2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
I added $15K in options and am very happy I did - Premium package, Lighting, Sport, Parking assist, Driver assistance, AMG wheels, Massage drivers seat, and comfort box (a must). The most important of these for me is driver assistance. DISTRONICS option is hard to find, but makes the miles go quickly and adds safety. I get 31 mpg on long trips, and 19 around the suburbs. Four years now and not a single repair needed. I'm tempted by the new model E-class, but will probably buy one in 6 more years. A used (2-3 year) one is your best value, depreciation is very high.
This is a review of the E350 wagon with the Luxury trim package. The Sport trim version costs the same but has some styling differences, a stiffer suspension and different size wheels on the rear than up front. All E350 wagons sold in the US are all-wheel-drive - Mercedes Benz calls that "4Matic." Never any squeaks or rattles, butt-kicking sound system, super-reliable. Acceleration is plenty aggressive when you need it, the all wheel drive handles quick maneuvers like U-turns under power flawlessly, and the brakes bring this big critter to a stop like lightning. Fit, finish and materials are awesome inside and out. The standard MB-Tex upholstery looks and feels like leather but unlike leather it's as gorgeous after 5 years as when new. I like old-school floaters so I wish the ride was a little cushier but it's plenty quiet and comfy (way more so than the C class). And it's a big, capable wagon, one of a very few on offer in the US. On the other hand, these are expensive to service, very expensive to repair and just crazy expensive when bought new. This is my second E wagon and I bought both the same way, as off-lease two-year-old Certified Pre-Owned (CPOs) with two extra years added to the CPO warranty for a total of three years with unlimited miles. I wouldn't consider a car like this without an extended warranty from the car's manufacturer (third party warranties are iffy). Would I buy it again? Since this is my second one, obviously I would...I already did! Love this ride.
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
My first Mercedes Benz. Purchased last month a CPO with 34K miles in metallic metal grey, Premium 1 Package, Sport Package and full led lights. AMG wheels, light grey napa leather seats with contrasting accent color and dark wood trim. The Keyless Go, Harman/Kardon Logic 7 stereo system (excellent sound), Navi, rear camera and glass roof/ sunroof, auto rear window sun screen, auto start stop ALL work well. Still looks and drives like the 65K car it was new. Every time I get behind the wheel I think wow! I like that this coupe is stylishly unique (no B pillars). Previous car was a Lexus and with so many around it didn't look as special as this MB. Performance and build quality is excellent. More room in trunk than expected especially with split back seats down. I mostly drive in eco mode avg. 28mph. Driving between Austin and Dallas avg. 32mph. Only minor negative comment is engine is a little rough sounding at startup, It smooths out quickly. If you want a sport coupe that is fun and practical, this is the car. Other sport coupes handle more aggresivle but for daily driving on regular roads I'd rather have a firm but comfortable ride.
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
This is my third Mercedes and I've had it for a little approx. 1 1/2 years. I bought it with 9,900 miles on it with the remaining warranty of 1 1/2 years left. I also opted for an extended warranty of three years as the vehicle was certified. Over all a great car. The ride is a little tight, which is a little sportier than the sedan, also of my choosing. It weighs in at about 370 lbs. lighter than the sedan, according to Auto Guide. 0-60 is about 4.5 seconds. That's pretty quick for a 3,770 lb. vehicle. Put it in manual and use the paddle shifters and change the suspension to sport, and it changes the ride, and puts a smile on your face. If you can afford one, get one.