2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Reviews

2011 Mercedes Benz E Class
4.8
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exceptional vehicle

by from new york state on December 2, 2010

After exhaustively comparing and then test driving the cars in its class, the BMW 5 and GT, Audi A6 (I owned the 08 A6) , Infiniti m35x, Lexus GS, Cadillac CTS, I was suprised to find the E350 &550 be...
After exhaustively comparing and then test driving the cars in its class, the BMW 5 and GT, Audi A6 (I owned the 08 A6) , Infiniti m35x, Lexus GS, Cadillac CTS, I was suprised to find the E350 &550 better than the rest. While the E350 is nice, and as good or better than the BMW and Audi (the Infiniti, Cadillac and Lexus did not even come close) the E550 was hands down the best car. Incredibly quiet, handles great, love the interior and the gas mileage is 25-26 on the highway usually going well over 75mph. Pricey but, in my mind, worth it. That being said, would probably have bought another Audi except for the maintenance nightmare I had with the 08.
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Handles like a dream

by from Florida on June 22, 2010

A remarkable automobile.like floating on a cloud. Now if only the garage door opener worked it would be perfection.
A remarkable automobile.like floating on a cloud. Now if only the garage door opener worked it would be perfection.
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Piece of junk

by from IL on September 15, 2016

Beautiful junk on wheels. At 15kmiles driver seat ripped, at 45kmiles the engine knocked. Turned out to be scored cylinder wall, very common problem on these cars with m272/ m273 engines (just google ...
Beautiful junk on wheels. At 15kmiles driver seat ripped, at 45kmiles the engine knocked. Turned out to be scored cylinder wall, very common problem on these cars with m272/ m273 engines (just google scored cylinder on m272 engine). Per the mechanics, every 4th benz with those engine types eventually get cylinder(s) scored. Mercedes is aware of this problem and even released TSB but of course, no recalls.The only option is to replace engine. Forgot to mention that my car is one owner pampered car with great maintenance history and regular oil changes. Do not buy this garbage!!!!
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Does not recommend this car

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Significantly improved

by from Boston, MA on September 10, 2012

I had previously owned a 2006 E350 AWD and was very happy with the car from an overall perspective having gone from a 2000 E430. I have recently traded into a 2011 E350 AWD and WOW, what a difference....
I had previously owned a 2006 E350 AWD and was very happy with the car from an overall perspective having gone from a 2000 E430. I have recently traded into a 2011 E350 AWD and WOW, what a difference. I can say every feature and performance has been improved. The electronics, especially the GPS, backup camera and controls are a generation beyond the 06. Seating is better, wider in front more room in the rear. The styling is vastly more impressive. Transmission is much smoother and engine performance is a bit better. LOVE the car.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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E350 convertible / The Perfection

by from Sarasota on February 21, 2011

I drove the car since Dec. 2010 with the AMG Sport package and was very much pleased! Absolute perfect handling, no aqua planning, perfect traction, super sound system (the vehicle is fully loaded), a...
I drove the car since Dec. 2010 with the AMG Sport package and was very much pleased! Absolute perfect handling, no aqua planning, perfect traction, super sound system (the vehicle is fully loaded), airscarf is a wonderful invention (hot air is blowing into the neck), real leather on the seats, sensor measuring the need of stopping due to long legs of the people behind, very large trunk, what could be better? More tank capacity and more reach, a little bit more space for larger people sitting behind and a sharper sticker pricing! As already said: vehicle is near perfection, specially when driving open! And, no noise, no rattling, no squeaking, complement Mercedes!
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Good Bye Lexus Hello Mercedes!

by from Tallahassee, FL on December 30, 2012

I have been a past loyal Lexus owner (LS400 and LS430). I saw a massive quality decline from the 400 to the 430. Problems with undercarriage rust, catalytic converter, Mark Levinson sound system/junk....
I have been a past loyal Lexus owner (LS400 and LS430). I saw a massive quality decline from the 400 to the 430. Problems with undercarriage rust, catalytic converter, Mark Levinson sound system/junk. Speakers all rattle/blown. Nakamichi was better by far. Seat supports failed, rear wheel bearings falied. Very poor response after contacting Lexus (sad). Decided to try the Germans. Boy have I been pleasantly surprised with the new E350. Car feels like a tank, seats very supportive, command voice controls for NAV and satelite radio extremely effective and simple. Engine power from the 6 almost as responsive as the Lexus 8 with better fuel economy. As this is my first Merc I am hoing this car lives up to the heritage I have seen from the Mercedes models of the 70s and 80s especially the almost unbelievable milage records racked up by the Mercedes indestructible diesels. So far I am very impressed with my new Mercedes E350 and the workmanship of the interrior fit and finish of the German engineers. I am a critical car owner and will follow this up as I experience the car and rack up more driving miles.
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Uses car for Commuting

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Great Car!

by from miami on July 29, 2011

I have driven a lot of different cars, VW Touareg V8, SLK300, G500, Land Rovers etc.. This is a fantastic car. Navi and radio are great, looks great, feels great. It is crazy how going 85mph feels lik...
I have driven a lot of different cars, VW Touareg V8, SLK300, G500, Land Rovers etc.. This is a fantastic car. Navi and radio are great, looks great, feels great. It is crazy how going 85mph feels like 50mph, smoothest and quietest car I have ever driven. Its so relaxing to just sit in the car while its moving and not turn any sound on or anything. Brakes are great, an automatic rear sunshade! Plenty of room in the back. Just a great overall car. Only two downsides. The car has the shifter on the wheel. I am not a big fan of that but it makes for a lot more room in the center console. Also the handing is fantastic it just the steering wheel does not have much road feel. The car is still very new so I need to get used to the way it feels but it does not have tight steering like a G500 or SLK. But great car if you are looking for a nice, quiet, smooth ride with good safety and technology with some performance 0-60 in 6.5secs is not bad at all. This is a great buy!
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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great car/poor dealer

by from Arkansas on July 15, 2013

Coast to Coast Dealer---Sales personnel very limited on knowledge on vehicle. Paper work handled very poorly and many mistake made in the work requiring numerous phone call.. Dealership is in business...
Coast to Coast Dealer---Sales personnel very limited on knowledge on vehicle. Paper work handled very poorly and many mistake made in the work requiring numerous phone call.. Dealership is in business to flip cars. Service and satisfaction came. Would not recommend buying from them. Super automobile!
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Well Balanced, Excellent Ride

by from Vancouver on June 3, 2011

Had a C 350 4matic Sedan before this one. Thought they perform similar. However the E class is way ahead in terms of ride and comfort. Seats are very supportive and interior is way more luxurious than...
Had a C 350 4matic Sedan before this one. Thought they perform similar. However the E class is way ahead in terms of ride and comfort. Seats are very supportive and interior is way more luxurious than the E. Worth the upgrade. Good value for the money. Don't understand why the other comments are all five in other criteria except for " vlaue for the Money". If it is good, you have to pay men. Not a performance car, but the power is more-than-sufficient, so I give it 4 stars. Wouldn't want to leave the driver seat everytime I drive it. The aggressive look make it stand out from the previous e models.
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Does recommend this car

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E550 4-Matic

by from Ellicott City, Maryland on December 12, 2011

I LOVE THIS CAR! What a joy to drive and looks and rides even better. I had a 2007 E550 4-Matic and this one is ever better, if you can believe that!
I LOVE THIS CAR! What a joy to drive and looks and rides even better. I had a 2007 E550 4-Matic and this one is ever better, if you can believe that!
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Uses car for Work

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