2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$53,200-$88,500
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Four models continue into 2009, including E320 BlueTec and the E63 AMG
  • Sedan and wagon body styles remain available
  • Luxury sedans/wagons get new 17-inch, 7-spoke wheels
  • AMG Sport package now standard on E350 and E550 Sport sedans
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive (AWD) is no-charge option on sedans
  • HD Radio and Sirius Real-Time Traffic information now available
Overview
The E-Class is Mercedes-Benz's full-size or executive-class model and is built in both sedan and station wagon body styles. The newest generation was introduced in 2003 and was redesigned and updated for the 2007 model year. All E-Class vehicles are equipped with Pre-Safe, a Mercedes safety system also used in the larger, S-Class luxury sedan. Pre-Safe uses various sensors to detect when a crash is imminent and tighten seat belts, properly position the front passenger seat, and automatically close the sunroof and side windows.

Revisions for the 2009 model year primarily include option and equipment changes. The E350 and E550 Sport sedans gain a standard AMG Sport package, including 18-inch, AMG 5-spoke wheels, deeper front/rear aprons, dual exhausts, and a lowered sport suspension. Luxury sedans and wagons ride on new 17-inch, 7-spoke wheels. A new multimedia head unit has a more colorful 6.5-inch display, with in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. New optional features for the COMAND system include an iPod/MP3 interface, HD Radio, Sirius Real-Time Traffic information, and Zagat restaurant ratings, along with a voice-control system for audio, navigation and phone functions. A hard-disk drive can function with the navigation system and store 4 gigabytes of music.

All 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles are covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty with 24-hour roadside assistance.

Model Lineup
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available for 2009 as the E320 BlueTec sedan, E350 sedan or wagon, E550 sedan, and E63 AMG sedan or wagon. Some models are available with 4Matic AWD, now as a no-charge option. (See powertrain section below for details.) Standard equipment includes a 510-watt, 12-speaker harman/kardon Logic7 surround system with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound.

The E320 BlueTec and E350 sedan are equipped with a glass sunroof; multi-function steering wheel; 10-way, power-adjustable front seats; dual-zone automatic climate controls; remote central locking with Smart Key; power windows; auto-dimming rearview mirrors; electric-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column; integrated garage door opener; rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers; and burl walnut wood interior trim.

The E350 wagon adds a rear-facing third-row seat (something not offered by the competition). The E550 sedan adds 4-zone automatic climate controls, leather upholstery and black bird's-eye maple wood trim. The E350 and E550 Sport sedans have white gauges and an AMG steering wheel with manual shift paddles. The E63 AMG sedan and wagon add Sirius satellite radio, AMG heated front seats, AMG Nappa leather, AMG instrumentation with Racetime, and AMG badges. An optional E63 performance package includes an AMG-modified Airmac sport suspension, 2-piece, 19-inch alloy wheels, bigger front brake discs, limited-slip differential, and an Alcantara-wrapped AMG sport steering wheel.

Powertrain
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTec is equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 \"Bluetec\" diesel engine that produces 210 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Linked to a 7-speed automatic transmission, that powertrain runs on the new \"clean\" low-sulfur diesel fuel and is EPA-rated at 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway. The E350 uses a 3.5-liter, gasoline-burning V-6 engine that pumps out 268 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Like all E-Class vehicles, the E350 has a 7-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) E350 sedan is rated at 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. With 4Matic AWD, the E350 sedan is rated at 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway, while the 4Matic wagon gets 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway. The E550 has a 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 engine that develops 391 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling it to reach 60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds, according to Mercedes. According to the EPA estimates, this powertrain rates at 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway as a RWD sedan and 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway when combined with 4Matic AWD. The E550 is not available as a wagon.

The E63 AMG has a hand-built, 6.2-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 507 hp and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. Linked to a 7-speed automatic transmission with AMG's SpeedShift technology, the engine propels either the sedan or wagon body to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, according to Mercedes-Benz. The fuel consumption of the E63 AMG sedan is rated at 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway. The E63 wagon earns a lower EPA estimate of 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway. Like other AMG models, the E63 AMG has larger brakes and high-performance wheels and tires.

Safety
In addition to the Pre-Safe collision-detection system, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models are equipped with an Electronic Stability Program, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and tire-pressure-monitoring systems. They also have front and side air bags for the driver and front-seat occupant. There are side air bags for the second row and curtain air bags that cover all rows.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the E-Class at 4 stars for frontal-impact protection for driver and occupant, 5 stars (the agency's highest rating) for front- and rear-seat side-impact, and 5 stars for resistance to rollover. Those ratings apply to both sedans and wagons. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the E-Class \"Good\" (the Institute's highest rating) for frontal-impact protection and \"Acceptable\" for side-impact protection.

Technology
BlueTec is Mercedes' advanced diesel technology, which optimizes engine performance while minimizing exhaust emissions, the automaker states. Mercedes says the key aspect of BlueTec involves lowering levels of nitrogen oxides in an effective and economical manner. In order to combine all technical solutions for emission reduction into an optimized package, BlueTec uses a multi-staged approach that includes:

  • Optimization of engines and combustion processes to reduce engine-out emissions as much as possible. This includes the use of electronic engine control systems, 4-valve technology, third-generation common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, variable-geometry turbochargers, and exhaust gas recirculation.
  • Use of oxidation catalytic converters to minimize emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and unburned hydrocarbons (HC).
  • Use of the particulate filter (which have been standard equipment in all Mercedes-Benz diesel passenger cars in many countries since the summer of 2005). Such filters can cut particulate emissions by up to 98 percent, says Mercedes, resulting in particulate emissions significantly lower than the current EU4 limit of 0.025 grams/kilometer.
  • The diesel engine inherently produces higher nitrogen oxides than a gasoline engine. However, BlueTec can reduce nitrogen oxides so efficiently that the vehicle is able to comply with the most stringent exhaust gas limits, says Mercedes. The E320 BlueTec uses a refined NOx storage catalytic converter in combination with an SCR catalytic converter to lower nitrogen oxide emissions.


What Changed for 2009:

  • Four models continue into 2009, including E320 BlueTec and the E63 AMG
  • Sedan and wagon body styles remain available
  • Luxury sedans/wagons get new 17-inch, 7-spoke wheels
  • AMG Sport package now standard on E350 and E550 Sport sedans
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive (AWD) is no-charge option on sedans
  • HD Radio and Sirius Real-Time Traffic information now available
Overview
The E-Class is Mercedes-Benz's full-size or executive-class model and is built in both sedan and station wagon body styles. The newest generation was introduced in 2003 and was redesigned and updated for the 2007 model year. All E-Class vehicles are equipped with Pre-Safe, a Mercedes safety system also used in the larger, S-Class luxury sedan. Pre-Safe uses various sensors to detect when a crash is imminent and tighten seat belts, properly position the front passenger seat, and automatically close the sunroof and side windows.

Revisions for the 2009 model year primarily include option and equipment changes. The E350 and E550 Sport sedans gain a standard AMG Sport package, including 18-inch, AMG 5-spoke wheels, deeper front/rear aprons, dual exhausts, and a lowered sport suspension. Luxury sedans and wagons ride on new 17-inch, 7-spoke wheels. A new multimedia head unit has a more colorful 6.5-inch display, with in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. New optional features for the COMAND system include an iPod/MP3 interface, HD Radio, Sirius Real-Time Traffic information, and Zagat restaurant ratings, along with a voice-control system for audio, navigation and phone functions. A hard-disk drive can function with the navigation system and store 4 gigabytes of music.

All 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles are covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty with 24-hour roadside assistance.

Model Lineup
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available for 2009 as the E320 BlueTec sedan, E350 sedan or wagon, E550 sedan, and E63 AMG sedan or wagon. Some models are available with 4Matic AWD, now as a no-charge option. (See powertrain section below for details.) Standard equipment includes a 510-watt, 12-speaker harman/kardon Logic7 surround system with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound.

The E320 BlueTec and E350 sedan are equipped with a glass sunroof; multi-function steering wheel; 10-way, power-adjustable front seats; dual-zone automatic climate controls; remote central locking with Smart Key; power windows; auto-dimming rearview mirrors; electric-adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column; integrated garage door opener; rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers; and burl walnut wood interior trim.

The E350 wagon adds a rear-facing third-row seat (something not offered by the competition). The E550 sedan adds 4-zone automatic climate controls, leather upholstery and black bird's-eye maple wood trim. The E350 and E550 Sport sedans have white gauges and an AMG steering wheel with manual shift paddles. The E63 AMG sedan and wagon add Sirius satellite radio, AMG heated front seats, AMG Nappa leather, AMG instrumentation with Racetime, and AMG badges. An optional E63 performance package includes an AMG-modified Airmac sport suspension, 2-piece, 19-inch alloy wheels, bigger front brake discs, limited-slip differential, and an Alcantara-wrapped AMG sport steering wheel.

Powertrain
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTec is equipped with a 3.0-liter V-6 \"Bluetec\" diesel engine that produces 210 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Linked to a 7-speed automatic transmission, that powertrain runs on the new \"clean\" low-sulfur diesel fuel and is EPA-rated at 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway. The E350 uses a 3.5-liter, gasoline-burning V-6 engine that pumps out 268 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Like all E-Class vehicles, the E350 has a 7-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) E350 sedan is rated at 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. With 4Matic AWD, the E350 sedan is rated at 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway, while the 4Matic wagon gets 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway. The E550 has a 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 engine that develops 391 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling it to reach 60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds, according to Mercedes. According to the EPA estimates, this powertrain rates at 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway as a RWD sedan and 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway when combined with 4Matic AWD. The E550 is not available as a wagon.

The E63 AMG has a hand-built, 6.2-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 507 hp and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. Linked to a 7-speed automatic transmission with AMG's SpeedShift technology, the engine propels either the sedan or wagon body to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, according to Mercedes-Benz. The fuel consumption of the E63 AMG sedan is rated at 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway. The E63 wagon earns a lower EPA estimate of 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway. Like other AMG models, the E63 AMG has larger brakes and high-performance wheels and tires.

Safety
In addition to the Pre-Safe collision-detection system, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models are equipped with an Electronic Stability Program, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and tire-pressure-monitoring systems. They also have front and side air bags for the driver and front-seat occupant. There are side air bags for the second row and curtain air bags that cover all rows.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the E-Class at 4 stars for frontal-impact protection for driver and occupant, 5 stars (the agency's highest rating) for front- and rear-seat side-impact, and 5 stars for resistance to rollover. Those ratings apply to both sedans and wagons. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the E-Class \"Good\" (the Institute's highest rating) for frontal-impact protection and \"Acceptable\" for side-impact protection.

Technology
BlueTec is Mercedes' advanced diesel technology, which optimizes engine performance while minimizing exhaust emissions, the automaker states. Mercedes says the key aspect of BlueTec involves lowering levels of nitrogen oxides in an effective and economical manner. In order to combine all technical solutions for emission reduction into an optimized package, BlueTec uses a multi-staged approach that includes:

  • Optimization of engines and combustion processes to reduce engine-out emissions as much as possible. This includes the use of electronic engine control systems, 4-valve technology, third-generation common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, variable-geometry turbochargers, and exhaust gas recirculation.
  • Use of oxidation catalytic converters to minimize emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and unburned hydrocarbons (HC).
  • Use of the particulate filter (which have been standard equipment in all Mercedes-Benz diesel passenger cars in many countries since the summer of 2005). Such filters can cut particulate emissions by up to 98 percent, says Mercedes, resulting in particulate emissions significantly lower than the current EU4 limit of 0.025 grams/kilometer.
  • The diesel engine inherently produces higher nitrogen oxides than a gasoline engine. However, BlueTec can reduce nitrogen oxides so efficiently that the vehicle is able to comply with the most stringent exhaust gas limits, says Mercedes. The E320 BlueTec uses a refined NOx storage catalytic converter in combination with an SCR catalytic converter to lower nitrogen oxide emissions.


Available Trims for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Luxury 3.5L (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 53200.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Luxury 3.5L (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 53200.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Sport 3.5L (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 53200.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Sport 3.5L (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 53200.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name 3.0L BlueTEC (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 54200.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 23/32
Name Sport 5.5L (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 61700.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name Sport 5.5L (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 63200.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name 6.3L AMG (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 87700.00 Engine 6.3L/379 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
Name 3.5L (4dr Wgn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 57250.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name 6.3L AMG (4dr Wgn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 88500.00 Engine 6.3L/379 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
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INTERIOR
  • MB-Tex seat trim
  • 10-way pwr front seats -inc: 3-position seat memory, adjustable lumbar support, pwr active head restraints
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio & multi-function display controls
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable easy-exit feature
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, digital speedometer, oil-level check, audio status, reminder & malfunction indicator, driver-programmable settings, trip meter
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, quartz clock, electronic bar-graph fuel & coolant temp
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express down & up
  • Pwr door locks w/drive away locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, humidity & dew point sensors
  • Electrically heated rear window w/auto shut-off
  • Burl walnut wood interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Illuminated entry system w/locator lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • Cargo area & cabin 12V pwr outlets
  • Black Birdseye Maple wood trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, humidity & dew point sensors
  • AMG premium leather seat trim
  • AMG 10-way pwr heated multi-contour front sport seats -inc: 3-position seat memory, adjustable lumbar support, pwr active head restraints
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • AMG front/rear floor mats
  • Rubber-studded stainless-steel pedals
  • AMG premium leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio & multi-function display controls, aluminum shift paddles
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, digital speedometer, oil-level check, audio status, reminder & malfunction indicator, driver-programmable settings, trip meter, AMG race timer
  • AMG black gauges w/white markings
  • Alcantara sun visors & headliner & pillars
  • AMG leather-trimmed shift knob
  • Split-folding 2nd row seats
  • Folding rear facing 3rd row seats
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: tailgate open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • Pwr tailgate
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 8.0" 7-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P245/45R17 all-season performance tires
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof -inc: 1-touch express open/close, sunroof memory
  • Variable-focus halogen headlamps w/projector low beams
  • Selectable light-sensing headlamps
  • Front halogen foglamps
  • Single red rear foglamp
  • Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: mirror memory, auto-dimming driver mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated windshield washer reservoir
  • 18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8.5" front, 19" x 9.0" rear
  • P245/40R18 front & P265/35R18 rear all-season performance tires
  • Front/rear sport bumpers
  • Blue tinted glass
  • 18" x 8.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P245/40R18 all-season performance tires
  • 16" x 8.0" 7-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P225/55R16 all-season run-flat performance tires
  • 18" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8.5" front, 19" x 9.0" rear
  • P245/40R18 front & P265/35R18 rear high performance tires
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/washer system
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 7-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: driver-adaptive shifting
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 4-link front & 5-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • 5-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: driver-adaptive shifting
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • Independent double wishbone front & 5-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • Sport suspension
  • Polished chrome exhaust tips
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine
  • Front ventilated & rear solid pwr disc brakes
  • 5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • AIRMATIC dual-control air suspension
  • AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: AMG SpeedShift, driver-adaptive shifting
  • AMG AIRMATIC dual-control air suspension
  • Enlarged front/rear stabilizer bars
  • 4-wheel perforated/ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes
  • Rear AIRMATIC air suspension control w/auto level control
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override
    • Front dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature
    • Front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS)
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Front/rear side-impact airbags
    • Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification
    • All-position 3-point seat belts
    • Front seat belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter
    • Rear seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment
    • Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system
    • 4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)
    • 1st & 2nd row side curtain airbags
    • 1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags
    • 2nd row seat belts w/outboard height adjustment
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/Weatherband stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system, SD memory card reader, auxiliary audio input jack (in glovebox), Bluetooth hands-free communication
    • AMG trunklid spoiler
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/Weatherband stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system, SD memory card reader, auxiliary audio input jack (in glovebox), Bluetooth hands-free communication, Sirius satellite radio, HD Radio, iPod/MP3 media interface

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