2006 MercedesBenz EClass Review

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2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

power, more choices.

By McCullough


T he 2006 E-Class features a more standard engine, the one that on the most popular model. new V6 is a welcome improvement, but it really not change the basic character of was already a fine automobile.

The in many ways epitomizes the brand, at least in the eyes of consumers. It s the company s best line worldwide and one of the best-selling models in the United States.

The describes a full line of roomy sedans that are safe, practical, comfortable, and fast. Yet the cost of operating the E350, in terms of fuel and maintenance, can be quite reasonable. The features some of the world s advanced safety technology.

what most people of when they think of the E-Class expresses status in understated fashion.

Since a frame-up overhaul for year 2003, the E-Class has steadily, and now includes seven sedans that seat wagons that seat V6 engines, V8s or one of the finest diesels in the United States, optional all-wheel drive and screaming models from supertuner Any of these seven models a combination of attributes surpassed by few or trucks anywhere.

For 2006, is a slight change in E-Class thanks to a change in engine The E350 sedan and wagon are by a new-generation 3.5-liter V6 that 20 percent more power the previous 3.2-liter V6 (used in the with no decrease in fuel The E350 is the Mercedes first cam V6 and it generates 268 horsepower, compared to 221 the 3.2-liter V6 it replaces.

Yet, to Mercedes high-tech, seven-speed transmission, the E350 loses in mileage to its less powerful

Meanwhile, there is no better of how far passenger car diesel technology has than the E320 CDI with impressive common-rail direct turbodiesel engine.

Also new for is a supercharged E55 AMG wagon boasting 469 Woe is the guy in the sports car who smirks at this station wagon. It is truly a in sheep s clothing.

The Mercedes is an icon, a benchmark in its class. It in one of the most competitive market today as it goes toe-to-toe outstanding luxury sedans as the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Acura RL.


The E-Class lineup can daunting and complex and the 2006 year includes a new engine and a new It really isn t that difficult, because there is only one choice: four-door sedan or From there, it s a matter of the engine and whether you want

The E350 sedan ($50,050) is the model. The name change its new 3.5-liter V6 engine. It comes with the new seven-speed automatic


Standard features include automatic dual-zone climate 10-way power front with leather seating and position memory, real walnut trim, a power and telescoping steering wheel, a stereo, power windows one-touch express operation up and down, auto-dimming mirrors and windshield wipers. 4Matic variable all-wheel drive is available. Also available is an Package ($3,960) that sporty lower body and Mercedes Airmatic computer-controlled air

The E320 CDI ($51,050) is equipped to the E350, but features the common-rail injection turbodiesel engine.

The ($58,400) is powered by a 302-hp V8, more standard equipment the E350. Upgrades include a climate control system separate temperature adjustments for sides of the cabin, front and and the variable air suspension.

The E350 wagon ($52,300) and wagon ($62,000) are equipped to the respective sedans. The 4Matic system comes standard on wagons. A power liftgate and organizer are standard, and the E-Class add something rare among European counterparts: a folding seat that increases capacity by two.

Options let equip an E350 with all the upgraded equipment that on the E500. There are dozens options offered on all E-Class including radar-controlled Distronic cruise control, which a set distance from cars a credit card-sized transmitter Keyless Go, which allows the doors and starting the car by touching the handle and the gear selector; obstacle warning, which with parking and enhances by alerting the driver to objects in of and behind the car.

The E55 AMG ($81,800) is performance-tuned by Mercedes AMG. It s equipped with a intercooled V8 producing 469 horsepower, a controllable five-speed automatic bigger tires, wheels and and an aggressively tuned suspension. hotrod is distinguished by a unique package, interior trim and AMG inside and out.

For 2006, offers an E55 AMG wagon ($82,600) for the time.

Safety features on all include active front restraints, which are new for 2006. In the of a rear collision exceeding the s deployment threshold, the front restraints move forward two inches and upward by more an inch, helping to support the and reduce whiplash injuries. E-Class car comes standard eight airbags: dual airbags, side-impact airbags for and rear passengers, and head-protection that run the length of the cabin on sides. The airbag management employs multiple impact designed to more precisely the timing and rate of deployment.

The system accounts for the weight of a passenger and controls seatbelt according to the force of impact. safety features start anti-skid stability electronics and the evolution of ABS.

• For information such as specs, and photos of the 2006 Mercedes-Benz click here: 2006 E-Class.


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