Although it's not the most athletic pick, it nevertheless offers highly tactile steering, strong engines and a chassis that inspires confidence. Also standard are the Mercedes-Benz mbrace emergency telematics service, Attention Assist a driver drowsiness and inattention warning system and PreSafe it anticipates an imminent crash and automatically takes measures to better secure occupants. With the wagon, you get a generous 57 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity and a rear-facing third-row seat. Quite the opposite, really, as each E-Class iteration managed to earn the title Edmunds Recommended in our annual buyer's guide. Thank you for taking time to view this incredible 2012 Mercedes- Benz E350 Cabriolet. If your only choice is figuring out which of the many E-Class variants to get, we wouldn't blame you.
Finally, the E63 wagon returns to the lineup. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all but the wagon. Mercedes expects it to hit 60 mph in about 4. The driver should utilize the system's audio cues while driving and should only consult the map or visual displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. Not when better-performing options are available for less dough. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control and more advanced versions of the Lane Tracking items.
In Edmunds brake testing, an E350 sedan with all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet. Well needless to say the new ones are just too expensive for a retiree. It's hard to argue against any of these, but the E-Class provides the unmistakable Mercedes virtues of meticulous engineering and a driving character that strikes a wonderful balance between responsive performance and handling. Rear side airbags are a stand-alone option. The E550's V8 gets a more radical change, switching to a turbocharged, smaller-displacement mill that cranks out 402 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in five-passenger sedan, four-passenger coupe, four-passenger convertible Cabriolet and seven-passenger wagon body styles. In the coupe, the rear seat's legroom is about the same as in most luxury two-doors, but headroom is limited.
Update: I decided to sell this car in Feb. Mercedes estimates that the E350 sedan will achieve 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, while the others should get 1 or 2 mpg lower in each driving cycle. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard on every E-Class. Mercedes estimates the sedan will hit 60 in a very rapid 5. Be it sedan, coupe, convertible or wagon, the E-Class is one of the finest cars on the road. All E550 and 4Matic-equipped models get electromechanical steering versus the hydraulic setup used last year. Each E-Class model is relatively comfortable and spacious for their respective segments.
With the exception of the carryover E350 Bluetec and its V6 turbodiesel, every E-Class has received a new engine that's more powerful and more economical. The gasoline-powered E350 now features a direct-injection 3. All E550 and 4Matic-equipped models get electromechanical steering versus the hydraulic setup used last year. Interior Design and Special Features The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a cabin done in a style that is meant to recall solid, dependable Mercedes from the past. I'm sure the original sticky Pirelli's were on there for performance and ride comfort.
Overall great value for the money, and sharp looking ride to boot. Went through front tires 25K miles, but rear tires ok to 35K. Better to accept the compliance of the standard suspension and learn to cruise. It produces a rather modest 210 hp, yet a very robust 400 lb-ft of torque. Device and app providers' terms and privacy statements apply. Stand-alone options on the sedan and wagon include front and rear parking sensors, split-folding rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats E350 , a panoramic sunroof, enhanced front seats with adjustable bolsters, a heated steering wheel, an infrared night vision warning system and a rear seat entertainment system.
Its myriad performance upgrades -- suspension, steering, brakes, wheels, tires and transmission -- make for a serious performance machine. Otherwise this is one fantastic ride. There are four different body styles, four different engines, two sub trim levels and a multitude of options. Connection to apps and streaming services may be limited by the device's network connection. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the coupe and Cabriolet, while the sedan gets 4Matic all-wheel drive standard. Many of the same stand-alone items are also available along with a limited-slip differential, 19-inch forged alloy wheels and carbon fiber trim.
Within its segment, the E is by far the most adaptable, rewarding and confident car for the widest variety of surfaces and situations. The E350 Cabriolet gets a power-operated roof, a rear center pass-through, and the AirCap pop-up air deflector. The Cabriolet features automatic rollover hoops. No one would make or install a trailer hitch on the E350. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control and more advanced versions of the Lane Tracking items that can take evasive action should the driver fail to do so. Well now that the prices on the 2012 E350 Cabriolets have depreciated we made the jump and obtained our third Mercedes. It is a great fun car.
What's New for 2012 There are a number of significant changes made to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class for 2012. Powertrains and Performance The Mercedes-Benz E350 models come with a 3. Combined with optional heated and ventilated seats, the E350 becomes a more comfortable four-season ride. No big rushes through to redline — just refined acceleration. It turns heads, it rides like a dream and handles like it is on rails. You can spend less for much less car and much more money for greater performance and prestige, but this car has a balance, which makes it the best all around full size convertible for the price.
We got every option and only complaint is nav. The E550 coupe gets a sport-tuned suspension and a sport body kit. Just routine maintenance with no surprises has made this car so reliable. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Maps do not cover all areas or all routes within an area. Never had a convertible that was tomb quiet. Look at this super-attractive 2012 Mercedes- Benz E350 Convertible with all the appeal in the world!! In Edmunds performance testing, an E350 wagon went from zero to 60 mph in 6.