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Purchased the this vehicle two months ago, what a great way to go. I had a 1998 E36 BMW M3 years ago, and I loved everything about that car. The power delivery, comfort, technology, and European styling was just something that I couldn't forget. My wife and I just had our first born just a little over two weeks before purchasing our E550. I wanted to have a vehicle that was known for its first rate safety features, comfort, technology options, and storage space. Essentially, I wanted a car that had those unforgettable features that I had on my M3 but more for a grown-up taste. I've divided my review from interior to exterior as follows: Interior Cabin: lots of space (I'am 5'6" btw) for front and rear passengers. Plenty of headroom for the rear passengers. I was able to fit my daughters car seat well, and this car came with slots to directly hook the car seat attchement hooks to. Lots of technology features like NAVI, backup camera, Harman Kardon 7 Logic Speakers, and keyless go (I had to purchase the Start/Stop button at MB, since our car didn't have one). The leather isn't the softest in the world, but I don't really care too much for leather. All I can say is, at least it's easy to clean. All the instruments are easy to use and control. If you know how to use a computer with a mouse, you'll do just fine. Exterior: What can I say, this car definitely look way better than the previous model year. LED lighting on the taillight, and adaptive headlights in the front are just too cool!!! Our car came with Driver Assist (warns the driver if your not staying in your lane), the lights even adjust to the environments condition (high beam lights-up automatically in super dark areas, and turns off when passing on-coming vehicles). The best thing is the amount of power this car has on tap when you need to get out of tight traffic situations (5.5L V8 382hp). It's no where near AMG performance, and I am sure that there are more compact BMW 3-series packing just about the same, but for the amount of room and power delivery, this car was the best package for me and my family. Lastly, the trunk was large enough to store a stroller, and some small bags for medium to short distance trips. I hope this helps any parents looking for a nice family car that is loaded with safety features, as well as the ride comfort for whatever distance road trip you plan on taking.
- powerful yet fuel efficient - wow factor! - great "date night" car for married couples with young kids!
This is no doubt a beautiful, powerful, graceful vehicle with great styling without being over the top. Maintenance is expensive. A battery replacement was $450. Keep that in mind when thinking about the overall price of the vehicle and purchase the extended warranty! I had a C230 before this and new what to expect, but it seems maintenance on the E550 is more often and pricier. I am disappointed with CarMax, though, and should have been a more diligent shopper. I've had the car less than a year and have needed a new battery, new tires, and new brakes. Not something you expect to replace with a "new car". There were also two small chips in the windshield that I hadn't noticed but had been treated. Dash rattles.