The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is being hailed as the triumphant champion of all luxuries cars in the history of luxury cars. 2010 is a year of change for the E-Class. One of the most notable changes is that the price tag from 2009 has dropped by a whopping $5,400.
The Mercedes E-Class is led by the E350 and E550. The E coupe also now replaces the CLK-Class but the coupe has too much of the old to be mentioned here. The E350 has standard 17-inch wheels, sunroof, automatic climate control, and the COMAND electronic control system. The E550 adds upgraded brakes and an air suspension with 18-inch wheels.
The interior of the E-Class features nice-looking angles with dark wood trim for a very serious look. The seriousness goes well with the overall comfort and firm seating. The back is spacious and will fit anyone, large or small. In this car, no one really minds sitting in the back seat. The COMAND electronic interface has a large display screen that looks great but takes a little getting used to.
The new 2010 E-Class engines are some of the best Mercedes has to offer. The E350 Engine comes standard with a 3.5L V6 producing 268 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque. The transmission on the E350 is a 7-speed automatic and the car is rear-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. The real prizes are in the E550 and the E63 AMG.
The E550 has a 5.5L V8 that revs out 382 horsepower and 391 ft/lb of torque. The E550 goes 0-60 mph in only 5.3 seconds and fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway.
The E63 AMG really puts it out the power, sporting a 6.2L V8 with 518 horsepower and 465 lb/ft of torque. The 7-speed automatic transmission has a paddle-shift mode and accelerates 0-60 mph in an unbelievable 4.4 seconds.