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2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

Color is a big piece of the pie when it comes to buying a car. Sometimes it is the only piece. Today is one of those one-piece pies. This 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 up for sale in Arizona is finished in Pearl Beige Metallic, and what a color it is. To me, pearl + beige + metallic = gold. This is the first time I’ve seen a modern Mercedes-Benz in Pearl Beige Metallic and by the looks of it, I’m probably not the only one.

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Year: 2011
Model: E350
Engine: 3.5 liter V6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 42,055 mi
Location: Peoria, Arizona
Price: $17,985 Buy It Now

This outstanding example of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 350 Sport is offered by Mercedes Benz Of Arrowhead. This Mercedes-Benz includes: REAR SPOILER KIT Rear Spoiler PEARL BEIGE METALLIC CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS 3-SPOKE SPORT STEERING WHEEL ALMOND/BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM Premium Synthetic Seats HEATED FRONT SEATS Heated Passenger Seat Heated Front Seat(s) PREMIUM 1 PKG HD Radio Navigation System Back-Up Camera Heated Front Seat(s) Satellite Radio Premium Sound System Auxiliary Audio Input Hard Disk Drive Media Storage MP3 Player SPORT PKG Aluminum Wheels BURL WALNUT WOOD INTERIOR TRIM Woodgrain Interior Trim WHEEL PKG Aluminum Wheels *Note – For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Drive home in your new pre-owned vehicle with the knowledge you’re fully backed by the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class 350 Sport’s pristine good looks were combined with the Mercedes-Benz high standard of excellence in order to make this a unique find. This 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has such low mileage it has been parked more than driven. Where do you need to go today? Just punch it into the on-board navigation system and hit the road. The E-Class Mercedes-Benz has been a favorite of the mid-sized luxury segment throughout the model’s distinguished lifespan. This model provides a luxurious merger of comfort, performance and technology that Mercedes prides itself on. The E-Class is available with luxuries including but not limited to dual-zone climate control, leather appointed seats as well as a host of safety features. These features have helped to make the E-Class a favorite among the luxury.

Oh boy. I’m not giant “tan hater” as I think something like Stone Grey is a little bit of a fun curveball in a world where everything is black, white, and grey. However, I don’t think I’d be brave enough for this g̶o̶l̶d̶ Pearl Beige Metallic. To me, it just looks like a bad gold spray paint from the hardware store. Inside, more gold! Well, beige to be technically correct. So we are looking at a Pearl Beige Metallic over Beige interior. No thank you.

It looks like there is no discount on this one at $18,000. I think maybe they might find a buyer in senior-friendly Arizona, but I just can’t imagine of all the colors, someone picking this one. Your thoughts?

– Andrew


  1. Thomas Jon
    Thomas Jon November 16, 2020

    All that effort to recreate the colour of bile and they go cheap on the Mercedes “Imitation Leather”. Cheap seats that are known to split more often than a drunk couple who decide to get married in Vegas.

  2. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston November 16, 2020

    I like this color combo. Much better than grey, white, silver, or black. At least this has some interest too it. Why the hate on beige interiors? They are warm and inviting unlike they greyscale colors.

  3. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston November 16, 2020

    And thomas you must have no experience with mercedes mb-tex. It is some of the hardest wearing upholstery out there and I personally have never seen mb-tex split like you say. I can only imagine the amount of abuse it must take to make mb-tex split. 100k plus miles and mb-tex still looks perfect on every car I’ve ever seen.

  4. Sinatra23
    Sinatra23 November 16, 2020

    We just sold a 2011 E350 Luxury with 11,000 miles in this color! It looks a lot lighter in person.

  5. Thomas Jon
    Thomas Jon November 16, 2020

    Hi Ricky, not all artificial leather in Mercedes is MB-Tex. I agree that MB-Tex is superb. However even Mercedes differentiates between “artificial leather” (Mercedes description) and MB-Tex. They are not the same. Go to any Mercedes VIN lookup site and enter the VIN of the subject E-Class and you will see what I mean. I would add a link but don’t know if it is permitted.
    Also, if you have time, search online for Mercedes splitting seats to become acquainted with the problem. Again, MB-Tex is not the issue, it is their sub standard AL that is flawed.

  6. Mario - Autobahn Vault, LLC
    Mario - Autobahn Vault, LLC November 17, 2020

    I don’t get Thomas’ hate towards this car.

    Personally, kudos to whoever ordered this car when new and to any manufacturer for offering anything other than silver, black or white.

    Oh BTW MB tex, vinyl or whatever you call it: I’ve NEVER, in 30 years of owning Mercedes-Benz, seen it fail with less than 150K miles and proper care.

  7. Thomas Jon
    Thomas Jon November 17, 2020

    If someone isn’t able or willing to do the research or actually read what I wrote about the difference between MB-Tex and Mercedes Artificial leather then you are showing a willful ignorance. By the way, I’ve been driving Mercedes for over three decades as well. I’ve had my share of wonderful MB-Tex equipped cars. However the Artificial leather that Mercedes introduced in the early 2000’s has nothing to do with MB-Tex and is differentiated by Mercedes officially. Details matter. As far as the colour goes on this E350, to each his or her own. The only opinion that ultimately matters is the Owner’s behind the wheel.

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