2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  -  $52,565


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $52,565
Base Invoice: $48,947
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: E 350 Luxury BlueTEC Sedan
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.0L 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine

Pros

Roomy, luxurious, powerful and safe; available in a variety of body styles from two door convertible to five door wagon.


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been significantly updated for the 2012 model year. Three new engines are available for 2012, a 3.5L V6 , a twin turbocharged 4.6L V8 and a twin turbocharged 5.5L V8. All three engines perform the trick of producing more power with less fuel than the engines they replace. The 7-speed automatic transmissions have also been given small updates to improve power delivery and efficiency. A brand new 7-inch LCD display with 3D graphics capabilities is featured prominently in the dash board. Mercedes-Benz has replaced the steering wheels with new units that feature paddle shifters, for those wanting more control over gear selection. Mercedes-Benz' clever lane departure system is now available on the coupe and convertible and the E550 sedan now come standard with Mercedes-Benz' excellent 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.


Model Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class continues to be available in 4 body styles: sedan, wagon coupe and convertible. The high performance AMG version is available only as a sedan or wagon, while the fuel efficient BlueTec diesel is sold only in the sedan.

The three new engine options for the E-Class are the biggest changes for 2012. The base 3.5L V6 now offers direct injection. This increases fuel economy by roughly 20 percent over its predecessor while still making 34 more horsepower and 15 more lb-ft of torque. The E550 variants have a downsized V8; now 4.6 liters instead of 5.5. But the key addition of two turbochargers ensures that no power was lost. The new V8 now produces 402 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque-- 20 more horsepower and 52 more lb-ft of torque than the outgoing engine. Fuel economy has been improved by about 17 percent for the E550. The engine fitted to the high performance AMG version is also newly twin turbocharged. It is 5.5 liters, down from 6.3 on the 2011 model. Power has remained even at 518, while torque has been increased by 51 lb-ft. Once again fuel economy is up for the new engine, by 2 mpg on both the highway and in the city. The BlueTec diesel is the only carryover engine for the E-class. It makes 201 horsepower and is rated at 21/32 mpg for the city/highway.

Of course Mercedes-Benzes have never been short on luxury and the E-Class is no exception. Rain sensing wipers, dual zone climate control, 14 way adjustable front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel are all standard on the E350. Luxury options include heated and vented front seats, a power closing trunk, a power rear window shade and of course leather seats. A navigation system with built in Zagat ratings is available as is a rear entertainment system, which places TV screens in the back of the front headrests to entertain rear seat occupants.

Mercedes-Benz has been a big fan of using technology to improve vehicle safety for the last decade.. Their DISTRONIC PLUS system uses radar to detect an impending accident and apply the brakes, tighten the seatbelts and adjust the head restraints. Mercedes-Benz' attention assist system learns the driver's habits and driving style and warns him or her if the system detects changes that could indicate drowsiness or fatigue behind the wheel. Mercedes-Benz' lane departure system uses cameras to warn the driver should the system detect the car wandering into another lane without the use of turn signals. All E-Class Mercedes-Benz come standard stability control and anti-lock brakes.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class aims to provide uncompromised luxury and safety to the midsized car segment. Starting at just under $50,000, the E-Class can be optioned with more safety equipment than any of its competitors. Rear side impact airbags are available in addition to 9 standard airbags but Mercedes-Benz also offers several innovative exclusives such as attention assist and DISTRONIC PLUS, two systems designed to preempt and avoid accidents. Of course none of this comes at the cost of legendary Mercedes-Benz luxury. Available harman/kardon sound system with MP3 support and Dolby 5.1 sound, heated leather seats, night vision assist and a rear view camera are just some of the highlights on an extensive list of optional luxury items available for the E-Class.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
493.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
752.00 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6

Displacement
3.0L/182

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 1600-2400

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.8 in

Second Head Room
38.2 in

Second Leg Room
35.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Wheelbase
113.1 in

Length, Overall
191.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.9 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
63.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4277 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1654 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
165 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.7 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V557000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 03, 2012

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,800

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.

Consequence
If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V627000

Mfg's Report Date
October 6, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
495,290

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG...

Consequence
If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V177000

Mfg's Report Date
March 14, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
51

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d 4Matic vehicles, 2013 C250, E350 BlueTec and G63 AMG vehicles, 2008-2014 C300 vehicles, 2013-2014 C300 4Matic and ML350 4Matic vehicles, 2009 C350 vehicles, 2014 CLS550, E350 4Matic, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Wagon 4Matic, GLK350 and SL550 vehicles, 2012 CLS550 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2016 E350 vehicles, 2016-2017 GL450 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ML350 4Matic BlueTec vehicles, 2015 S550, S550 4Matic and C300 4Matic Sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 C300 Sedan vehicles, and 2017 SL63 AMG vehicles. Various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

3.0L 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine

7-speed automatic transmission

Rear wheel drive

Independent 3-link front & 5-arm multi-link rear suspension

AGILITY CONTROL suspension system

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes

Vehicle tool kit

17" x 8.0" aluminum wheels

P245/45R17 all-season performance tires

Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel

Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof -inc: sunshade, 1-touch express open/close, sunroof memory

Selectable light-sensing headlamps

Front halogen foglamps

Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: mirror memory, auto-dimming driver mirror

Rain-sensing windshield wipers -inc: heated washer reservoir

LED license plate lighting

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/CD/MP3/DVD/Weatherband stereo, aux audio input, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, (8) speakers

MB-Tex seat trim

14-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: 3-position driver seat memory, adjustable lumbar support, pwr active head restraints

Front/rear velour floor mats

4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable EASY ENTRY feature

Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio & multi-function display controls

Steering wheel gearshift paddles

Pwr windows w/1-touch express down & up

Pwr door locks

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock

Valet lock

Universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer

Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, humidity & dew point sensors

Electrically heated rear window w/auto shut-off

Ashtray

Cupholders

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Double sun visors

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lights

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system (BAS)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lamps

Front dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature

Front passenger weight sensing system (WSS)

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Front side-impact airbags

Driver knee airbag

mbrace in-vehicle services -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor

PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

Roll-over sensor

All-position 3-point seat belts

ISOFIX/LATCH anchor & tether system for child seats

Child safety rear door locks

Emergency interior trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

First aid kit

 
LUXURY PKG
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
QUARTZ BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
CUPRITE BROWN METALLIC
$720

 
PEARL BEIGE METALLIC
$720

 
INDIUM GREY METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$1,515

 
DESIGNO MOCHA BLACK METALLIC
$2,300

 
DESIGNO GRAPHITE METALLIC
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC BROWN METALLIC
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MAGNO ALANITE GREY MATTE
$3,950

 
DESIGNO MAGNO CASHMERE WHITE MATTE
$3,950

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH/DARK GREY, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
ASH/DARK GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
NATURAL BEIGE/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$4,000

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$6,450

 
LANE TRACKING PKG
$850

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$2,950

 
REAR SPOILER KIT
$600

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$140

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE PANORAMA SUNROOF
$1,090

 
REAR TRUNKLID SPOILER
$300

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,910

 
ACCESSORY REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,910

 
ACTIVE MULTI-CONTOUR DRIVER SEAT
$660

 
HEATED & ACTIVE-VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$450

 
SPLIT-FOLDING REAR SEATS
$440

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$800

 
WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$490

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
115V PWR OUTLET
$115

 
COMFORT BOX
$290

 
REAR SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$420

 
PARKTRONIC W/PARKING GUIDANCE
$970

 
NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS W/PEDESTRIAN DETECTION
$1,780

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
REAR SIDE WINDOW SUNSHADES
$380

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$625


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