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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon - Overview

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$57,150 – $57,150 MSRP

$53,150 – $53,150 Invoice

19 / 27 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 4.0

Overall Performance and Design 4.0

Predicted Reliability 4.5

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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- Each model offers new, more powerful and more fuel-efficient engines
- 4Matic all-wheel drive now standard on E550 model
- Engine stop/start feature now standard on E63 model
- Electromechanical steering replaces hydraulic on E550 and 4Matic-equipped models
- E63 wagon returns to lineup

Exterior Features
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in four body styles: 5-passenger sedan, 4-passenger coupe, 4-passenger convertible, and 7-passenger wagon. Different trim levels in each style correspond with engines. Lower-trim versions include such features as 17-inch wheels, LED running lights, sunroof, power liftgate, and standard all-wheel drive (AWD).

Interior Features
Standard features on the different models of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class include 10-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar adjustment and memory functions, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, rearview camera, leather upholstery, and console-mounted transmission lever with paddle shifters.

Optional Features
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers several option packages for the different models that include such amenities as 18-inch wheels, heated seats, power rear-window shade, satellite radio, adaptive bi-Xenon headlights with washers and automatic high beams, blind-spot warning system, panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, and carbon-fiber engine cover.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers four different engines, each mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission as standard and rear-wheel drive as standard on all but the Wagon, which offers 4Matic AWD. The E350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 302 horsepower, while the E350 Bluetec comes with a 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel V-6 engine rated at 210 horsepower with 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The E550 is fitted with a 4.7-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 402 horsepower, and the E63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at 518 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA average fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are:
- E350 Sedan: 18/25 mpg (city/highway)
- E350 Bluetec: 22/33/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- E550: 16/24 mpg
- E63 AMG: 15/22 mpg for the Sedan and 14/21 mpg for the Wagon

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are stability and traction control, a battery of air bags that include front-pelvic air bags, emergency telematics service, warning system for driver inattention and drowsiness, and crash-anticipation and crash-avoidance systems.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not tested the E-Class for frontal-offset, side-impact, or rear-crash protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class received "Good" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-impact crash protection and roof strength, and was named a "Top Safety Pick" in 2012.


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