...The E63 AMG is a high-performance model powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 507 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a seven-speed Speedshift transmission, which can change gears 50 percent faster than transmissions in other E-Class models. In performance testing, the E63 went from zero to 60 in an impressive 4.3 seconds. Fuel economy for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranges widely. The EPA estimates that the rear-wheel-drive E350 gets 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg in combined driving. The V8-powered E550 drops those numbers to 15/22/17 mpg. Topping both of these is the E320...
...The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sets the standard for the large luxury car class,
...drama-free acceleration. The engine's sound is different, but not by any means noisier than the gas V-6; in fact, the latter has to rev higher and work a little bit harder to get a move on, so in some instances you're more likely to hear that one than the diesel. Overall, though, the cabin is very quiet. The seven-speed automatic transmission is so smooth it fades into the background. Shared with the gas models, this transmission has a button on the center console marked C/S that selects between two drive modes, Comfort and Sport. Comfort is a word that makes sense when applied to adjustable...
...High-tech diesel engines also produce 20 to 30 percent less carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide than a comparable gasoline engine. The E320 has a distinctly German personality. The ride is firm, the handling is tight, and the brakes are powerful. The test car's cabin was warm and inviting, due in large measure to the wood-grain trim that was sprinkled across the dash, console and door panels. The seats are firm, and those in front, particularly, provide good support. Rear-seat legroom is adequate but not overly generous. The Comand system for operating the navigation and audio system is not as...
...The E-Class gets a new stereo with a six-disc CD/DVD changer, more colorful graphics, iPod/MP3 media interface and a hard drive for the navigation system and for storing music. 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo Moonroof Power liftgate (wagon) Hands-free phone connectivity Under the Hood The E-Class has several powertrain options, including a V-6, a V-8 and a clean-diesel engine. 210-horsepower, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 (400 pounds-feet of torque) 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (258 pounds-feet of torque) 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (391 pounds-feet of torque) 507-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (465 pounds-feet of...
If you haven't been keeping pace with AMG lately, you might not know that all E Class AMG models will be all-wheel drive in the U.S. soon. A new, higher-performance S-Model... May 28, 2013 by Nelson Ireson
Following the launch of the updated 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class range earlier in the year, the German automaker has now presented the unique long-wheelbase version of the car... April 23, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Construction workers working to the left, Ferrari dealer to the right. Real, actual bustle. Barcelona does not act like the rest of Spain, which is probably why it has two... February 13, 2013 by Marty Padgett
If you’re shopping for a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class today, the most powerful non-AMG variant you can buy is the twin-turbo V-8-powered E550, which comes in coupe, 4Matic... February 13, 2013 by Kurt Ernst
Four body styles, plus some wicked AMG love, mean the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class is freshly revamped and ready to take on the luxury sedan competition. The E Class Sedan and... January 21, 2013 by Nelson Ireson