Exterior photo of 2004 Mercedes-Benz (W211) E500 4Matic

2004 Mercedes-Benz (W211) E500 4Matic



Price: SOLD

Mileage: 46,600 Miles

Engine: 302-Horsepower 5.0-Liter V8 Engine

Transmission: 5-Speed Touch Shift Automatic Transmission

Exterior color: Black Exterior

Interior: Ash Leather Interior

Additional features:

Burl Walnut Trim

4Matic All-Wheel Drive

Premium Package:

Active (Massaging) Heated/Ventilated Front Seats

Driving Dynamic Seats

Command System w/ DVD Nav

Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System

Factory CD Changer

Glass Sunroof

Rear Side Window Roller Blinds

Lighting Package:

Headlight Washing System

Bi-Xenon Headlamps

10-Way Electric Memory Seats

Telescoping Multifunction Steering Wheel

Auto-Dimming Rear and Driver’s Side Mirrors

Speed Sensitive Power Steering

Airmatic Dual Control Air Suspension

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Keyless Go

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Road Hugger GT All-Season Tires

Twin Spoke Light Alloy Wheels

Clean Carfax

Extensive Recent Maintenance


2004 Mercedes-Benz (W211) E500 4Matic exterior photo

The third-generation Mercedes E-Class, the W211, was released for the 2003 model year. The W211 offered significant refinement and technological advancement over its predecessor. The E500 featured a 302-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, that offered 339 pound-feet of torque, a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and adjustable Dual Control Airmatic suspension. The underlying theme of the E500 is uncompromised luxury, which can be found in every element of the car. Options such as heated, ventilated, active (massaging), and dynamic seats make no mistake of this; the latter adjusting the side bolsters for cornering forces. In the current market, the W211 offers one of the best values for performance and luxury that can be found in the German market.


 exterior photo

This 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic, finished in Black over Ash leather, with only 46,600 miles, is an outstanding low-mileage example of a W211. In addition to the standard E500 kit, it was originally optioned with Premium Package, including active (massaging) heated/ventilated and dynamic seats, Command System with navigation and Harmon Kardon premium sound, the glass sunroof, and rear window blinds. It also has the Lighting Package, which includes bi-xenon headlights and headlight washers. Other notable factory options are self-dimming rearview mirrors, keyless entry, and Airmatic adjustable air suspension. It was originally delivered by Autobahn Motor Cars Mercedes-Benz of Devon, Pennsylvania, to an owner just across the border in Delaware. It remained in that area, always being dealer serviced until 2019, and 36,000 miles. The Carfax shows regular and frequent dealer services. From there, it moved through several owners, with a stint in Arizona, before coming to Colorado. It came to us from a Glen Shelly regular. When we got it, we did an extensive round of maintenance, including re-booting the front CV axles, and replacing the rear air suspension valves and shocks, the rear brake pads and rotors, and the front brake lines. Lastly, we replaced both batteries. As it sits, it is a fantastic example of a W211 E500 and is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.


2004 Mercedes-Benz (W211) E500 4Matic exterior photo

The Black paint is in excellent condition and original, measuring between 2-6 mils throughout. It presents very well, but close scrutiny does reveal typical age-related flaws in the form of several small dents and moderate swirling. The front bumper has light pitting, as well as scuffing on the very bottom. There is no rust. All VIN and factory stickers are present and legible. There are no panel gap inconsistencies. All glass is clean and clear. The trim is undamaged and in great condition. The headlights are fully functional but do have some light scratching in the lenses. The taillights and indicators are fully functional and in great condition. The seventeen-inch alloy wheels are in good shape but do have light curb rash in spots. They are wrapped in Road Hugger GT Ultra tires with plenty of tread remaining.


 interior photo

The interior is consistent with the exterior. There are no foul odors, and it has never been smoked in. The headliner has a small stain, and the passenger sun visor mirror cover is broken, but the rest of the headliner is in great shape, with no sags or tears. The steering wheel is in great shape with only minor wear to the leather. The rest of the steering column is also fully functional and in fantastic condition. The dashboard is crack-free, and the instrument cluster is fully functional. All interior lights and switches are functional and undamaged. All power windows/locks function normally, and all switches are unfaded. Climate control blows hot or cold when required. The stereo system sounds amazing! The center console is in good shape, with only some marks and wear to the leather on the shifter. The seats are in great shape, with typical creasing on the outer seat bolsters. The driver’s seat is the worst. The heated and ventilated seats work, but the massage function of the front seats does not work. The trunk is unstained, has no odors, and the tool kit is present.


 engine photo

This W211 E500 is in excellent mechanical condition. In preparation for sale, we re-booted the front CV axles, overhauled the rear air suspension, replaced the rear brake pads and rotors and front brake lines, and both batteries. Going further back in time, the Carfax documents lots of maintenance early in its life. The V8 engine starts on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. The transmission shifts smoothly and does not slip. The suspension is compliant and wonderfully compliant, while still having exceptional handling prowess. There are no clunks, rattles, or other abnormal drivetrain noises. The brakes are firm, and it passes emissions with no problems, which we pay for. Like any Mercedes, it will certainly need continued care and maintenance, but thanks to its relatively low yet consistent use, it is in exceptional operating condition.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • VIN: WDBUF83J04X122338
  • Model Year: 2004
  • Model: E 500 4MATIC
  • Engine: 113969 30 557792
  • Transmission: 722672 05 029602
  • Order Number: 0 4 704 72779
  • Order Location: UNITED STATES (USA)
  • Production Number: 9720785
  • Paint: BLACK (040U)
  • Release Date: 2004-01-26
  • Delivery Date: 2004-01-28


  • 040u Black
  • 044 New Telematics Generation Ntg 2.5
  • 212b Op. Instruct. And Maint. Booklet-Engl. For Usa/Can
  • 213 Speed-Sensitive Power Steering/Vario Steering
  • 221b Sign Coolant/Refueling - English
  • 232 Garage Door Opener With 284 - 390 Mhz Frequency
  • 242 Front Seat Rh Electric Adjustable with Memory
  • 249 Rear Window, Electrically Heated
  • 264 License Plate Attachment America
  • 265 Lines-No.Plate Discontinued
  • 275 Memory Package (Driver Seat, Strg. Col., Mirror)
  • 280 Leather Steering Wheel and Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • 293 Sidebag in Rear Left and Right
  • 297 Sun Blind in Rear Doors Lh and Rh
  • 309 Cup Holder
  • 384 Telephone Preinstallation Cp High for Usa
  • 401 Single Seats
  • 414 Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof in Glass Version
  • 423 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 433 Left Driving Dynamics Seat
  • 434 Right Driving Dynamics Seat
  • 461 Instrument with Miles Ind. And English Legend
  • 475 Tire Pressure Monitor (Tpm) High Line/Midline
  • 489 Airmatic Dual Control / Air Suspension Semi-Active
  • 494 U.S. Version
  • 524 Paintwork - Preservation
  • 530 Comand Dvd Aps Usa with Navigation
  • 540 Roller Blind, Electric, For Rear Window
  • 543 Sun Visor with Make-Up Mirror L. And R., Be-
  • 551 Steering Wheel, Ivory-Colored
  • 573 Child Seat Mounting, Isofix in Rear
  • 581 Automatic Climate Control
  • 600 Trim Strips on Hardtop
  • 614 Bi-Xenon Headlamps for Right-Hand Traffic
  • 634 Deletion - First Aid Kit
  • 636 Deletion - Warning Triangle
  • 668 Product Prot.F.Transport Veh. W/ Tie-Down Hooks
  • 673 High-Capacity Battery
  • 690 Emergency Spare Tire (Mini Spare)
  • 704l United States (Usa)
  • 763 Radio Remote Control W/ Panic Switch (315 Mhz)
  • 7xxl North and South America
  • 804 Year of Modification
  • 810 Sound System
  • 819 Cd Changer
  • 830a Amaretta/Leather/Nappa/Semi-Aniline
  • 838a Amaretta/Leather/Nappa/Semi-Aniline - Gray
  • 875 Heated Screen Wash System
  • 889 Keyless - Go
  • 910 Dynamo with Higher Capacity (Ffo)
  • 915 Fuel Tank with Larger Capacity
  • 919 Aircon Cooling Power Package
  • 955 Equipment Package Elegance
  • 986 Identification Number (Vin-No.)
  • 989 Identification Label Under Windshield
  • M005 Vehicles With 4-Matic-/All Wheel Drive
  • M113 V8-Gasoline Engine M113
  • M50 Displacement 5.0 Liter
  • N28 Exchange Not Allowed, Body/Order as Of Ofl W/ Pa1
  • R11 La 17” 5 Double Spoke Design