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Gasoline versions of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class lineup are more fuel-efficient than before, but the BlueTec turbodiesel is still the green pick.
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E350 models rated from 16/23 mpg to 17/26 mpg, E550 models rated at 15/22 mpg to 15/23 mpg. Diesel E350 BlueTec rated 22/33 mpg and 26 mpg combined.
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20 mpg city, 30 highway (E350); 19/28 (E 350 4matic); 19/27 (E350 4Matic Wagon); 21/32 (E350 BlueTec); 18/28 (E350 Convertible); 19/28 (E350 Coupe); 16/26 (E550); 16/25 (E550 Convertible); 17/27 (E550 Coupe)
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16/24 (E63 AMG); 15/23 (E63 AMG Wagon)
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Thanks to a new lineup of direct-injection V-6 and V-8 gasoline engines, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models are significantly more fuel-efficient than last year's models.

E350 models now rate up to 20 mpg city, 30 highway, while E550 models get up to 17/27. 4Matic all-wheel drive drops estimates by up to several miles per gallon, depending on the model and the body style.

Even considering the improvements in those gasoline engines, you're still going to keep things clean--and the most fuel-efficient--with the E350 BlueTec Sedan. At 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, it's the greenest of the E Class bunch.

And if you're even reading this section, you probably aren't considering the high-performance E63 AMG models. Rated as low as 15 mpg city, 23 highway, they're guzzlers, albeit very rewarding ones.

Conclusion

Gasoline versions of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class lineup are more fuel-efficient than before, but the BlueTec turbodiesel is still the green pick.

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