2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon 6.3L AMG RWD Angular Front Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

When you're spending upward of $50,000 on a car, you'll get something good when you pick from this group.

Your choice must factor in the manufacturer's attitude and approach to vehicles, as this affects everything about their car's character.

2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon 6.3L AMG RWD Angular Front Exterior View2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2009 Cadillac STS2009 Cadillac STS
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2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2008 Audi A6
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2008 BMW M52008 BMW 5-Series
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Quick Specs
8.0
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
7.6
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
8.6
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
8.0
The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
MSRP From   
$51,200$46,845$42,950$44,600
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeMid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic CVTManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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