Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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.

Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
115,782 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$12,387
Est.Loan: $231/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
122,720 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
(1)
Autoline of VA
8.1 mi away
List$12,386
Est.Loan: $231/mo
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$300 Below Market
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*MOONROOF SUNROOF*, *NAVIGATION GPS NAV*, *BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE CALLING!*, *SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE*, *REAR VIEW CAMERA!*, *ALL WHEEL DRIVE*, *LEATHER*, *VA STATE INSPECTION*, *NEW TIRES*, *NEW BRAKES*, 6 MONTH NATIONWIDE WARRANTY, 18 Twin 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels, 3-Spoke Sport Steering Wheel, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, AMG Sport Package USA, Avantgarde Line, Black Roof Liner, COMAND System wHard-Drive Navigation, Comfort Suspension, DISTRONIC PLUS wPre-Safe Brake, Driver Assistance Package, Elegance Line, Heated Front Seats, iPodMP3 Media Interface, iPodMP3 Media Interface Cable, Luxury Sedan Package, Navigation System, Power Rear Window Sunshade, Premium 1 Package, Premium Sound System, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Speed & Load Index, Sport Body Styling, Sport Sedan Package, Sport Suspension, Wheel Package.1928 CityHighway MPGDon't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$$ at Autoline of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle..
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
95,555 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
Nine Stars Auto Group
8.1 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
116,210 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
(3)
Super Bee Auto
8.8 mi away
List$11,999
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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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
(3)
Pohanka Chevrolet
10.2 mi away
List$14,933
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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New Price! Lunar 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC� 4MATIC� 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 DOHC Direct Injection Clean Carfax!, Sunroof / Moonroof, ****Carfax one Owner****, ****BELOW KBB! BELOW KBB! CHECK IT OUT****, Heated Seats, Nav / Navigation / GPS, 4MATIC�. Located right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. Odometer is 5796 miles below market average! 19/28 City/Highway MPG All prices exclude taxes, title, license, freight, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
62,330 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
smart center Germantown
15.7 mi away
List$22,691
Est.Loan: $413/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
96,689 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(1)
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dealer Maintained w 22 Service Records, Sport Pkg, 2012 Mercedes E-350 4Matic, Steel Gray Metallic w Natural Beige/Black Interior, 4WD/AWD, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, CD Audio, Cruise Control, Front Seat Heaters, Harman Kardon Sound, Leather Seats, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Premium Package, Rear Defroster, Rear Sunshade, Rear View Camera, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), Traction Control, Clean Carfax, Financing And Extended Service Plans Available.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
92,211 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
List$19,991
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Thank you for visiting another one of King's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 with 92,211mi. Very few convertibles have the comfort, style and performance of this well-maintained beauty. Indulge yourself with one of the most highly crafted, most luxurious automobiles available today. More information about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 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. Interesting features of this model are Roomy, luxurious, powerful and safe and available in a variety of body styles from two door convertible to five door wagon.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
10,621 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$23,233
Est.Loan: $423/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Looking for a family vehicle? This Mercedes-Benz E-Class is great for kids and adults. The title records confirm that this car has had only one previous owner. An odometer that reads 10,621 miles speaks for itself. This E-Class has been well maintained with a long, healthy life ahead of it. If you are a non-smoker then you don't have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. We have the complete SERVICE HISTORY, since it was new so you can see for yourself that it was properly cared for and maintained. Like all the vehicles that we sell, this one has been through a thorough MULTI-POINT INSPECTION by our skilled technicians to be certain that it is of the highest quality. Our customer's safety is important to us. We guarantee that this vehicle has never suffered damage from a wreck. Looking for power? Look no further! This 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V engine has all the power that you want in a vehicle. With rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. This Mercedes-Benz E-Class's 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V gives you the gas mileage that you want. Make driving fun again with the exhilaration of a sports suspension that is precision tuned to grip the road. If you require superior ground clearance and an off-road style suspension, then this baby is for you. Two things essential to every king was his castle and royal carriage. While getting your own castle may be a bit of a challenge, you can still travel like a royalty. Be your own king behind the wheel of this Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Get all the power, safety, and convenience rolled into one with this Mercedes-Benz E-Class. From bumper to bumper this car has been thoroughly inspected and is working perfectly thanks to our comprehensive multi-point inspection that we perform on every vehicle that we sell. The flawless finish looks like it was just driven off the lot. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. All essential mechanical systems are in solid working order leaving you with years between any required maintenance. Unless you plan on driving this one straight into a mud pit you won't have to worry about any exterior maintenance for quite some time. The interior is in sufficient condition for a used vehicle with no major damage like tears, rips, or stains. Be sure to ask us about our optional extended warranty packages that are available and at very affordable prices. Don't let credit stand in the way of you getting the vehicle you want. We have GUARANTEED FINANCING on this vehicle or any other on our lot. Interested in low monthly payments? Call us today at (703) 685-9312 or come by to see if you qualify. Merlex Auto Group is conveniently located near Takoma Park.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
53,636 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E550
Prime Motors
24.1 mi away
List$25,999
Est.Loan: $473/mo
$300 Below Market
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LIKE NEW!!! MINT CONDITION!!! COME DRIVE IT HOME TODAY!!! We have access to lenders who offer GUARANTEED APPROVAL FOR EVERYONE!!! IF YOU HAVE A JOB / YOU ARE QUALIFIED !!! WE ARE A CARFAX PREFERRED DEALERSHIP; WHICH MEANS YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF A CARFAX REPORT WITH THE VEHICLE YOU ARE PURCHASING. EVERY VEHICLE IS VIRGINIA INSPECTED! EACH VEHICLE UNDERGOES A THOROUGH 150 POINT INSPECTION ALONG WITH A OIL & FILTER CHANGE AND ALL THE NECESSARY FLUSHES HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, WHICH ALLOWS US TO DELIVER A QUALITY VEHICLE AT A PHENOMENAL PRICE TO YOU!!! We've been a leading provider of QUALITY USED VEHICLES in the DMV AREA for over 20 YEARS. And we are extremely proud of it. Here at PRIME MOTORS YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY!!! WE WELCOME EVERYONE WITH OPEN DOORS AND A WARM SMILE!!! Our finance department has years of experience which will present you with the BEST DEAL AND SERVICE POSSIBLE!!! To top all this off, I'd like to mention that every qualified vehicle does come with a COMPLIMENTARY WARRANTY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT ADDITIONAL PIECE OF MIND THAT WE ALL NEED!!! BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, EXCELLENT CREDIT, REPOS, BANKRUPTCY, DIVORCE, what ever good or bad lessons life has thrown at you in the past, I want to say with confidence WE GOT YOU COVERED. !!! Take my advice DON'T WASTE ANY MORE TIME AND STOP YOUR CREDIT FROM BEING RAN FOR NO REASON, COME TO PRIME MOTORS LLC, WE MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE!!! CALL US TODAY DON'T WASTE ANYMORE TIME!!! 703-671-8100 OFFICE OR TEXT US AT 703-940-0796 WWW.PRIMEMOTORSVA.NET = WHERE DREAMS COME TO REALITY!!! SE HABLAMOS ESPANOL DISCLAIMER: The amount specified in this add is a cash price for the vehicle, price may change upon financing or other conditions. The down payment may vary depending on the qualified customer. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will wary per customer qualification. Fees and repayment terms vary by program and may result in a higher rate than advertised. Listed price does not include tax, tags, and title. While we make every effort in displaying accurate data, the vehicle listings within this web site may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. All inventory listed is subject to prior change or sale. The vehicle photo displayed may be used as an example only. Pricing throughout the web site does not include any additional options that may have been installed by the dealership. Please see the dealer for exact details. Vehicle may also be in transit and not located at the dealer all though they may be advertised on the web site. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. See the actual vehicle for complete accuracy of features, options, and/or pricing. Due to the numerous possible combinations of vehicle models, styles, colors and options, the vehicle pictures on this web site may not fully match your vehicle exactly; however, it is described and will match it as much and as closely as possible.FULLY SERVICED!!! E550!!! TRUE BEAST IN MINT MINT MINT CONDITION!!! LIKE NEW!!! COME TAKE THIS BEAST HOME TODAY!!!, Non-smoker owner, Arctic cold a/c, No pets, Vehicle Runs Well, Smooth ride, New tires, All records in possession, Lots of storage, Regularly maintained, New floor mats, Done all Scheduled Maintenance, Must test drive, Seats as good as new, Spotless interior, Great first ride, Fully Loaded, Available Satellite Radio, Factory GPS, Title in possession, Mint Condition, Family friendly, Drives great
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
83,571 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
List$16,595
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
95,536 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
(9)
Caspian Auto Sales
36.7 mi away
List$13,901
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
64,707 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
(11)
Nissan of Bowie
42 mi away
List$17,441
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***4MATIC , ALL WHEEL DRIVE! - Never Worry About The Weather!, **ADVANCED DRIVE-ASSIST DISPLAY!, **BLUE-TOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM!, **HEATED LEATHER SEATS!, **MOONROOF!, **NAVIGATION!, **REAR-VIEW BACK-UP CAMERA!, **TOUCH-SCREEN RADIO DISPLAY!, Check out this 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Obsidian Black Metallic with Black Leather.Recent Arrival! Odometer is 21069 miles below market average!Visit our dealership or browse our inventory online to explore all the new and used Nissan vehicles. From the time you enter our showroom to when you service your vehicle with us, you can expect to be treated like family. Because your satisfaction is our #1 priority, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive selection of new, pre-owned and certified pre-owned Nissan vehicles to choose from. We also offer great lease specials and financing options to suit your needs, along with expert service to keep your Nissan on the road for years to come. We are the ONLY Maryland Dealer to win 5 years in a row NISSAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Copy and paste this link and read what our Happy customers have to say: www.nissanofbowie.comPartnerPage?edmunds-read-reviewS.Please contact Erik Thompson, Used Car Manager, at Nissan of Bowie for availability and the most update pricing at (301) 867-6171. All our prices exclude tax, tags, processing fee and minimum $995 reconditioning fee. For Select Nissan Certified prices also include all applicable captive rebates.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
62,673 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Luxury 4MATIC
(2)
Koons Ford of Baltimore
43.9 mi away
List$16,999
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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LOCAL TRADE***4WD**MOONROOF**AMFM SIRIUSXM CDMP3**POWER WINDOWS**POWER FRONT SEATS** HEATED FRONT SEATS**BACK UP CAMERA**KEYLESS ENTRY***
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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$300 Below Market
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This E-price does not include state taxes, state tags, titling, MVA, freight fees, and dealer processing fee andor assumes cash buyerqualifying 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 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
91,832 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350 Sport 4MATIC
(5)
Battlefield Toyota
49.9 mi away
List$13,704
Est.Loan: $256/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
(1)
Lucky Line Motors
52.5 mi away
List$16,990
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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$300 Below Market
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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!
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
74,225 miles
Used 2012
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E350
(3)
Shirlie Slack Mitsubishi
52.6 mi away
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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JUST REPRICED FROM $20,000, $1,200 below NADA Retail!, EPA 28 MPG Hwy/19 MPG City! Very Nice. Sunroof, Heated Leather Seats, Bluetooth, Panoramic Roof, iPod/MP3 Input, WOOD TRIM PKG, REAR TRUNKLID SPOILER, APPEARANCE PKG AND MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Leather Seats, Sunroof, Panoramic Roof, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth. MP3 Player, Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors. OPTION PACKAGES: PREMIUM 1 LAUNCH PKG, APPEARANCE PKG: AGILITY CONTROL suspension system, rubber-studded stainless steel pedals, multi-contour front bucket seats, front perforated disc brakes w/painted calipers, 18 AMG twin 5-spoke aluminum wheels, WOOD TRIM PKG: wood & leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood & leather-wrapped shift knob, HEATED FRONT SEATS, REAR TRUNKLID SPOILER. Mercedes-Benz E 350 with Black exterior and Black interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 302 HP at 6500 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle, Local Trade. EXPERTS REPORT: Edmunds.com explains 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.. Great Gas Mileage: 28 MPG Hwy. AFFORDABLE TO OWN: Was $20,000. This E 350 is priced $1,200 below NADA Retail. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $49,800*. WHO WE ARE: We are a family owned and operated sales and service facility.Our family has been serving the automotive needs of the Fredericksburg community for over 50 years. We offer competitive financing, second chance Financing and a full service department, servicing all makes and models. Please call 800-559-1880 or come by and and let our family serve your family. Thank You! Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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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.

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class configurations

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.

2012 Highlights

There are a number of significant changes made to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class for 2012. New, more powerful and more efficient engines debut in every model, while the E350 Bluetec turbodiesel carries over from last year. The E550 sedan now comes standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive, while the E63 gets standard stop/start technology for added fuel savings. All E550 and 4Matic-equipped models get electromechanical steering versus the hydraulic setup used last year. Finally, the E63 wagon returns to the lineup.

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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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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The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered in the following submodels: E-Class Sedan, E-Class Coupe, E-Class E63 AMG, E-Class Convertible, E-Class Wagon, E-Class Diesel. Available styles include E350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A), E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (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).

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