Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible Pricing


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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.


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) Steel Grey Metallic Black leatherette38,752 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport 4MATIC
List:$22,998
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Steel Grey Metallic Black leatherette0
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport
List:$16,987
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Arctic White Almond/Mocha leather88,151 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350
List:$14,700
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Black Black leatherette52,981 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport 4MATIC
List:$19,888
Est.Loan: $362/mo
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***VIRGINIA INSPECTION/EMISSIONS AND SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE 25 POINT VEHICLE INSPECTION PERFORMED AT MERCEDES-BENZ OF ALEXANDRIA*** ORIGINAL MSRP $58,605! 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC 3.5L V6 Engine, PREMIUM 1 PACKAGE, COMAND System Hard Drive Navigation, Upgraded Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System, Power Rear Sunshade, Rearview Camera, Bluetooth Audio and Calling, Sirius Satellite Capability, Split Folding Rear Seats, Burl Walnut Wood Grain Interior Trim!

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A) Iridium Silver Metallic Black leather99,459 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE63 AMG
List:$29,995
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Lunar Blue Metallic Almond/Mocha leatherette74,392 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Luxury
List:$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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***NAVIGATION, NEW TIRES, VERY SHARP.....................2012 MERCEDES E350 PREMIUM LUXURY SEDAN, BLUE EFFICIENCY, DARK BLUE WITH A BEIGE/BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, WOOD STEERING WHEEL AND TRIM, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, HARMON KARDON SOUND SYSTEM, POWER SUNROOF, REAR SUNSHADE, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, DUAL EXHAUST, 18 INCH PREMIUM ALLOY WHEELS WITH 4 NEW TIRES, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Palladium Silver Metallic Black leatherette77,941 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport 4MATIC
List:$18,500
Est.Loan: $337/mo
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Black Black leather29,154 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350
List:$25,781
Est.Loan: $470/mo
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Leather Seats,Bluetooth Connection,Convertible Soft Top,BLACK This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Contact Jaguar Land Rover Bethesda today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350. How to protect your purchase? CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee got you covered. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 Convertible continues to beat the competition in nearly every way. A sporty driving experience that still maintains impressive levels of ride comfort, along with an exceptional, driver-focused interior make the Mercedes-Benz a recommended pick among convertibles. You deserve a vehicle designed for higher expectations. This Mercedes-Benz E-Class delivers with a luxurious, well-appointed interior and world-class engineering. The E-Class E 350 is well maintained and has just 29,154mi. This low amount of miles makes this vehicle incomparable to the competition. Intricately stitched leather and ergonomic design seats are among the details in which test drivers say that Mercedes-Benz E-Class is in a league of its own 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. Strengths of this model include Roomy, luxurious, powerful and safe and available in a variety of body styles from two door convertible to five door wagon. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Iridium Silver Metallic Black leather93,420 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport 4MATIC
List:$18,880
Est.Loan: $344/mo
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Diamond White Metallic Red/Black leather46,378 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 4MATIC
List:$22,000
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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* INTERACTIVE NAVIGATION, * BACKUP CAMERA, * PANORAMIC MOONROOF, * HEATED FRONT SEATS, * BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEM, * CLEAN CARFAX WITH SERVICE RECORDS, * LEATHER INTERIOR, * POWER DRIVER SEAT, * SHEEHY SELECT CERTIFIED WITH 2 MONTH 2,000 MILE WARRANTY, * 4 WHEEL DRIVE, * LOCAL TRADE-IN HERE AT SHEEHY, * AVAILABLE AT SHEEHY FORD OF SPRINGFIELD.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 58,172 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-Class
List:$18,150
Est.Loan: $331/mo
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 Steel Gray Metallic **LEATHER SEATS**, **SUNROOF/MOONROOF**. New Price! Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Odometer is 1255 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Palladium Silver Metallic Almond/Black leatherette133,214 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport 4MATIC
List:$15,999
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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REST EASY! With its 1-Owner & Buyback Qualified CARFAX report, you can rest easy with this E-Class purchase. WARRANTY INCLUDED! A Limited Warranty is included with this vehicle. Contact us today for more information. KEY FEATURES AND OPTIONS Comes equipped with: Air Conditioning, Sunroof, MP3, Bluetooth. This Mercedes-Benz E-Class also includes Power Driver's Seat, Climate Control, Power Passenger Seat, Dual Zone Climate Control, Memory Seat Position, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Steering Radio Controls, Power Mirrors, Moonroof, Lthr. Steering Wheel, Driver Airbag, ABS Brakes, Passenger Airbag, Intermittent Wipers, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry, Rear Defogger, Security System, AM/FM, Anti-Theft, CD Player, Cup Holders, Remote Fuel Door, Remote Trunk Lid, Vanity Mirrors, Heated Mirrors, Child Proof Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights, Side Curtain Airbags, Roll Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitor, Aux. Audio Input.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 71,891 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-Class
List:$24,788
Est.Loan: $451/mo
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-Rear View Camera -Navigation -Sunroof -Heated Seats A wagon is a wagon, but our One Owner 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic displayed in a sleek Quartz Blue Metallic will change your perception. From the feel of high quality materials you will enjoy the rush that fills your spirit the second you strap in. Sporting a 3.5 Liter V6, the 302hp is channeled through a paddle shifted 7 Speed Automatic transmission offering 29mpg on the open road. Our All Wheel Drive keeps you perfectly planted on the asphalt with it's race inspired suspension and keeps the kids tucked in safe. You will find a remarkably engineered panoramic view from the beautiful glass sunroof showing off the stars in our E Class while relaxing on heated front seats and getting where you need to go with step by step navigation. It's not just an incredible machine but a thoroughbred steed portraying chiseled confidence on the road. The bright LED's announce your arrival and the purr of the exhaust will tell them good-bye. Mercedes-Benz has long been known for its safety features, and the E-Class will only add to that reputation. In addition to ABS and ESP stability control, the car boasts nine supplemental restraints,a rear view camera, and they have added Attention Assist that is monitored by advanced sensors and software that detects your personal driving profile then warns you if you get sleepy with an audible and visual warning that says its time to rest. Wagons like this make a bold statement in and out of the carpool lane. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership! At Per4mance Auto, we're bringing Baltimore-Area drivers a new kind of used-car buying experience. Our used car dealership in Hanover, MD sells outstanding vehicles at excellent prices.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Steel Grey Metallic Natural Beige/Black leather44,091 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350
List:$25,200
Est.Loan: $459/mo
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Got your eye on a 2012Mercedes-Benz E-Class that seats 4 and gets 28 MPG? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without ever stepping foot inside a dealership! Cruising with the top down in this convertible will allow turn every drive into a sublime experience, making you feel one with the road. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Jason and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Black Black leatherette77,138 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Sport 4MATIC
List:$18,500
Est.Loan: $337/mo
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Black Black leather88,535 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$14,895
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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Every vehicle is MD STATE INSPECTED. 2 YEAR Full Extended Warranty Service Plans Available. CARFAX / Auto Check Report Available. We Finance Everyone Regardless Of Credit. We have a Finance Department on site. We can overcome previous bankruptcy, short sales, foreclosures, collections, and judgements. Apply today! We offer Bad Credit Financing, We have nations largest auto lenders that offer a 2nd chance finance program and helps to rebuild credit. We also have First Time Buyers Program. US AUTO SALES IS HOME OF GUARANTEED FINANCING! We make every effort to present information that is accurate. However, it is based on data provided by the vehicle manufacturer and/or other sources and therefore exact configuration, color, specifications, accessories should be used as a guide only and are not guaranteed. We are not liable for any inaccuracies, claims or losses of any nature. Inventory is subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offer(s). The price for listed vehicles as equipped does not include other charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes, Smog Fees, Credit Investigation, Optional Credit Insurance, Physical Damage of Liability Insurance, Delivery Fees, Finance and $ 1295/or documentation Fees. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle. The purchaser or prospective purchaser should verify with the Seller the accuracy of all the information listed within this ad.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Iridium Silver Metallic Black leatherette74,035 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350 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!

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 E350 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Black Black leather74,225 miles
Used 2012Mercedes-Benz E-ClassE350
List:$20,000
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Very Nice. FUEL EFFICIENT 28 MPG Hwy/19 MPG City! Moonroof, Heated Leather Seats, iPod/MP3 Input, Panoramic Roof, Bluetooth, WOOD TRIM PKG, REAR TRUNKLID SPOILER, APPEARANCE PKG, PREMIUM 1 LAUNCH PKG, HEATED FRONT SEATS CLICK NOW! 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 RAVE: Edmunds.com's review says 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. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $49,800*. OUR OFFERINGS: 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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Features & Specs

E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)E550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
MPG2219
Seating44
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic7-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgas
Horsepower302 hp @ 6500 rpm402 hp @ 5000 rpm

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
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Consumer Rating


This Car still Rocks!
It does not get any better than this car. It turns heads, it rides like a dream and handles like it is on rails. It is a great fun car. All the fears about the cost of maintenance that scared me away from MB for years have been put to rest wth being able to purchase maintenance packages. HWY MPG is between 28-32 depending on how far you put your foot in it or how much traffic is on the road. City MPG is 23-25 which is the same as my Honda Accord.
Excellent value for a Drop-top Benz
Rear seat legroom tight for adults, but great for kids. Shoulder room in front is better than my 550SL. Otherwise this is one fantastic ride. Had ours four (4) years now, and only two small trim details needed dealer attention/repair. Went through front tires @ 25K miles, but rear tires ok to 35K.+ Replacing the P-zero's with Michelin tires for extended wear. I'm sure the original sticky Pirelli's were on there for performance and ride comfort. Lastly, NO Wind noise at 105 mph in west TX. Never had a convertible that was tomb quiet. Overall great value for the money, and sharp looking ride to boot. We got every option and only complaint is nav. system is hard to get used to for a tech. luddite, and methinks nav. sys. is better on my phone. Update: I decided to sell this car in Feb. 2017 and traded it for a Mercedes GLK350 which I needed to pull a trailer. No one would make or install a trailer hitch on the E350. We moved and pulled a trailer full of stuff from Texas to New Mexico and are now all settled in the new location. The problem is we don't need the GLK any longer and wish we had the E350 Convertible back. Well needless to say the new ones are just too expensive for a retiree. I still give the E350 ten stars on a five star scale. Great vehicle.
Finally got the car we have ALWAYS wanted......
Our first Mercedes was a 2008 R350 which we really like. It has lots more room on the inside than it looks and is really comfortable on long trips. Our second Mercedes was a 2012 C250. I opted for this because there was about a $35,000 difference in it and the E350 Cabriolet that we actually wanted. Well now that the prices on the 2012 E350 Cabriolets have depreciated we made the jump and obtained our third Mercedes. AND WE LOVE IT.... It is a GREAT car. It is EVERYTHING we hoped it would be and more. We are looking forward to enjoying this car for years to come...... UPDATE--- it is now March 29, 2016---- Summer 2016 is going to be GREAT with the E Cabriolet.... In the process of searching for a GL450 to replace our aging 2008 R350. UPDATE—-it is now March 29, 2018—-it is going to be another great summer with the E350 Cabriolet. Still a FANTASTIC automobile. We did get the 2014 GL450 we were looking for PLUS I traded the C in for a 2014 E350. Both are great additions to our family of MB’s.....
More About This Model

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 Convertible Overview

The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible is offered in the following styles: E350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and E550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A). The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible comes with rear wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic, .

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

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

  • The Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible E350 is priced between $25,200 and $25,781 with odometer readings between 29154 and 44091 miles.

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