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2011 E-Class Review

Refined and engines, comfortable and competent and leading build quality the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class a choice for an executive vehicle.

The View

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz has something for everyone – who is willing to pay for it. The is an incredibly versatile vehicle, to do family duty, touring and sport duty with panache, and for those who want a little more focused, the convertible, AMG and turbodiesel options little to want. Watch for the jumps as the options add up, but otherwise find little to complain with the E-Class.

At a Glance

all around” could describe the Last year, Mercedes the vehicle’s ninth-generation platform and yanked all the organic aesthetic out of its executive. Walking around the sitting inside, every seems to be sharp and straight. A look reveals the truth, the E-Class is a study in juxtaposition. For straight line, there’s a or a curve waiting.

Sports-car performance tempered ultra luxury. The E-Class is a without compromise, something car companies seem to do so well – design that doesn’t Spartan.

The fact it’s in so many configurations only the point. You choose – sedan, estate, convertible or diesel – the can offer it all. The year a new generational introduction is usually quiet, but the diesel sedan, and estate wagon are all new for 2011, and razor sharp.


The is powered by one of no less than engines, depending on the trim including a diesel option. with the E350, buyers be treated to a 3.5-liter V6 engine, out 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Peak for this engine comes at rpm for hp and 2,400 for torque, providing a and versatile powerband that well to aggressive throttle or changes.

The baby of the bunch, still quick enough to an E350 sedan to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and .3 quicker in the coupe.

E550 trims get two extra and a lot more hp in the form of a 5.5-liter V8 producing 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque at and 2,800 rpm, respectively. make the 60 trip in 5 flat to Mercedes, but some testers mentioned feeling slower. can be explained by the overall girth of the with a curb weight peaks near 4,000

Regardless the 5.5 is noticeably faster the 3.5 and stronger still in all situations, smooth application of power would require throttle and downshifting in the E350.

For a more power delivery system, to the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 in the E350 sedan. With a comparatively 210-hp rating, the real comes from the 400 lb-ft of it’ll produce. There’s the peak power levels at 3,800 rpm for hp and a knee-creaking 1,800 rpm for the figure.

That means a amount of power almost available from a refined engine that will do to remind you of the diesel offerings of the generation.

But that’s not the end of the story. handed over engine to AMG to produce its first engine scratch for the company – a monster V8. 518 hp shows up at 6,800 rpm, a short time after torque arrives, bringing in 465 at 5,200.

For anyone courageous enough to maximum power, this a 4.4-second trip to 60 mph. It was primarily as a racing engine, but for use in special versions of Mercedes Upon its introduction, Mercedes it was the world’s fastest naturally V8 engine.

It feels it.

A 7-speed transmission is the sole offering for all engines and configurations. It’s and quick, although some have found it hunting with the 3.5-liter engine, when sticking around and third gears. Still, enough to deliver 18/26 mpg in a E350 or 16/24 if equipped all-wheel drive – the same as a RWD Clicking AWD for the E550 will fuel economy down to As expected, the AMG is the thirstiest of the group, in at 13/20.

However, it’s the in the E350 BlueTEC sedan really disappoints, managing to only 22/33.



Adjustments to the suspension and more the steering have made latest-generation E-Class a better of German handling. The best would be an E550 sedan its electronic air suspension, providing inputs and changes to the suspension on speed and driver input. It nearly all bumps, lumps and without making the driver but can still rise to the level of needed when you start

Lighter E350 trims are nimble, but don’t handle absorption with as much

Thankfully, even the stiffer available in the Sport and AMG Performance manage to blend handling and quality with impressive never letting you down in a while also not registering little ripple. Combined the steering improvements it’s a big upgrade in the handling department for pushing it much closer to leader BMW.


The E-Class benefits much the hand-me-downs of its bigger brother the benefiting from much of the and luxury that have there. While some complain about the complexity of the system, which manages audio and navigation functions, the is well-designed and easy to operate driving, after the initial Cars simply aren’t the the door, sit in the seat, turn the key and go” they used to be, and this is a thing.

There’s a lot variety in the E-Class’ design, depending on trim although it’s all aesthetic. quality and materials remain however, and are both at the top of the class. and wood accents are especially in raising the overall ambiance, as is the LED lighting in the sedan.

Seating is and comfortable in the sedan, but becomes limited in the coupe and convertibles. space is abundant front and in the sedan with regard to head- and legroom, headroom sparse up front in the coupe or and both are at a premium in the rear. The issue at least can be combated by the power soft top, drops in less than 20 at speeds up to 25 mph.


has always been a top priority for and it shows in its list of standard features. All E-Class trims standard with traction and control as well as four-wheel discs with brake The usual dual front and airbags are included here, but also get front hip-protecting as well as a driver knee and four curtain-side airbags in the and coupes.

Convertibles instead get front alone. Further safety include Driver Fatigue and a Pre-Crash Safety System, with daytime running

What Owners Think

the design of the E-Class has been divisive, overall build and quality have created no problems. The E-Class remains a in both categories here and comfort also remains a point. In fact, with the that have been to the suspension and steering, overall comfort has increased in recent not to mention handling in general, new owners to the brand.

While complain about the comfort and of the coupes and convertibles, it’s to take such criticism when the sedan option is available.


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