Drive MercedesBenz E350 Used Car Review

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Mercedes-Benz W211

David Morley


It might be an exclusive car, but the E-class Mercedes-Benz range had something for everyone (with a fat

From the four-cylinder E200 to the storming AMG with V8 engine, the covered most bases in the sedan segment.

For all that, the seller was the middle-of-the-road model. its launch in the second half of the V6-powered E320 stole the with more than 45 per of buyers. Of those, most sedans but Benz also a very sensible station-wagon You might need to search far and to find one, but if it’s seats you need, there are few choices.

And the sensible E-Class only got in 2005 when the engine was to the new 3.5-litre V6.

The 3.2-litre V6 was an evolution of the V6 that replaced the rather inline six we first saw in the W124 of the 1980s.

Frankly, the original V6 was a tiny bit of a letdown — it refined enough for many.

It well enough and produced power (165 kW in its final but it got a bit noisy and harsh when you let it off the chain.

Many owners would have noticed this revved the engine hard to find out) but it remained the major foible (failing is too a word).

But the facelift in 2005 some of that.

Along the hike in capacity to 3.5 litres, also jumped to a full 200 kW. the big Benz had the performance many craved.

But with four per cylinder it was also smoother before, although it’s true to say that even the new couldn’t match the old inline six for

It’s a bit of a moot point, because the new V6’s potency it didn’t need to be revved to so even fewer owners have confronted the slight way up high in the rev-range.

Meanwhile, the of the W211 package was pure

Available in Mercedes’ Elegance and specification from 2002, the V6 was not in entry-level Classic trim being reserved for lesser-powered

So, as well as the kind of build that is standard in a Benz, you got quality materials for the interior and a long list of standard Some pundits at the time whether the interior finish was up to the standard, but time seems not to aged the E-class interior.

The standard kit included cruise full electrics, alloy leather, metallic paint, front seats, a good multi-function steering-wheel, woodgrain and satellite navigation.

On the safety the E-class was loaded with the gear, including the usual of air-bags (front, side and every conceivable braking and technology (Brake Assist, brakes, brake-force distribution, control, anti-skid control) and pre-tensioners.

Mercedes-Benz W211

There’s no doubt the later, 3.5-litre car is the superior to drive, but unless you were to compare them back-to-back, less in it than you might

Aside from the extra the biggest mechanical advantage of the car was its seven-speed automatic transmission for the E320).

Both versions of the are still relatively new and deserve the that the factory recommends. The line is that they’re not cheap to run. On the other their reliability is more or assured.

Need to know

repairs are poison to prestige If the car has been in a bingle, make the repairs were done

An independent inspection is cheap of mind for a car like this.

interior shut lines and all

Mercedes-Benz W211
Mercedes-Benz W211

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