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4dr Sdn Hybrid
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E350 Luxury Sedan
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  • 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
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  • Wagon
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Prices

MSRP $58,950 $49,400 $45,050
Invoice $53,056 $45,942 $41,445
Avg. Paid $34,518 $28,847 $30,283

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.9 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.3 8.7
Performance 8.7 8.5 8.5
Interior 7.9 8.6 8.1
Operating Cost 7.7 7.3 7.3
Safety 9.9 10.0 9.6
Reliability 5.0 4.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good balance of power and fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior with comfortable seats
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Balanced power and handling
  • Elegant interior material quality
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Powerful engine options
Cons
  • Headroom and legroom limited
  • Electrically-assisted steering affects handling
  • Not as sporty as competitors
  • 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’

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 22 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 113.1 116.9
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.7 193.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 75.9 73.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.7 57.6

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) 4134 3825 3792

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Optional
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 Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard 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
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional
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
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 110.5 - TBD - 100.5
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.9 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.3 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.8 58.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 38.2 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.8 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.9 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.3 15.9 14

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
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 Standard 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 Standard 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.5L/213 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 292 @ 6400 268 @ 6000 240 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 267 @ 4800 258 @ 2400 - 5000 230 @ 2600-3000
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 36.7 36.2 - TBD -

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 23.5 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard