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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$830 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 32.9
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 179.6 185.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.5 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.4 x 1.34 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.26 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 285/40ZR19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3759
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 357 @ 5000 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 453 @ 7750 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.73
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.92
Trans Type 7 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.37 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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