...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...
Many automakers have abandoned straight-six engines in favor of more compact V-6 designs in order to improve packaging and pedestrian safety, but a few automakers are... read more November 11, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Following the recent news that the E-Class, at least in Europe, is now available with a nine-speed automatic transmission, Mercedes-Benz has released the full details on its... read more July 24, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Mercedes-Benz has quietly added a new nine-speed automatic to its E-Class range, though the option is not yet available in the U.S. The transmission, labeled a 9G-TRONIC, is... read more July 23, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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... read more 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... read more April 23, 2013 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran