(4.7) 38 reviews
MSRP: $11,777$37,133
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 19-26
Engine: 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take

Mercedes' E-Class is offered in four body styles and a choice of engines. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, as is a high-performance E63 AMG edition. Depending on the body style, the E-Class seats four to seven people. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Infiniti... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gets pricey with options
  • Firm ride with Sport models
  • Lackluster handling and brakes (non-AMG models)
  • Relatively limited cargo room in wagon

Notable Features

  • Sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon body styles
  • V-6, V-8 or diesel V-6 engine
  • High-performance E63 AMG
  • RWD or AWD
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  • communication system

12 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.