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    • Insideline Track Test of the 2011 W212 E350 Bluetec

      Diesel performance is something we think is going to gain significant ground over the next few years. With an ever increasing focus on efficiency and going "green" we think the American public will embrace diesels like never before. In the European market, diesels already account for the majority of the sales for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. These motors are slow to make their way over but cars like the E350 Bluetec show that diesels have come a long way. The Benz diesel is not quite as quick as the competition but still a great offering. Results below:

      Specifications:
      Drive Type: Rear-wheel drive
      Transmission Type: Seven-speed automatic
      Engine Type: Turbocharged, diesel V6
      Displacement (cc/cu-in): 2,987/182
      Redline (rpm): 4,200
      Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 210 @ 3,800
      Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 400 @ 1,600-2,400
      Brake Type (front): 12.7-inch drilled rotors with single-piston floating calipers
      Brake Type (rear): 11.8-inch rotors with single-piston floating calipers
      Steering System: Hydraulic-assist speed-sensitive power steering
      Suspension Type (front): Independent, coil spring, stabilizer bar
      Suspension Type (rear): Independent, multilink, coil spring, stabilizer bar
      Tire Size (front): 245/45R17 95H
      Tire Size (rear): 245/45R17 95H
      Tire Brand: Bridgestone
      Tire Model: Turanza EL400-02
      Tire Type: All-season
      Wheel size: 17-by-8 inches front and rear
      Wheel material (front/rear): Alloy
      As tested Curb Weight (lb): 4,251


      Test Results:

      Acceleration
      0-30 (sec): 2.7 (3.2 t/c on)
      0-45 (sec): 4.8 (5.3 t/c on)
      0-60 (sec): 7.5 (8.0 t/c on
      0-75 (sec): 10.9 ( 11.4 t/c on)
      1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 15.4 @ 89.7 (15.8 @ 89.5 t/c on)
      0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 7.2 (7.6 t/c on)

      Braking
      30-0 (ft): 30
      60-0 (ft): 125

      Handling:
      Slalom (mph): 64.3 (62.1 t/c on)
      Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.83 (0.82 t/c on)
      Db @ Idle: 44.5
      Db @ Full Throttle: 67.6
      Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 65.7



      This article was originally published in forum thread: Insideline Track Test of the 2011 W212 E350 Bluetec started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 2 Comments
      1. lathuuty's Avatar
        lathuuty -
        just starting loving the skidding motion.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ ??

        Likely a bot.