2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2013:

  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics
  • E400 Hybrid model debuts

Exterior Features
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a midsize luxury sedan or station wagon offered in E350, E350 BlueTec, E400 Hybrid, and E550 model designations. The E350 and E350 BlueTec models are available in Luxury or Sport trim lines, while the E550 is offered only in Sport trim.

Standard equipment for the E350 Luxury includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED running lights, LED taillights, and rain-sensing wipers. The Sport trim is equipped with a no-cost Sport Styling package that includes larger 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and modified styling.

Interior Features
The Mercedes-Benz E350 and E350 BlueTec come standard with leatherette upholstery, 14-way power front seats with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, HD Radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, and Mbrace 2 telematics.

The E350 Wagon adds standard 4Matic all-wheel drive, power liftgate, reversing camera, load-leveling rear suspension, and a rear-facing third-row seat that's stowed under the cargo floor. When this seat is deployed, the E-Class Wagon can carry 7 passengers.

The E550 4Matic Sedan adds leather, heated front seats, sport steering wheel, 18-inch AMG-design alloy wheels, and 4Matic all-wheel drive to the E350 Sedan.

Optional Features
Options for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models include leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, multi-contour front seats with massage, heated steering wheel, and a wood-and-leather steering wheel. Additionally, the E-Class can be upgraded with a panoramic sunroof, 115-volt power outlet, rear-seat entertainment system, front and rear park-assist sensors, reversing camera, Mercedes-Benz Apps services, and Mbrace Plus telematics service.

Several option packages are also offered for the E-Class. The Premium 1 package includes a hard-drive navigation system with enhanced voice control, music server with a Gracenote media database, premium surround-sound system with satellite radio and an iPod interface, heated front seats, rearview camera (Sedan), power rear sunshade (Sedan), and rear side window shades (Wagon).

The Premium 2 package includes the Premium 1 package features plus bi-xenon headlights with Active Curve Illumination, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, LED front turn signal indicators, front cornering lights, headlamp washers, Keyless Go keyless access and push-button ignition, and a power trunk closer (Sedan).

A Lane Tracking package offers blind-spot information and lane-departure warning systems, while the Driver Assistance package groups active versions of those technologies with Distronic Plus and Pre-Safe Brake. The NightView Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection system is also optional, helping the driver to \"see\" the road ahead after nightfall.

Under the Hood
The E350 Sedan and Wagon models are powered by a direct-injection, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 302 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 273 lb.-ft. of torque between 3,500 rpm and 5,250 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheels, or, in the case of 4Matic models, all four wheels. Paddle shifters are standard.

A turbo diesel engine is installed in the E350 BlueTec Sedan, a 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 210 horsepower at 3,800 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,400 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the rear wheels, and the turbo diesel engine meets emissions regulations in all 50 states.

The new E400 Hybrid Sedan combines the V-6 engine from the E350 model with a 27-horsepower electric assist motor, Lithium-ion battery, and Eco Start/Stop technology. The powertrain features low-speed operation on battery power alone, and a \"sailing\" function on the highway.

The E550 Sedan features a direct-injection, twin-turbocharged, 4.6-liter V-8 engine generating 402 horsepower between 5,000 rpm and 5,750 rpm and 443 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 rpm to 4,750 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive are standard equipment.

Fuel Economy

EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon are:
  • E350 Sedan: 20/30/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • E350 4Matic Sedan: 19/29/22 mpg
  • E350 4Matic Wagon: 19/27/22 mpg
  • E350 BlueTec Sedan: 21/32/25 mpg (2012 ratings)
  • E400 Hybrid Sedan: To be determined
  • E550 4Matic Sedan: 16/26/20 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is equipped with 9 air bags, traction and stability control systems, and Pre-Safe technology that readies the vehicle for a collision by preparing safety systems, closing the sunroof and windows, and properly positioning the front seats just prior to impact.

The E-Class is also equipped with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Predictive Brake Priming, automatic brake drying, brake hold, and hill-start assist features. In addition to these features, the E-Class comes standard with Attention Assist, a drowsy driver detection system.

Rear side-impact air bags are optional for the E-Class models. Additional optional safety features include Distronic Plus radar cruise control with Pre-Safe Brake and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and NightView Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection, which bathes the road ahead in invisible infrared light to \"see\" up to 500 feet in front of the car.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 E-Class Sedan and Wagon as this overview is written. However, the structurally identical 2012 E-Class Sedan was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

What's New for 2013:

  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics
  • E400 Hybrid model debuts

Exterior Features
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a midsize luxury sedan or station wagon offered in E350, E350 BlueTec, E400 Hybrid, and E550 model designations. The E350 and E350 BlueTec models are available in Luxury or Sport trim lines, while the E550 is offered only in Sport trim.

Standard equipment for the E350 Luxury includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED running lights, LED taillights, and rain-sensing wipers. The Sport trim is equipped with a no-cost Sport Styling package that includes larger 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and modified styling.

Interior Features
The Mercedes-Benz E350 and E350 BlueTec come standard with leatherette upholstery, 14-way power front seats with memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, HD Radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, and Mbrace 2 telematics.

The E350 Wagon adds standard 4Matic all-wheel drive, power liftgate, reversing camera, load-leveling rear suspension, and a rear-facing third-row seat that's stowed under the cargo floor. When this seat is deployed, the E-Class Wagon can carry 7 passengers.

The E550 4Matic Sedan adds leather, heated front seats, sport steering wheel, 18-inch AMG-design alloy wheels, and 4Matic all-wheel drive to the E350 Sedan.

Optional Features
Options for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models include leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, multi-contour front seats with massage, heated steering wheel, and a wood-and-leather steering wheel. Additionally, the E-Class can be upgraded with a panoramic sunroof, 115-volt power outlet, rear-seat entertainment system, front and rear park-assist sensors, reversing camera, Mercedes-Benz Apps services, and Mbrace Plus telematics service.

Several option packages are also offered for the E-Class. The Premium 1 package includes a hard-drive navigation system with enhanced voice control, music server with a Gracenote media database, premium surround-sound system with satellite radio and an iPod interface, heated front seats, rearview camera (Sedan), power rear sunshade (Sedan), and rear side window shades (Wagon).

The Premium 2 package includes the Premium 1 package features plus bi-xenon headlights with Active Curve Illumination, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, LED front turn signal indicators, front cornering lights, headlamp washers, Keyless Go keyless access and push-button ignition, and a power trunk closer (Sedan).

A Lane Tracking package offers blind-spot information and lane-departure warning systems, while the Driver Assistance package groups active versions of those technologies with Distronic Plus and Pre-Safe Brake. The NightView Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection system is also optional, helping the driver to \"see\" the road ahead after nightfall.

Under the Hood
The E350 Sedan and Wagon models are powered by a direct-injection, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that generates 302 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 273 lb.-ft. of torque between 3,500 rpm and 5,250 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheels, or, in the case of 4Matic models, all four wheels. Paddle shifters are standard.

A turbo diesel engine is installed in the E350 BlueTec Sedan, a 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 210 horsepower at 3,800 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,400 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the rear wheels, and the turbo diesel engine meets emissions regulations in all 50 states.

The new E400 Hybrid Sedan combines the V-6 engine from the E350 model with a 27-horsepower electric assist motor, Lithium-ion battery, and Eco Start/Stop technology. The powertrain features low-speed operation on battery power alone, and a \"sailing\" function on the highway.

The E550 Sedan features a direct-injection, twin-turbocharged, 4.6-liter V-8 engine generating 402 horsepower between 5,000 rpm and 5,750 rpm and 443 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,800 rpm to 4,750 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive are standard equipment.

Fuel Economy

EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon are:
  • E350 Sedan: 20/30/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • E350 4Matic Sedan: 19/29/22 mpg
  • E350 4Matic Wagon: 19/27/22 mpg
  • E350 BlueTec Sedan: 21/32/25 mpg (2012 ratings)
  • E400 Hybrid Sedan: To be determined
  • E550 4Matic Sedan: 16/26/20 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is equipped with 9 air bags, traction and stability control systems, and Pre-Safe technology that readies the vehicle for a collision by preparing safety systems, closing the sunroof and windows, and properly positioning the front seats just prior to impact.

The E-Class is also equipped with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Predictive Brake Priming, automatic brake drying, brake hold, and hill-start assist features. In addition to these features, the E-Class comes standard with Attention Assist, a drowsy driver detection system.

Rear side-impact air bags are optional for the E-Class models. Additional optional safety features include Distronic Plus radar cruise control with Pre-Safe Brake and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and NightView Assist Plus with Pedestrian Detection, which bathes the road ahead in invisible infrared light to \"see\" up to 500 feet in front of the car.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 E-Class Sedan and Wagon as this overview is written. However, the structurally identical 2012 E-Class Sedan was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

Available Trims for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name E350 (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 51120.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name E350 (2dr Cpe 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 53620.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/27
Name E550 (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 57960.00 Engine 4.6L/285 City/Hwy MPG 17/27
Name E350 (2dr Cabriolet RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59070.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name E550 (2dr Cabriolet RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 66220.00 Engine 4.6L/285 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name E350 Luxury (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 51000.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
Name E350 Luxury (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 53500.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
Name E350 Luxury BlueTEC (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 52200.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name E350 Sport BlueTEC (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 52200.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name E350 Sport (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 51000.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 20/30
Name E350 Sport (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 53500.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/29
Name E550 Sport (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 60400.00 Engine 4.6L/285 City/Hwy MPG 16/26
Name E63 AMG (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 89800.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name E350 Luxury (4dr Wgn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 57700.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name E350 Sport (4dr Wgn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 57700.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name E63 AMG (4dr Wgn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 92400.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name E400 Sport (4dr Sdn Hybrid RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 55800.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 24/30
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INTERIOR
  • Leather seat trim
  • 14-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: 3-position driver seat memory, adjustable lumbar support, pwr active head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Front/rear velour floor mats
  • 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable easy-exit feature
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express down & up
  • Pwr door locks
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • Valet lock
  • Universal 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
  • Ashtray
  • Cupholders
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: embedded compass
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Night security illumination
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
  • MB-Tex seat trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Double sun visors
  • AMG 14-way pwr active-ventilated multicontour front sport bucket seats -inc: 3-position driver seat memory, adjustable lumbar support, pwr active head restraints
  • AMG front/rear floor mats
  • AMG premium leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio & multi-function display controls, aluminum shift paddles
  • AMG black gauges w/white markings
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • AMG Drive Unit -inc: MCT transmission settings, ESP settings, suspension settings, AMG drive modes
  • MB-Tex wrapped dashboard
  • Pwr rear window sunshade
  • Pwr trunk closer
  • Rear-facing 3rd row seats
  • 3-spoke sport leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio & multi-function display controls
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
EXTERIOR
  • 18" aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8.0" front & 18" x 8.5" rear
  • P235/40R18 front & P255/35R18 rear all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide panorama sunroof -inc: 1-touch open/close
  • Selectable light-sensing headlamps
  • Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: mirror memory, auto-dimming driver mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • LED license plate lighting
  • 18" AMG aluminum wheels
  • 17" x 8.0" aluminum wheels
  • P235/45R17 front & P255/40R17 rear all-season tires
  • Pwr retractable soft top
  • AIRCAP wind deflector
  • P245/45R17 all-season performance tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof -inc: sunshade, 1-touch express open/close, sunroof memory
  • Front halogen foglamps
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers -inc: heated washer reservoir
  • Run flat tires
  • 18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8.5" front, 18" x 9.0" rear
  • P245/40R18 front & P265/35R18 rear all-season performance tires
  • 18" x 8.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P245/40R18 all-season performance tires
  • 18" x 8.5" aluminum wheels
  • 19" AMG aluminum wheels -inc: 19" x 9.0" front, 19" x 9.5" rear
  • P255/35R19 front & P285/30R19 rear high performance tires
  • Folding spare tire
  • Rear trunklid spoiler
  • Selectable xenon light-sensing headlamps -inc: adaptive highbeam assist, corner illumination
  • Headlamp cleaning system
  • Pwr liftgate
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L 24-valve V6 engine
  • Driver-adaptive 7-speed automatic transmission w/steering wheel shift paddles -inc: sport & economy shift mode
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 3-link front & 5-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • AGILITY CONTROL suspension system
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tailpipes
  • Vehicle tool kit
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • 4.6L 32-valve bi-turbo V8 engine
  • Dynamic handling suspension -inc: continuously variable damping system
  • Direct-steer speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated & perforated front/ventilated rear 4-wheel pwr disc brakes
  • 3.0L 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine
  • AMG 5.5L 32-valve bi-turbo V8 engine -inc: ECO stop/start
  • 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission -inc: RACE START, sport, comfort & manual shift modes
  • AMG independent 3-link front & 5-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • AMG adaptive sport suspension
  • Rear AIRMATIC air suspension
  • AMG speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • AMG high-performance 4-wheel perforated/ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • Silver brake calipers
  • AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes
  • 3.5L 24-valve V6 hybrid engine -inc: ECO stop/start
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system (BAS)
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Front dual-stage airbags w/front passenger adaptive feature
    • Front passenger weight sensing system (WSS)
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Front pelvic airbags
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • mbrace in-vehicle services -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification, (6) months Hughes Telematics service
    • ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor
    • PRE-SAFE brake
    • Roll-over sensor
    • All-position 3-point seat belts
    • ISOFIX/LATCH anchor & tether system for child seats
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • First aid kit
    • 4-wheel electronic traction system (4ETS)
    • Automatic pop-up rollover bars
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Rearview camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/CD/MP3/DVD/Weatherband stereo, SD memory card reader, aux audio input, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, (8) speakers
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: navigation, AM/FM/Weatherband stereo, CD/DVD player, MP3 capability, 450-watt harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, SD memory card reader, aux audio input, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, SiriusXM satellite radio w/real-time traffic & (6) month subscription, HD Radio, iPod/MP3 media interface, 7" color display

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