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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Reviews

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GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN 2012

by from Florida on October 27, 2011

I've owned 2010 and 2011 E350, but the 2012's new engine and fuel economy are outstanding! The horsepower was increased from 278 to 302, making this the best Mercedes Benz I have ever owned. I got the...
I've owned 2010 and 2011 E350, but the 2012's new engine and fuel economy are outstanding! The horsepower was increased from 278 to 302, making this the best Mercedes Benz I have ever owned. I got the P2 pkg with heated/ventilated seats, contour/massage driver's seat, leather, rear spoiler, MSRP was 62325.00. The handling is superb. The technology is unbelievable - you can even get a weather forecast for 3 days in any city by using the Sirius "weather" option. Even shows satellite view of storms, cold fronts, etc. I pulled up a satellite view of the hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico - unbelievable. The voice activation for GPS, audio/video, and telephone are superb - had no difficulty getting what I wanted by just using voice activation. \ My fuel economy on the 2011 and 2010 was 26.5 highway - on the new 2012, I'm getting over 30 mpg. That's impressive. The interior of the car is elegant, but not overly gaudy. Use of wood and ambient lighting at night is magnificent. The cornering light, adaptive headlights and automatic headlight control for brights and low beams is great. Acceleration is the major improvement I've noticed. I used to kick the accelerated down to get ahead of a car on the highway- now, I just accelerate a little, without kicking it down, and I pass the car in front of me. This is a car that is a true "KEEPER" for at least 4 years when the warranty expires. I've never had a car that I've enjoyed so much. I highly recommend this new E350 Sedan.
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Great car but misses some marks

by from Palm Beach FL on April 8, 2013

E350 Sport with P1 and P2 packages, 20" AMG and just about every bell and whistle you can think of. Pros: Style is amazing. I have the Steel Grey and matched up with 20" AMG Split Spoke wheels provid...
E350 Sport with P1 and P2 packages, 20" AMG and just about every bell and whistle you can think of. Pros: Style is amazing. I have the Steel Grey and matched up with 20" AMG Split Spoke wheels provides the agressive look I was looking for. Harmon Kardon Audio system offers crisp an clear sound. Enjoyable at any level even with the Pano Roof open. Seats are comfortable and having massage and auto contour seats makes driving really fun. Pano Roof offers tons of sun, and a cool look when open, rear passengers enjoy the view. Split fold down seats are great for lugging 3 sets of golf clubs. Trunk is roomy. Cons: Navigation needs to be ripped out of the car. Asking the system to navigate somewhere can take 15-20 minutes of pure rage. I can ask my phone to navigate somewhere in 20 seconds with 100% precision. Why can't Mercedes figure it out? Back to the drawing board for Navigation. I end up using my phone or portable Garmin instead, which really says it all. The Park, Nutral, Reverse column shift is a bit odd. I forget to put it in park quite often since I used to dive a BMW 5 series with console shifter. It's nice having extra console space but not sure if I can get used to the column shift. The paddle shifters for down/up shifts work good. Don't forget to look at what gear you're in, because you can get into some trouble if you down shift too low. Voice commands and bluetooth audio work well, but no comparison to the quality of the BMW. Handling is not nearly as crisp as the BMW, but I was not expecting it to be. Mercedes are not known for performance/handling like BMW. Overall I like things about the BMW 5 Series and the MB E350. I really like them both very much and glad I've had a chance to own both. Love the styling of the MB E350 and comforts, but miss the performance/handling of the BMW. The E350 offers TONS of bells and whistles. Watch DVD movies on the screen, download CD's to hard drive, bluetooth Pandora is great, and the contour seats with massage is over the top. If you are looking for a stylish executive car with power and comfort, this is the car. If you are looking for performance/handling the BMW 535 is the deal. I just don't like the styling of the BMW. A bit outdated.
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Great car if you don't live around potholes

by from New York on April 8, 2013

We love this car and its got a great ride with speed, comfort and handling. The one pet peeve which is getting expensive is the low profile tires. As we live in the New York area there are storms, sno...
We love this car and its got a great ride with speed, comfort and handling. The one pet peeve which is getting expensive is the low profile tires. As we live in the New York area there are storms, snow, etc and heavy weather causes pot holes. In the last 2 months, we have bent 2 rims and have blown 3 tires on moderate to small potholes at low speed. Not a good vehicle for any city area where the city takes time to fix their potholes. IE New York City
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1st Mercedes (former multiple Lexus owner)

by from Los Angeles, CA on April 7, 2012

Ordered my 2012 E-350 Cabriolet a couple months ago and picked up this great car 2 weeks ago. Got it with just about everything on it. Great car! Everything works perfectly, the interior is very luxur...
Ordered my 2012 E-350 Cabriolet a couple months ago and picked up this great car 2 weeks ago. Got it with just about everything on it. Great car! Everything works perfectly, the interior is very luxurious and the car feels very solid. Have owed may Lexi over the years and never thought I would switch but this car has changed my mind. Although not the most powerful engine it is nonetheless quick and spirited when needed and a cruiser otherwise. The air cap really works well and you can have a normal conversation with passengers and listed to music without turning the volume up to max. Dealership was easy to work with and got the car at 4.5% off of sticker. The only negative I can find is that the Mercedes navigation system (Comand) is not the most user friendly, however, the voice control works better than any other car I've seen.
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Really great car

by from Chicago, IL on August 11, 2013

This is the one of one of the best cars I have ever purchased!!! I would very much recommend this to a friend, very good reliability,of good build quality, nice mileage it's the full package!!!!!!!! I...
This is the one of one of the best cars I have ever purchased!!! I would very much recommend this to a friend, very good reliability,of good build quality, nice mileage it's the full package!!!!!!!! I would buy again.
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2012 E350

by from Houston Texas on December 5, 2013

I recently purchased a 2012 E350 from DeMontrond Auto Group located in North Houston. The car is amazing! It drives and handles well on the road. Loaded with amenities. Great MPGs. The people at DeMon...
I recently purchased a 2012 E350 from DeMontrond Auto Group located in North Houston. The car is amazing! It drives and handles well on the road. Loaded with amenities. Great MPGs. The people at DeMontrond were super. Very professional and down to Earth people. I would highly recommend this dealership to anyone looking to purchase a new or used vehicle.
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Best

by from Brookline, MA on May 22, 2014

I was looking for a white "certified pre-owned" convertible as my 2003 CLK 320 convertible was growing old. I found my perfect choice: 2012 E 350 convertible with 11,000 miles. Perfect condition (as f...
I was looking for a white "certified pre-owned" convertible as my 2003 CLK 320 convertible was growing old. I found my perfect choice: 2012 E 350 convertible with 11,000 miles. Perfect condition (as far as I can determine). Beautiful body looks, white with sand interior in excellent condition. Enjoyable driving with excellent acoustics. 23 mph with high test gas. Very nice sales experience.
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Love my new E350

by from Boca Raton, FL on April 25, 2012

Bought this car new a few months ago. Love everything about it, from the styling to performance. I would recommend this car for someone wanting a very comfortable, reliable car with good fuel economy.
Bought this car new a few months ago. Love everything about it, from the styling to performance. I would recommend this car for someone wanting a very comfortable, reliable car with good fuel economy.
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Best Mercedes I have owned

by from on June 18, 2012

I owned several Mercedes and was disappointed in my last one a 2000 CLK. I tentatively went to an array of different car dealers and thought I might as well check Mercedes again. WOW was I shocked at ...
I owned several Mercedes and was disappointed in my last one a 2000 CLK. I tentatively went to an array of different car dealers and thought I might as well check Mercedes again. WOW was I shocked at the new design, appointments and all the changes they had made. This is the best car I have ever owned!!
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Clearly the Best

by from Simi Valley on November 17, 2011

Mercedes Benz has really hit the nail on the head with this vehicle. From its Exterior Design Lines to the well thought out and appointed Interior you know that you are in a well thought out Luxury Ca...
Mercedes Benz has really hit the nail on the head with this vehicle. From its Exterior Design Lines to the well thought out and appointed Interior you know that you are in a well thought out Luxury Car. The Command Navigation Center is intuitive and easy to use unlike some of its other German Competiors! The new Weather Feature is amazing! Can't wait to go skiing and find out up to the minute ski reports on my favorite resorts! The fuel economy is fantastic and Mercedes has given it more pony's under the hood with a whopping 302! I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone that is looking for Luxury, Performance and most of all Value as it has very affordable lease programs that wouldn't expect from a vehicle with the features it has to offer. If you haven't had an oppportunity to experience this vehicle for yourself I would highly recommend that you go in and test drive one for yourself.
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