Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC

Premium Clean Diesel Sedan

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC
In short: A luxurious, fuel-efficient turbo-diesel sedan.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC Review

Boasting a turbo-diesel inline-4 that earns an EPA rating of 42 mpg highway, the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC is an eco-friendly new addition to the German brand’s bread-and-butter E-Class. We achieved 28 mpg combined in our relaxed highway and city driving. 4MATIC all-wheel drive with 4-wheel electronic traction control provides great road-holding in all conditions.Our Lunar Blue tester came fitted with the premium package, which includes the COMAND infotainment system with navigation, LOGIC7 surround sound and a rearview camera. A nine-airbag system can be supplemented with available preventative safety features.

With a base price of $53,900 it’s an overall good value; however, if you want all of today’s available — and very desirable — safety, entertainment and style features, be prepared to shell out an additional $10,000. We do recommend opting for the Driver Assistance Package, which contains DISTRONIC PLUS cruise control with steering assist, active blind spot assist, active lane keeping assist, BAS PLUS collision prevention system with cross-traffic assist, PRE-SAFE PLUS and PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian recognition. We’ll leave the Parking Assist and Sport packages to your discretion.

The Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC is an elegant, comfortable and safe car that will please more than just diesel aficionados. The sedan’s bi-turbo engine is quiet and delivers a surprising 369 pound-feet of torque, which makes the E250 BlueTEC a good option for towing. Whether heading to the opera or hauling your Boston Whaler around, you’ll be able to do so confidently and efficiently in style.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty

You can click on each photo to enlarge

QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $53,900 / As Tested: $64,295

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.1-liter twin-turbocharged diesel inline-4
Horsepower: 195 hp @ 3,800 rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1,600-1,800 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4,409 lbs
Wheelbase: 113.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 192.1 / 81.5 / 57.1 in
Turning circle: 36.9 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; adaptive braking technology
Suspension: Agility Control suspension

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control; 4MATIC all-wheel drive

0-60 mph: 8.2 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 149 mph

EPA City: 27 mpg
EPA Highway: 42 mpg
Combined MPG: 32 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; front side-impact airbags; front pelvic airbags; driver's knee airbag; side curtain airbags


Check out other Mercedes-Benz models
See all of our Automobile Reviews
Visit the Mercedes-Benz website

Photography: AlphaMedia

Make: Mercedes-Benz, Vehicle Type: Sedan

Comments

comments


Add a little excitement to movie night with GAYOT's top action films, which feature sword-wielding women, motorcycle-riding robots and more.

Set in scenic locations across the U.S. like the Berkshires and the Red Rocks of Utah, these wellness facilities make your health a priority.