoe on a glassy lake. The wagon models provide a rear-facing third-row seat as well as interior space that rivals some five-passenger SUVs.

The E320 Bluetec, meanwhile, is the only midsize luxury sedan to come with a diesel-fueled engine. Introduced last year, this V6 engine has a special additive that allows it to run exceptionally clean. And, being a diesel, it boasts superior fuel mileage and plentiful torque. For the ultimate in power, the manic E63, powered by AMG's 507-horsepower V8, can do zero to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, quicker than most sports cars.

This varied selection of models only adds to the desirability of the car. Of course, the E-Class is not without fault. For one, it's expensive -- not S-Class expensive, but still dear, especially when compared to competitors from Japan. It also suffers from an antiquated control interface that pales in comparison to more modern systems. But overall, the E-Class ranks very highly, even within a segment that includes such luminaries as the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M and Lexus GS. In this ultra-competitive class, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class maintains its tradition of being a very compelling choice.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available as a midsize sedan or wagon. Trim levels include the E320 Bluetec (sedan only), E350 (sedan and wagon), E550 (sedan only) and the high-performance E63 AMG (sedan and wagon). The E350 and E550 are available with 4Matic all-wheel drive.

The E320 Bluetec and E350 are equipped almost identically. Standard features include a sunroof, 10-way power front seats with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, power tilt-telescoping steering column and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with a CD changer and auxiliary audio jack. The E350 sedan can be equipped with a no-cost Sport Package that includes 18-inch wheels, a lowered sport suspension, blue tinted glass, different wood trim and dual chrome tailpipes. The E550 includes the Sport Package and adds semi-active air suspension, leather upholstery and four-zone automatic climate control.

Grouped in a pair of Premium packages, options for the non-AMG E-Class models include heated and ventilated front seats, bi-xenon headlights, keyless ignition, a navigation system and satellite radio. An AMG Sport Package, available on the E550 and E350 with the Sport Package, includes upgraded AMG wheels, automanual shift paddles and AMG accents inside and out. Stand-alone options include a panorama sunroof, park assist, electronic trunk closer, split-folding rear seats and iPod integration.

The E63 AMG comes equipped similar to the E550, but adds split-folding rear seats, heated front seats, satellite radio and an array of AMG performance and styling features. Its options are similar to those found on the other E-Class models, but adaptive cruise control and an AMG Performance Package that includes a limited-slip differential are exclusive to the E63.

2008 Highlights

After a thorough midlife refresh last year, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is mostly unchanged for 2008. The only significant addition is a new AMG Sport Package available on the E350 and E550.

Performance & mpg

The E350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 268 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. A 0-60-mph sprint is accomplished in the mid-6-second range, while fuel economy for the rear-wheel-drive sedan is 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The E550 features a 5.5-liter V8 that makes 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. In performance testing, the E550 went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 5.2 seconds. The E550 rear-drive model has a 15/22 mpg fuel economy estimate.

The E320 Bluetec features a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that makes 210 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets the E320 from zero to 60 in 6.8 seconds, while fuel economy is exceptional at 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway. Already on sale throughout most of the country, the E320 Bluetec will be available on a two-year lease basis in the states with California's stricter emissions standards.

The E63 AMG is a high-performance variant powered by a 6.2-liter V8 (despite its "63" name) that makes an immense 507 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. In performance testing, the E63 went from zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds -- that's supercar territory.

All rear-wheel-drive E-Class models come with a seven-speed automatic, while the 4Matic models feature a five-speed. The E63 AMG features Speedshift, which provides 50-percent faster gearchanges and prevents unwanted upshifts in turns.

Safety

All 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models come with stability control, antilock brakes, front and rear side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and the TeleAid emergency system. Also standard is PreSafe, which anticipates an imminent crash and automatically takes measures to better secure occupants. In government crash tests, the E-Class sedan earned four stars (out of five) for frontal impacts and a perfect five stars for side impacts. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing, the E-Class earned the top rating of "Good."

Driving

While certainly adequate in terms of handling ability, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class isn't a willing partner like a 5 Series can be. Pushed hard, the E-Class displays noticeable body roll and the brake pedal's soft feel doesn't inspire confidence. That the car is better used for cruising city streets and highways probably doesn't come as much of a surprise. In terms of straight-line performance, the various powertrains provide the E-Class with impressive amounts of power and refinement. The E550 and E63 can dust off most sports cars, while the E350 delivers spirited acceleration and decent fuel economy. The E320 Bluetec offers acceleration times similar to its gasoline E350 counterpart, but offers much better fuel economy and its rich torque curve provides plenty of in-your-seat thrust. The noise, stink and smoke once associated with diesels is a distant memory.

Interior

The five-passenger E-Class sedan provides an airy two-tone cabin, where supple seats and coordinating soft-touch surfaces are complemented by elegant wood inlays, chrome accents and gathered sections of leather on the door panels. The attractive analog instrumentation is generally easy to read, but functions associated with the antiquated COMAND electronics interface remain unintuitive even after you've taken the time to figure it out.

Rear-seat room is adequate for two adults. The wagon has a rear-facing, two-passenger third-row seat. Fold it and the 60/40-split second-row seat down and you'll have 69 cubic feet of cargo room available, only a few cubes shy of the M-Class SUV.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

What an awesome machine
Hila,10/11/2016
This is my first review I ever write on any car. I have owned more than a dozen sports car throughout my life, and I bought my 08 Mercedes E63 AMG 2 years ago. Until now, the power of this car still surprises me. I have owned more than 4 BMW M cars, until my first MB car before this one, which was the 1999 E55 AMG. I must say that I originally bought my E55 based on a good deal solely (my previous M car had really drained me and I took a loss when I sold it), and I did not know much about these cars, as all BMW fans will tell you, MB is a "Grandpa" car (nothing close by the way), but I was also just sick of pouring endless money in my 04 BMW M3 (within 6 months it was driven 3000miles only with more than 4k$ in repairs, and not once tracked). I took that E55 monthly to the drift track for more than a year, expecting it to fail at any moment, and drove the car to an astounding 287,xxx miles, with ALL components remaining stock expect for the water pump. The car was so reliable and with so much power, but it was time to upgrade as the body style was getting old, that is when I finally decided to upgrade to the w211 model. And man, was I surprised, it is like a somebody stuffed an angry a T-Rex under the bonnet. Superb acceleration, and brute force, I have taken out, from a full stop, more than 3 Lambos (Gallardo I should say), countless Maseratis and the likes by just pushing on the gas. Forget the power, but the styling is great, and the massive 6.3L naturally aspirated was more attractive to me than all the turbo systems they introduced in their later models, or superchargers before. I cannot stress how comfortable this car is, and if you control yourself enough to drive it normally (which is very hard with the engine rumble and people wanting to challenge you all the time), it is surprisingly good on gas at more than 25mpg on highway. I have to mention couple of things though, as all MBs, the AC vents just do not follow your command, it just blows sporadically across all vents (I had that same problem with E55, although not as noticeable), but I also heard of this with most MB owners I have met (I guess cooling is not a priority in Germany, but man we're in Texas, it would be nice to have Gulf Specs cars here (Gulf specs are cars that are sold in places like Dubai for example, and they come with bigger Radiators, compressors, water pump.... to deal with the desert heat), especially because mine is Black on Black. I noticed a big difference in cooling when I drove one there, the oil temperature would not bulge over 100c, while here it routinely goes to 113c, driving normally, with more temperate weather. Also, although my E55 had 287,xxx miles in the end before I sold it, the suspension was still stock !! Yes, stock. All bushings, control arms... except for the shocks, were stock and surprisingly holding pretty well after years of driving and putting more than 70k miles on the car. The w211 seems to have more sensitive suspension, I'm not sure if this is because of the air-shocks, that put more strain on the suspension for the sake of your comfort, or just the brute force that this car puts into action, you feel like the front end is going to lift in the air. Also, everybody that lives in Houston knows what kind of obscenity they call roads here, really embarrassing, but most of my bushings were nearing the end of their lives at 68,xxx miles which not a lot. These are the only draw backs I have noticed so far, but it will take a lot more to get me off this car, and I am planning to keep driving it past my old one and more.
Sleeper - you won't see another
Chuck,10/15/2009
This is the ultimate hauler. I use it for my daily commuter car and weekend trips with family and dog. Why get an SUV when this does it all. Looked at the Porsche SUV - but it had less room and was not as fast. Handles fantastically, but no too jarring unless the handling set on hardest setting. The best part is I will probably never see another one going the other way on the road.
Either I've had a "lemon" or people close eyes on MB problems
nyfo,06/01/2011
Purchased it pre-owned from a dealership under factory warranty with 39k miles on. Sold me on practicality of a sedan with a FAST ride possibility. Next day at 6 AM I was awakened by the fire crew banging at my door. My neighbors called them because of a large gas spill underneath my car. Got it towed, fixed, in a week - the same story. Fixed, then the check engine light went on. Upgraded software - tranny started "jump" shifting from the second gear to the first. Long story short, out of 6 months 3k mi of ownership I spent 8 weeks driving Hyundai offered by local MB dealership. Glad it was under warranty: I asked to see the repair bills and they summed in over 10K paid by MB over 6 months.
63 Benz
Jose correa Coret,02/13/2017
When I purchased this 63 Benz in 2012 was a bit spectacle of this high end vehicle with everyone letting me know that to maintain this 63 Benz was going to be very expensive but it turned out to be regular wear and tear thanks to GOD, and maintenance ,oil change and fluids, my feelings since I got it haven't changed, every time I'm walking up to it just simply love it, no regrets what's so ever, was planning on trading it for a suv because I have grandchildren now but just going to get an additional vehicle, just love this 63 Benz, GOD BLESS. .....
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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
507 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
12 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
507 hp @ 6800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Mention Mercedes-Benz and a number of images could come to mind: stately sedans, dashing drop tops, self-absorbed celebrities and their tiny dogs, a bank vault. The latter has been used so many times in analogy to describe a Benz's solid construction that it wouldn't be surprising to see an S-Class door guarding the gold at Fort Knox. Give a Mercedes the old door-shut test, and you'll see what we mean. The hefty, precise and vibration-less manner in which it closes gives the feeling that the whole car is carved out of a block of solid titanium.

Of course, there are other traditional characteristics of this venerable German marque that have endeared it to the masses, such as style, luxury and effortless performance. And they're all in plentiful supply in the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E550. For many, the E550 represents the perfect middle ground in terms of performance between the six-cylinder E350 and the tire-smoking E63 AMG. And with last year's midcycle tweaks including a more powerful engine for the mainstream V8-powered E-Class (80 more horsepower versus the outgoing E500), the E550's straight-line sizzle is much closer to the AMG version than the E350.

Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG Overview

The Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG is offered in the following styles: E63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A), and E63 AMG 4dr Wagon (6.2L 8cyl 7A).

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