2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 – A New Allure

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 00:24

2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 is the latest entrant in the USA auto market followed by the 14 years journey of CLK. Benz has a badge of a top class vehicle as compared to the old CLK. In this car the air barrier in front is positioned lowered to have better efficiency and aerodynamics. The sports package in E550 coupe gives you sporty suspension with active handling, 18-inch rims and a spectacular aerodynamic kit. E550 model seems to be the upgraded edition of CLK car in the USA.
The engine in 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 is similar to S550 having horsepower of 382 at the travel of 6,000 rpm where as 2,400-2,800 rpm at vertical position with the torque of 391 lb-ft, V8 engine of 5.5 liter and DOHC. It has automatic transmission of 7-speed with manual form, a travel of 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds with quarter mile travel at 105 mph in 13.5 seconds and no turbocharger initiation. The power generated by the V8 engine is soft during gear-shifting up and down with the help of paddle shifters at the back of steering wheel.

The interior of 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 is very stylish and captivating. It has similar features as that of S-Series like stalk lever subsequent to the steering and a COMAND system on the dashboard. It comes up with two packages: one is called Premium-1 package that gives hard disc navigation system of 40-GB along with a backup camera, sound system of Logic7 Stereo Dolby Digital 5.1 by Harman-Kardon, HD radio and seats with heat option. The second package that comes up with 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 is Premium-2. It has all the features of the previous package with a addition of Keyless-Go system, LED lights for morning-running and turn signals, front seats with active-ventilation and headlamps of Bi-Xenon that has active curve illumination- a safety feature that helps the driver as he moves left or right.
A panoramic sunroof in 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 is an optional feature that can be installed with extra $8k, which is considered a bit excessive feature for this car as new E-Class convertibles will be launching soon in the market. In addition, new convertibles don’t have retractable roofs like SLK. E550 model has an Attention Assist System that makes the driver attentive of the false road practices like forgetful lane changes. Moreover, the steering vibrates when the car glides, making the driver attentive. COMAND system in this car is 90% based on voice-recognition that makes it easy to use.

Undoubtedly, 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 is a super German craft. But the brand is lowering its price by $5,000, so try and compare it with the BMW 335i in the market. E550 is equivalent to S550 in performance, but with a lower price. This model is not at par with the BMW 3 series in either price or command but with the super powerful engine it can become a close competitor of BMW.

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