Driven: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC

Joe Lorio
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC

Base price (with destination): $93,425
Price as tested: $112,605

Standard Equipment:
3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine
7-speed automatic transmission
4MATIC all-wheel drive
Power-assisted, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
4-wheel traction control
Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping system 4-wheel vented disc brakes

18-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels
Dual exhaust with chrome tailpipes
COMAND w/8-inch display
Hard-drive GPS navigation and voice control
Bluetooth
Harmon/Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system
HD digital radio, CD/DVD changer, SD card reader, satellite radio
Sunroof
Power rear sunshade
Active bi-xenon headlamps w/LED daytime running lamps
Power trunk closer
Leather interior
Wood/leather steering wheel
Heated/ventilated front seats
Ambient interior lighting
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Attention assist driver drowsiness monitor
Mbrace in-vehicle services w/6 months of service

Options on this vehicle:
Premium 2 Package - $3630
- Drive-Dynamic multicontour front seats w/massage
- Keyless-Go
- Parktronic
- Rear view camera
Rear Seat Package - $3040
- 8-way power-adjustable rear seats
- 4-zone automatic climate control
- Heated/ventilated rear seats
Driver Assistance Package - $2950
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot assist
- Lane-keep assist
Rear Seat Entertainment Package - $2450
- Dual-source DVD w/2 sets of wireless headphones, 2 remotes
Premium leather - $2290
Night vision - $1780
Panorama sunroof - $1090
Power rear side-window blinds - $750
Split-view screen - $710
Heated steering wheel - $490

Key options not on vehicle:
Sport Package - $5900
- 19-inch AMG triple 5-spoke wheels
- Sport body styling
Sport Package Plus One - $6650
- 20-inch AMG triple 5-spoke wheels
- Sport body styling
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium sound system - $6400
Illuminated door sills - $950

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
21 / 31 / 25 mpg

Engine:
3.0L V-6 turbodiesel
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 3600 rpm
Torque: 455 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm

Drive:
Four-wheel

Transmission:
7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4784 lb

Wheels/tires:
18-inch wheels
255/45 R18 tires

Competitors:
BMW ActiveHybrid 7
Lexus LS600h
Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

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