2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Road Test Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

(5.5L V8 Twin-turbo 7-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E63 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 2-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$90,000


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected V8, gasoline with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,461/333
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)518 @ 5,250 (550 @ 5,250 with Performance Pack)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)516 @ 1,750 (590 @ 2,000 with Performance Pack)
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.34, II=2.89, III=1.92, IV=1.37, V=1.00, VI=0.82, VII=0.73
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.65


Suspension, frontIndependent multilink, coil springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, pneumatic springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-over-hydraulic-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, front255/40ZR18
Tire size, rear285/35ZR18
Wheel size18-by-9 inches front -- 18-by-9.5 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated and cross-drilled
Brakes, rearVentilated and cross-drilled

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.3

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)15 city/22 highway (est.)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,057
Length (in.)192.4
Height (in.)56.8
Wheelbase (in.)113.1
Track, front (in.)64.4
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)37.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)35.8
Headroom, front (in.)37.9
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.9
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (in.)4.5


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited

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