2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe Review
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe Review - Unlike its predecessor which take more displays of luxury, the third generation of 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe brought into the new design language, “sport”, not a luxury. Accordingly, the E-Class E550 coupe has been tuned more towards performance than providing the coddling personal luxury style accommodations from Mercedes coupes of yore.
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe powered by twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine double overhead cam (DOHC) direct injection that produces 443 ft-lbs of torque @ 1600 rpm and 402 horsepower @ 5000 rpm. This engine mated to a seven-speed shiftable automatic transmission and rear wheel drive as standard. In performance test, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe with automatic transmission accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds, a very fast time for a luxury coupe. EPA-estimated fuel economy with manual transmission on 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
Standard safety features on 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe includes 4-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, 2 front headrests, 2 rear headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, turn signal mirrors, stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency interior trunk release, front power adjustable headrests, rear integrated headrests, pre-collision safety system, passenger head restraint whiplash protection system, emergency braking preparation, driver head restraint whiplash protection system, tire pressure monitoring, brake drying, PARKTRONIC w/parking guidance, rear side airbags and mbrace. In carspecsreview.com brake testing, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe with summer tires stopped from 60 mph in a short 109 feet, an average distances in this class.
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Interior
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 is a luxury four-passenger coupe that sold into the market at prices ranging MSRP from $56,590 and comes with standard equipment that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a sunroof, LED running lights, cruise control, automatic wipers,dual-zone automatic climate control, MB Tex premium vinyl upholstery, interior accent lighting, 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and memory functions, a rearview camera, a power liftgate, sport seats, a rear-facing third-row seat, leather upholstery, a console-mounted transmission lever with paddle shifters, a 60/40 split-folding backseat, bigger brakes, a sport body kit, a sport-tuned suspension, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver-side mirrors, auto-dimming inside, Bluetooth, the COMAND electronics interface, an eight-speaker sound system with a six-CD/DVD changer and an auxiliary audio jack.
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe has a cabin built in a style meant to recall Mercedes solidity of the past. First-class materials, a sharp angle, and obvious view, especially when decorated with a monotone color scheme and dark wood trim. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe also comes with Mercedes COMAND electronics interface which combines a large screen display, control knob and buttons mounted on the dashboard. There are a bit of a learning curve involved, but it’s neither better or worse than similar systems from Audi or BMW. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E550 Coupe cabin relatively comfortable and spacious, the seats are firm but offer impressive comfort and support in the long run. Rear legroom is adequate, and the rear seats fold to form a shallow, but large and square, wide-opening doors make access to the rear relatively easy, if sometimes slightly undignified. Available 13.3 cubic feet of trunk space behind rear seat, is pretty.
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