35 reviews
2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Available Price Range $3,963-$14,319 Trims10 Combined MPG 18-32 Seats 5-7

Our Take on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take

Mercedes-Benz introduced a new generation of its midsize E-Class sedan for 2003. A 221-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 powered the E320, while the E500 got a 302-hp V-8. A high-performance E55 AMG model with a 469-hp supercharged V-8 is also available. A wagon body style is offered, and E-Class models ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complicated, nonintuitive controls
  • Price
  • Fuel economy of E55 AMG

Notable Features

  • Variety of engine choices
  • Available seven-speed automatic
  • RWD or AWD
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • E320 CDI diesel sedan
  • E350 replaces E320 for 2006


Our Expert Reviews

It's time to talk diesel. The catalyst is the Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI turbodiesel sedan.The E320 has a distinctly German personality. The ride is firm, the handling is tight, and the brakes are powerful. But it's the diesel engine that makes it feel most like a European Mercedes.The diesel E-Class is an excellent example of why diesels are so popular in Europe. The engine has a fuel mi... Read full review for the 2006 Mercedes Benz E Class

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Update from 12/2009 Review

by Diesel Guy from Philadelphia on September 21, 2012

I wrote about how much I love my 2006 E320CDI Diesel in December of 2009, when the car probably had about 50,000 miles on it (I bought it used at around 36,000 miles in May of 2009). Well, here we are... Read Full Review

10 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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