Mercedes Benz E500 Estate (W211) aka ‘Thirsty Merc’ PistonHeads

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Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211

The latest addition to the household has and after a decade of my father himself to diesel fuelled VAG (admittedly followed by a year of him around in my old S60 T5) the rather more if less parsimonious, replacement is

The big seller for us was the vehicle’s provenance. I want to embarrass the personal and PHer who we bought the car from by him out here, but suffice to say you couldn’t asked for a better former This shows in the immaculate from the bodywork, to the wheels, to the Hard to believe this car has been subject to six years and miles of family duties. the pride he takes in his driving we it hadn’t ever been mistreated, and that means a lot a car of this age and complexity.

To drive, you immediately notice the mass of the car (c.1.8 tonnes) but despite this mass, it so delicately on its air suspension. I’ve ridden in a car with a better than this, and virtually no from bumps and potholes are through to the cabin. The payoff is there is a lot of body movement. not to say it’s uncontrolled (for the Airmatic will increase on the outside wheels when mimicking an anti-roll bar) but it the vehicle to be thrown through

This being a 2007 year W211 E-class, it has the new 5.5 V8 rather than 5.0 seen in the That means 388 bhp peak and of torque from 2500rpm 5000rpm, so it shifts itself quite adequately. Acceleration neck-snapping like the AMG variants, but is a very different beast one which trades on effortless and understated capability over force. It could be argued a remapped 320 CDI would give that isn’t noticeably in the lower half of the rev range, but for me a big block is about refinement, and the ‘bag of spanners’ idle always sends NV and H though the core of diesel cars.

The 7G-tronic torque converter away imperceptibly. Only a eye on the rev counter will notice changing at just 1500 and cruising at not far off tickover. Because of the engine is never heard, but your foot into will emit the subtle but recognisable sound of eight working in harmony. In terms of it’s early days to be figures, but the last full returned 23.5 mpg over a mix of types, while a steady motorway cruise gets it the early 30s.

Inside the car, the seats infinite adjustability, but are harder the sumptuous ones of the Volvo. the interior quality is good, are two faults that spring to Firstly the unorthodox position of the stalk, which is at 8 ‘o’ while the cruise control sits where you’d the indicators to be, at just above 9 clock. Secondly, while nice to have the integrated it doesn’t warrant leaving the at home — the maps are out of and cost as much as a brand new unit to update, the interface is and postcodes inputs are limited to characters.

Overall, the car gives off a sense of solidness, exactly how you imagine a should feel. Petrol will be higher than but in reality this is only mpg fewer than the T5, and given adds the power of a modest hatch over the already Volvo, we’re hardly in a to complain. On the plus side, costs aren’t exhobitant and is minimal at this stage. The factor looms, but research these post-facelift models are the air suspension being the only

Optional extras spec’d on car:

Electric driver + steering column + door w/ memory

Electrically adjustable seat w/ memory

Multi driver seat

Multi passenger seat

Heated seats

COMAND (satellite

harmon/kardon LOGIC7 sound

CD changer (6 disc)

Telephone pre (Bluetooth)

Rear side

Tyre pressure monitoring

Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211

Keyless Go

Distronic (radar cruise control)

Parktronic sensors)

Easy pack (motorised)

Intelligent Lighting adaptive)

Tow bar (folding w/ 13 pin adaptor)

E500 base price:

Total cost of options:

Total ORT cost (inc and other fees): £59,641.04

we paid? Considerably less what the first owner on options alone. Happy

Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211
Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211
Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211
Mercedes-Benz E 500 W211

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