Nov 19, 2010
Reviewed By Keith Martin
Price as Tested $77,425. Premium Package, Appearance Package, Distronic Plus Package
Likes

Sleek styling, typically intelligent Mercedes dash layout, easy-to-use top.

Dislikes

Sadly, same old poor navigation system with user-cruel interface, very limited trunk space with top down, cramped back seats.

Verdict

This was my ride for the Monterey weekend, and it was perfect as a two-person cruiser. On those rare mornings the fog lifted, the top was down in a jiffy. I’ve owned several E-classes, and always found them to be the nearly perfect combination of size and function. Throw in the burble from the four-cam V8, and you’ve got both an autobahn flier and a two-lane, top-town fun machine.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
5.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 382 hp 5.5L 32-valve V8