Last post on Sep 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14 of 19 Re: MB E350 vs. BMW 528 vs. Lexus GS [lawcar]
Jan 09, 2012 (9:19 am)
You made a good call. Is it the 4-Matic?
Your next car will be the next gen S-Class!
#15 of 19 Re: MB E350 vs. BMW 528 vs. Lexus GS [rockypaul]
Jan 09, 2012 (10:29 am)
Thanks. It's the standard sedan with sport package. I live in Los Angeles and did not need the all-wheel drive so didn't get the 4-matic. Funny you should mention the S-Class. A dealer I went to had a fleet of thirteen 2012 S-Class hybrid's that were used for the U.S. Open and they were running a special: 13 month lease for $995/month, with a residual of $69,000.00. They were all the same: silver with black interior and were beautiful. However, the short lease period and the fact that they were around $20,000.00 more than I wanted to spend made me pass on it.
Feb 20, 2012 (2:47 pm)
I was driving a Lexus GS 350 and wanted a change. I drove the E 350 coupe P 2 and was really impressed. The leather seats are firmer than the Lexus, but the ride is smoother. The seats almost mold to your body. The voice recognition is flawless. The Lexus drove me crazy: me "Show restaurant icons" Lexus "Showing state parks." The Help menu for the voice recognition is great; it walks you through the steps. 10 GB hard drive for music, Hardan Karmon 5.1 surround sound, and USB port for music. Also, the new engine has 302 hp with 28 mpg on the highway at 78 mph and 18+ mpg around town with the Economy setting. I have never owned a BMW so I can't make a comparison.
#17 of 19 Re: MB E350 vs. BMW 530xi vs. Audi A6 [mastermugu]
Aug 14, 2012 (6:49 am)
I owned 3 BMWs (3 Series, 5 Series & X3) and loved everyone of them. BMW are very reliable vehicles, and have great performance, however, my feelings are just the opposite as yours. Being a BMW girl I never imagined switching over to a Mercedes until I spotted the new E Class Sports model, test drove it and drove off the lot with it.
No regrets on purchasing the E Class Mercedes. Even though I enjoyed my BMW's, and would recommend BMW, but I don't think I will ever go back to the BMW.
#18 of 19 Re: MB E350 vs. BMW 530xi vs. Audi A6 [cyndy23]
Aug 14, 2012 (11:35 am)
Same feeling here.
Great comparison test by the way.
We've owned all the cars mentioned in this forum except the Audi.
Waiting for the new S class though. I hate waiting.
I am now going to test the BMW 650 GranCoupe and the Audi S7.
Gotta have a V8.
Best of luck with your new MB.
#19 of 19 MB E350 Vs BMW 5 series
Sep 19, 2012 (7:46 am)
I have had three BMW, but this time I'm going with MB E350. I do not care for BMW run flat tires. They are more expensive and harder to replace, and in case of a real bad flat, there is no spare tire in the trunk. The second item is the new start\stop feature where the engine shutoff when you put your foot on the break, and when you release your foot off the brake the engine cranks back on. I'm not too comfortable with that. With the MB E350, I love the looks, and the active seats are so much better than the BMW. I think the MB E350 might prove to cost less in the long run and more reliable. But again, I'm 53, and want a smooth and silent running car.