2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Road Test Specs

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

(3.5L V6 AWD 7-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Year Make Model2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Sport 4Matic 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$55,325
Options on test vehiclePremium I Package ($3,870 -- includes COMAND system, navigation, voice control, MB Apps, mbrace2 telematics, Harman Kardon surround-sound system, satellite radio, real-time traffic and weather, heated front seats, power rear sunshade, rearview camera), Lighting Package ($1,500 -- includes adaptive high-beam assist, adaptive LED headlights with corner illumination), Lane Tracking Package ($875 -- includes blind spot assist, lane keeping assist), Steel Gray Paint ($720), Kelyess Ignition/Entry ($650), Electronic Trunk Closer ($560), 18-Inch AMG Twin Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels ($500), Split-Folding Rear Seats ($440), Rear Deck Lid Spoiler ($350), Three-Spoke Sport Steering Wheel ($260), Special Order ($250)
As-tested MSRP$65,300
Assembly locationSindelfingen, Germany
North American parts content (%)0
Drivetrain
ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected V6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,498cc (213cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)12.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,250
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)302 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 @ 3,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 4.38; II: 2.86; III: 1.92; IV: 1.37; V: 1.00; VI: 0.82; VII: 0.73; R: 3.42
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.87
Chassis
Suspension, frontThree-link strut, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.4
Tire make and modelPirelli P Zero MO
Tire typeSummer front and rear
Tire size245/40R18 97Y
Wheel size18-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front15.4-inch ventilated, cross-drilled steel rotors, single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rear14.4-inch ventilated disc, single-piston sliding caliper
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph (sec.)4.0
0-60 mph (sec.)6.0
0-75 mph (sec.)8.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.3 @ 97.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.8
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.4
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.2
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.2
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.4 @ 96.7
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)110
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.1
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON63.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.87
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.87
Sound level @ idle (dB)37.6
@ Full throttle (dB)71.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)60.3
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,950
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsHard-revving but smooth V6. Nice power from launch all the way to the 6,800-rpm shift point. Full-throttle upshifts are superbly quick, whether in E, S or "Manual" modes. Overlapping throttle and brake to bring revs up at launch proved quickest, though did not matter whether in S or M modes. Manual shifting is done via paddle shifters. Weak attempt at throttle blips. Does not hold gears to rev limiter.
Braking commentsExtremely firm pedal feel, great stopping power with hardly any nosedive. Stops dead-straight with no commotion, consistent distances. First stop was 111 feet. Fourth stop was longest at 114 feet. Fifth stop (of six) was shortest at 110 feet.
Handling commentsSlalom: An odd car in this exercise, although the time it posted is certainly respectable for a luxury sedan. The steering could be sharper, and it's overassisted, too, which is rare for a Mercedes, which is normally heavy. The automatic doesn't have a true manual mode, so occasionally it would slip out of manual and upshift into 4th in Drive. Frustrating. The twitchy accelerator pedal means steady-state throttle is the only way to get through without upsetting the car. Skid pad: Light steering effort, not a whole lot of feel. But pretty decent grip here. The stability control system is never fully off, so you're fighting the random addition of brakes and the cutting of throttle. The chassis nicely adapted drop-throttle to control understeer, but it's an abrupt transition because of the jerky throttle delivery.
Testing Conditions
Test date7/30/2013
Test locationAuto Club Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)70.12
Relative humidity (%)59.81
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.88
Wind (mph, direction)1.69
Odometer (mi.)3,203
Fuel used for testPremium - 91 octane
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/44
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)24 combined/21 city/29 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.1
Driving range (mi.)611.9
Audio and Advanced Technology
Stereo descriptionOptional - 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard
Satellite radioOptional
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional headrest-mounted iPad docks
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with Premium 1 package
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard - mbrace 2
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsOptional
Blind-spot detectionOptional with Lane Tracking package
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional with Lane Tracking package
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,211
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,120
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53.7/46.3
Length (in.)192.1
Width (in.)73
Height (in.)57.1
Wheelbase (in.)113.2
Track, front (in.)63
Track, rear (in.)63.7
Turning circle (ft.)36.2
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)35.8
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.9
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)15.9
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles

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