The 302-hp 3.5-liter V-6 combines numerous advances to deliver more torque from less fuel, with cleaner emissions. Rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times per millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune fuel spray in 0.1 millisecond, reducing emissions, fuel consumption and noise. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand" ancillary components further boost efficiency.
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Smooth, responsive and efficient, the 7-speed automatic offers the ideal response in virtually every driving situation, from relaxed cruising to quick acceleration. Two overdrive ratios enhance highway fuel-efficiency. An electronic selector and shift paddles on the steering wheel let you control all gear changes with your hands on the wheel. Adaptive logic paces automatic shifting to match your driving style. And the shift paddles let you enjoy manual control anytime.
Engineered specifically for performance driving, AGILITY CONTROL® automatically adjusts the individual shock absorbers based on the road surface and the driver's current driving style. Valving inside each shock absorber automatically firms up during stronger body motions for sharper handling feedback and stability, and reduces the damping rates during gentler motions for a smoother, more composed ride.
E-Class Sport Sedans feature springs and shock absorbers tuned for sharper handling response and a more aggressive stance.
Advanced electromechanical power steering delivers quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, along with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.
In addition to fuel pumps regulated for more efficient operation, engines in every E-Class model call on their alternators and electric power steering pumps only as needed, which means they sip less gasoline whenever they´re not fueling your exuberance.
An icon of style for generations, the E-Class is foremost an ever-advancing role model for the entire auto industry. Its design reflects the abundance of innovative technology within, from its aerodynamic refinement to its LED lighting all around. And with distinctive wheel, grille and bumper designs, the E-Class Sport and Luxury Sedans stand apart from each other as much as they stand out in any crowd.
Bold wheels and aggressive body detailing highlight the thoroughbred performance of the Sport Sedans. The double-slatted grille incorporates the legendary Star, reflecting its place among the most sporty models in its family. The sport-tuned suspension gives it a confident stance, set off by more pronounced sculpting of its bumpers and side sills. Inside the cabin, crisp white gauge faces express its more performance-focused character.
Elegantly designed wheels and a fresh rendering of the classic Mercedes-Benz grille convey the refined aura of an E-Class Luxury Sedan. Its stand-up Three-Pointed Star leads a proud tradition from its command post atop the hood. Refined cabin appointments present countless technological advances with a sense of style and tangible workmanship evoking the deep E-Class heritage.
With longer life, quicker illumination and beams that approximate daylight even more closely than xenon headlamps, the standard LED headlamps enhance both vision and visibility during nighttime driving. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating.
Eye-catching taillamps employ LED technology for every function, and with distinctive form. Brighter than traditional incandescent bulbs, LED technology also delivers quicker illumination of the brake lamps. By offering drivers behind you more time to react, this could make a critical difference in a panic stop.
A 3-pod gauge cluster captures the personality of the E-Class: an ideal balance of performance and panache. A timeless tradition of craftsmanship is apparent even in modern materials like the sleek metallic trim. Hand-polished wood complements hand-fitted upholstery in a wide palette of colors. And a classic analog clock celebrates iconic Mercedes-Benz sedans of the past, even as the multifunction steering wheel, central controller and standard COMAND® system put the future at your fingertips.
Clean, crisp and elegant 5-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels are standard on the E350 Luxury Sedan. They come fitted with all-season tires.
Five sets of twin spokes add an impression of muscular motion to the standard 18-inch wheels of the E350 Sport Sedan. They feature a gleaming silver finish and come fitted with all-season tires. Disclaimer
At the touch of a button, the tinted glass sunroof tilts up at the rear for ventilation, or slides open for a breezy view of the sky. An express feature fully opens or closes the roof with a single touch, and a manual sliding sunshade helps block out unwanted sunlight.
Hand-polished Burl Walnut wood, prized for its rich color and distinctive grain patterns, graces the console, dash and doors, lending the cockpit a further air of refinement. It's one of three no-charge wood choices for the E-Class Sedans.
With its rich, deep tones, hand-polished Black Ash wood adorns the console, dash and doors to create a dramatically modern, seriously sporty cockpit ambience. It's one of three no-charge wood choices for the E-Class Sedans.
With an open-pore finish that reveals its rich natural grain, Brown Ash wood is hand-finished to a modern low sheen. It's available at no charge on any E-Class Sedan.
Wrapped in supple Nappa leather, the 3-spoke steering wheel includes power tilt and telescopic adjustment. For fingertip access to some of the vehicle functions you use most often, convenient buttons on the wheel adjust the audio volume and selection, send and end calls on your Bluetooth-enabled phone, and scroll through the features of the multifunction display in the instrument cluster.
Included on the Sport Sedan, brushed aluminum pedals with rubber studs offer confident footwork with high-performance style.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. The system can also provide autonomous braking from speeds up to 65 mph, and can activate the features of PRE-SAFE®. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via the dashboard display. Disclaimer
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace® offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping in an emergency, mbrace combines advanced Cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. The mbrace hardware is standard, and a trial period for each of the three mbrace Packages is included. Disclaimer
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE® can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way. Disclaimer
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries. Disclaimer
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
With 72% of its body panels made from high-strength steel, the E-Class body structure is even more rigid than its renowned predecessors. The advanced front crumple zone has been refined with approximately 17,000 computer-simulated collisions and 150 crash tests. An innovative front bulkhead and deformation zones that act on four independent levels to help divert the energy of a frontal impact under, over and around the passenger cabin.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the trunk or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
As sensors on the inside mirror detect the headlamp beams of vehicles behind you, both the inside and driver-side mirrors gradually darken to reduce reflected glare. To help maintain your rear vision, dimming is automatically cancelled when you shift to Reverse or if an interior light is switched on.
Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 14-way power adjustment, including a power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions.
MB-Tex upholstery offers a rich appearance and supple leather-like feel, even in cold weather. It also offers legendary durability and easy care.
A network of efficient LEDs and fiber optics casts a gentle glow from beneath the trim on the dashboard and door panels, both to welcome occupants into the cabin and to help make nighttime driving feel more secure. For an added touch of personality, any of three illumination color profiles (Polar, Solar and Neutral) can be selected.
Separate left and right digital temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes sun and humidity sensors, and an integrated filtration system that helps remove dust, pollen and even odors from the cabin air.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Three buttons on the rearview mirror can be programmed to operate many types of garage door openers, security gates and other HomeLink®-compatible features. Disclaimer
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
Featuring a high-resolution color display and a central controller on the console, the Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system gives you convenient control of entertainment, hands-free calling, optional navigation and numerous comfort functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. Disclaimer
Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback. Disclaimer
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the port even provides charging of the device's battery.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio™ technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
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An in-dash CD player also plays audio DVDs. You can even watch a DVD movie while the vehicle is in Park. An in-dash SD memory card reader is also included, so you can play your digital music files.