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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 Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI 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
4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD

Prices

MSRP $43,100 $51,000 $47,700
Invoice $40,084 $47,430 $44,361
Avg. Paid N/A $38,192 $46,595

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.1 8.3
Performance 8.5 8.4 8.6
Interior 8.4 8.3 8.0
Safety 10.0 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.5 4.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Beautiful, high-quality interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Engaging handling
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Strong reliability rating
  • Top-notch cabin materials
  • Very supportive seats
  • Agile handling
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Tepid base engine
  • Not as nimble as some rivals
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/211
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.7 113.2 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 193.9 191.7 190.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 73.0 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 58.0 57.3

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) 3726 3825 3795

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
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
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 Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
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 Optional
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
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.2 - TBD - 99
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.9 38
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 57.8 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.2 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 35.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.9 55.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.1 15.9 14.3

Entertainment

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

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
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional 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 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.5L/213 3.5 L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 220 @ 4450 302 @ 6500 306 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 273 @ 3500-5250 277 @ 4800
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39 36.9 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 21.1 17.4

Suspension

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

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