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4dr HB quattro 3.0 Premium
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 Premium
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB quattro 3.0 Prestige
  • 4dr HB Prestige
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Prestige
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 $60,100 $42,200 $51,000
Invoice $55,894 $39,246 $47,430
Avg. Paid N/A $35,090 $38,192

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.6 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.1 9.1
Performance 8.4 8.2 8.4
Interior 8.0 8.3 8.3
Safety N/A 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.5 7.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard quattro all-wheel drive
  • Powerful supercharged V6
  • Luxurious and attractive interior
  • Large cargo hold
  • Excellent fuel economy with base engine
  • Gorgeous, well-built interior
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Strong reliability rating
Cons
  • Minimal back-seat headroom
  • Infotainment system can be confusing
  • Smaller trunk than rivals
  • Not as nimble as some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Supercharged Gas V6 3.0L/183 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.700 114.600 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 195.600 193.900 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.200 73.800 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.900 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 Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167 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 Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
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
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps 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
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard 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 Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional 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
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.0 97.200 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 36.900 37.200 37.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.300 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.200 57.500 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.600 37.800 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.000 37.400 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.900 56.300 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.100 15.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
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
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory 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

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 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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Supercharged Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/121 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 5500-6500 211 @ 4300 - 6000 302 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 325 @ 2900-4500 258 @ 1500 273 @ 3500-5250
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 39.000 39.000 36.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.800 19.800 21.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Five-link Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-link Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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