Consumer Reports Reviews the Mercedes-Benz 300
The Mercedes-Benz 300 is a convertible, coupe, sedan, wagon offered in a 2dr Cpe E350 RWD, 2dr Cpe E350 4MATIC, 2dr Cpe E550 RWD, 2dr Cabriolet E350 RWD, 2dr Cabriolet E550 RWD, 4dr Sdn E350 Luxury RWD, 4dr Sdn E350 Luxury 4MATIC, 4dr Sdn E350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD, 4dr Sdn E350 Sport BlueTEC RWD, 4dr Sdn E350 Sport RWD, 4dr Sdn E350 Sport 4MATIC, 4dr Sdn E550 Sport 4MATIC, 4dr Sdn E63 AMG RWD, 4dr Wgn E350 Luxury 4MATIC, 4dr Wgn E350 Sport 4MATIC, 4dr Wgn E63 AMG RWD and 4dr Sdn E400 Sport Hybrid RWD. The powertrains include 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (210 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (302 hp), 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (306 hp), 4.6-liter V8 turbo (402 hp) and 5.5-liter V8 turbo (518 hp) engines, and 7-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 20 mpg city to 30 mpg highway. The E-Class sedan E350 V6 uses Premium fuel.
Last Model Reviewed: 2012
Reviewed Mercedes-Benz 300s from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz 300 sedan E350 V6
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz 300 sedan E350 BlueTec V6
- 2010 Mercedes-Benz 300 sedan E350 V6
- 2007 Mercedes-Benz 300 sedan E350 V6
- 2004 Mercedes-Benz 300 sedan E320 V6
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