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E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Coupe
  • E350 BlueTEC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 BlueTEC Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Coupe
  • E400 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Wagon
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Wagon
  • E550 Coupe
  • E350 Cabriolet
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Cabriolet
  • E63 AMG Sedan
  • E63 AMG Wagon

Prices

MSRP $47,250 $42,200 $51,000
Invoice $43,945 $39,246 $47,430
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.9 9.0
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.1 9.1
Performance 8.0 8.2 8.4
Interior 7.8 8.2 8.2
Safety 10.0 10.0 10.0
Reliability 4.5 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Comfortable, supportive seats
  • Sporty, yet comfortable performance
  • Excellent fuel economy with base engine
  • Opulent, attractive interior
  • Powerful supercharged V6 option
  • Opulent cabin with classic style
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Elegant exterior styling
  • Ample trunk space
Cons
  • Transmission isn’t as refined as some rivals
  • No optional V8 engine
  • Multimedia controller can be difficult to use
  • Light steering with vague feel
  • Few standard features
  • High price and costly options

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/211 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 19 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.200 114.600 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 190.700 193.900 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 73.800 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.300 57.800 58.0

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) 3795 3726 3825

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard 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
Keyless Start Standard Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
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
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional 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 Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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.) 109.1 97.200 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 37.200 37.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 41.300 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 57.500 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.500 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.800 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.300 37.400 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 56.300 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.300 14.100 15.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard 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 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard 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 Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/211 2.0L/121 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 306 @ 6400 211 @ 4300 - 6000 302 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 277 @ 4800 258 @ 1500 273 @ 3500-5250
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 34.800 39.000 36.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.400 19.800 21.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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