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The lease on my 2011 E350 is up this month so I took it out for one last road trip! 5 days, more than 1800 miles and a little bit of mud later we are back in Georgia. The E350 averaged nearly 26 mpg in mixed driving – about 1500 highway and another 300 in town. I am still impressed with the comfort, handling and good looks of this vehicle. I might miss it a little when I turn it in!
“Sometimes, though, the stars align and we’re given a perfect car for a given situation. Such was the case when I had the keys to a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG for four days.”
“I carried friends in their 30s and parents in their 60s in the rear seat and didn’t hear a single complaint – rather, I got a couple positive remarks on leg room. Let there be no doubt – the E63 can carry four adults in total comfort for trips to dinner (and probably longer).”
“There are more driver-oriented cars than the E63, more powerful cars, more expensive cars, and cars with more wow-factor. But few can satisfy demands for performance, practicality, and elegance in the way an E63 can.”
You can read the full review at Motor Trend online.
“…all staffers who drove it made note not only of the car’s amazing return on the gallon but also how much they enjoyed the performance along the way.”
“If you need further proof that a turbodiesel is the ideal powerplant for a big luxury car, look no further than the E350 Bluetec”
“Still, one might question whether that real-world mpg is good enough to eclipse a $1,200 price premium and, arguably, the incrementally higher maintenance fees associated with keeping the diesel-combustion process relatively clean…If you consistently achieved as high an average as we did during our time in the diesel E-class, the break-even point shrinks to just 3.2 years.”
“When two tons of luxury sedan can get more than 30 mpg indicated in mixed driving with no extension cords, weird clunks or CVTs needed,” one editor explained, “I have to ask why so many manufacturers (and so many Americans) are wedded to the idea of hybrid/electric propulsion.”
Read the full review at Autoweek.com.
Mercedes-Benz Product Management has just announced that the 2012 E-Class sedan and wagon can now be built with mix-and-match designo paint, leather and trim.
Click on thumnails to enlarge!
designo Paint: $2300
designo Magno Matte Paint: $3950
designo Interiors: $4500 for all E350s, $3800 for E550, $3100 for E63 AMG sedan and wagon
Mindy Green, proprietor of Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro in Highlands, North Carolina, wanted to share her good experience with Atlanta Classic Cars, the European Delivery Program and her wagon named Lizzie!
I bought my first Mercedes from another dealership. My husband bought his from Atlanta Classic so I started to bring my in for service there. They did such an incredible job that when I got my new Mercedes I bought from Atlanta Classic. We did not even go to any other dealership to look. My husband did a European delivery and we liked it so much we did it with my car. Jesse is our sales rep and she has been incredible to work with. Not only did she keep us up to date while buying, I can still call her with questions and she helps me. My service rep Kim is also incredible. She knows what she is doing!!!! I highly recommend this dealership for all you car needs!!!
The 2012 E350, E350 4matic, E350 Bluetec, E550, E63 AMG. E350 4matic wagon, E63 AMG wagon, E550 Cabriolet and E550 Coupe have been released for sale! These vehicles should start to ship from the port to the dealerships immediately.
It is an exctiting time for Mercedes-Benz! We have lots of new engines, technology and vehicles for the 2012 model year. Here is a quick rundown.
2012 C-Class Sedan – C350/C300/C63 August/C250 October
2012 C-Class Coupe – C350/C63 September/C250 October
2012 CL-Class – August
2012 CLS-Class – CLS550/CLS63 June/ CLS550 4matic August
2012 E-Class Sedan – October
2012 E-Class Wagon – October
2012 E-Class Coupe – E350 July/E550 October
2012 E-Class Cabriolet – E350 July/E550 October
2012 GL-Class – GL450/GL 550 August/ GL350 October
2012 GLK-Class – July
2012 ML-Class – ML350s September/ ML550/ML63 2012
2012 R-Class – R350 gas August/R350 Bluetec October
2012 G-Class – October
2012 S-Class – July/S350 September
2012 SL-Class – July
2012 SLK-Class – SLK350 July/SLK250 2012
This is a great time to be a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast!
“Out goes the familiar, naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that has powered the E63 AMG since 2009. In comes the same twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 mill found in the CLS63, the S63 and the CL63 AMG.”
“The E63 was already among the fastest production sedans on sale in the U.S. market. With the switch to AMG’s latest engine, it not only gains a solid dose of added torque, but a further dimension in performance, with improved off-the-line acceleration, greater in-gear shove, more refined cruising traits and–as far as turbocharged powerplants go–a terrific baritone blare at full tilt.”
“With all of that torque concentrated so low in the range, you’re pretty much on top of it the moment you step away from the line. From there on, the performance builds in one linear surge all the way to redline. There’s no apparent turbo lag, and at pretty much any revs, in any gear, there is vast thrust. Speed builds quickly and, owing to the smoothness of the delivery, rather deceptively. “
“Those in the market for a rapid sedan will no doubt be tempted by the reworked E63. The changes AMG brought to its latest model make it a better everyday proposition while extending its haughty performance potential and providing it with impressive fuel economy when driven at posted limits.”
Available in October 2011
Standard Equipment Highlights
This information can change before the vehicle launch as the 2012 E-Class has not yet begun production.
I hope you got them when you could! Five of the designo colors for the E-Class Coupe, Cabriolet, sedan and wagon have been discontinued as of now.