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4dr HB quattro 3.0 Premium
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S350 4MATIC Sedan
  • S63 AMG Sedan
  • S600 Sedan
  • S65 AMG Sedan
  • S400 Hybrid Sedan
  • S350 4MATIC Sedan
  • S550 Sedan
  • S550 4MATIC Sedan
 

Prices

MSRP $60,100 $69,900 $93,000
Invoice $55,894 $0 $86,490
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 9.2 9.1
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.5 9.3
Performance 8.4 8.3 8.6
Interior 8.0 7.8 9.0
Safety N/A 10.0 N/A
Reliability 3.0 N/A 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard quattro all-wheel drive
  • Powerful supercharged V6
  • Luxurious and attractive interior
  • Large cargo hold
  • High-tech, user-friendly interior
  • Excellent cargo space
  • Responsive electric motor
  • Balanced handling
  • Luxurious, roomy interior
  • Quiet ride
  • Powerful engine choices
Cons
  • Minimal back-seat headroom
  • Infotainment system can be confusing
  • Meager small item storage
  • Confusing cabin electronics

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Supercharged Gas V6 3.0L/183 Electric Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy N/A 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.700 116.5 124.6
Length, Overall (in) 195.600 196.0 206.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.200 77.3 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.900 56.5 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167 4647 4784

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional 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 Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional 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 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.0 94.0 109.000
Front Head Room (in) 36.900 38.8 37.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 42.7 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.200 57.7 59.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0 60.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.600 35.3 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.000 35.4 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.900 55.0 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.7 60.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 16.4

Entertainment

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar 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
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
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 Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Supercharged Standard
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Electric Turbocharged Diesel V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 5500-6500 362 @ 6000 240 @ 3600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 325 @ 2900-4500 325 455 @ 2400
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter 39.000 37.0 40.0

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Electric Fuel System Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31 (2012)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.800 23.8

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional Standard
Suspension Type - Front Five-link Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-link Multi-Link Independent
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
1-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard