2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Loved loved loved my car. it was comfortable amd felt really safe driving. the back seats are spacious and trunk is huge. unfortunately i had to sell after having my second child. not a car for families with small children
2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
This is an excellent car. The build and fit are meticulous. The ride, steering and response are top notch. The navigation system is the only criticism I have. It is not touch screen, it will not search for locations by category and the rear view camera does not have guide lines. However, Mercedes's MBrace concierge service, for an annual fee, is a great service. In addition, Mercedes does not have the capability of upgrading the camera software to add the guide lines or to improve the nav system.
2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan E550 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
Buying a used Mercedes E-class is likely the most intelligent decision auto buyers can make. It's the most reliable of the Mercedes, and it depreciates VERY fast, so you get a LOT of car for the money. I bought a used 2013 E550 with 48k miles on it. Sticker of almost $77,000 got it for $31,600. P1 and P2 packages, and the V-8 engine. My lord....wonderfully comfortable, incredibly fast. OK, the BMW has tighter steering, but you get less car for more money, particularly if you get the V-8 BMW. Love the auto high beams; they adjust between hi and lo beams per oncoming traffic automatically. Dash is so.....German. Perfectly organized, easy to use instruments. They even have an Off button....so you know how to turn everything off and don't have to hold down a fan button or hit it a million times. Ok, so what's bad? Nav is pretty lame; voice control is pretty lame, and back-up camera is a little disappointing for this level of car....no markings, just a straight back-up camera. Repair costs are HIGH...... BUT, I use my phone for navigation anyway, and voice control is of little importance to me. The camera still serves its purpose. Since it's reliable, the repair costs aren't THAT bad, just take it to a reliable mechanic that won't rob you like Mercedes dealers do.
Update: One year in, nothing has changed. This car is awesome. I now have 70k miles on it, but you would never know, runs like new. The V-8 grumbles a little, but it is so worth it. Blew away both Lexus and Infiniti when forced to due to aggressive driving tactics by them. Update. One and a half years into owning this beauty! Have nothing to change or update, it is still the best car I've ever owned! Edmunds Requested Update: 2 years in, nothing has changed. Still a great car, comfortable, FAST, beautiful and reliable. Little nits not previously.mentioned: stereo goes in and out sometimes, sunroof a little noisy. Nothing else. 90k miles, still runs perfectly.