In 2008, buying this deluxe V8 variant of the E-class off the showroom floor would have set you back around seventy grand. But a few years later, here’s one with hardly any miles for an 80% discount from new.
As the second-to-last year of the W211 generation chassis, which debuted in 2003 (in the US), most of the bugs have been worked out here; plus, it comes with all of the styling and performance updates that were added through the years, including a stonking 382-hp naturally-aspirated engine that launches the car to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.
If you’re looking for a ride that’s smooth, stylish, and fast, you won’t find anything better for the money.
Offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller in the Bay Area for a hair under $13k, which is about right if it checks out. And do have it checked out by a specialist if you’re serious. There are some complicated bits, like adjustable air springs, that you’ll want to ensure are all in proper working order before you plunk down any cash.