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“…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.
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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.
The Mercedes-Benz designo program gives Mercedes-Benz owners the opportunity to choose interior and exterior colors that are quite special! For 2011 the E-Class sedan and wagon have been given a wide selection of paint and leather choices as well as a few recommended designo editions. These vehicles will be built between April and June of this year. If you are looking for something special…now is the time to order!
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10 designo Paints: $2300 / $3950 for Magno colors
7 designo Leathers: $4500 (V6) / $3800 (V8)
3 designo Trims:
All of these finishes can be mixed and matched to create a Mercedes-Benz exclusive to you. Mercedes-Benz has also created 5 recommended designo Editions if you would like a starting point.
5 designo Editions:
My 2011 E350 and I took a roadtrip to Illinois this weekend. It was an extremely comfortable ride and I was very impressed with the fuel economy. Officially rated at 24 miles per gallon on the highway, my E-Class far exceeded that!
This is my trip odometer on the way up (sorry for the blur): 28.0 MPG @ average speed of 68 for 588 miles.and this is on the way home:The final total was 1456 miles at 26.1 MPG! That includes 1300 miles of highway and 156 miles of in town driving. I got close to 500 miles on a single tank before the low fuel indicator lamp was illuminated. I also experienced the Attention Assist notification for the first time. I highly recommend the E-Class for all of you long distance drivers!