How fast can a Mercedes e350 go?

                                          

This article answers the following question: how fast can a Mercedes E350 go? What engine is available in the Mercedes 350? And we take a look at the driver assistance system in E350.

How fast can a Mercedes E350 go?

The Mercedes E350 has a top speed of 250km/hr or 155 miles/hr with a 0-100km/hr (0-60mph) time of 6.3 seconds. The Mercedes Benz E 350 is available with different body styles like estate, convertible and AMG sports models. It is between C class and S class, longer wheelbase models are available in some markets which makes it the most sought after model in Mercedes Benz line-up

The E class has been the best selling Mercedes Benz model with more than 13 million cars sold by the end of 2015. New E class generation with a facelift model was also introduced to keep the lineup updated and fresh. E class is also a popular choice for taxis and special purpose vehicles due to its durable built quality and vast network of authorised dealerships.

The first generation of the E class started with the model series W124 in 1993 and currently, the E class is in its fifth generation which was introduced in 2016. The latest generation of E class has new Mercedes Benz onboard electrical systems which use the latest networking protocols like flex ray. It is the second most technologically advanced model after the S class.

In some countries, the top speed of E350 may be limited to 200km/hr (120mph). Speed warning activates once when the vehicle goes above 80kmph (50mph) and it will stay activated when the vehicle crosses 120kmph (approx 80 mph). There is no legal method to deactivate speed warnings in countries with speed limits. 

Cruise control and speed limiter are part of standard equipment in E350; speed limiters can be used to limit the speed from the Mercedes ME connect app. The vehicle will send a notification to the customer on the MMC app if the speed crosses the set limit. Aftermarket speed governors can be installed if the vehicle is used as a fleet service or as a taxi.

The engine in the Mercedes E350 

The previous generation of model series E350 (W212) came with a massive 3.5 litre M272 V 6 engine producing 302 BHP paired with 7-speed automatic transmission. M272 was replaced by the M276 V 6 petrol engine available in naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions. M276 has Mercedes Benz camshaft adjustment technology which gives a flat torque curve. The intercooler for the charged air intake is also liquid-cooled. M276 produces 270kW power output. 

The diesel engine in E 350d is the newly developed OM656 inline 6 cylinder diesel engine which replaces the ongoing OM642 V6 diesel engine. The engine displacement of OM 656 is 2.9 L and produces up to 250kW of power output. 

The latest generation of E 350 model series v/w213 comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine M264. The M264 is the newly developed petrol engine with camtronic only on the intake side. The M264 replaces the inline 4 cylinders M274 engine. The power output of M264 is 220kW (295bhp) with an additional 10 kW of power thanks to EQ boost technology.

The bigger capacity turbocharged M276 is replaced By an M256 inline petrol engine. M256 is available in E450 and produces 270kW with an additional 16 kW with the EQ boost technology.

The Mercedes E class has a braked towing capacity of 2100 kg. Braked trailers have an independent mechanical braking system that applies brakes to the trailer through linkage connected to the trailer hitch mechanism and does not rely on braking force from the vehicle.  Thus Braked trailer loads are always higher compared to unbraked trailers.

Driver assistance systems in a Mercedes  E350 

  • Attention assist– attention assist records journey time and monitors steering angle. If the driver’s steering inputs are inconsistent, attention assist reminds the driver to take a break. 
  • Active distance assist – it is more commonly known as DISTRONIC. Small and long-range radar sensors are in the front and backside of the vehicle. DISTRONIC can increase or reduce speed to maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front. It also includes functions like active speed limit assist, route-based speed adjustment.
  • Active steering assist-it can control the steering of the vehicle and help to maintain a central position in the lane. Active lane keeps assist is included in active steering assist. Driver must be aware of the surroundings and be ready to take control of the vehicle.
  • Active braking assists– if the driver doesn’t slow down and the vehicle is too close in the front. Active braking assist warns the driver by an audible beep and proceeds to a[pply brakes if the driver doesn’t slow the vehicle. Early, a medium and late range for active brake assist can be set through the command system.
  • Evasive steering assist- evasive steering assist can detect objects in the path of the vehicle and take evasive actions to avoid the collision. It can control steering and change the path of vehicle travel. Multiple cameras located behind the windshield scan for objects in front of the vehicle. Longe range radar sensors are also used in evasive steering assist.
  • Active blind spot assist– active blind spot assist uses a warning light in the outside rearview mirror to warn the driver if there is a vehicle in the blind spot. A short-range radar sensor located on both sides of the vehicle scans for vehicles or pedestrians in the blindspot of the vehicle. Blindspot assist also works when the vehicle is stationary; occupants are warned if an object is present in the blind spot by a warning tone and flashing indicator lamps before opening the doors.
  • Pre safe plus– pre safe plus prepares the vehicle for collision by retracting the seatbelts and bringing the seat into the optimum position. Pre safe is like an additional reflex in the vehicle, if the driver suddenly lets go of the accelerator and applies heavy brakes then pre safe is activated. Pre-safe plus can also lower the windows slightly to release the pressure created in the interior after deploying the airbags. A special interference noise is generated to protect the eardrum of the occupants from the loud noise of collision.

Thanks to all the latest driver assistance systems in E 350 it is capable of driving by itself on highways at a speed of 210km/hr(130mph) for 2 minutes. The driver must stay alert to the surroundings.

Conclusion 

Even though the latest generation of E350 uses a 2.0 litre inline 4 cylinder petrol engine instead of a larger V6, thanks to Camtronic the E250 produces almost 300 BHP in combination with the EQ boost. The 0-100kmph (0-60mph) times are still around 6 seconds and the top speed remains the same.

FAQs: How fast can a Mercedes E350 go?

What is the maximum speed of E CLASS?

The maximum speed of the E class is around 290 KMPH with the AMG 63s model offering a 4MAtic all-wheel-drive system. Speed can be limited in some countries and a speed warning alarm will activate if the vehicle goes over 120km/hr.

Does the E350 have a turbo?

Yes, E350 comes with a turbocharger; the older generation used a variable intake manifold which acts as a turbocharger in M272. E 350 is also available in naturally aspirated variants.

Which is better, the E300 or E350?

E 350 is better than E300, it has more power output and comes in plug-in hybrid or 48v eq boost technology.

How many litres are in E350?

The displacement of the latest E350 is 2.0 litres. Older generations used bigger displacement engines; up to 3.0 litres.

What is the fastest E class Mercedes?

The Mercedes Benz AMG 63s is the fastest E class with a 0-60mph time of 3.3 seconds. The AMG 63 uses a 4.0 litre V8 Biturbo charger engine along with a 4Matic all-wheel drive.

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