2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class Fuel Economy

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Fuel Economy

In the 2012 model year, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class gained a new drivetrain lineup. Not only did it add direct injection to its V-6 and V-8 offerings, but it also adopted a new Hybrid version that shares the same gas-electric system grafted on the S400 Hybrid. The result is better gas mileage across the board, with the diesel E-Class still an option for those looking for even better highway fuel economy.

The Mercedes-Benz E350 badge applies to all four body styles, and as such, fuel economy varies widely. On the standard sedan, it's an EPA-rated 20 miles per gallon city, 30 miles per gallon highway, or 23 mpg combined. Stepping through the all-wheel-drive versions of the four-door, the wagon, and the two-door coupe can bring mileage down to 19/27 mpg, or 22 mpg combined in the AWD wagon.

If you're shopping for the most efficient E-Class of them all, the turbodiesel E350 BlueTEC is the pick--but there's a new Hybrid as well.

The E350 BlueTEC turbodiesel comes only in the sedan body style, and it posts the highest highway numbers in the lineup. It's rated at 22/32 mpg, or 25 mpg combined. This year's Hybrid addition grabs the best city figures of the E-Class family, though: it's pegged at 24/30 mpg, or 26 mpg combined.

Among the V-8-powered E550 Benzes, the Cabriolet fares worst at 16/25 mpg, or 19 mpg combined. The E550 Coupe is best at 17/27 mpg, or 21 mpg combined.

Finally, 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.

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