2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Road Test Specs

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe

(3.5L V6 7-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeMercedes-Benz
ModelE-Class
Style2dr Coupe
Base MSRP$48,925
Options on test vehiclePremium Package 2 ($6,350 -- includes COMAND navigation system with voice commands and real-time traffic, Harman Kardon audio system with digital music storage, satellite radio and iPod interface, power rear sunshade, rearview camera, heated/ventilated front seats, bi-xenon active headlights, front LED running/signal lights, keyless ignition/entry); Appearance Package ($1,950 -- includes 18-inch AMG wheels, sport suspension, upgraded brakes, multicontour front seats, paddle shifters, sport pedals); Premium Leather ($1,350); Palladium Silver Paint ($720); TeleAid ($650).
As-tested MSRP$59,945
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,498cc/213 cu-in
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)268 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 2,400
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.337, II: 2.859, III: 1.921, IV: 1.368, V: 1.00, VI: 0.82, VII: 0.728, R:3.416; FD: 2.65:1
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, lower control arms and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero Nero All-Season
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP235/40R18
Tire size, rearP255/35R18
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front -- 18-by-8.5 inches rear
Wheel materialCast-aluminum
Brakes, front13.5-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear11.8-inch ventilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)6.8
0-75 mph (sec.)9.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.8 @ 94.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)122
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.5 traction/stability control on; 61.9 traction/stability control off
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82 traction/stability control on; 0.82 traction/stability control off
Sound level @ idle (dB)38.5
@ Full throttle (dB)67.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)58.6
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsThis car would make an excellent bracket racer, because with the exception of excessive tire spin, it makes the same numbers time after time. Nice growly voice, super-smooth upshifts and quick enough for anybody to question the extra expense of the V8 version.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsThe seatbelt retracts pretty aggressively with a full panic/ABS stop -- may freak some people out. Just-right pedal effort and resistance, steady straight stops with good fade resistance. Solid, though not surprising performance.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: With ESP on, the throttle closes on the limit of understeer (hence the same numbers on or off). With ESP off, the steering gets a little lighter as understeer approaches (good) to let you know it's coming; then just ride it 'round with throttle steering. Good balance. Slalom: Because the ESP is never truly "off," the slalom devolves into a guessing game of "what happens next?" Just when I'd get comfortable predicting the car's behavior, it'd do something unexpected and too drastic. At least with ESP on, I expected brake-grabbing. Too bad, because this car feels as capable as the E550 sedan.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)65
Wind (mph, direction)4.1
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)20.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.4
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,683
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,793
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52.3/47.7
Length (in.)185.0
Width (in.)70.3
Height (in.)54.0
Wheelbase (in.)108.7
Track, front (in.)60.5
Track, rear (in.)60.8
Turning circle (ft.)35.3
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)32.9
Headroom, front (in.)40.2
Headroom, rear (in.)35.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)48.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.9
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited
Free scheduled maintenance3,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front and dual rear
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemBlind-spot and lane-departure warnings, pre-collision safety system
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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