Best Bet
(4.7) 39 reviews
MSRP: $4,866$19,034
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 15-27
Engine: 210-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take

Last year, Mercedes-Benz updated its E-Class midsize sedan, adding two new optional engines, styling changes, a Pre-Safe system and an AMG performance variant. Changes for 2008 are minimal, with an AMG appearance package now available on E350 and E550 models. The V-6-powered E350 continues, and a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Styling unchanged

Notable Features

  • Sedan or wagon body styles
  • 261-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8
  • 211-hp, 3.2-liter diesel V-6
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • AMG Sport package

8 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.