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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 BMW 5-Series 2011 Infiniti M
     
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Luxury BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 Sport BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Luxury Sedan
  • E550 Sport Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
  • Wagon
Base
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • x AWD

Prices

MSRP $49,400 $45,050 $58,450
Invoice $45,942 $41,445 $53,938
Avg. Paid $28,847 $30,283 $29,701

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.3 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.7 8.6
Performance 8.5 8.5 8.9
Interior 8.6 8.1 8.8
Operating Cost 7.3 7.3 7.7
Safety 10.0 9.6 9.3
Reliability 4.5 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Balanced power and handling
  • Elegant interior material quality
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Powerful engine options
  • Exciting driving dynamics and performance
  • Strong brakes
  • Comfortable seating
Cons
  • COMAND interface hard to learn and use
  • Not as sporty as some rivals
  • Small trunk for the class
  • Reliability score not as strong as many rivals’
  • Low safety scores
  • Comparatively poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V8 5.6L/339
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy 16 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan 4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.1 116.9 114.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 193.1 194.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 73.2 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.6 59.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3792 4028

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 100.5 103.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 39.1 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.3 58.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.0 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 36.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.2 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.9 14 14.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6 Gas V8
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/183 5.6L/339
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 6000 240 @ 6600 420 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 2400 - 5000 230 @ 2600-3000 417 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Turning diameter 36.2 - TBD - 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 32 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.5 18.5 20

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 5-arm Multi-Link Multi-Link Integral-V Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard