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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 605 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

I absolutely LOVE my E500 !!!!

By on Monday, September 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This car is a HOME RUN in EVERY possible way...the luxury, the engine, the sport package, and the handling make this a 10 all the way around."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Mid-Sized comfort often gets 37 MPG on the highway

By on Saturday, September 20, 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
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable"

Cons: "In Nevada Diesel costs more than Super unleaded..."

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

"I have owned Mercedes Diesel cars going back into the 70's. This has proven to be the most reliable one I have ever owned. Overall cost of ownership is simple the recommended routine services... Very easy on tires & brakes... Super comfortable. This is a great touring car... Smooth shifting 7 speed automatic..."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Simply the best value supercar on the planet

By on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"No where can you find 500 hp in a luxury car for 30 grand. Mine has 30k miles and it basically mint. It's is simply the best."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

tough on the keester if driving more than 30 miles

By on Saturday, August 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "prestigious appreance"

Cons: "actually not any better than a volvo"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"love the car, hate the driver's seat cushion. not so wonderful on fuel economy but didn't really expect it to be.over rated but only those who actually own one will know, everyone else just envies it."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

This performance vehicle rocks

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Awesome performance, very solid and safe."

Cons: "Mileage and expensive for bigger repairs"

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

"Driving this car is so fun. It has so much power and feels very solid. I have enough space for 3 teenagers and my 9 year old. It is terrific in the snow but it's worth it to put on very good tires as an extra layer of protection. Lots of trunk space too. Drawbacks are that it uses a lot of gas for a sedan because it has such a big engine. I also had to lay out $1100 to repair the suspension which was painful. I get regular servicing at a local shop but anything to do w/ the computer system goes to the dealer. Overall I really love this car and would highly recommend as a great car to drive. And I drive a lot."

12 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Best auto ever owned

By on Friday, June 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dream to drive"

Cons: "Now getting a little behind the electronics."

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

"Difficult to overstate the pleasure I find in driving this fine automobile. The lines of this wagon endure, although now 10 years plus. Wagon is rarer in US , compared to Europe, but so useful."

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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