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.