Even in these days of runaway performance figures, anything over the half-millenial mark is worth boasting. Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. Our advice, skip the carbons unless you're planning to take your 63 to your local circuit. Data Unavailable Third Head Room in. Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in.
Despite its E-Class midsize-sedan genesis, this car feels and behaves like a much smaller, more nimble machine. Mercedes-Benz' adaptive Distronic cruise control system is an available option, as is the brand's Parktronic parking assist system. In the horsepower department, there are 510 ponies. Climate control keeps no fewer than four zones comfortable. Do not hesitate -- check the sport package option. We tried all four shift modes, including most notably the Sport+ setting, and with the exception of a few slight hiccups in the M paddle mode we experienced under hard up and downshifts, it's arguably the best-tuned automatic tranny in the business.
If you have to ask how much this costs. The car floats on pneumatic spring-struts and variable rate shocks. This also allows the car to operate within respectable efficiency numbers for a V8-powered performance car, although both engines incur a gas-guzzler tax. Data Unavailable Front Leg Room in. The SpecsType of vehicle: Rear-wheel-drive, luxury sport coupeEngine: 6. The transmission in both trims is Mercedes-Benz' seven-speed automatic.
So is it worth the money? With the chassis so surprisingly good, you might even overlook the engine. Running costs won't be cheap though — that 19. From the 25 I'd head east onto Route 198, cutting a swath through California's central valley farm country, then hook back onto the I-5 for the home stretch. All registered in England and Wales. The most logical place to start would be in the engine compartment. The driver can select both suspension sport mode and ride height. Which can be exciting when you're steaming headlong into a corner.
Is this enough to take the four-door uber-coupe from good to truly great? Even some fairly nasty surface intrusions completely failed to upset it. Both front seats are trimmed in leather, have ten-way power adjusters, and feature three-position memory settings. In the automobile industry, like so many others, imitation is still the sincerest form of flattery. Benz claims shifts come in little as 100 milliseconds when dialed up to the sharpest settings. The key word here is Plus — denoting the new double-declutching downshift function, which adds a delicious throttle-blip to your paddleshift downchanges. And more than a few people agree.
Well, you would have thought so. The interior is all Mercedes-Benz-style luxury. Along with that monster motor comes a host of chassis improvements. . Data Unavailable Rear Door Type Data Unavailable Track Width Data Unavailable Wheelbase in.
You're ahead of me here. And if it's not exclusive or exciting enough out of the box, there's always the Perfomance Package. You quickly learn to anticipate its foibles — it's either that or crash. When faced with a day's drive back home, there are usually a few ways you can go. The gauge work can be a bit hard to read, the center stack is still cold and button-heavy in spots, and the 7-inch Comand screen seemed a bit on the small side, especially when considering what the Germanic competition has begun to offer.
It sounds like you're in love. The air conditioning controls are easily deciphered. Narrow but completely lacking in any obstructive traffic. It feels and sounds awe-inspiring — accelerative shock swiftly stuns your passengers into total quiet. But, then, so are Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton and Tom Selleck, none of whom have ever won an Oscar. On the right road at the right time, that engine and chassis coalition is capable of genuinely mind-blowing athleticism.
The 18-inch wheels sport a new seven-spoke design, and Sirius satellite radio is now standard. Everyone always complains it lacks the low-down shove of the old supercharged 55 engine, but as the new and even more excessively sonorous 'silencers' chuck its glorious big capacity soundtrack at the landscape, you'll find no complaints here about how it handled the hefty local gradients. Also included is Mercedes-Benz' Keyless Go system. The new hotness these days is less displacement, direct injection, and turbo boost, which equals more power and less guilt, and the 5. The shifts are all but imperceptible, the revs are kept low so the engine barely growls and it should also increase fuel economy. Routes 25 and 198 offer a wonderful mix of flat, wide-open straights and challenging kinks through practically deserted farm country.