Available as a 5-passenger sedan or 7-passenger wagon, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class boasts a new hard-drive navigation system, while the E350 and E550 receive the AMG sport package as standard. The E350 is powered by a 3.5L V6 that streams out 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The sedan is available with either rear-wheel drive or 4Matic AWD, but the wagon is AWD only. Available in either rear-wheel drive or AWD, the E550 is equipped with a 5.5L V8 that pumps out 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. All rear-wheel-drive E-Class trims come with a seven-speed automatic transmission, while 4Matic trims team with a five-speed automatic. The high-performance Mercedes E-Class AMG is powered by a 6.3L V8 that grinds out 507 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque as mated to a seven-speed Speedshift transmission. Fuel economy for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranges from 17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 19 mpg combined for the rear-wheel-drive E350 to 15/22/17 for the V8-powered E550. The 6.3L AMG achieves a modest12/19/15 mpg in EPA ratings.