2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC

Matt Tierney

2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC

MSRP (with destination): $52,565
PRICE AS TESTED: $62,010

ENGINE:
3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6
Horsepower: 210 hp @ 3400 rpm
Torque: 400 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
7-speed automatic

DRIVE:
Rear-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
17-inch aluminum wheels
245/45HR-17 Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
21/32/25 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
4059 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo: 15.9 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 41.3/35.8 in
Headroom (front/rear): 37.9/38.2 in
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Diamond White/Black

STANDARD FEATURES:
Active suspension w/stroke-dependent damping system
COMAND system w/in-dash DVD/CD and memory card slot
Auxiliary audio jack
Bluetooth
Power sunroof
Power front seats w/3-position memory
Tilt-and-telescopic steering column
Automatic dual-zone climate control
Cruise control
Remote central locking
Rain-sensing intermittent wipers
Interior ambient lighting
Stability control
Tire pressure monitoring system
mbrace in-vehicles services

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Premium 1 Package- $4000
COMAND system w/hard-drive navigation
Real-time traffic data
Voice control
Harman/Kardon sound system w/HD radio
SiriusXM satellite radio
iPod/MP3 media interface w/cable
Heated front seats
Power rear sunshade
Rearview camera
Sport Package- $0
17-inch aluminum wheels
Lowered suspension
Sport bodystyling
Aluminum instrument cluster surround
Tone-on-black interior concept
Front brake calipers w/Mercedes-Benz logo and drilled front discs
Lane Tracking Package- $850
Blind spot monitoring system
Lane keeping assistance
Heated steering wheel- $490
PARKTRONIC parking assistance w/guidance- $970

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
Premium 2 Package- $6450
Driver Assistance Package- $2950
Rear seat entertainment- $1910
Panorama sunroof- $1090

COMPARE TO:
BMW 528i, Infiniti M35h, Lexus GS450h

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thomas haegg
Wait and see how well the hybrids do after 600000 miles - are they still around? Sure - yeah right.
timsoundz
I own a 2011 E350 Bluetec, and while I had scheduled maintenance performed on it, I was loaned a 2011 gas E350. I carefully compared both city and highway driving, and I found that the Bluetec consistently got at least 25% better mileage. This was compounded on a longer distance drive; I've got 41 mpg driving at a steady 60 mph. Guys, if you're going to review a car, then take the time to actually do the research yourself. It was obvious that this was not the case with these so called 'expert' reviews.
sbvaeth
Pretty disappointing you guys didn't acknowledge the fact that diesels get better economy in real world driving, I would hope you remember this? http://www.automobilemag.com/features/0804_hybrids_versus_diesels/index.html
loopless
C'mon guys.. how about some real world analysis of fuel economy. It seems well known that the EPA mileage numbers do no justice to diesels, but do give hybrids unrealistically high numbers. Drive the cars back to back and THEN make the conclusions. I think you will find that the Bluetec handily gets much better MPG than the gas E350 and similar to real world hybrid consumption.

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