2010 MercedesBenz EClass E550 Coupe Review

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Review

MERCEDES-BENZ E550 COUPE

A Coupe Style and Panache

By Steve

TheAutoChannel.com

Detroit Bureau

is another of those cars I didn’t want to give at the end of the week. It’s one of those that felt sooooo in every way. I also deprived and a bit disappointed because I was out of on another project for three during my week with the V8 Coupe, meaning I had that less time to enjoy it. I did like I got a thorough sense of the car in few days, though.

This is the full-zoot, luxury 2+2 coupe about a year ago by Mercedes-Benz. As you expect from this German sedan the Teutonic really shines through else. It replaces the beautiful CLK we two summers ago, and share with both C and E-Class Wheelbase is about the same as the but it really feels more the of the E-Class sedan.

We’ve come to expect in style and design from respected German firm, and we are not with this new E-Class The front view is a bit busy, but busy with dramatic – lots of sharp-angled trapezoids in a bit of swoopy drama. The long steeply raked windshield and roofline make for a bold and coupe profile. The bulging flank with exaggerated of the rear wheel arch a surprising visual element at the shape of a 1930s rear flare. Bold character flow and rise rearward out to a forward-sloping deck and tail is anything but plain and boring. exhausts with large hint at the power and thrust within.

Sidling in through the door and into the extra driver’s seat we feel someone important, being by such and amazing level of quality and luxury. Looking our shoulder we see the 2+2 seating (rather a typical 5-passenger layout) a high console between the seats like some of the 2+2s. The rear seats are deep and essentially the same as front buckets, well and clad in mighty fine Look in front of us and the five-gauge cluster includes a nice big clock along with the essential dials. Everything we has a gratifying, up-scale feel and of the functions are easily managed.

The rear seat backs for a bit of extra utility and the trunk an admirable 15.9 cubic-feet of

The only criticism of the interior I is, like my pretty blonde’s I found the seats a bit to narrow and for my broad beam. After than an hour in the driver’s my backside began to hurt. would not be a problem, I’m sure, for with a more modest

Perhaps the best thing this luxury car is the performance. Of that term refers to than just acceleration, but the is awesome with zero-to 60 of 5 seconds flat. That because of this 382-horsepower, V8 mated to a new 7-speed adaptive transmission. It really feels 400+ horsepower, perhaps it generates so much torque 391 pound-feet. The AMG version of this makes 518 horsepower (not yet in the coupe) and gains a few tenths of a better zero-to-60 time, but I say, the non-AMG version plenty of adrenalin on full

The EPA rates fuel economy at 15 in the and 23 on the highway using premium


We love the appearance of the brakes. that sound silly? through the aggressively styled, 18-inch wheels we can see the perforated, discs with painted sporting the Mercedes-Benz name. wide-open alloy, aluminum and wheels so popular on many why not include the brake calipers as a element. Tires are aggressive-looking in the front and 255/35R18 on the rear.

Brakes, steering, suspension – all are rate. Much of the independent design and geometry is shared the last C-Class, that is, struts in front and a five-link in the rear. With sporty and adaptive capability the dynamic keeps pace with your driving style and road conditions. I pushed it hard this week and was with its poise and balance. It felt too harsh, though it is tight and sporty.

The E550 at $54,650 and, as you might you get a lot of luxury content for that Add the $6,350 Premium Package Hard Drive GPS Navigation Real-Time Traffic Data, Control, 6GB Music Register, Logic7 Surround Sound with Dolby Digital HD Radio, Sirius Satellite iPod/MP3 Media Interface, Window Sunshade, Rear Camera, Heated and Active Front Seats, Bi-Xenon with Active Curve Adaptive High Beam LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Turn Indicators, Headlamp and Keyless Entry and Ignition) and the Wood/Leather Steering Wheel and Knob option, plus for delivery and our bottom line is

The E-Class Coupe with a V6 (E350) can be had for a base price of $48,000 and the super-hot AMG E63 is available in guise with well 500 horsepower. But, that is not available in the coupe yet.

One ergonomic charm of the E550 needs mentioning. Since it is a with extra long the shoulder strap mounts are behind us so when we start the car the strap guide moves like magic so we can grasp it easily. Though once you it and pull it across your the receptacle is unnecessarily deep the seat and the console.

Mercedes’ new car warranty covers the car for 4 or 50,000 miles.

My only complaint this week was the parking brake that setting itself without me it to. Perhaps M-B has programmed in some that controls that but I found it most off-putting.

So, if in this market – upscale, luxury sport coupe plenty of room for guests guests, that is) this one to be on your shopping list.

Purdy, Shunpiker Productions, All Reserved

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