2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Up to 27 MPG city / 37 MPG hwy
$50,050 - $82,600

The 2006 E-Class is a 4-door, up to 7-passenger luxury sedan, luxury sports sedan, or luxury wagon, available in 7 trims, ranging from the E350 Sedan to the E55 AMG Wagon. The 2006 E-Class's closest competitors include the Acura RL, the Jaguar S-Type, and the Volvo V70.

Upon introduction, the E350 Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 268-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The E55 AMG Wagon is equipped with a standard 5.5-liter, V8, 469-horsepower, supercharged engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2006 E-Class is a carryover from 2005.
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Reviews and Ratings
Overall Rating
Pros Cons
Speed - car is wonderfully fast Difficulty getting in and out of back seats
Appearance - beautiful styling inside & out Trunk doesn't provide enough space
Performance & sound of power Starting acceleration can be jerky & wheels can't keep up with engine power.
Fast response and smooth ride Usefullness of rear cup holders
Smoothness of car changing gears Poor gas mileage - spend a lot of time filling up
Good acceleration with six cylinder engine Tires wear out fast / wind guard disturbs rear view
Overall performance & great looking car The navigation voice command needs improvement.
Appearance including upgraded wheels Convertible top - should be power hard top
The ease of taking convertible down Use of lightweight inexpensive plastic parts
The prevention of wind tunnel when top is down Learning curve for audio, & navigation system
Speed - car is wonderfully fast Difficulty getting in and out of back seats
Appearance - beautiful styling inside & out Trunk doesn't provide enough space
Performance & sound of power Starting acceleration can be jerky & wheels can't keep up with engine power.
Fast response and smooth ride Usefullness of rear cup holders
Smoothness of car changing gears Poor gas mileage - spend a lot of time filling up
Good acceleration with six cylinder engine Tires wear out fast / wind guard disturbs rear view
Overall performance & great looking car The navigation voice command needs improvement.
Appearance including upgraded wheels Convertible top - should be power hard top
The ease of taking convertible down Use of lightweight inexpensive plastic parts
The prevention of wind tunnel when top is down Learning curve for audio, & navigation system
Ride & handling - car rides great, is very quiet Rear camera view should display a guide.
Driving dynamics - car handles very well Mbrace system, because the cost of service is too high
Technology, particularly the side mirror indicators for blind spot Front seats could be a little more comfortable
Handling/ stability in adverse conditions Navigation system is not flexible, is hard to use
Overall engineering, performance and fabulous look Power, particularly getting up to speed from a standing start
The pickup when accelerating and the handling Seat does not go back when ignition is turned off
The body style & front grille If in drive & you open driver door, automatically goes into park
Keyless entry & engine start. The audio system sucks - lincoln has it beat
Engine - the diesel engine means fewer fuel stops The rear 3d row seat is not usable as currently designed
How well the front wipers / washers clear the windshield Cruise control lever is located too close to other controls
Ride & handling - car rides great, is very quiet Rear camera view should display a guide.
Driving dynamics - car handles very well Mbrace system, because the cost of service is too high
Technology, particularly the side mirror indicators for blind spot Front seats could be a little more comfortable
Handling/ stability in adverse conditions Navigation system is not flexible, is hard to use
Overall engineering, performance and fabulous look Power, particularly getting up to speed from a standing start
The pickup when accelerating and the handling Seat does not go back when ignition is turned off
The body style & front grille If in drive & you open driver door, automatically goes into park
Keyless entry & engine start. The audio system sucks - lincoln has it beat
Engine - the diesel engine means fewer fuel stops The rear 3d row seat is not usable as currently designed
How well the front wipers / washers clear the windshield Cruise control lever is located too close to other controls