There is no better definition to the brand "Mercedes Benz" than to look at, feel, and drive the new Mercedes Benz E 500 sedan. It was first released in 1994 together with the E320 and the E420. It houses a 5.0L (303.0cu.in.) V-8 DOHC SPI, 32 valve engine in a luxurious body. Unfortunately, the E500 production was shortly stopped, perhaps to give way to other E Class vehicle up to be released in the following years. The E 500 re-entered in 2003 carrying a 5.0L (303.0cu.in.) V-8 SOHC SMPI, 24 valve engine in 5-speed electronic automatic transmission with overdrive and tons of safety and luxury features. The next E 500 model produced the same power as that of the previews year.
The 2005 E 500 comes with better features same with the reentry model. It has a 5.0L V-8 SOHC SMPI 24 valve engine, variable intake length, 150 amp alternator, 100 amp hours (Ah) battery, 7-speed electronic automatic transmission with overdrive, transmission lock-up, driver selection, TouchShift, rear-wheel drive, ABS and driveline traction control, 2.65 axle ratio, dual stainless steel exhaust, and ULEV emissions.
Driving is an ease with its new steering and suspension features including hydraulic power-assist rack and pinion steering, speed-sensing assisted steering, sensotronic 4 wheel disc brakes with front and rear vented discs, brake assistance, automatic with driver control ride control, adaptive suspension, auto-leveling suspension, stability control, automatic with driver control height adjustable suspension, front independent suspension, front multi-link suspension, front anti-roll bar, front air springs, gas-pressurized front shocks, rear independent suspension, rear multi-link suspension, rear anti-roll bar, rear air springs, gas-pressurized rear shocks, front and rear 17.0" x 8.00" silver alloy wheels, and P245/45HR17.0 BSW Performance AS front and rear tires.
It is added by comfort and convenience featuring Dual zone front and rear automatic air conditioning, steering wheel mounted radio controls, radio theft deterrent, cruise control, auto locking power door locks with 2 stage unlock, integrated key/remote, valet key, and remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) among others.
And known for its safety, the Mercedes Benz E 500 completes it look by adding up safety features like 4 channel 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), daytime running lights, center high mounted stop light, dual airbags, dual seat mounted side airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, Airbag occupancy sensor, rear side-impact airbag, front height adjustable seatbelts with 4 front and rear pre-tensioners, side impact bars, rear center 3 point, ignition disable security, panic alarm, tracker system, and security system. All in all, this luxurious upper-mid level executive luxury sedan is posses the prowess of a true vehicle. It's fast, safe, powerful, responsive, luxurious, and beautiful.