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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

4dr Sdn Luxury 3.5L RWD

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Benefits of Driving a 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

The E-Class range of luxury sedans and wagons can fit a wide range of needs, from the fast, showy and exclusive E63 AMG to the more practical E350 and the economical, green-friendly E320 BlueTEC diesel. Across the line, the E-Class has a very roomy interior and nice ride, both of which make it well-suited for long trips. With 4-Matic all-wheel drive available on E350 and E550 models, the E-Class also makes a capable all-weather vehicle.

What's new for 2009?

For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class continues with only minor changes. E320 BlueTEC sedans and wagons are now available in all 50 states, and the entertainment system has been slightly revised.

Model Strengths

  • Superior craftsmanship
  • luxurious interior
  • impressive fuel efficiency (BlueTec)
  • excellent performance (AMG)

Model Review

Four different models of the E-Class are offered in the U.S. The E350 has a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6; the E550 has a 382-horsepower, 5.5L V8; the high-performance E63 AMG has a 507-horsepower, 6.3L V8; and the E320 BlueTEC comes with a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 that makes 208 horsepower and 388 ft-lb of torque. All engines are mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

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Source: The Car Connection

TheCarConnection.com's editors drove the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class in order to give you an expert opinion. TheCarConnection.com's car experts researched available road tests on the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class to produce this conclusive review and to help you find the truth where other reviews might differ.

If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. TheCarConnection.com's editors have put thousands of miles on various Mercedes-Benz E-Class models and truly enjoy their performance. The lineup is graced with a classic and tasteful interpretation of a formal Mercedes-Benz grille and roundish headlamps. Higher-performance models get a more aggressive front air dam and bigger wheels, but the car never looks "boy racerish."

Mercedes-Benz keeps improving the E-Class and 2009 is no different. For the new year, all E-Class models come standard with PRE-SAFE and feature a new COMAND system with a 6.5-inch color display screen; an in-dash, six-disc CD/DVD changer; and Bluetooth. The E350 and E550 Sport sedans now come with the AMG Sport Package as standard equipment and new seven-spoke 17-inch wheels.

Big news for 2009 is the availability of 4MATIC all-wheel drive for all E-Class models at no increase in retail price. Full-time four-wheel drive provides year-round traction and stability with negligible weight and fuel-efficiency trade-offs.

The engine lineup of the E-Class goes like this: normal, super efficient, powerful, and super powerful. The base powerplant is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing a satisfying 268 horsepower for the E350 sedan; a 3.2-liter clean diesel producing exceptional economy along with 210 horsepower is available in the E320 Bluetec Sedan; a 5.5-liter V-8 makes 382 horsepower in the E550 sedan; and the 6.2-liter high-performance V-8 develops 507 horsepower in the E63 AMG sedan. The E320 and all V-8 models enjoy the increased acceleration and fuel economy provided by a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the E350s make do with a five-speed automatic gearbox.

The cockpit of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is roomy for front and rear occupants. Materials and fit and finish are excellent, but in such an expensive vehicle, that's what one would expect.

When it come to features, all 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models are loaded and include a standard sunroof and an upgraded Harman Kardon stereo with six-disc CD changer. A new option for 2009 includes giving non-AMG models a more aggressive look with AMG front and rear aprons, 18-inch five-spoke wheels, dual chrome exhaust, and AMG steering wheel with shift paddles. Other options include a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power trunk closer. The adaptive cruise control is a real joy to use and makes driving in some types of traffic much easier, but we'd skip the nav system, as it's not user-friendly. An available iPod interface allows users to safely adjust their Apple audio player from the steering wheel controls.

Standard safety items on all 2009 E-Class cars include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist, side-impact and head-curtain airbags, electronic stability control, automatic slip control, and active head restraints to help reduce whiplash injuries.



The Bottom Line:

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family can be the right fit for a wide range of luxury buyers--even those who want the very frugal or the very fast.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles

Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

The MBCPO Limited warranty provides vehicle coverage for 12 months and Unlimited vehicle miles and begins at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 years / 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection Yes
Return/Exchange Program Yes. See dealer for details.
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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