Certainly one of the nicest cars on the road, the Mercedes Benz E500 has been styled with a superb blend of beauty and muscle. The twin headlights, like diamonds, sparkle in unison with the chrome grill and silver star riding proudly on the curvy bonnet. The high waistline and low-slung stance hint at the level of performance that lies within the formidably capable Mercedes Benz E500. There is no shortage of power, with the 5.5 litre V8 engine pumping out a thumping 285 kW of power at a peak torque of 530 Nm. The E500, even with all this power on tap, still has an average, and very respectable, fuel consumption of 11.5 l/100 km. With the environment being such a talked about topic, you will be interested to know that the big V8 restricts its CO2 emissions to an average of 273 g/km.
The Mercedes Benz E500 has the power and handling of a more traditional sports car while retaining the luxury and ride of a top class touring sedan. Cleverly, Mercedes have adjusted the suspension to be variable, meaning that it will change on demand and adjust to the road conditions ahead. Grip is simply outstanding and, remarkably, the E500 can be pushed extremely hard through corners, providng excellent feedback to the driver and, very balanced and dynamic handling. The 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission is top class, and with its seven forward speeds, provides fuel efficent and very smooth gear changes. Multiple down-shifting allows the 7G-TRONIC transmission to skip gears when changing down, thus providing faster mid-range acceleration. The 7-speed transmission can also be set to start in second gear to gently move away on slippery surfaces.
The high standard of comfort in the E-Class not only enhances driving enjoyment but means that hours of driving behind the wheel are accomplished wth ease. The E500 is packed full with luxuries and boasts one of the most beautiful interiors that has been crafted, using first rate materials. There is a 10 way power memory driver’s seat that can be adjusted to nearly any liking. Those who delight in a little extra sophistication will enjoy the optional “Dynamic Drive” seats which, with self-adjusting air bladders, provide extra support when cornering. Seat room has increased from previous models, allowing extra room not only for the driver and front passenger but the rear passengers too. Leather and wood abound, and an optional powered sunroof can come in glass if desired.
The Mercedes Benz E500 encorporates cutting edge technology to provide its owner with PRE-SAFE®, an anticipating occupant protection system. Front, side and curtain airbags, as well as automatic seatbelt tensioners protect the occupants in the event of an accident. ABS brakes and Mercedes-Benz’s Dynamic Stability Programme help keep your vehicle accurately pointed in the right direction.
For an unmatched and complete driving experience, the Mercedes Benz E500 leads the charge.
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