Hey Cool Car Fans,

04 E500 1These photos of a hard loaded 2004 E500 4MATIC that is currently owned by a former professional hockey player for the Colorado Avalanche came into my email box earlier today from the legendary Jim Reitz of JFR and Associates.

I’m told that this vehicle has been garage kept with only 15,750 miles on it and that it has many of the cool options that were available for the E500 in the 2004 model.

The E500 was built in Germany and not only looks cool, but is pretty darn fast for a full size luxury sports sedan. It has a 5.0 liter V8 engine that delivers 302hp to get this baby moving from 0 – 60 in just 5.92 seconds. It’s not the most fuel efficient vehicle, but you don’t really buy luxury sports vehicles for fuel economy do you? Still the E500 gets 16 – 24 mpg from it’s 24 valve v8 engine, which means that it should average around 20.

04 E500 1In addition, the E500 was designed with safety in mind since it came equipped with ABS brakes, front, passenger and side impact airbags, plus stability and traction control.

This particular E500 has the optional premium and entertainment packages along with the wonderful 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system, which is great for these crazy Colorado Winters. You can tell by the photos that these shots were taken before we were buried with four feet of snow.

As an added bonus, the manufacturer’s 4 year / 50,000 warranty is still in effect until January of 2008, which is four years from its in service date, giving whoever gets this unique vehicle a remaining one year original factory warranty from Mercedes Benz.

04 E500 3To see all the options that were available for the E500 in 2004 there is a great web page that lists them all at Consumer Auto Guide.

The original MSRP for the E500 4MATIC sedan, it also came in a wagon and an AMG model, was $58,825 in 2004, plus a slew of options, such as a command navigation feature bumped the price even further. The elegant lines of the Mercedes-Benz E500 make it look sharp ,and although I haven’t had the opportunity to take this sweet ride out for a test drive, I hope to get a chance to see it up close and personal very soon.

If you’re a fan of German made Mercedes-Benz vehicles the E500 is a definite winner and extremely cool.

What do you think?

Cool Car Guy Rating:
***** – Extremely Cool

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John BoydAuto Broker – John Boyd “The Cool Car Guy”
John is an automotive consultant with JFR & Associates

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