Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Pros

  • Superb ride and handling balance
  • potent engines
  • meticulously constructed
  • extensive safety features
  • spacious sedan interior
  • innovative convertible features.

Cons

  • Less sporty than some competitors.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
49,471 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
47,603 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
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**LOW LOW MILES** NAVIGATION** ALL WHEEL DRIVE** POWER SUNROOF** SPORT PACKAGE** LANE TRACKING PACKAGE** BLIND SPOT MONITORS** LANE KEEP ASSIST** REAR SPOILER** BACK UP CAMERA** HEATED SEATS** PREMIUM PACKAGE 1 ** CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE TODAY** 18 Twin 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels, AMG Sport Package USA, Avantgarde Line, Black Roof Liner, Blind Spot Assist, COMAND System w/Hard-Drive Navigation, Heated Front Seats, iPod/MP3 Media Interface, iPod/MP3 Media Interface Cable, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Tracking Package, Power Rear Window Sunshade, Premium 1 Package, Premium Sound System, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Speed & Load Index, Sport Body Styling, Sport Sedan Package, Sport Suspension.Recent Arrival! Clean CARFAX. Odometer is 25018 miles below market average! 28/19 Highway/City MPG
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
75,507 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Damas Auto
10 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
80,945 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
41,858 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
82,778 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
60,753 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
List$17,988
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
41,393 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
92,847 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
Victory Motors
19.6 mi away
List$19,333
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
55,813 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
List$19,999
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
66,687 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Luxury 4MATIC
List$16,206
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
83,616 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Luxury 4MATIC
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Est.Loan: $328/mo
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This well maintained 2012 Mercedes-Benz E 350 4MATIC LUXURY SEDAN powered by the V6 3.5L engine and comes showcased in the BLACK over BLACK with the WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL and Burl Walnut Wood Trim. ~SHARP VEHICLE!!~Additional options on this 2012 C 350 4MATIC Sedan include the WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, PREMIUM 1 PKG -inc: COMAND NAVIGATION, harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, HEATED FRONT SEATS, iPod/MP3 media interface in glovebox, power rear sunshade, REARVIEW CAMERA, SIRIUS satellite radio and the LUXURY PACKAGE with Comfort Suspension and 17-Inch Split 8-Spoke Wheels.*Know You're Making a Reliable Purchase *Carfax reports: No Damage Reported, No Accidents Reported, 15 Service Records.*Contact us*Fill out the contact form or call us today at 301-281-6979 / Mercedes-Benz of Hagerstown to schedule your VIP Test drive.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
67,833 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
56,160 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
(2)
Northwest BMW
46.6 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
88,535 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Luxury 4MATIC
US Auto Sales
47 mi away
List$14,895
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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This E-price does not include state taxes, state tags, titling, MVA, freight fees, and dealer processing fee and/or assumes cash buyer/qualifying credit score and does not include the average cost to complete a Maryland state inspection, and vehicle reconditioning. We strive to ensure all pricing and information contained in this website is accurate. Dealer reserves the right to refuse any sale due to pricing errors and will not be held responsible for any errors resulting from typos, inaccurate detail information or technical mistakes. We reserve the right to correct any pricing errors at any time. To receive this E-price, you must print and present this page to the sales team upon arrival. Offer not valid after completion of sale.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
112,920 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
List$18,500
Est.Loan: $337/mo
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28/18 Highway/City MPG 2D Convertible. We welcome any pre-buy inspections before purchase and can help facilitate door to door shipping to anywhere in the world at an affordable price. If you prefer to visit our showroom for a viewing, we are pleased to offer free airport pick-up from Reagan International Airport (DCA) or Richmond International Airport (RIC). Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg offers an extensive range of superb, low mile, exotic and luxury automobiles. If we don't have the car you are looking for please let us know and we will be happy to help find it. Just minutes off of I-95, Exit 130-B in Fredericksburg, VA. Call us now before it's gone and we will be glad to assist you! 888-693-4572. At Mercedes Benz of Fredericksburg, a Huber Motor Cars company, we take pride in providing each and every customer with the highest quality of customer service. Trade-in proposals are always welcome. Call us and schedule an appointment to visit Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
125,716 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Luxury 4MATIC
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
74,035 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Luxury 4MATIC
List$16,990
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Just added to our inventory, we have a GORGEOUS, 2012 Mercedes Benz E350 4MATIC! This E350 is silver, sitting on alloy wheels with great tread left on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black leather interior! Powered by a 3.5L V6 motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is equipped with a excellent All Wheel Drive system! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, memory seats, heated seats, dual climate controls, cruise control, rear back up camera, and that's only listing a few! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, CD changer, MP3 playback capable, blue-tooth capable, satellite radio ready, built in auxiliary hook up, and even has built in navigation, ready for turn by turn directions at the push of a button! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this IMMACULATE, 2012 Mercedes Benz E350 4MATIC!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Enjoyable to drive, meticulously built and available in a host of different body styles, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a luxury-car triumph that deserves serious consideration.

vehicle overview

Few cars offer the variety of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. There are four different body styles, four different engines, two sub trim levels and a multitude of options. Throw in the similar CLS sedan with its coupe-style roof and the family grows even further. Yet throughout this family, there isn't a bad apple in the bunch. Quite the opposite, really, as each E-Class iteration managed to earn the title Edmunds Recommended in our annual buyer's guide. Be it sedan, coupe, convertible or wagon, the E-Class is one of the finest cars on the road.

For 2012, they all get even better. With the exception of the carryover E350 Bluetec and its V6 turbodiesel, every E-Class has received a new engine that's more powerful and more economical. The gasoline-powered E350 now features a direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 that bumps output up to 302 horsepower from its previous 268. The E550's V8 gets a more radical change, switching to a turbocharged, smaller-displacement mill that cranks out 402 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque. This V8 has also been paired with standard all-wheel drive this year in the sedan package, but if tire-blazing action is your thing, the E550 coupe and convertible still send their power rearward.

And let's not forget the maximum-performance E63 AMG. This year it gets a new engine: a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 good for 518 hp (the same as last year) and 516 lb-ft of torque (a lot more than last year). The E63 AMG Wagon also re-emerges for 2012, satisfying the small but wonderfully nutty subset of drivers who demand sports car performance and grocery-getting utility in one high-class package.

Overall, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class remains a top choice against a plethora of competitors, including the 2012 Audi A5, 2012 BMW 5 Series, 2012 Infiniti M37, and 2012 Jaguar XF. It's hard to argue against any of these, but the E-Class provides the unmistakable Mercedes virtues of meticulous engineering and a driving character that strikes a wonderful balance between responsive performance and handling. If your only choice is figuring out which of the many E-Class variants to get, we wouldn't blame you.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in five-passenger sedan, four-passenger coupe, four-passenger convertible (Cabriolet) and seven-passenger wagon body styles. Each is further broken into different trims that correspond with its engine. The sedan is available in E350, E350 Bluetec, E550 4Matic and E63 AMG variants. The coupe and cabriolet are E350 and E550, the E-Class wagon is E350 4Matic and E63 AMG. 4Matic refers to the all-wheel-drive system.

The E350 and E350 Bluetec sedans are similarly equipped with 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, a sunroof, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and memory functions, MB Tex premium vinyl upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, interior accent lighting, auto-dimming inside and driver-side mirrors, the COMAND electronics interface, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with a six-CD/DVD changer and an auxiliary audio jack. The E350 sedan is further broken down into the Luxury and Sport sub-trims, which vary in suspension tuning, styling, interior trim and wheel design.

The E350 wagon gets standard all-wheel drive, a power liftgate, a rearview camera and a rear-facing third-row seat. The E350 coupe gets sport seats, leather upholstery, a 60/40 split-folding backseat and a console-mounted transmission lever with paddle shifters. The E350 Cabriolet gets a power-operated roof, a rear center pass-through, and the AirCap pop-up air deflector.

Every E550 adds bigger brakes, 18-inch wheels and leather upholstery (optional on E350). The E550 4Matic sedan comes with standard all-wheel drive and the Sport sub-trim items. The E550 coupe gets a sport-tuned suspension and a sport body kit.

The Premium 1 package adds a navigation system, a rearview camera, heated seats (E550 adds ventilation), a power rear window shade (sedan and coupe), satellite radio, a premium sound system and an iPod interface. The Cabriolet version of this package includes the AirScarf neck-heating system. The Premium 2 package includes the above items plus adaptive bi-xenon headlights with washers and automatic high beams, a power trunk lid and keyless ignition/entry. The Lane Tracking package adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane departure warning/keeping system. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control and more advanced versions of the Lane Tracking items.

Stand-alone options on the sedan and wagon include front and rear parking sensors, split-folding rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats (E350), a panoramic sunroof, enhanced front seats with adjustable bolsters, a heated steering wheel, an infrared night vision warning system and a rear seat entertainment system. The coupe and Cabriolet can also be had with heated front seats and the parking sensors.

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG includes most of the E550's equipment plus a larger V8, various AMG-engineered and tuned components (transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust), headlight washers, a sport steering wheel, sport seats with adjustable bolsters, special styling elements inside and out, and the premium sound system with satellite radio and iPod interface. The sedan gets a standard power rear sunshade and a split-folding rear seat, while the wagon gets a standard panoramic roof. Options include the Premium 1 and 2 packages, as well as the Lane Tracking and Driver Assistance packages. Many of the same stand-alone items are also available along with a limited-slip differential, 19-inch forged alloy wheels and carbon fiber trim. Finally, the AMG Performance package adds additional power, more aggressive suspension tuning (sedan only), a sportier steering wheel, a higher top speed, red brake calipers and a carbon-fiber engine cover.

performance & mpg

The Mercedes-Benz E350 models come with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard on every E-Class. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all but the wagon. All-wheel drive (4Matic) is standard on the wagon and optional on the sedan. In Edmunds performance testing, an E350 wagon went from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is average for the class, and we expect the rear-wheel-drive variants to be a bit quicker still. Mercedes estimates that the E350 sedan will achieve 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, while the others should get 1 or 2 mpg lower in each driving cycle.

The E350 Bluetec features a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 with clean-burning "Bluetec" technology, a liquid treatment that reduces emissions particulates. It produces a rather modest 210 hp, yet a very robust 400 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard. In Edmunds testing, an E350 Bluetec went from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. This is rather slow for the class, but then a scant few cars in the class can come close to its fuel economy estimates of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined.

The E550 models get a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 that produces 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the coupe and Cabriolet, while the sedan gets 4Matic all-wheel drive standard. Mercedes estimates the sedan will hit 60 in a very rapid 5.2 seconds, while the coupe and Cabriolet should hit 5 flat or dip into the 4s. Mercedes-estimated fuel economy stands at 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway regardless of model.

The E63 AMG gets a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that cranks out 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. With the AMG Performance package, this gets bumped up to 550 and 590, respectively. Standard is rear-wheel drive and the AMG seven-speed automated manual transmission. Mercedes expects it to hit 60 mph in about 4.2 seconds. Fuel economy is a Mercedes-estimated 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway for the sedan and 14/21 for the wagon.

safety

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, front pelvic airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Also standard are the Mercedes-Benz mbrace emergency telematics service, Attention Assist (a driver drowsiness and inattention warning system) and PreSafe (it anticipates an imminent crash and automatically takes measures to better secure occupants). The Cabriolet features automatic rollover hoops.

The Lane Tracking package adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane departure warning/keeping system. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control and more advanced versions of the Lane Tracking items that can take evasive action should the driver fail to do so. Rear side airbags are a stand-alone option.

In Edmunds brake testing, an E350 sedan with all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet. An E350 4Matic wagon with summer tires did it in 109 feet. Both distances are average for vehicles with those respective tire types.

driving

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class strikes a brilliant balance between ride quality and handling ability. Within its segment, the E is by far the most adaptable, rewarding and confident car for the widest variety of surfaces and situations. Although it's not the most athletic pick, it nevertheless offers highly tactile steering, strong engines and a chassis that inspires confidence. Regardless of body style or engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a special luxury car to drive.

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is even more remarkable. Anything that can seat five people in comfort and go from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds would certainly warrant that descriptor. Its myriad performance upgrades -- suspension, steering, brakes, wheels, tires and transmission -- make for a serious performance machine. However, if you're simply looking for a go-fast Benz without those other, more hard-core upgrades, the E550's new twin-turbo V8 offers the same sort of wicked acceleration that an AMG E-Class managed only a few years ago.

interior

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a cabin done in a style that is meant to recall solid, dependable Mercedes from the past. Angles are sharp, the materials first-rate and the look is decidedly austere, especially when adorned in monotone color schemes and dark wood trim -- very German, in other words. The general design is the same regardless of body style, except for the available three-spoke sport steering wheel and electric gear selector (column-mounted in the sedan and wagon; console-mounted in the coupe, convertible and AMG).

All E-Class models come with the Mercedes COMAND electronics interface, which combines a large display screen, a control knob and dash-mounted buttons. There's a bit of a learning curve involved, but it's generally neither better nor worse than similar systems from Audi or BMW.

Each E-Class model is relatively comfortable and spacious for their respective segments. The seats are firm, but offer impressive comfort and support over the long haul. The two-door and AMG models feature sport seats that offer a closer fit to help keep you in place through turns. The sedan's backseat is quite spacious, matching the BMW 5 Series as the most welcoming rear quarters in the midsize luxury class. With the wagon, you get a generous 57 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity and a rear-facing third-row seat.

The convertible offers comfortable seating for four, provided rear passengers are about 5-feet-9 or less, and its cabin is one of the most serene of any convertible due to its AirCap system that limits airflow to a trickle even at high speeds. In the coupe, the rear seat's legroom is about the same as in most luxury two-doors, but headroom is limited.

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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
302 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
302 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
518 hp @ 5250 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

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The engine of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG fires with a roar before settling into a smooth idle underpinned by a deep exhaust note. We're at Southern France's Paul Ricard racing circuit, where we hope to get some laps in before some standard driving loops on the highways and two-lanes surrounding the rural track.

For our first laps, we set the shocks to full firm and dial up Sport Plus on the trans, then let the car think and shift for itself from there. A good call because this thing is ungodly fast. There's no lag, lumps or bumps in its lionhearted power curve, and it pulls hard, fast and long, never out of breath. Mercedes claims a 0-60 time in the low 4-second range, which we don't question.

This 4,000-pound luxury sedan loves the track, accelerating without strain, cornering reliably and bleeding off speed with authority when we toe the brake pedal. The first supercharged E55 AMG of a decade ago didn't turn in all that well. Not so this one. It turns in with clarity, quick response, meaty weight in your hands and legit feedback through the steering. Yep, this 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 is still very much a super sedan.

Fixing What Isn't Broken
There was never anything wrong with the previous E63 AMG. It was a world-class performer with a hand-built, normally aspirated 6.2-liter screamer of a V8. Why replace it? "It's all in the name of efficiency," replied several AMG engineers and product types when we posed this question.

The new engine, known internally as the M157, is a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8. Have no fear; the new engine outguns and outruns the outgoing 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8, and shouldn't take any crap from the BMW M5 or Cadillac CTS-V.

AMG's new biturbo V8 packs every tech trick in the book: all-aluminum construction, direct injection, double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder with adjustable cam timing, air/water intercooling, generator management (to reduce parasitic losses when max battery charging is not required) and a stop/start system, much like that on most hybrids.

The result is a bit more of everything. Horsepower is a wash; the old car was rated at 518 horses, as is the new one. Torque leaps from 465 pound-feet to 516, but there's a Performance Pack option that bumps output to 550 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

The outgoing naturally aspirated 6.2-liter E63 drew a 13/20 mpg rating from the EPA. The 2012 car's ratings have yet to be finalized, but Mercedes engineers expect something in the 15/22 range for the sedan, and perhaps 14/21 for the wagon — yes: the wagon lives.

Enough Motor Talk
We wish we could tell you that the groovy new power plant was backed by the SLS's slick dual-auto-clutch seven-speed gearbox, but it's not. The cost/benefit ratio of fitting that expensive transaxle into the sedan ruled that move out.

So instead, the only choice offered, or needed, really, is the AMG Speedshift seven-speed automatic. It may not be as trick, but it gets the job done just fine. In Comfort mode shifts are optimized for smoothness and fuel economy. Beyond that, there are two Sport modes that deliver more performance-oriented upshifts at higher rpm points, and fairly aggressive downshift programming — including a satisfying throttle blip to match revs. There's also a full manual mode via the steering-wheel-mounted shifter paddles.

The steering setup is of the electrohydraulic speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion variety with a fat AMG-specific wheel at the driver end. The E63 also features driver-adjustable adaptive damping and an adjustable stability program that'll keep you safe and straight. Or it can be completely deactivated for monstrous burnouts or lurid tail-out slides.

It's hard to imagine why you would feel the need to pop the extra $12 grand for the carbon-ceramic brakes. The stock AMG binders will take anything you can give them with no measurable evidence of fade.

On the Road
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG exhibits something few brands deliver as well as AMGs do, and that's high-speed stability. Explore the far right side of the speedo and this elegant sledgehammer tracks straight as a string.

This is hardly a compact sedan, yet it's so linear and responsive that out in the real world, it shrinks around you a bit on the relatively small two-lanes. Considering the ultralow-profile tires and sport-minded suspension, the ride quality remains pleasantly comfortable.

If there's anything we miss, it's the outgoing car's exhaust note. It's relatively quiet and well-mannered under all conditions, yet really lights up when you awaken all that horsepower. The new engine has a strong, throaty rumble, not unlike that of a Riva speedboat on the open water. But the old V8 had an intoxicating silken blare that was just so pure. We always thought it would be hard to top and it still hasn't been.

The interior materials are outstanding, and always look and feel luxuriously sporty. Power everything is standard, plus a 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, 14-way power-adjustable seats, a central controller function with a high-definition 7-inch screen, buttery leather upholstery and your choice of Black Ash or Burl Walnut wood trim.

The Numbers Game
You may wonder why a Mercedes with a 5.5-liter engine is still badged as an E63. We asked the same question, and got a somewhat psychobabbular answer. "Going forward, don't expect Mercedes model nomenclature to relate directly to the engine displacement like they used to."

Why not? Mercedes perfected that system decades ago, and it made sense for nearly 100 years. AMG executives replied that "since E63 is now established as a brand, we didn't want to be seen as going backward to the E55 label from the car a few generations back."

We doubt anyone will accuse the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG of taking a step backward. It's essentially the same super sedan it's always been, with a touch more efficiency and better handling thrown in for good measure. Might have been cool if Mercedes figured out a way to charge less for it, but it looks as if its roughly $90,000 price will remain. Can't have it all.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.

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Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overview

The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered in the following submodels: , , , , , . Available styles include E350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Sport BlueTEC 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A), E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), E550 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), E350 Luxury BlueTEC 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A), E550 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), E350 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A), E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and E63 AMG 4dr Wagon (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

Save up to $300 on one of 24 Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $13,200 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 is priced between $18,500 and$24,700 with odometer readings between 41393 and112920 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Luxury 4MATIC is priced between $13,698 and$17,999 with odometer readings between 66687 and125716 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Sport 4MATIC is priced between $16,989 and$20,995 with odometer readings between 47603 and80945 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Luxury BlueTEC is priced between $21,998 and$21,998 with odometer readings between 51264 and51264 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Sport is priced between $13,200 and$13,200 with odometer readings between 108322 and108322 miles.

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