2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets new twin-turbo V8 engine

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Seems like the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class got all the attention this year, and that the E-Class is pretty much left out in the cold. But that is not the case anymore. Mercedes-Benz is said to deliver two new engines for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in both the E350 and E550 models will receive new powerplants of a new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine that is currently found in the SLK350 Roadster. The V6 engine is rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy rating has increased by up to 20 percent, with 34.6 mpg U.S. In addition, acceleration time is quicker as well, with 0-62 mph in about 6.3 seconds (0.5 second faster than the previous engine.)
And if the new V6 engine doesn’t make your heart pounds, the there is a new twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8 producing 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It now has a fuel economy of 26.4 mpg U.S. and CO2 emissions at only 209 g/km (previously at 253 g/km.)

So there you have it, something new for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.