2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comprises a wide range of vehicles under one name including a stylish convertible, sports coupe and even an expansive seven-passenger wagon that adds new dimensions to the traditional luxury car lineup. The E-Class is perhaps best known, however, for the classic lines of its sedan that demonstrate the European styling and exceptional engineering that made the Mercedes-Benz name famous in the first place. For 2012, the best gets even better with updated engine choices and the incorporation of a new steering system for some models, putting the E-Class into the forefront of automotive ingenuity once again.
| ||Available in convertible, sedan, coupe and wagon, the Mercedes-Benz E350 lineup features a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque paired with a rear-wheel drive seven-speed shiftable automatic transmission; this allows the E350 sedan to go from zero to sixty in just 6.5 seconds, a fast time for this auto class. A turbodiesel V-6 BlueTEC engine is also available and provides outstanding fuel economy at 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 in highway driving. On the inside, the dual-zone climate control system ensures passenger comfort while the activated charcoal air filter removes impurities and odors from outside air before it enters the cabin. The leather upholstery, deluxe wood trim and leather and alloy steering wheel options are designed to provide an ambience of comfort and luxury, and the power-adjustable passenger and driver front seats offer the perfect position for enjoying time spent on the road. Entertainment options include an AM/FM stereo system with six-CD changer and a rear-seat DVD player. The sedan and coupe seat five passengers, while the convertible offers room for four and the wagon can comfortably provide transportation to up to seven passengers.|
E550The twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine that powers the Mercedes-Benz E550 lineup is available only for the sedan, coupe and convertible models and produces 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, making it even faster than before. The engine is paired with 4MATIC all-wheel drive in the sedan and rear-wheel drive in both the coupe and the convertible and the entire E550 model line features the standard seven-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The standard features of the E550 include those available on the E350 and add standard leather upholstery and a more powerful braking system. A premium navigation system, rear parking sensors and rearview camera and adaptive cruise control are available as options for the E550 lineup. The convertible and coupe also feature optional heated front seats for added comfort in cold climates.
E63 AMGThe top of the line Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG delivers top of the line performance in both sedan and wagon configurations, making it a preferred choice for power-hungry drivers. The twin-turbo V-8 engine produces 518 horsepower even before the addition of the AMG-only Performance package that boosts this to an incredible 550 horses worth of driving intensity that can manage zero to sixty in just 4.2 seconds. The expected array of standard and optional features is available in both the wagon and the sedan, further cementing the Mercedes-Benz reputation for quality, performance and luxury in the 2012 E-Class lineup.