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Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic with Navigation
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Krell Audio Package
  • Automatic with Advance Package
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
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

Prices

MSRP $48,450 $51,000 $42,200
Invoice $44,324 $47,430 $39,246
Avg. Paid $47,989 $38,192 $35,090

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.5 9.1 9.1
Performance 6.3 8.4 8.2
Interior 7.0 8.3 8.3
Safety 10.0 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.5 4.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.5 7.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good handling for a front-wheel drive car
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Strong reliability rating
  • Excellent fuel economy with base engine
  • Gorgeous, well-built interior
Cons
  • Rivals have nicer interiors
  • Not as athletic as competitors
  • Not as nimble as some rivals
  • Smaller trunk than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 20 City / 31 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 113.2 114.600
Length, Overall (in) 196.1 191.7 193.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 73.0 73.800
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 58.0 57.800

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3933 3825 3726

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 Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps 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
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
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
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.1 - TBD - 97.200
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.9 37.200
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3 41.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 57.8 57.500
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 38.2 37.800
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 35.8 37.400
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57 56.9 56.300
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 15.9 14.100

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
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

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 Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5L/213 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 6500 302 @ 6500 211 @ 4300 - 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 272 @ 4500 273 @ 3500-5250 258 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 40.5 36.9 39.000

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 21.1 19.800

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link Independent
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