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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

E350 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

E320 BLUETEC 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

E550 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4dr AWD 4MATIC Sedan shown)
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC 4dr RWD Sedan shown)
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(2008 Mercedes-Benz E550 4dr AWD 4MATIC Sedan shown)
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MSRP $51,200 $52,200 $59,700
Destination Charge $875 $875 $875
Invoice Price $47,616 $48,546 $55,521
Gas Tax  - - $1,300
Total List Price $52,075 $53,075 $60,575
Available Engines 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium) 210-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel) 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Available Transmissions 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 17 mpg 23 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg 32 mpg 22 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot - - Good
Side, Driver Torso - - Marginal
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Restraints - - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry - - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck - - Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck - - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot - - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front - - Good
Side, Structure/safety cage - - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage - - Good
Side, Overall Side - - Acceptable
Side, Driver Head Protection - - Good
Overview 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard Standard Standard
Drive-Type Overview rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD, 12 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD, 12 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD, 12 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD
Available:
premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, in-dash mounted 6-disc remote CD
Interior 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear N/A N/A with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual dual dual
Cargo concealed storage Available N/A N/A
Cargo net Available N/A N/A
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Cell phone pre-wiring pre-wiring pre-wiring
Clock analog analog analog
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/genuine wood leather/genuine wood leather/genuine wood
12V DC power outlet 2 2 2
Lighter elements front front front
Ashtray Standard Standard Standard
Overhead console mini mini mini
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Window Down front and rear front and rear front and rear
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release keyfob keyfob keyfob
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
leather
Standard:
leather
Standard:
leather
Available:
leather/genuine wood
Available:
leather/genuine wood
Available:
leather/genuine wood
Seats 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Memory driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear seats Standard:
bench
Standard:
bench
Standard:
bench
Available:
60-40 split-bench
Available:
60-40 split-bench
Available:
60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 3 - w/tilt 3 - w/tilt 3 - w/tilt
Seat trim Standard:
leatherette
Standard:
leatherette
leather
Available:
leather
Available:
leather
N/A
Entertainment 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single, in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single, in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single, in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition Available Available Available
Speakers 12 brand 12 brand 12 brand
Amplifier premium premium premium
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Navigation system Available Available Available
1st row LCD screen 1 1 1
Safety and Security 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard Standard Standard
Stolen-vehicle tracking Standard Standard Standard
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front and rear front and rear front and rear
Headlights Standard:
halogen
Standard:
halogen
Standard:
halogen
Available:
high intensity low/high beam
Available:
high intensity low/high beam
Available:
high intensity low/high beam
Exterior light control programmable programmable programmable
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Cornering lights Available Available Available
Daytime running lights Standard Standard Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights Available Available Available
Door curb lights 4 4 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available Available Available
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
First aid kit Standard Standard Standard
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) unlimited/unlimited unlimited/unlimited unlimited/unlimited
Exterior 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings body-colored body-colored body-colored
Bodyside insert chrome chrome chrome
Grille trim chrome chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front and rear front and rear front and rear
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door Standard:
trunk
Standard:
trunk
Standard:
trunk
Available:
power close trunk/liftgate
Available:
power close trunk/liftgate
Available:
power close trunk/liftgate
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming driver driver driver
Sunroof Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open sliding and tilting glass
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with sunshade
Available:
fixed glass with sunshade
Available:
fixed glass with sunshade
Spoiler Available:
lip
N/A N/A
Roof rack Available N/A N/A
Tires P245/45HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR16.0 BSW AS N/A
Tires - front Available:
P245/40ZR18.0 BSW performance AS
N/A Standard:
P245/40HR18.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A Available:
P245/40ZR18.0 BSW performance AS
Tires - rear Available:
265/35ZR18.0
N/A Standard:
265/35HR18.0
N/A N/A Available:
265/35ZR18.0
Wheels Standard:
17" silver aluminum
16" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
N/A N/A
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Standard Standard Standard
Mud flaps Available N/A N/A
Mechanical 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.0L V-6 5.5L V-8
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger N/A intercooled turbo N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type rear-wheel rear-wheel rear-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular sport
Ride control N/A N/A Standard
Adaptive suspension N/A N/A Standard
Height adjustable suspension N/A N/A automatic w/driver control
Automatic level control N/A N/A 4-corner
Front suspension type multi-link multi-link multi-link
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil air
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil air
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 7-spd auto w/OD 7-spd auto w/OD 7-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.07 2.47 2.47
Specifications 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Exterior length 189.7 " 189.7 " 190.3 "
Exterior body width 71.7 " 71.3 " 71.3 "
Exterior height 57.0 " 57.2 " 57.0 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.0L V-6 5.5L V-8
Horsepower 268 @ 6,000 rpm 210 @ 3,800 rpm 382 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 258 @ 2,400 rpm 400 @ 1,600 rpm 391 @ 2,800 rpm
Fuel economy - city 17 mpg 23 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 32 mpg 22 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.66 / 3.39 " 3.27 / 3.62 " 3.86 / 3.56 "
Curb weight 3,703 lbs. 3,835 lbs. 3,815 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,883 lbs. 5,015 lbs. 5,093 lbs.
Payload 1,157 lbs. 1,157 lbs. 1,157 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.4 " 112.4 " 112.4 "
Front track 61.4 " 61.4 " 61.4 "
Rear track 61.2 " 61.1 " 61.1 "
Turning radius 18.7 ' 18.7 ' 18.7 '
Drag coefficient .27 .27 .27
Front legroom 41.9 " 41.9 " 41.9 "
Rear legroom 35.6 " 35.6 " 35.6 "
Front headroom 39.1 " 37.4 " 37.4 "
Rear headroom 37.8 " 37.7 " 37.7 "
Front hiproom 52.4 " 52.4 " 52.4 "
Rear hiproom 53.8 " 53.8 " 53.8 "
Front shoulder room 56.4 " 56.4 " 56.4 "
Rear shoulder room 56.1 " 56.1 " 56.1 "
Luggage volume 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 97 cu.ft. 97 cu.ft. 97 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.6 gal. 21.1 gal. 20.6 gal.