Jan 19, 2006
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $54,100
Likes

Masterpiece of restraint. Base car offers 268 hp, 3.5-liter engine, and seven-speed automatic. Options range through turbo-diesel and 4-Matic to 469-hp V8 in AMG 55 (for end-of-life crisis?). Subdued, comfortable interior with heated seats walnut trim, simple dash, and reassuring analog clock. Beautiful finish, big trunk, intuitively easy to drive, with all the latest handling and safety gadgets—and decent 25 mpg.

Dislikes

Nav system designed to make you crazy. Subdued styling, looks great along side new BWM 5- and 7-series, which is faint praise indeed. 

Verdict

Nav system designed to make you crazy. Subdued styling, looks great along side new BWM 5- and 7-series, which is faint praise indeed. 

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
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