Standard features of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class include items that normally cost extra on lesser vehicles, and options include items not available from competitors.
Mercedes-Benz 2008 E-Class trim levels include the E320 Bluetec (sedan only), E350 (sedan and wagon), E550 (sedan only), and the high-performance E63 AMG (sedan and wagon). The 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 350 and 550 are available with 4Matic all-wheel drive. (E-Class wagons are covered in a separate review.)
"Standard equipment highlights [of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class] include a harman/kardon premium audio system, in-dash six-disc CD changer, memory front seats, sunroof and a full complement of safety features that includes eight airbags, electronic stability control and Mercedes' PRE-SAFE system," according to Kelley Blue Book. 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class "E320 Bluetec and E350 are equipped almost identically," Edmunds tells us, sharing not only the standard features listed above, but also "10-way power front seats with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, power tilt-telescoping steering column and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with a CD changer and auxiliary audio jack."
Moving up to the Mercedes-Benz 2008 E550, you may opt for the no-cost Sport package that, according to various reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, adds "18-inch wheels, a lowered sport suspension, blue tinted glass, different wood trim and dual chrome tailpipes." "The Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG comes equipped similar to the E550, but adds split-folding rear seats, heated front seats, satellite radio and an array of AMG performance and styling features," concludes Edmunds.
Kelley Blue Book lists some of the popular options for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: "two designo packages (Espresso and Graphite), a keyless entry and start system, heated and active-ventilated (cooling) front seats, front and rear parking sensors, panorama sunroof, navigation system, adaptive headlamps, AMG Sport Package, Bluetooth hands-free telephone connection, voice control and iPod integration."