2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Change Vehicle

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Key Specs of the 2009 Mercedes‑Benz E‑Class

E-Class base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    15-27 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    210-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • Clean-diesel engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard Pre-Safe collision-mitigation system

The bad

  • Styling unchanged

Notable Features
2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • V-6, V-8 and diesel V-6
  • Available AMG Sport package
  • 4Matic all-wheel drive a no-cost option on sedans
  • Available HD radio and Sirius real-time traffic
  • New multimedia head unit that controls music has options like built in hard-drive, navigation and iPod media interface

2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Road Test

Tom Strongman
Editor's note: This review was written in June 2008 about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class includes a midsize sedan and wagon, offered with a choice of engines and rear- or all-wheel drive. Apart from the V-6 and two V-8 gasoline engines, a diesel version is also available: the E320 Bluetec. That's the 2008 model I tested. I'll address the E-Class sedan overall, along with the performance and implications of its diesel engine in these days of high gas prices, even higher diesel prices and technology that blasts any misconceptions you might hold about its power, noise, smell and pollution levels. See the feature differences among E-Class trim levels in this side-by-side comparison.

Diesel vs. Gas
Why should you even consider a diesel? Diesel engines, which historically have been dirty (in terms of tailpipe emissions), are also inherently more efficient than comparable gasoline engines, so they burn less fuel to achieve the same ends. Theoretically, this saves you money. Also, the amount of fuel burned is proportional to the amount of carbon dioxide released, so any time you're burning less fuel you're contributing less greenhouse gas to the atmosphere. All we ever needed to do was fix the other environmental problem, the pollutants — mainly soot and ... Read more

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Best car I've ever owned!

by ReneeN.C. on December 28, 2017

Get one if you can. Drives like a dream. Very tight! Responds like a dream. Quiet beyond compare. My "Dream Car!" Read full review


I loved this car

by Classy Woman from Dallas, Tx on September 9, 2017

This car drove smooth. Maintenance was pricey but worth it. I would definitely purchase another Mercedes. Read full review

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