2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 — Flash Drive

This 2010 review is representative of model years 2010 to 2013.
By Staff of MSN Autos

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe replaces the CLK in the lineup, combining the front-end styling of the new E-Class sedan with a sleek coupe roofline to create a dramatic profile. The 3-pointed star in the grille, rather than on the hood, ties the E350 Coupe back to performance-oriented Mercedes-Benz models from the past. A perfect personal car, the E350 Coupe delivers a pleasing combination of luxury, sportiness, safety and fun; it looks good and it feels good to drive. The direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine has good power with 268 horsepower on tap, which is always available thanks to a smooth 7-speed automatic transmission that adapts to the driver's driving style. –Mike Meredith

The redesigned E-Class is one good-looking sedan, and with two fewer doors it gets even better-looking. The E-Class coupe is about 6 inches shorter than the sedan, but it is still a large car — much larger than I expected. The rear seat offers a bit less legroom and headroom than the sedan, but it's still perfectly usable for short distances. However, access to the rear does require some agility and flexibility. As expected from Mercedes, the E-Class provides a smooth, comfortable ride with little road noise. Power is not exceptional - I would prefer the E550 with its powerful V8 - but fuel economy from the V6 is reasonable, delivering more than 20 mpg. The E-Class coupe is unique in the market, and while I like the look, my practical side would prefer the usability of the sedan over the 2-door model. –Perry Stern

This new E350 coupe replaces the aging CLK coupe in Mercedes-Benz lineup. Combining sleek styling, high-tech electronics and a comfortable ride, this new Benz has been refreshed in all the right areas. The venerable V6 powerplant is used once again in the E350, which delivers spirited acceleration and decent gas efficiency. I was able to get 22 mpg in mixed driving. The E350 also offers a smooth ride and would be comfortable on long trips. The interior is nicely equipped, with wood accents and luxurious leather treatment. However, the E350 has a tight back seat for adults around 6 feet tall, as legroom and headroom are cramped. I did not like the location of the cruise-control wand on the steering wheel, either, as it was too easy to hit the wand when reaching for the turn signal. Checking off several options gets the E350's price slightly north to $55,000, which is pricey for a midlevel Mercedes-Benz. But if money were no object, I'd think about it. –Joe Chulick


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