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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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Luxurious, prestigious and dynamic, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has firmly entrenched itself as the definitive mid-size luxury sedan and wagon. Available in rear- and all-wheel-drive layouts, and powered by a diverse engine lineup that's bookended by a high-mileage diesel engine and a pavement-punishing 507-horsepower AMG V8, the E-Class lineup gets cleaner, sportier and more powerful for 2007, to better compete in what has become one of the most competitive segments in the industry.

You'll Like This Car If...

Even though the E-Class is more eager than ever to take the curvy back road once in awhile, it remains the category's easy choice for those that prefer making a more stately arrival.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If the status afforded by a luxury car isn't as important to you as the actual comfort, quality and amenities, you may be happier spending thousands less on one of the well-regarded entries from the competitors.

What's Significant About This Car?

In addition to a handful of moderate styling tweaks inside and out, the 2007 E-Class lineup gets three new engines, including a cleaner diesel, a more powerful V8 and the first engine developed entirely by Mercedes' AMG performance division. Other changes include a new no-cost Sport Package and more standard features.

Driving the E-Class

Driving Impressions Quiet, comfortable and dignified at highway speeds, Mercedes' established E-Class remains the quintessential old-money mid-size sedan. However, with a new, more powerful V8 and an energetic Sport...

Package offered at no charge, the 2007 E-Class lineup is also the sportiest yet. To be sure, we've never had as much fun in an E-Class (excepting all AMG models, of course) as we did in the Sport Package-equipped E350 and E550 sedans—and on some tight, winding roads, no less. The seven-speed transmission is nearly transparent in its operation, and a quicker steering ratio provides a more responsive feel. The 2007 models are also notably smoother in stop-and-go driving, thanks to retirement of the grabby electrohydraulic brake system that plagued the E-Class from 2003 to 2006.

Keyless Go
Mercedes' keyless entry and start system makes it possible to knock out all your Saturday morning errands without ever removing the key/transmitter from your pocket.

Sport Package
More than bigger wheels and dual exhaust outlets, the newly available no-charge Sport Package includes a lowered sport suspension that delivers notably livelier handling.

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Details
Interior

Inside the E-Class you'll find a tasteful mix of leather and wood, comfortable seats and straightforward controls placed within easy reach. Standard burl walnut wood trim and black gauges give way in Sport Package-equipped models to black bird's-eye maple trim, matte chrome highlights and white gauges. Other changes for 2007 include a new steering wheel, revised climate control panel and a standard equipment list expanded to include a glass sunroof, six-disc CD changer and harman/kardon premium audio system. Wagon models feature a disappearing, rear-facing third-row seat.

Exterior
2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class photo

At once sleek and elegant, we think the attractive design of the E-Class perfectly communicates its Teutonic luxury mannerisms. Changes for 2007 include a moderately redesigned front end highlighted by a larger grille, plus new wheels, redesigned side mirrors and revised tail lights. Sport Package-equipped models are differentiated by black grille inserts, a lower ride height, dual exhaust outlets and a handful of other tasteful touches.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment highlights include a harman/kardon premium audio system, in-dash six-disc CD changer, memory front seats, sunroof and a full complement of safety features that includes eight airbags, electronic stability control and Mercedes' PRE-SAFE system that prepares for an impending accident by tightening the seat belts, adjusting the front seats and closing the windows and sunroof.

Optional Equipment

Some of the more compelling options include a keyless entry and start system, heated and active-ventilated (cooling) front seats, front and rear parking sensors, panorama sunroof, electronic trunk closer (standard on wagons), navigation system, adaptive headlamps, Bluetooth hands-free telephone connection, voice control and iPod integration.

Under the Hood

From the efficient BLUETEC diesel engine to the ferociously powerful 6.3-liter AMG V8, the E-Class' engine lineup is one of the most dynamic on the planet. All of the engines are mated to a manually selectable seven-speed automatic transmission, except 4MATIC all-wheel-drive models, which get a five-speed automatic. The V8 models feature a sophisticated adjustable air suspension with adaptive dampers to combine a smooth highway ride with firm handling. In addition to a more aggressive suspension, the available Sport Package includes more powerful brakes.

3.0-liter V6 Diesel
208 horsepower @ 3800 rpm
388 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600-2400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/37

3.5-liter V6
268 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
258 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2400-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 (Sedan), 18/24 (4MATIC Sedan, Wagon)

5.5-liter V8
382 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
391 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800-4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/23 (Sedan), 15/22 (4MATIC Sedan)

6.3-liter V8
507 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
465 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20

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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 615 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Great vehicle

By on Thursday, November 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"except for standard maintenance this vehicle has never been to a repair shop.. Fantastic engine. You would never know it was a diesel. Response is great. 31.8 over all gas mileage"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Dream car. Still a true pleasure to be behind the

By on Monday, November 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dream to drive"

Cons: "could do a little better in mpg."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"from spring operated cup holder,to leather seats and seamless acceleration, this car is a true pleasure to drive. The added bonus of being a station wagon only adds to this experience. Bought used and it has kept its value well. This is the car you look forward to doing road trips in. Bring them on!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Excellent Auto -

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quality, spacious , comfortable ride."

Cons: "Cost to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Third E-class ,1995 best quality of the the 3 but unfortunately not a 4matic, the 2002 not impressive at all - the 2008 much a much better car. The 4matic works flawlessly - rain or snow. Only problem is cost of dealer service - have found a local MB shop that does great work at a reasonable price. Biggest down side is the re-sale value. Need to keep these cars for a long time to justify the purchase. BTW - bought this car CPO with 9000 miles -"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Loving my Benz

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Beautiful car"

Cons: "Premium gas is not cheap"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've had my E class for just over a year, I bought it used and was told by several people not to buy this car because they can be expensive to repair. I love it more now than I did the day I got it! Yes, it is not cheap to maintain, however, proper maintenance will prevent problems."

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Best car I've owned.

By on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A Pleasure to drive, especially on long road trips"

Cons: "No center arm rest, not much rear leg room."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased this 08 E320 Bluetec used with 60,000. I drive 45-50k per year and already have 110,000 on this, my first MB. I tend to buy used 20k-50k mileage cars and put the next 100k on them, but I already plan on keeping this much longer. My first 50k has been an excellent experience. After owning everything from Toyota, Volkswagen, Acura, Audi and BMW, this is my favorite. Currently getting 42+ in straight highway driving @ 55-60 mph. It drops to around 35-37 at 65-70. Overall mpg (70% highway) I'm at 35. This car has proven to be reliable (even in cold winter start ups)durable, excellent fit and finish, comfortable and a pleasure to drive. No problem getting through our Northern Indiana winter snow with regular all-season tires even though it's rear wheel drive. Would buy definitely buy this car again."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great value for the money.

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very fast, comfortable, spacious"

Cons: "Maintenance cost."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought this vehicle used 4 years ago. It had a complete and documented service history. Like other cars I have owned, if you take care of it and perform maintenance as scheduled, the car has been relatively trouble free. Other than regular service, here are the repairs it has needed over the past 4 years and 60,000 miles: 2 air struts (common, expensive problem with this car), battery control module, new battery and auxiliary battery, 2 cracked wheels (beware of potholes) and climate dampers. Figure on spending on average $1500 per year on maintenance. Great performance, reliability and comfort."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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