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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.
Beautiful car.... You can't go wrong with a Mercedes
I traded out of a 2008 BMW M3 into a 2008 M-B E 550 4matic. The M3 is an awesome car but I was ready to get something a little larger and more comfortable and the M-B E 550 hits the target. The E 550 is a torque monster with the peak torque of 391 available at only 2800 RPM along with 382 horses under the hood. This is more than enough power and torque to accelerate briskly from any speed. The electronic control on the shocks has three settings. Even the firmest setting is easy to live with on all but the roughest pavement. The quality of the materials and fit and finish inside the cabin are top notch. The leather on the driver's seat bolster has held up well after 3 years of service. I am not a huge sunroof guy, but I have to admit the panoramic sunroof is neat feature and I have been very impressed with the sound quality of the Harman-Kardon premium sound system. The only real nit pick I have with the car is with its electronic interface. It has only very limited voice command options and rather than a touch screen display, it utilizes hard buttons along the perimeter of the disply screen along with directional buttons. This is a much clunkier set up than my wife's 2006 Acura MDX which has a touch screen and offers way more voice commands. Also, integrating a cellphone into the Command center can be a challenge. That said, all of the frequently used climate and radio controls are easy to use.