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2013 and earlier-Mercedes Benz E-Class Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • dandgdandg Posts: 86
    One other big difference is the E350 has vinyl interior ("MB Tex") The E550 has the real leather !
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,481
    You are correct, leather is standard on the E550, optional on the E350. I've had both, the MBTex and Leather in my Mercedes E classes, and you know what? I prefer the MBTex over the leather. Leather has had a tendency to crack and when it gets soiled, it's very difficult to clean and renew. The MBTex cleans up with simple soap and water and a wipe or two. Down here in Florida, the heat causes leather to crack and fade. The MBTex doesn not. So.....That is why I prefer the MBTex. I have mentioned frequently that in a 55,000+ car, leather should always be standard, but in this case, I'm glad it's not.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,481
    There are many other differences between the 2010 and the 2011. I tried to spec out a new 2011 E350 "Sport". ( I currently own a 2010 E350 Sport w/wheel package and premium 1 package). When I tried to spec it out at the MB site and on other sites, in order to get the Sport Package (18" wheels with AMG spokes and sport steering wheel) you are required to get the wheel package AND another package it automatically preselects, which I think is the DRIVER ASSIST PACKAGE @ $2950.00 That brings the total cost to over 58,700.00 with premium 1 package. My 2010 has sport and wheel package with premium 1 and listed for 54850.00 That's a big difference in price.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Go the site and try to spec out the 2011. I think you will see what I am talking about.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • dandgdandg Posts: 86
    I know that's what they claim,'its easier to take care of and more durable".
    I usually ask
    "If its so much better and more durable,what do you put in the Sl convertible and S?
    leather !

    Personally, I never had a problem with leather cracking if its taken care of,not hard just a zmoil conditioner every 6 months or so and it holds up fine.Then again I usually keep a car for 3 or 4 years and then move on to something else.

    I would never buy a "luxury" car with vinyl that is designed for taxi cabs in Europe but that's me.
    Its you car and it seem to work for you, and apparently many others (there are very few that have the leather option) thats what counts.
  • bornoborno Posts: 77
    Another major difference nobody mentioned is that the 550 has an air suspension, the 350 does not, and yes the mbusa website does require sport with driver's assistance pkg.

    We're getting a very good price below invoice on a 2011 order. gonna try and convince mom to order a 550 w/diamond white. she keeps saying this will be my last cat, so why not; GO FOR IT!!!!
    no rush, the colors not available until october productions
    thanks all!
  • vpr80vpr80 Posts: 1
    Hi guys,

    Being quoted $8K off E350 4matic, P1, Sport for $49.5K (MSRP $57.5K)
    $8.5K off on E550 4Matic, P1, Sport for $56.0K (MSRP $64.5K)

    Not sure which discounts and all this before taxes and fees.

    Thoughts? Better to keep waiting until Sept?

  • bornoborno Posts: 77
    hey, the only problem with waiting is that inventory selection will decrease.
    Sounds like you're getting the MB $3k, and below invoice from the dealer.
    You may be able to do a little better, but don't lose the car you like.

    No real reason to wait, that I can see.
  • bernlerbernler Posts: 1
    How much less should i pay for a 2010 e350 dealer demo with 4000 miles vs a new one? All are selling below invoice already.

  • lawyer1lawyer1 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 350-e 4matic Sedan with,
    PO 1 package 3950
    Wood,leather steering wheel package 580
    Total MSRP56505.00
    for 48,900 was that a good deal? also traded a 2007 Cadillac CTS in average condition for 17500.
  • pacrnapacrna Posts: 2
    Looking at a white on black 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 RWD Sport Sedan with only one option which is the P1 PKG in Pennsylvania. What would be a good price to pay for this vehicle? I have never bought a luxury vehicle but i know there is a huge markup on these and dont want to be taken advantage of. Thanks in advance.
  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 3,481
    If you are purchasing a new 2010, the invoice less $3000 would be a good price. There is currently a $3000 dealer incentive on remaining 2010's. I bought mine in January and paid $49110.00 + tax, tags, for a $54,850 list vehicle, when there was a $2000 incentive for previous E350 owners. Mine has the wheel package along with P1pkg and sport.

    Anything above that price ($3000 below invoice) would be too much since dealers still have some hold back on the cars. Good luck.

    By the way, my brother just bought a new 2010 yesterday without wheel package and he paid $48210.00 for the vehicle. I think he got a fairly good deal.

    Good luck.

    2014 Mercedes Benz CLS 550 - best car ever! 2nd best car ever, my 1967 Corvette Stingray Coupe with 435 hp.

  • nkolenkole Posts: 18
    The incentive has been increased for cars with P1 or P2 to $4475. So target invoice minus $4475 of a car with P1/P2 or invoice minus $3K on cars without P1/P2.
  • drbaddrbad Posts: 3
    which dealership in san jose are you working with???Thanks very much. I am looking for one my mother.
  • hecarahecara Posts: 18
    Hi all,
    I leased an E350 coupe a couple of weeks ago and was offered an "appearance package" by the FM. He said the package would cover damage to my tires, windshield, and/or paint if any damage occurred. The price was $1950. When I looked the appearance package was for added accesories ie pedals. It sounds to me what he offered is more like a warranty. At any rate, they re-sent my contract last week to re-sign. Initially, they said it was because my payment went down (which it didn't). Then they said the maintanence option ($769) was on the wrong line. I am quite suspcious now because the $1950 is listed under "dealer installed." I did not have anything installed.

    Does anyone know if my contract is valid? Also, is there a such thing as an appearance package that covers tires, windshield, etc?

    Please advise
  • nkolenkole Posts: 18
    They sold you an insurance policy. Has nothing to do with Mercedes Benz. It's through a third party. I would drop this if I were you. It's a rip off.
  • jc2622jc2622 Posts: 1
    edited August 2010
    350-e 4matic Sedan
    PO 2 package
    Wood,leather steering wheel package
    Pan. sunroof
    MSRP 60750.00
    for 52,000 financing 3.25% 48 months with zero down.
    I think it is a good deal - what do you think? I got it from MB in Peorina Illinois. The salesperson was decent.
  • nkolenkole Posts: 18
    I'm not sure what the market is like in Illinois. But in CA where we have a large concentration of dealers, especially in the southern part of the state, your car would run about $49.6K. (89% of MSRP minus $4475).
  • jfer25jfer25 Posts: 5

    The dealers in the southern region cannot find information on the $4475 (only $3000). Can you please tell me where you found this information?

    Thank you!
  • nkolenkole Posts: 18
    I took delivery of a car for my mother this past Sunday. I'd told the dealer to contact me when there was an incentive on the car. The first week of August I heard from him and he indicated that there was a $3K incentive. I told him what I wanted and he traded another dealer for the car. Last week after he told me the car was in a checked with another dealer in Southern CA on the price and was quoted a lower price. I asked my dealer why I was getting a lower quote and he indicated that since we had started our discussions MB increased the incentive on cars with P1/P2 and he would pass the additional $1,475 onto me. We completed the transaction and he was true to his word. Final price was MSRP-11% minus the $4475.
  • sj23sj23 Posts: 2
    Sounds like a dealer with integrity. Can you tell us the dealership name and city?
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