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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model Genesis Genesis E-Class E-Class E-Class
Trim 3.8 5.0 E250 BlueTEC E350 E400
Engines (show)  
3.8L V6
DOHC-4v
311 hp@6000
293 lb-ft@5000
       
5.0L V8
DOHC-4v
420 hp@6000
383 lb-ft@5000
       
turbocharged
2.1L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
195 hp@3800
369 lb-ft@1600
       
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
302 hp@6500
273 lb-ft@3500
       
turbocharged
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
329 hp@5250
354 lb-ft@1600
       
Transmissions (show)  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic      
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic    
Drivetrains (show)  
RWD
AWD  
Tires (show)  
245/45VR18 tires        
245/40VR19 tires        
275/35VR19 tires        
245/45HR17 tires      
245/40HR18 tires      
265/35HR18 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 330W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Lexicon, 900W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Unbranded, 8 speakers    
Harman/Kardon, 610W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Bang & Olufsen, 1200W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speedAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.
Cruise control          
First-aid kit
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper.    
Heated steering wheel  
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.    
Power decklidDecklid can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Proximity trunk or liftgate openerRelease latch by standing near the bumper for a few seconds.      
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.    
Special order chargeOne-time charge for special order options    
Sunshade, rearGreatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window.      
Sunshade, rear, powerGreatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window. Includes the value of manual rear shade.      
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual          
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.    
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.
Blind spot interventionSelectively applies the brakes to guide vehicle back into the original lane when detects that a lane change will cause a collision with a vehicle in the blind spot.    
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Collision preparation system, rearAdjusts seats and/or head restraints when sensors detect that the car is likely to be hit from the rear.    
Driver drowsiness monitorWarns when driver is drowsy and needs to pull over.    
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Knee airbag, driver
Lane departure prevention system, steering-basedSteering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.      
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.
Lane keeping assist systemProactively helps keep the car centered inside a detected lane via steering assistance.    
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Pedestrian detectionWarns driver of pedestrians in path of car.    
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.    
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.
Rear side airbagsTorso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.      
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.    
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire  
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Tires, run-flatCan be driven deflated for about 50 miles. Usually harm ride quality. Cars with these often have no spare tire.      
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.      
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo net      
Cargo organizerAbove floor system for organizing cargo.    
Cargo tray      
Console with shifter      
Console without shifter    
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.      
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.
Storage compartment under front seat(s)    
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Automatic fresh air circulationAutomatically adds fresh air to the cabin when CO2 levels reach a level that can cause drowsiness.      
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.    
CD player      
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.
Entertainment system with dual headrest screensA DVD player and two front headrest-mounted screens.    
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heated windshield washer nozzles    
In-vehicle InternetConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.    
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
iPod integrationIntegrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.    
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation map updates, three years    
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.    
Rear air vents with manual controlsFan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Residual heatProvides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.    
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.    
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.      
Splitview front-seat entertainment systemThe driver and front passenger are able to view different images on the same screen. The passenger can view a movie while the car is moving while the driver uses the same screen for other functions, including nav.    
Surround sound
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.      
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Weatherband radioIncludes frequencies for weather channels. Only listed when pricing a single model because incomplete data for all model.    
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.    
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.      
Laminated rear side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.      
Metallic paint (extra cost)    
Paint, special red    
Paint, special white    
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.    
Second rear spoilerIn addition to first rear spoiler.    
Sport front fascia (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Sunroof          
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Analog clock
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.      
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Cornering lightsLights illuminate area just ahead and to the side of the vehicle when the turn signals are used or the steering wheel is turned.    
Fog light, rearMake it easier for following vehicles to see the vehicle in fog.    
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.        
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.      
Headlight washers  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lighting, configurableLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior. Can change the colors of the lights.    
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.    
LED low beam headlights          
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.    
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.
Rear reading lights
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.    
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.      
Powertrain (show)  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.    
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 3-person bench  
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench    
Automatic seat bolsters, driverThe outside seatback bolster automatically firms up in hard turns.    
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Door sill trim plates        
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.    
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats  
Illuminated door sill trim plates  
Leather door panel trim    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather upholstery, extended coverageLeather beyond the seating surfaces, door panels, and IP top. No additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.      
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Massage, driver seatPower lumbar or vibration used to massage lower back.    
Memory system, driver seat
Memory system, passenger seat    
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat    
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat    
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power seatback bolsters, driver seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.      
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.      
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.  
Upholstered instrument cluster hood      
Upholstered instrument panel        
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheelReal wood comprises part of the steering wheel rim.    
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Adaptive dampers - electricalShocks that electrically adjust their firmness based on sensor readings of the road surface. The driver might also be able to select a \"sport\" setting.      
Adaptive dampers - mechanicalShocks mechanically adjust firmness based on direct road inputs. Not driver adjustable.    
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustableAir springs automatically level the vehicle and enable manual adjustment of ride height.        
Alloy wheels      
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.      
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.      
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.        
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an ultra-bright finish. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.        
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.    
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Signature Package

Features
Rear cross-traffic detection
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Xenon HID headlights
Sunshades, second row
Sunshade, rear
Memory system, driver seat
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Blind spot warning system
Lexicon, 900W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)

Ultimate Package

Features
Power decklid
Head-up display (HUD)
Media drive, large
Automatic fresh air circulation
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)

Technology Package

Features
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Upgraded leather upholstery
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat
Obstacle detection, front
Obstacle detection, rear
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed
Forward collision alert

Ultimate Package

Features
Power decklid
Head-up display (HUD)
Media drive, large
Automatic fresh air circulation
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)
Lexicon, 900W, 17 speakers (with subwoofer)

Ultimate Package

Features
Adaptive dampers - electrical

Premium Package core

Features
Heated front seats
Satellite radio
Rearview camera
Surround sound
Power-folding mirrors

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Blind spot intervention
Blind spot intervention

KEYLESS-GO Package

Features
Power decklid
Proximity key
Hands-free trunk or liftgate

Parking Assist Package

Features
Obstacle detection, front
Obstacle detection, rear
Parking guidance system - active
Around view cameras

Premium 1 Package

Features
Sunshade, rear, power

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Rear cross-traffic detection
Collision preparation system, rear
Pedestrian detection
Lane keeping assist system

Rear Seat Package

Features
Folding second row seats
Rear seat pass-through
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench

Multimedia Package

Features
Voice control for nav and audio
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
In-vehicle Internet
App support
Navigation map updates, three years
Navigation system

Lighting Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Headlight washers
Cornering lights
Auto-dimming headlights
LED headlights

Active Multicontour Driver Seat

Features
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Automatic seat bolsters, driver
Massage, driver seat

Sport Package

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design

Sport Package

Features
245/40HR18 tires

Sport Package

Features
265/35HR18 tires

Premium Package core

Features
Heated front seats
Satellite radio
Rearview camera
Surround sound
Power-folding mirrors

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Blind spot intervention
Blind spot intervention

KEYLESS-GO Package

Features
Power decklid
Proximity key
Hands-free trunk or liftgate

Parking Assist Package

Features
Obstacle detection, front
Obstacle detection, rear
Parking guidance system - active
Around view cameras

Premium 1 Package

Features
Sunshade, rear, power

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Rear cross-traffic detection
Collision preparation system, rear
Pedestrian detection
Lane keeping assist system

Bang & Olufsen audio system, 1200W, 14 speakers

Features
Surround sound
Tires, run-flat

Rear Seat Package

Features
Folding second row seats
Rear seat pass-through
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench

Multimedia Package

Features
Voice control for nav and audio
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
In-vehicle Internet
App support
Navigation map updates, three years
Navigation system

Lighting Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Headlight washers
Cornering lights
Auto-dimming headlights
LED headlights

Active Multicontour Driver Seat

Features
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Automatic seat bolsters, driver
Massage, driver seat

Wheel Package

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Blind spot intervention
Blind spot intervention

Parking Assist Package

Features
Obstacle detection, front
Obstacle detection, rear
Parking guidance system - active
Around view cameras

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Rear cross-traffic detection
Collision preparation system, rear
Pedestrian detection
Lane keeping assist system

Lighting Package

Features
Steering-linked headlights
Headlight washers
Cornering lights
Auto-dimming headlights
LED headlights

Active Multicontour Driver Seat

Features
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat
Automatic seat bolsters, driver
Massage, driver seat

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